Patents by Inventor Yasushi Hiraoka

Yasushi Hiraoka 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: 20200190609
    Abstract: Based on the nitriding potential in the processing furnace calculated by the in-furnace nitriding potential calculator and a target nitriding potential, an introduction amount of each of the plurality of furnace introduction gases is controlled by changing a flow rate ratio between the plurality of furnace introduction gases while keeping a total introduction amount of the plurality of furnace introduction gases constant, such that the nitriding potential in the processing furnace is brought close to the target nitriding potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: YASUSHI HIRAOKA, YOUICHI WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200082524
    Abstract: An automatic inspecting device in which a change in an inspection scenario is unnecessary or little, even if an apparatus specification information is changed, is provided. An automatic inspecting device 20 includes a hardware processor 25. The hardware processor 25 converts processing to be performed by an inspection target apparatus 10 into a converted signal corresponding to apparatus specification information on the inspection target apparatus, outputs the converted signal to the inspection target apparatus 10, acquires response data of the inspection target apparatus 10 obtained according to the converted signal, and calculates a degree of matching of the response data with an expected operation or an expected data included in the apparatus specification information or an inspection scenario including the processing, and the expected operation or the expected data of the inspection target apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi HIRAOKA, Kentaro Tsudaka
  • Patent number: 10209504
    Abstract: Provided is a light detecting device including: a light path branching unit that branches a single detection light path of fluorescence from a specimen, into a plurality of branched light paths; a plurality of light detectors that are provided to the respective branched light paths branched by the light path branching unit and that include an SSPD or Geiger mode APD to detect the fluorescence; and a signal adder that generates a single image signal in accordance with the detection signals outputted from the plurality of light detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kubo, Shigehito Miki, Hirotaka Terai, Taro Yamashita, Tokuko Haraguchi, Yasushi Hiraoka, Masataka Kinjo
  • Publication number: 20180284413
    Abstract: Provided is a light detecting device including: a light path branching unit that branches a single detection light path of fluorescence from a specimen, into a plurality of branched light paths; a plurality of light detectors that are provided to the respective branched light paths branched by the light path branching unit and that include an SSPD or Geiger mode APD to detect the fluorescence; and a signal adder that generates a single image signal in accordance with the detection signals outputted from the plurality of light detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hirokazu KUBO, Shigehito MIKI, Hirotaka TERAI, Taro YAMASHITA, Tokuko HARAGUCHI, Yasushi HIRAOKA, Masataka KINJO
  • Publication number: 20130042992
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a method for surface treatment that substantially provides no nitride compound layer that causes heat checks and abrasion to a die, while nitride is introduced in large quantities into the die internally, and as a result a die-casting die with excellent heat check resistance and excellent abrasion resistance can be produced. The method comprises a step of a nitriding process for forming on an aesthetic surface of the die-casting die a nitrided layer that includes at least a compound layer composed of a nitrogen compound by introducing gas containing at least ammonia gas to a heating furnace, a step of decomposing the compound by exhausting the ammonia gas from the heating furnace and for introducing ambient gas to the heating furnace, to carry out a thermal process to decompose the nitrogen compound, and a step of processing a shot peening process on the aesthetic surface of the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Yasushi Hiraoka, Yuji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8134748
    Abstract: There has been a problem in that original image data should be saved with another name so as not to be altered, resulting in complexity and an increase in a necessary storage region. Image data are housed in a folder managed as a film metaphor and a database of photographic data 30b corresponding to each image data is prepared. When a desirable image processing is selected for desirable image data, the selected image processing is updated as modification information in the database structure. When display, output or print is actually required, various image processings are executed by referring to modification information on only a work area with original image data left. Therefore, it is possible to easily enjoy image modification or the like with the original image data left as they are.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, A.I. Soft, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Nakabayashi, Shingo Yudasaka, Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20110181898
    Abstract: There has been a problem in that original image data should be saved with another name so as not to be altered, resulting in complexity and an increase in a necessary storage region. Image data are housed in a folder managed as a film metaphor and a database of photographic data 30b corresponding to each image data is prepared. When a desirable image processing is selected for desirable image data, the selected image processing is updated as modification information in the database structure. When display, output or print is actually required, various image processings are executed by referring to modification information on only a work area with original image data left. Therefore, it is possible to easily enjoy image modification or the like with the original image data left as they are.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicants: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, A. I. Soft, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru NAKABAYASHI, Shingo YUDASAKA, Yasushi HIRAOKA
