Patents by Inventor Yasunobu Kodama

Yasunobu Kodama 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: 11065705
    Abstract: A welding method for obtaining a lap fillet welded joint excellent in tensile strength, without causing an increase in welding deformation, not fracturing at the weld metal when a tensile load is applied, that is, a method of overlaying at least scheduled welding locations of a first steel sheet with a tensile strength of 780 MPa or more and a second steel sheet and fillet welding an end part of the first steel sheet and a surface of the second steel sheet, characterized by providing a reinforcing part at a surface of the first steel sheet at the opposite side to the surface to be overlaid with the second steel sheet and fillet welding one end part of the reinforcing material and the surface of the first steel sheet and by fillet welding the end part of the reinforcing part, the end part of the first steel sheet, and the surface of the second steel sheet so as to be covered by the weld metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yujiro Tatsumi, Yasunobu Miyazaki, Shinji Kodama
  • Patent number: 10115178
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus that determines crop positions for an image including a plurality of objects in a preferred manner. This image processing apparatus specifies object regions from the image, and sets a plurality of crop region candidates for each of the specified object regions. The image processing apparatus selects a predetermined number of crop regions from among the plurality of crop region candidates based on evaluation values obtained for the plurality of crop region candidates and on similarities among the plurality of crop region candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Tamura, Yasunobu Kodama
  • Patent number: 9685642
    Abstract: A sealed storage battery that is easy to produce, has a low short circuit risk, and has an improved total energy density is provided. A battery includes a first metal sheet having a recessed portion, the recessed portion having a flange portion at its periphery, a multilayer electrode assembly housed in the recessed portion, and a second metal sheet covering the flange portion and the recessed portion. The first metal sheet and the second metal sheet also serve as electrodes. The flange portion is joined to the second metal sheet with a hot-melt resin. A joint between the flange portion and the second metal sheet is folded back toward the recessed portion. An outer edge of the flange portion folded back toward the recessed portion protrudes relative to an outer edge of the second metal sheet folded back toward the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20170005300
    Abstract: A sealed storage battery that is easy to produce, has a low short circuit risk, and has an improved total energy density is provided. A battery includes a first metal sheet having a recessed portion, the recessed portion having a flange portion at its periphery, a multilayer electrode assembly housed in the recessed portion, and a second metal sheet covering the flange portion and the recessed portion. The first metal sheet and the second metal sheet also serve as electrodes. The flange portion is joined to the second metal sheet with a hot-melt resin. A joint between the flange portion and the second metal sheet is folded back toward the recessed portion. An outer edge of the flange portion folded back toward the recessed portion protrudes relative to an outer edge of the second metal sheet folded back toward the recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu KODAMA
  • Patent number: 9479692
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided that is capable of performing both object detection using image recognition and object detection using movement detection on successively captured images. In the image capturing apparatus, the reliability of the result of the object detection using image recognition is evaluated based on the previous detection results. If it is determined that the reliability is high, execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. If it is determined that the reliability is low, non-execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. With this configuration, the object region can be tracked appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20150296133
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided that is capable of performing both object detection using image recognition and object detection using movement detection on successively captured images. In the image capturing apparatus, the reliability of the result of the object detection using image recognition is evaluated based on the previous detection results. If it is determined that the reliability is high, execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. If it is determined that the reliability is low, non-execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. With this configuration, the object region can be tracked appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Patent number: 9098920
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided that is capable of performing both object detection using image recognition and object detection using movement detection on successively captured images. In the image capturing apparatus, the reliability of the result of the object detection using image recognition is evaluated based on the previous detection results. If it is determined that the reliability is high, execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. If it is determined that the reliability is low, non-execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. With this configuration, the object region can be tracked appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Patent number: 9071766
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises a photometry unit which detects a luminance of an object; a determining unit which determines, based on a result of photometry at a first exposure, whether to perform autoexposure bracketing that captures a plurality of images at different exposures; a calculating unit which calculates an exposure change amount that is different from the first exposure used when performing the autoexposure bracketing; a correcting unit which corrects the calculated exposure change amount based on a result of photometry at a second exposure that is different from the first exposure; and a shooting control unit which shoots an image at the exposure change amount calculated by the calculating unit or the exposure change amount corrected by the correcting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Patent number: 8970716
    Abstract: Suppression of a flicker and appreciated AF accuracy are both taken into account in a program diagram for AF for determining shooting conditions for capturing an image for executing an auto-focus detection process in a moving image/still image continuous shooting mode for recording a still image and moving images of a predetermined period just before the still image capturing. Specifically, in a sector of low luminance in which ISO sensitivity is not a minimum value, a shutter speed that can suppress the flicker is set, and then the ISO sensitivity is reduced to the minimum value to allow obtaining a moving image with the suppression of the flicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20140176754
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises a photometry unit which detects a luminance of an object; a determining unit which determines, based on a result of photometry at a first exposure, whether to perform autoexposure bracketing that captures a plurality of images at different exposures; a calculating unit which calculates an exposure change amount that is different from the first exposure used when performing the autoexposure bracketing; a correcting unit which corrects the calculated exposure change amount based on a result of photometry at a second exposure that is different from the first exposure; and a shooting control unit which shoots an image at the exposure change amount calculated by the calculating unit or the exposure change amount corrected by the correcting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20140176612
