Patents by Inventor Yasushi Kouno

Yasushi Kouno 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: 10567727
    Abstract: A reproducing method includes: an obtaining step of obtaining a high quality image and a first low quality image that are still images showing an identical scene, and conversion determination information; a first determining step of determining whether or not the display device can display the high quality image; a first reproducing step of reproducing the high quality image when the display device can display the high quality image; a second determining step of determining whether or not to generate a second low quality image by using the conversion determination information when the display device cannot display the high quality image; a second reproducing step of reproducing the first low quality image when it is determined not to generate the second low quality image; and a third reproducing step of generating the second low quality image from the high quality image and reproducing the second low quality image when it is determined to generate the second low quality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fukushima, Yasushi Uesaka, Atsushi Ito, Kiyoaki Watanabe, Toshiya Noritake, Kazuhiko Kouno, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20190266771
    Abstract: An editing method includes: obtaining a high quality image and a first low quality image that are still images showing an identical scene, and edit management information that indicates whether or not to permit editing at least one image of the high quality image and the first low quality image; and editing the at least one image when the edit management information indicates to permit editing the at least one image, and when the edit management information indicates not to permit editing the at least one image, the at least one image is not edited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: TOSHIYUKI FUKUSHIMA, YASUSHI UESAKA, ATSUSHI ITO, KIYOAKI WATANABE, TOSHIYA NORITAKE, KAZUHIKO KOUNO, YOSHIICHIRO KASHIWAGI, MASAYUKI KOZUKA, YOSHIHIRO MORI
  • Publication number: 20190253687
    Abstract: A reproducing method includes: an obtaining step of obtaining a high quality image and a first low quality image that are still images showing an identical scene, and conversion determination information; a first determining step of determining whether or not the display device can display the high quality image; a first reproducing step of reproducing the high quality image when the display device can display the high quality image; a second determining step of determining whether or not to generate a second low quality image by using the conversion determination information when the display device cannot display the high quality image; a second reproducing step of reproducing the first low quality image when it is determined not to generate the second low quality image; and a third reproducing step of generating the second low quality image from the high quality image and reproducing the second low quality image when it is determined to generate the second low quality image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: TOSHIYUKI FUKUSHIMA, YASUSHI UESAKA, ATSUSHI ITO, KIYOAKI WATANABE, TOSHIYA NORITAKE, KAZUHIKO KOUNO, YOSHIICHIRO KASHIWAGI, MASAYUKI KOZUKA, YOSHIHIRO MORI
  • Publication number: 20190246087
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition section configured to acquire still image data obtained by imaging, a generator configured to generate, from the still image data acquired by the acquisition section, a logically single data unit including first still image data and second still image data different from each other in luminance dynamic range and reproducible independently from each other, and an output section configured to output the data unit generated by the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi UESAKA, Masayuki KOZUKA, Yoshihiro MORI, Toshiyuki FUKUSHIMA, Kazuhiko KOUNO, Yoshiichiro KASHIWAGI, Shigeo SAKAUE
  • Patent number: 10279657
    Abstract: An energy management system is applied to a vehicle having a first power source, a first converter, an electricity storage part, and a second power source. The energy management system has a second converter, a heat storage part, a mode switching part, and a controller. The mode switching part switches between a heat storage mode and a heat radiation mode. The heat storage part changes to a first phase in a solid state when a temperature of the heat storage part is lower than or equal to a phase transition temperature, and changes to a second phase in a solid state when a temperature of the heat storage part exceeds the phase transition temperature. The controller controls the operations of the second converter and the mode switching part based on at least one of an electricity storage condition of the electricity storage part and a conversion condition of the first converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Fuse, Shinya Kasamatsu, Yasushi Kouno
  • Patent number: 10126072
    Abstract: A heat storage unit or a heat storage system is a heat storage unit including: a heat storage portion having a first material with a strongly correlated electron system material; and a heat conduction portion having a second material higher in a thermal conductivity than the first material and being in contact with the heat storage portion. The heat storage unit may have a laminated structure in which the heat storage portion and the heat conduction portion are alternately laminated on each other. For example, a metal-insulator phase transition material or a transition metal oxide may be used as the strongly correlated electron system material. The second material may be metal or ceramics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Kasamatsu, Eiichi Okuno, Yasushi Kouno, Takuya Fuse
  • Patent number: 10001327
    Abstract: A heat storing system includes: a heat source that emits heat to a first thermal medium; and a heat storing unit. The heat storing unit includes a heat storing body container housing a heat storing body, and a thermal medium container housing a liquid phase thermal medium. The heat storing body stores or emits heat in accordance with phase change of the heat storing body. The heat storing unit is configured to conduct a cold heat emission mode in which the liquid phase thermal medium and a cooling medium exchange heat in the thermal medium container to evaporate the thermal medium such that cold heat is emitted to the cooling medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Fuse, Yasushi Kouno, Shinya Kasamatsu
