Patents by Inventor Yasushi Saito

Yasushi Saito 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: 9609291
    Abstract: To provide an apparatus that generates an RGB pattern data from an image pickup signal by an image pickup element having an RGBW pattern and a method. An edge detection unit analyzes an output signal of the image pickup signal of the RGBW pattern to obtain edge information corresponding to the respective pixels, and a texture detection unit generates texture information. Furthermore, a parameter calculation unit executes an interpolation processing in which an applied pixel position is changed in accordance with an edge direction of a transform target pixel to generate parameters equivalent to an interpolation pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Isao Hirota
  • Publication number: 20170079946
    Abstract: A medical composition for reducing the rate of new-onset diabetes caused by administration of a statin or for inhibiting an increase in blood glucose level by administration of a statin, the composition containing at least one ingredient selected from the group consisting of icosapentaenoic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or esters thereof as an inactive ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: MOCHIDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko OHTA, Shinichi OIKAWA, Mitsuhiro YOKOYAMA, Hideki ORIGASA, Masunori MATSUZAKI, Yuji MATSUZAWA, Yasushi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170011056
    Abstract: A method for deleting obsolete files from a file system is provided. The method includes receiving a request to delete a reference to a first target file of a plurality of target files stored in a file system, the first target file having a first target file name. A first reference file whose file name includes the first target file name is identified. The first reference file is deleted from the file system. The method further includes determining whether the file system includes at least one reference file, distinct from the first reference file, whose file name includes the first target file name. In accordance with a determination that the file system does not include the at least one reference file, the first target file is deleted from the file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Sanjay Ghemawat, Jeffrey Adgate Dean
  • Patent number: 9542759
    Abstract: There are provided a device and method that correct a false color occurring in a locally highlighted region in an image. A false color pixel is detected in data conversion processing of generating an RGB array image from an RGBW array image, low-band signals corresponding to respective RGBW colors that are different according to whether a pixel is a false color pixel, and the RGBW array is converted by interpolation processing to which the calculated low-band signals are applied to generate the RGB array image. The interpolation processing is performed using the low-band signals on an assumption that a W low-band signal mW, and RGB respective low-band signals mR, mG, and mB have a proportional relation in a local region. When a pixel of interest is a false color pixel, the low-band signal is calculated by an application of a low-pass filter having a coefficient in which a contribute rate of pixel values in the vicinity of the pixel of interest is made relatively lower than that of separated pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 9541550
    Abstract: To provide a method for assaying soluble LR11 in a biological sample, which method realizes a simple and accurate assay of soluble LR11 present in the sample by immunological means without requiring isolation of soluble LR11 from the biological sample (e.g., a serum sample). The method of the invention for immunologically assaying soluble LR11 present in a biological sample, characterized in that the method includes treating the sample with at least one surfactant selected from among one or more sulfobetaine amphoteric surfactants and one or more amidosulfobetaine amphoteric surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Takubo, Hiroyuki Ebinuma, Isamu Fukamachi, Hideaki Bujo, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 9539230
    Abstract: A medical composition for reducing the rate of new-onset diabetes caused by administration of a statin or for inhibiting an increase in blood glucose level by administration of a statin, the composition containing at least one ingredient selected from the group consisting of icosapentaenoic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or esters thereof as an inactive ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MOCHIDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ohta, Shinichi Oikawa, Mitsuhiro Yokoyama, Hideki Origasa, Masunori Matsuzaki, Yuji Matsuzawa, Yasushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20160333932
    Abstract: Provided is a sliding member comprising: a steel back metal layer; and a sliding layer including a porous sintered layer and a resin composition. The porous sintered layer includes Fe or Fe alloy granules and a Ni—P alloy part functioning as a binder for binding the Fe or Fe alloy granules with one another and/or for binding the Fe or Fe alloy granules with the steel back metal layer. The steel back metal layer is made of a carbon steel including 0.05 to 0.3 mass % of carbon, and includes: a non-austenite-containing portion having a structure of a ferrite phase and perlite formed in a central portion in a thickness direction of the steel back metal layer; and an austenite-containing portion having a structure of a ferrite phase, perlite and an austenite phase formed in a surface portion of the steel back metal layer facing the sliding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: HIDEKI IWATA, YASUSHI SAITO
  • Patent number: 9449006
    Abstract: A method for deleting obsolete files from a file system is provided. The method includes: receiving a request to delete a reference to a target file in a file system from a file reference data structure, wherein the file reference data structure includes target file names and reference file names; identifying a reference file name in the file reference data structure, wherein the reference file name includes a file name of the target file; deleting a reference file from the file system, wherein the reference file has the identified reference file name; checking whether the file system includes at least one reference file whose file name matches the file name of the target file; if there is no such reference file in the file system: deleting the target file from the file system; and deleting the file name of the target file from the file reference data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Sanjay Ghemawat, Jeffrey Adgate Dean
  • Patent number: 9436415