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus that determines crop positions for an image including a plurality of objects in a preferred manner. This image processing apparatus specifies object regions from the image, and sets a plurality of crop region candidates for each of the specified object regions. The image processing apparatus selects a predetermined number of crop regions from among the plurality of crop region candidates based on evaluation values obtained for the plurality of crop region candidates and on similarities among the plurality of crop region candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Yusuke Tamura, Yasunobu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20120242838
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided that is capable of performing both object detection using image recognition and object detection using movement detection on successively captured images. In the image capturing apparatus, the reliability of the result of the object detection using image recognition is evaluated based on the previous detection results. If it is determined that the reliability is high, execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. If it is determined that the reliability is low, non-execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. With this configuration, the object region can be tracked appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20120194689
    Abstract: Suppression of a flicker and appreciated AF accuracy are both taken into account in a program diagram for AF for determining shooting conditions for capturing an image for executing an auto-focus detection process in a moving image/still image continuous shooting mode for recording a still image and moving images of a predetermined period just before the still image capturing. Specifically, in a sector of low luminance in which ISO sensitivity is not a minimum value, a shutter speed that can suppress the flicker is set, and then the ISO sensitivity is reduced to the minimum value to allow obtaining a moving image with the suppression of the flicker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Patent number: 8212896
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided that is capable of performing both object detection using image recognition and object detection using movement detection on successively captured images. In the image capturing apparatus, the reliability of the result of the object detection using image recognition is evaluated based on the previous detection results. If it is determined that the reliability is high, execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. If it is determined that the reliability is low, non-execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. With this configuration, the object region can be tracked appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Patent number: 8202647
    Abstract: A laminate cased battery in which at least one of curvature radiuses RB and RD of the corners (bottom side corners) where the first side surface respectively meets the second main surface, the third side surface and the fourth side surface is set to be larger than at least one of curvature radiuses RA and RC of the corners (top side corners) where the second side surface respectively meets the second main surface, the third side surface and the fourth side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kodama, Kazuhiro Okuda
  • Publication number: 20100053358
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided that is capable of performing both object detection using image recognition and object detection using movement detection on successively captured images. In the image capturing apparatus, the reliability of the result of the object detection using image recognition is evaluated based on the previous detection results. If it is determined that the reliability is high, execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. If it is determined that the reliability is low, non-execution of the object detection using movement detection is determined. With this configuration, the object region can be tracked appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20090035654
    Abstract: In a laminate-cased battery, tab resins are adhered to positive and negative tabs, except outer ends of the tabs, and inserted (i) between a casing and the positive tab and (ii) between the casing and the negative tab in areas where the positive and negative tabs cross a heat-sealed edge of the casing. Each of the tab resins has (i) a crossing area in which the tab resin crosses the heat-sealed edge and (ii) an extension area in which the tab resin extends outward from the casing, in a direction in which the positive and negative tabs extend. Each crossing area includes a high melting point resin layer whose melting point is relatively higher than a melting point of each element that constitutes the extension areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu KODAMA
  • Patent number: 7378183
    Abstract: A sealed cell with a film outer casing body having a flat electrode body is prevented from short circuiting damage due to impacts. The flat electrode body has first and second electrodes and a separator therebetween, which are wound into a flat shape having first and second flat side surface R portions. The first electrode is the outermost surface of the electrode body. An insulation film is provided between the outermost portion of the first electrode and a portion of the second electrode immediately inside the outermost portion, and between the portion of the second electrode and another portion of the first electrode immediately inside the portion of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kodama, Tomohiko Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20070224499
    Abstract: A laminate cased battery in which at least one of curvature radiuses RB and RD of the corners (bottom side corners) where the first side surface respectively meets the second main surface, the third side surface and the fourth side surface is set to be larger than at least one of curvature radiuses RA and RC of the corners (top side corners) where the second side surface respectively meets the second main surface, the third side surface and the fourth side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kodama, Kazuhiro Okuda
  • Publication number: 20070072073
    Abstract: A sealed cell is provided having increased insulation between the current-collecting tab and the metal layer of a film outer casing, and providing easy mounting of a protection circuit or the like. The sealed cell has an electrode assembly composed of a positive electrode having a current-collecting tab and a negative electrode having a current-collecting tab. The electrode assembly is housed in a film outer casing formed of laminate films each of a metal layer and a resin layer, and the laminate films is heat-sealed into a form of a container. The outer casing has a tab-protruding sealed portion formed by heat-sealing while sandwiching the positive and negative current-collecting tabs with the tips of thereof protruding outside the outer casing. A heat-sealable insulating sheet is heat-sealed onto one of cross sections of the laminate films constituting an end surface of the outer casing, whereby the one of the cross sections is covered with the heat-sealable insulating sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kodama