  • Patent number: 9998196
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: antennas; magnetic oscillation element units converting electrical energy to high-frequency power; and a modulator outputting electrical energy input from outside to at least two magnetic oscillation element units, with a time difference to differentiate phases of high-frequency power converted from electrical energy by at least two magnetic oscillation element units. The magnetic oscillation element units respectively include a pair of electrodes, and further include, between the pair of electrodes, a PIN layer, a free layer, and an intermediate layer. A resistance value of an element configured by the PIN, free and intermediate layers changes according to the angle between the magnetization direction of the PIN layer and the magnetization direction of the free layer. The antennas transmit electromagnetic waves to open space outside the magnetic oscillation element units with the supply of high-frequency power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koutarou Mizunuma, Yuu Watanabe, Yasushi Kouno, Eiichi Okuno, Takuya Fuse, Hirokazu Ohyabu
  • Publication number: 20170353225
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: antennas; magnetic oscillation element units converting electrical energy to high-frequency power, and a modulator outputting electrical energy input from outside to at least two magnetic oscillation element units, with a time difference to differentiate phases of high-frequency power converted from electrical energy by at least two magnetic oscillation element units. The magnetic oscillation element units respectively include a pair of electrodes, and further include, between the pair of electrodes, a PIN layer, a free layer, and an intermediate layer. A resistance value of an element configured by the PIN, free and intermediate layers changes according to the angle between the magnetization direction of the PIN layer and the magnetization direction of the free layer. The antennas transmit electromagnetic waves to open space outside the magnetic oscillation element units with the supply of high-frequency power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koutarou MIZUNUMA, Yuu WATANABE, Yasushi KOUNO, Eiichi OKUNO, Takuya FUSE, Hirokazu OHYABU
  • Publication number: 20170276436
    Abstract: A heat storage unit or a heat storage system is a heat storage unit including: a heat storage portion having a first material with a strongly correlated electron system material; and a heat conduction portion having a second material higher in a thermal conductivity than the first material and being in contact with the heat storage portion. The heat storage unit may have a laminated structure in which the heat storage portion and the heat conduction portion are alternately laminated on each other. For example, a metal-insulator phase transition material or a transition metal oxide may be used as the strongly correlated electron system material. The second material may be metal or ceramics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Shinya KASAMATSU, Eiichi OKUNO, Yasushi KOUNO, Takuya FUSE
  • Publication number: 20170210204
    Abstract: An energy management system is applied to a vehicle having a first power source, a first converter, an electricity storage part, and a second power source. The energy management system has a second converter, a heat storage part, a mode switching part, and a controller. The mode switching part switches between a heat storage mode and a heat radiation mode. The heat storage part changes to a first phase in a solid state when a temperature of the heat storage part is lower than or equal to a phase transition temperature, and changes to a second phase in a solid state when a temperature of the heat storage part exceeds the phase transition temperature. The controller controls the operations of the second converter and the mode switching part based on at least one of an electricity storage condition of the electricity storage part and a conversion condition of the first converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Takuya FUSE, Shinya KASAMATSU, Yasushi KOUNO
  • Publication number: 20170167803
    Abstract: A heat storing system includes: a heat source that emits heat to a first thermal medium; and a heat storing unit. The heat storing unit includes a heat storing body container housing a heat storing body, and a thermal medium container housing a liquid phase thermal medium. The heat storing body stores or emits heat in accordance with phase change of the heat storing body. The heat storing unit is configured to conduct a cold heat emission mode in which the liquid phase thermal medium and a cooling medium exchange heat in the thermal medium container to evaporate the thermal medium such that cold heat is emitted to the cooling medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Takuya FUSE, Yasushi KOUNO, Shinya KASAMATSU
  • Patent number: 7437925
    Abstract: A flow detecting device is provided to a fluid passage through which a main flow of fluid passes. A sensor body has a bypass passage through which a bypass flow passes from the main flow. The bypass passage has a bent portion, which is located midway through the bypass passage, and an outflow passage, which is located downstream of the bent portion. The flow direction of the bypass flow changes at the bent portion toward the outflow passage through the bypass passage. A heating element is arranged in the bypass passage. The heating element generates heat by being supplied with electricity for detecting a flow amount of fluid. The sensor body has a side surface defining an opening through which dynamic pressure caused by counterflow is released to an outside of the outflow passage when fluid causes counterflow in the fluid passage in a direction opposite to a flow direction of the main flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Ban, Noboru Kitahara, Yasushi Goka, Yasushi Kouno, Gunnar Nees
  • Patent number: 7383725
    Abstract: A flow detecting device is provided to a fluid passage through which a main flow of fluid passes. The flow detecting device includes a sensor body, a heating element, a lead portion, and a guard member. The sensor body has a bypass passage through which a bypass flow is distributed partially from the main flow. The heating element is provided in the bypass passage. The lead portion connects with the heating element via a connecting portion. The heating element generates heat by being supplied with electricity via the lead portion for detecting the bypass flow in accordance with heat radiated from the heating element. The guard member is provided to an upstream of the connecting portion with respect to the bypass flow for deflecting the bypass flow from the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Kouno, Takao Ban, Teruaki Kaifu
  • Patent number: 7313954
    Abstract: A flow detection device for detecting a flow characteristic of a fluid within a pipe is disclosed. The flow detection device includes a first channel portion that defines a first channel with an upstream aperture. The fluid can flow into the first channel through the upstream aperture. The device also includes a flow sensor disposed in the first channel, and the flow sensor detects the flow characteristic of the fluid. Furthermore, the device includes a flow straightening member that is provided upstream of the first channel. The upstream aperture is hidden by the flow straightening member as viewed looking downstream along an axis of the first channel portion. Also, the fluid flows from substantially the entire circumference of the flow straightening member into the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Kouno, Teruaki Kaifu, Junzo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20070125168
    Abstract: A flow detecting device is provided to a fluid passage through which a main flow of fluid passes. The flow detecting device includes a sensor body, a heating element, a lead portion, and a guard member. The sensor body has a bypass passage through which a bypass flow is distributed partially from the main flow. The heating element is provided in the bypass passage. The lead portion connects with the heating element via a connecting portion. The heating element generates heat by being supplied with electricity via the lead portion for detecting the bypass flow in accordance with heat radiated from the heating element. The guard member is provided to an upstream of the connecting portion with respect to the bypass flow for deflecting the bypass flow from the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Kouno, Takao Ban, Teruaki Kaifu
  • Publication number: 20070056363
    Abstract: A flow detecting device is provided to a fluid passage through which a main flow of fluid passes. A sensor body has a bypass passage through which a bypass flow passes from the main flow. The bypass passage has a bent portion, which is located midway through the bypass passage, and an outflow passage, which is located downstream of the bent portion. The flow direction of the bypass flow changes at the bent portion toward the outflow passage through the bypass passage. A heating element is arranged in the bypass passage. The heating element generates heat by being supplied with electricity for detecting a flow amount of fluid. The sensor body has a side surface defining an opening through which dynamic pressure caused by counterflow is released to an outside of the outflow passage when fluid causes counterflow in the fluid passage in a direction opposite to a flow direction of the main flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Ban, Noboru Kitahara, Yasushi Goka, Yasushi Kouno, Gunnar Nees
  • Publication number: 20060266110
    Abstract: A flow detection device for detecting a flow characteristic of a fluid within a pipe is disclosed. The flow detection device includes a first channel portion that defines a first channel with an upstream aperture. The fluid can flow into the first channel through the upstream aperture. The device also includes a flow sensor disposed in the first channel, and the flow sensor detects the flow characteristic of the fluid. Furthermore, the device includes a flow straightening member that is provided upstream of the first channel. The upstream aperture is hidden by the flow straightening member as viewed looking downstream along an axis of the first channel portion. Also, the fluid flows from substantially the entire circumference of the flow straightening member into the first channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Kouno, Teruaki Kaifu, Junzo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6840102
    Abstract: The flow amount measuring apparatus has two detecting portions for generating signal indicative of flow amount respectively. The outputs of two detecting portions are subject to a differential amplification to obtain large output signal and low amplitude ratio. A plurality of resistors providing the detecting portion may be formed on a single substrate. The output characteristic of the flow amount measuring apparatus can be adjusted by adjusting the gain and the offset. The offset includes a temperature dependent first offset component and a constant second offset component. The first offset component varies in accordance with temperature of fluid so as to reduce temperature dependency of the output characteristic. As a result, it is possible to measure flow amount accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Kouno
  • Publication number: 20030182999
    Abstract: The flow amount measuring apparatus has two detecting portions for generating signal indicative of flow amount respectively. The outputs of two detecting portions are subject to a differential amplification and outputted. As a result, it is possible to obtain large output. Large output enables lowering of an amplitude ratio of an amplifier portion. As a result, adjusting the amplifier portion becomes easy. A plurality of resistors providing the detecting portion may be formed on a single substrate by the same manufacturing process. As a result, it is possible to reduce errors of the resistors. In addition, the flow amount measuring apparatus may be constructed so that gain and offset of the amplifier portion are adjustable. The output characteristic of the flow amount measuring apparatus can be adjusted by adjusting the gain and the offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: Yasushi Kouno