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes a print instruction unit that instructs a printer to print data on a medium, and a resume instruction unit that, in response to an interruption occurring in a printing operation after the printer has printed a first portion of the print data onto the medium, instructs the printer to start resuming the printing operation subsequent to a clearance of the interruption with the printing operation of a third portion of the print data subsequent to a second portion onto the medium if a predetermined condition to validate the printing operation of the second portion of the print data subsequent to the first portion is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Takeshi Naminoue
  • Publication number: 20160210760
    Abstract: There are provided a device and method that correct a false color occurring in a locally highlighted region in an image. A false color pixel is detected in data conversion processing of generating an RGB array image from an RGBW array image, low-band signals corresponding to respective RGBW colors that are different according to whether a pixel is a false color pixel, and the RGBW array is converted by interpolation processing to which the calculated low-band signals are applied to generate the RGB array image. The interpolation processing is performed using the low-band signals on an assumption that a W low-band signal mW, and RGB respective low-band signals mR, mG, and mB have a proportional relation in a local region. When a pixel of interest is a false color pixel, the low-band signal is calculated by an application of a low-pass filter having a coefficient in which a contribute rate of pixel values in the vicinity of the pixel of interest is made relatively lower than that of separated pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20160170690
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes a print instruction unit that instructs a printer to print print data on a medium, and a resume instruction unit that, in response to an interruption occurring in a printing operation after the printer has printed a first portion of the print data onto the medium, instructs the printer to start resuming the printing operation subsequent to a clearance of the interruption with the printing operation of a third portion of the print data subsequent to a second portion onto the medium if a predetermined condition to validate the printing operation of the second portion of the print data subsequent to the first portion is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi SAITO, Takeshi NAMINOUE
  • Publication number: 20160160824
    Abstract: Provided is a sliding member having a steel back metal layer and a sliding layer. The sliding layer includes a resin composition and a porous sintered layer including Fe or Fe alloy phase particles and a Ni—P alloy phase functioning as a binder. The steel back metal layer is made of a carbon steel including 0.05 to 0.3 mass % carbon and includes a ferrite phase and a pearlite phase. A central portion in a thickness direction of the steel back metal layer includes not greater than 30 volume % of the pearlite phase. The steel back metal layer includes a high pearlite phase portion in its surface facing the sliding layer. The high pearlite phase portion includes not less than 50 volume % of the pearlite phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: HIDEKI IWATA, YASUSHI SAITO
  • Patent number: 9360048
    Abstract: Provided is a sliding member including a steel back metal layer and a sliding layer with a porous sintered layer and a resin composition. The porous sintered layer includes granular Fe or Fe alloy phase and Ni—P alloy phase for binding the Fe or Fe alloy phase grains with one another. The steel back metal layer is made of a carbon steel including 0.05-0.3 mass % of carbon and having a structure composed of ferrite phase and pearlite phase, and includes a low pearlite phase part in a surface thereof on a side of the sliding layer. The low pearlite phase part has a ratio of the pearlite phase is lowered by 50% or more compared with the pearlite phase at a central part in a thickness direction of the steel back metal layer. The Ni—P alloy phase may cover the entire surface of the steel back metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Iwata, Yasushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20160131217
    Abstract: A damper that includes a piston reciprocally movable in a cylinder thereby dividing an interior of the cylinder into a first chamber located at an open end side and a second chamber located at a closed end side, a piston rod having a distal end to which the piston is connected and a rear end side protruding outward from the open end of the cylinder, a rod guide fixed to the open end of the cylinder and having a through hole through which the piston rod is reciprocally movable, and a seal which is provided in the rod guide so as to be located at a position spaced away from an outer end of a sliding surface of the through hole to the first chamber side by a distance longer than a maximum stroke width of the piston rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicants: KAYABA INDUSTRY CO., LTD., KYB-YS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi TOYOUCHI, Masakazu NAKAZATO, Shinichi SEKINE, Yasushi SAITO, Yuji FUKUZAWA
  • Patent number: 9317897
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit, a pixel drive unit, and a signal processing unit. The pixel array unit includes first pixels and second pixels, the first pixels corresponding to respective color components of a plurality of color components, the second pixels having luminance components as main components, the first pixels and the second pixels being arranged regularly in a matrix. The pixel drive unit is configured to drive the pixels arranged in the pixel array unit. The signal processing unit is configured to execute predetermined weighted addition processing and calculate a pixel value of an output image by using only pixel information acquired from the first pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamanaka, Yasushi Saito, Daisuke Kawamata
  • Publication number: 20160100788
    Abstract: A brain dysfunction assessment device (100) comprises: a body movement indicator (10) which presents a body movement to be performed to a subject with a body movement presentation device (2); a body movement data acquisition unit (20) which acquires the subject's body movement data with a body movement detection sensor (3); a body movement accuracy calculation unit (30) which calculates a positional accuracy and a time sequence accuracy of the subject's body movement from the acquired body movement data; and a cognitive dysfunction assessment unit (40) which assesses the level of cognitive dysfunction of the subject by comparing a value which indicates the accuracy of the subject's body movement that is obtained from the calculated positional accuracy and time sequence accuracy with statistical data which indicates the accuracy of body movement of healthy individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko SANO, