Patents by Inventor Yasushi Hamada

Yasushi Hamada 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: 20200211184
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the invention includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a two-dimensional image of a person and a three-dimensional registered image of a registrant; and a generation unit that, when superimposing the two-dimensional image and the three-dimensional registered image to generate a composite image, performs an editing process for changing an appearance of the person or the registrant for at least one of the two-dimensional image, the three-dimensional registered image, and the composite image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Nec Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Fukuda, Ryosuke Nakamura, Yasushi Hamada
  • Publication number: 20200211294
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a display information generation unit that, based on a similarity degree obtained by matching of a two-dimensional image of a person with a registered image group including three-dimensional registered images of a plurality of registrants, extracts a plurality of candidates from the plurality of registrants and generates display information used for displaying the extracted candidates in order in accordance with the similarity degree; and a composite image generation unit that superimposes one of the three-dimensional registered images of a person selected from the plurality of candidates by a user operation on the two-dimensional image to generate a composite image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi FUKUDA, Ryosuke NAKAMURA, Yasushi HAMADA
  • Patent number: 10671837
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus that allows an operator to grasp a factor leading a face recognition result at a glance and to confirm or modify the face recognition result on the spot. The display control apparatus comprises a similarity acquirer that acquires a similarity between each pair of partial regions of face images by performing collation processing between the each pair of partial regions of the face images, and a display controller that controls to overlay, on the face images, at least one of a first region the similarity of which exceeds a threshold and a second region the similarity of which does not exceed the threshold, and display the overlaid face images. The display controller controls to overlay and display the first region and the second region in contrast with each other on the face images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Hamada
  • Patent number: 10573007
    Abstract: Edges of layers are detected from an input image to create a boundary line candidate image that represents the detected edges. A luminance value of the input image is differentiated to create a luminance value-differentiated image that represents luminance gradient of the layers. An evaluation score image is created which is obtained by weighting calculation at an optimum ratio between a boundary line position probability image and the luminance value-differentiated image. The boundary line position probability image is obtained from the boundary line candidate image and an existence probability image that represents existence of a boundary line to be extracted. A route having the highest total evaluation score is extracted as the boundary line. According to such an image processing apparatus and image processing method, boundary lines of layers can be extracted with a high degree of accuracy from a captured image of a target object composed of a plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nakagawa, Takao Shinohara, Yasushi Maeno, Akira Hamada
  • Publication number: 20200006673
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting element with an improved reliability, a light-emitting element with a high current efficiency (or a high quantum efficiency), and a novel dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative that is favorably used in a light-emitting element which is one embodiment of the present invention. A light-emitting element includes an EL layer between an anode and a cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer; the light-emitting layer contains a first organic compound having an electron-transport property and a hole-transport property, a second organic compound having a hole-transport property, and a light-emitting substance; the combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex; the HOMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the HOMO level of the second organic compound; and a difference between the HOMO level of the first organic compound and the HOMO level of the second organic compound is less than or equal to 0.4 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takao HAMADA, Tatsuyoshi TAKAHASHI, Yasushi KITANO, Hiroki SUZUKI, Hideko INOUE
  • Patent number: 10418565
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting element with an improved reliability, a light-emitting element with a high current efficiency (or a high quantum efficiency), and a novel dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative that is favorably used in a light-emitting element which is one embodiment of the present invention. A light-emitting element includes an EL layer between an anode and a cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer; the light-emitting layer contains a first organic compound having an electron-transport property and a hole-transport property, a second organic compound having a hole-transport property, and a light-emitting substance; the combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex; the HOMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the HOMO level of the second organic compound; and a difference between the HOMO level of the first organic compound and the HOMO level of the second organic compound is less than or equal to 0.4 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takao Hamada, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Yasushi Kitano, Hiroki Suzuki, Hideko Inoue
  • Patent number: 10319602
    Abstract: A substrate treatment apparatus which can more efficiently regenerate phosphoric acid which is able to be returned to etching treatment along with such etching treatment as much as possible without using a large facility, that is, a substrate treatment apparatus which treats a silicon substrate W on which a nitride film is formed by a liquid etchant which contains phosphoric acid, which comprises an etching treatment unit (the spin treatment unit 30) which gives a suitable quantity of liquid etchant to each substrate which is fed one at a time so as to etch the substrate and remove the nitride film, a phosphoric acid regenerating unit (the spin treatment unit 30) which mixes liquid etchant used for treatment of one substrate and a suitable quantity of liquid hydrofluoric acid for the amount of the used liquid etchant under a predetermined temperature environment to regenerate the phosphoric acid, and a phosphoric acid recovery unit (the pump 38, phosphoric acid recovery tank 50, and pump 52) which returns the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuo Kobayashi, Koichi Hamada, Yoshiaki Kurokawa, Masaaki Furuya, Hideki Mori, Yasushi Watanabe, Yoshinori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190026542
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus that allows an operator to grasp a factor leading a face recognition result at a glance and to confirm or modify the face recognition result on the spot. The display control apparatus comprises a similarity acquirer that acquires a similarity between each pair of partial regions of face images by performing collation processing between the each pair of partial regions of the face images, and a display controller that controls to overlay, on the face images, at least one of a first region the similarity of which exceeds a threshold and a second region the similarity of which does not exceed the threshold, and display the overlaid face images. The display controller controls to overlay and display the first region and the second region in contrast with each other on the face images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190026541
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus that allows an operator to grasp a factor leading a face recognition result at a glance and to confirm or modify the face recognition result on the spot. The display control apparatus comprises a similarity acquirer that acquires a similarity between each pair of partial regions of face images by performing collation processing between the each pair of partial regions of the face images, and a display controller that controls to overlay, on the face images, at least one of a first region the similarity of which exceeds a threshold and a second region the similarity of which does not exceed the threshold, and display the overlaid face images. The display controller controls to overlay and display the first region and the second region in contrast with each other on the face images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190012524
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus that allows an operator to grasp a factor leading a face recognition result at a glance and to confirm or modify the face recognition result on the spot. The display control apparatus comprises a similarity acquirer that acquires a similarity between each pair of partial regions of face images by performing collation processing between the each pair of partial regions of the face images, and a display controller that controls to overlay, on the face images, at least one of a first region the similarity of which exceeds a threshold and a second region the similarity of which does not exceed the threshold, and display the overlaid face images. The display controller controls to overlay and display the first region and the second region in contrast with each other on the face images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180239954
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus that allows an operator to grasp a factor leading a face recognition result at a glance and to confirm or modify the face recognition result on the spot. The display control apparatus comprises a similarity acquirer that acquires a similarity between each pair of partial regions of face images by performing collation processing between the each pair of partial regions of the face images, and a display controller that controls to overlay, on the face images, at least one of a first region the similarity of which exceeds a threshold and a second region the similarity of which does not exceed the threshold, and display the overlaid face images. The display controller controls to overlay and display the first region and the second region in contrast with each other on the face images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi HAMADA
  • Patent number: 9618615
    Abstract: A vehicle obstacle detection device comprises: a radar unit provided between a back surface of a bumper and a wheel and configured to detect an obstacle by transmitting a radio wave through the bumper; and a misdetection prevention member for preventing misdetection in the radar unit by suppressing the occurrence of an own-vehicle's wheel reaching wave which is a part of a transmission wave and which passes between a transmitter section of the radar unit and the back surface of the bumper and reaches the wheel of the own vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Inada, Yasushi Hamada, Marie Tsurunaga, Youichiro Nakahata, Yoshitsugu Hanada, Fumihiko Nishida, Yasuyuki Endo
  • Patent number: 9131383
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a reception unit that receives a reception signal from a metal cable and extracts reception data; a transmission unit that sends a transmission signal obtained by modulating transmission data with a frequency included in a first frequency band to the metal cable; an interference signal detection unit that detects a signal used in wireless communication, modulated by a frequency included in a second frequency band, and transmitted over the metal cable as an interference signal; and a signal transmission control unit that instructs the transmission unit to modulate transmission data using a frequency included in a third frequency band that does not have any frequency band overlapping the second frequency band when the interference signal is detected and a frequency band overlapping both the first frequency band and the second frequency band exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NEC MAGNUS COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusaku Okamura, Yasushi Hamada, Kazutoshi Ohishi
  • Patent number: 9111176
    Abstract: Image matching device 300 of the invention includes feature image extracting sections 303, 304 extracting one or more partial object images containing a local structural feature from an object image and extracting one or more partial reference images containing the local structural feature from each reference image, first image detecting section 306 setting each of the partial object images as an image of interest and detecting a first partial image most similar to the image of interest from a set of partial reference images, second image detecting section 307 detecting a second partial image most similar to the first partial image from a set of partial object images, and determination processing section 305 determining whether or not the image of interest matches the second partial image and outputting the result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Hamada
  • Patent number: 8938132
    Abstract: An image collation system includes: a first direction estimating unit for estimating a first imaging direction of a reference object that matches an imaging direction of a collation target object by comparing global characteristics between an image of the collation target object and the three-dimensional data of the reference object; a second direction estimating unit for generating an image corresponding to the first imaging direction of the reference object, and estimating a second imaging direction of the reference object that matches the imaging direction of the collation target object by comparing local characteristics between the image of the collation target object and the generated image corresponding to the first imaging direction; and an image conformity determining unit for generating an image corresponding to the second imaging direction of the reference object, and determining whether the image of the collation target object matches the generated image corresponding to the second imaging directio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Hamada
  • Patent number: 8914838
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a reception unit that receives a reception signal from a metal cable and extracts reception data; a transmission unit that sends a transmission signal obtained by modulating transmission data with a frequency included in a first frequency band to the metal cable; an interference signal detection unit that detects a signal used in communication using a cable modem, modulated by a frequency included in a second frequency band, and transmitted over the metal cable as an interference signal; and a signal transmission control unit that instructs the transmission unit to modulate transmission data using a frequency included in a third frequency band that does not have any frequency band overlapping the second frequency band when the interference signal is detected and a frequency band overlapping both the first frequency band and the second frequency band exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Magnus Communications, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusaku Okamura, Yasushi Hamada, Yoshitaka Nakano, Kazutoshi Ohishi
  • Patent number: 8749658
    Abstract: A data processing device 300 according to the present invention comprises difference value computing means 402, 412 that computes a difference value between a pixel value of a target pixel that is each pixel contained in an image and a pixel value of a pixel that is present at a predetermined neighboring relative position of the target pixel, representative value computing means 403, 413 that extracts a pixel group containing pixels that are similarly influenced by shading due to light from the image with respect to each pixel of the image and computes a representative value of difference values of the pixel group according to a statistical technique, feature value computing means 404, 414 that computes the feature value with respect to each pixel contained in the image based on comparison between the difference value with respect to each pixel and the representative value of difference values of the pixel group, and similarity determining means 301 that determines a similarity between the image and a predete
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Hamada
  • Publication number: 20140070982
    Abstract: A vehicle obstacle detection device comprises: a radar unit provided between a back surface of a bumper and a wheel and configured to detect an obstacle by transmitting a radio wave through the bumper; and a misdetection prevention member for preventing misdetection in the radar unit by suppressing the occurrence of an own-vehicle's wheel reaching wave which is a part of a transmission wave and which passes between a transmitter section of the radar unit and the back surface of the bumper and reaches the wheel of the own vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Inada, Yasushi Hamada, Marie Tsurunaga, Youichiro Nakahata, Yoshitsugu Hanada, Fumihiko Nishida, Yasuyuki Endo
  • Publication number: 20140033263
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a reception unit that receives a reception signal from a metal cable and extracts reception data; a transmission unit that sends a transmission signal obtained by modulating transmission data with a frequency included in a first frequency band to the metal cable; an interference signal detection unit that detects a signal used in communication using a cable modem, modulated by a frequency included in a second frequency band, and transmitted over the metal cable as an interference signal; and a signal transmission control unit that instructs the transmission unit to modulate transmission data using a frequency included in a third frequency band that does not have any frequency band overlapping the second frequency band when the interference signal is detected and a frequency band overlapping both the first frequency band and the second frequency band exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Yuusaku OKAMURA, Yasushi HAMADA, Yoshitaka NAKANO, Kazutoshi OHISHI
  • Publication number: 20140011457
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a reception unit that receives a reception signal from a metal cable and extracts reception data; a transmission unit that sends a transmission signal obtained by modulating transmission data with a frequency included in a first frequency band to the metal cable; an interference signal detection unit that detects a signal used in wireless communication, modulated by a frequency included in a second frequency band, and transmitted over the metal cable as an interference signal; and a signal transmission control unit that instructs the transmission unit to modulate transmission data using a frequency included in a third frequency band that does not have any frequency band overlapping the second frequency band when the interference signal is detected and a frequency band overlapping both the first frequency band and the second frequency band exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yuusaku OKAMURA, Yasushi HAMADA, Kazutoshi OHISHI