  • Patent number: 7967125
    Abstract: A deformed-coin detector accurately detecting a deformed coin without being affected by a variation in transporting speed of a coin. A coin transported along a coin transporting face comes into contact with detecting elements of coin-thickness detecting bodies, the detecting elements move by a distance corresponding to the dimension of the coin in its thickness direction and simultaneously, light shielding portions of the coin-thickness detecting bodies move. A light detecting portion detects a light shielding amount that varies due to movement of the light shielding portions. A coin denomination determining unit determines a denomination of the coin transported along the coin transporting face and reads a reference light-shielding amount pre-stored in a reference light shielding amount storing unit regarding the denomination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ishimatsu, Satoru Katori, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Yasushi Hiraoka, Osamu Uehara
  • Patent number: 7830275
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying other ship targets is provided that displays the positions and detailed information concerning substantially all vessels present in a predetermined region around the own ship in a manner that is easy to grasp for the operator. A display screen includes Graphical Position Display Area 11, Target List Display Area 12 and Vessel Detail Information Display Area 13. A selected vessel of interest is displayed on Graphical Position Display Area 11 with Icon 102, and non-selected vessels are displayed by Icons 103 thereby making it possible to tell them apart. In conjunction with this, a portion of Target List Display Area 12 corresponding to the selected vessel is subjected to Emphasized Display 121, and the detailed information about the selected vessel is displayed in Vessel Detail Information Display Area 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Company Limited
    Inventor: Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20100230234
    Abstract: A deformed-coin detector accurately detecting a deformed coin without being affected by a variation in transporting speed of a coin. A coin transported along a coin transporting face comes into contact with detecting elements of coin-thickness detecting bodies, the detecting elements move by a distance corresponding to the dimension of the coin in its thickness direction and simultaneously, light shielding portions of the coin-thickness detecting bodies move. A light detecting portion detects a light shielding amount that varies due to movement of the light shielding portions. A coin denomination determining unit determines a denomination of the coin transported along the coin transporting face and reads a reference light-shielding amount pre-stored in a reference light shielding amount storing unit regarding the denomination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ishimatsu, Satoru Katori, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Yasushi Hiraoka, Osamu Uehara
  • Patent number: 7693177
    Abstract: A navigational aid for use as an AIS apparatus includes a memory for storing information about previous use of individual time slots synchronized with transmission schedules of other stations and a signal detector for judging whether an information signal exists in a time slot specified in accordance with a synchronization timing signal based on the information stored in the memory and a result of monitoring of the behavior of a baseband signal obtained from a received signal on an IQ-plane. The navigational aid transmits information about own station based on a result of judgment by the signal detector. The monitoring of the behavior of the received baseband signal plotted on the IQ-plane can be accomplished by performing pattern recognition operation, for which a carrier sense technique, such as a support vector machine, subspace method or neural network, can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 7620022
    Abstract: A CPU of a TDMA communications apparatus examines whether a slot to be allocated for a next transmission is a first slot (S1). If the slot to be allocated is the first slot, the CPU examines whether there are any slots already allocated by other stations within a Selection Interval SI in a frame in which the next transmission of own station is to be allocated referring to a slot map in a memory and finds out a free slot within Selection Interval SI (S11). Then, the CPU allocates the free slot as a next transmit slot of the own station and sets the slot number of the free slot as the slot number of the next transmit slot (S12). Then, the CPU examines whether a slot adjacent to the next transmit slot of the own station is allocated to any of the other stations (S13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Company Limited
    Inventor: Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20090217195
    Abstract: There has been a problem in that original image data should be saved with another name so as not to be altered, resulting in complexity and an increase in a necessary storage region. Image data are housed in a folder managed as a film metaphor and a database of photographic data 30b corresponding to each image data is prepared. When a desirable image processing is selected for desirable image data, the selected image processing is updated as modification information in the database structure. When display, output or print is actually required, various image processings are executed by referring to modification information on only a work area with original image data left. Therefore, it is possible to easily enjoy image modification or the like with the original image data left as they are.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicants: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, A. I. Soft, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Nakabayashi, Shingo Yudasaka, Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 7561591
    Abstract: If own station detects that a slot S2 previously reserved for own transmission has been occupied by another station when transmitting a message at a current slot S3, the own station sets the occupied slot to a time-out value of zero S0 upon transmitting the message at the current slot S3. At the same time, the own station re-reserves a new slot S5 within an SI in a succeeding frame so that transmission from the own station at the new slot S5 does not conflict with transmission from the other station at the occupied slot, now reserved by other station as slot A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yasushi Hiraoka, Kazuhiko Nobunaga
  • Patent number: 7538908
    Abstract: There has been a problem in that original image data should be saved with another name so as not to be altered, resulting in complexity and an increase in a necessary storage region. Image data are housed in a folder managed as a film metaphor and a database of photographic data 30b corresponding to each image data is prepared. When a desirable image processing is selected for desirable image data, the selected image processing is updated as modification information in the database structure. When display, output or print is actually required, various image processings are executed by referring to modification information on only a work area with original image data left. Therefore, it is possible to easily enjoy image modification or the like with the original image data left as they are.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, A.I. Soft Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Nakabayashi, Shingo Yudasaka, Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20090079590
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying other ship targets is provided that displays the positions and detailed information concerning substantially all vessels present in a predetermined region around the own ship in a manner that is easy to grasp for the operator. A display screen includes Graphical Position Display Area 11, Target List Display Area 12 and Vessel Detail Information Display Area 13. A selected vessel of interest is displayed on Graphical Position Display Area 11 with Icon 102, and non-selected vessels are displayed by Icons 103 thereby making it possible to tell them apart. In conjunction with this, a portion of Target List Display Area 12 corresponding to the selected vessel is subjected to Emphasized Display 121, and the detailed information about the selected vessel is displayed in Vessel Detail Information Display Area 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Furuno Electric Company Limited
    Inventor: Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 7336643
    Abstract: A TDMA communications apparatus is provided with a central processor and a control circuit for resetting or fine-adjusting a count value of a slot timing generating counter which generates slot timing pulses used for establishing synchronization of communication. The central processor switches the apparatus to coarse adjustment mode upon detecting RSSI level of a signal received from specific one of other stations. Then, the central processor switches the apparatus to verification mode to verify that data of individual slots are correctly received for a specific period of time and proceeds to fine adjustment mode, in which the central processor fine adjusts the count value of the slot timing generating counter so as to track the signal from the specific station using it as a tracking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Company Limited
    Inventors: Yasushi Hiraoka, Kazuhiko Nobunaga
  • Patent number: 7333241
    Abstract: There has been a problem in that original image data should be saved with another name so as not to be altered, resulting in complexity and an increase in necessary storage region. Image data are housed in a folder managed as a film metaphor and a database of photographic data 30b corresponding to each image data is prepared. When a desirable image processing is selected for desirable image data, the selected image processing is updated as modification information in the database structure. When display, output or print is actually required, various image processings are executed by referring to modification information on only a work area with original image data left. Therefore, it is possible to easily enjoy image modification or the like with the original image data left as they are.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, A.I. Soft Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Nakabayashi, Shingo Yudasaka, Yasushi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20070291292
    Abstract: There has been a problem in that original image data should be saved with another name so as not to be altered, resulting in complexity and an increase in a necessary storage region. Image data are housed in a folder managed as a film metaphor and a database of photographic data 30b corresponding to each image data is prepared. When a desirable image processing is selected for desirable image data, the selected image processing is updated as modification information in the database structure. When display, output or print is actually required, various image processings are executed by referring to modification information on only a work area with original image data left. Therefore, it is possible to easily enjoy image modification or the like with the original image data left as they are.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicants: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, A. I. Soft, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru NAKABAYASHI, Shingo YUDASAKA, Yasushi HIRAOKA
  • Publication number: 20070194979
    Abstract: A navigational aid for use as an AIS apparatus includes a memory for storing information about previous use of individual time slots synchronized with transmission schedules of other stations and a signal detector for judging whether an information signal exists in a time slot specified in accordance with a synchronization timing signal based on the information stored in the memory and a result of monitoring of the behavior of a baseband signal obtained from a received signal on an IQ-plane. The navigational aid transmits information about own station based on a result of judgment by the signal detector. The monitoring of the behavior of the received baseband signal plotted on the IQ-plane can be accomplished by performing pattern recognition operation, for which a carrier sense technique, such as a support vector machine, subspace method or neural network, can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Furuno Electric Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Hiraoka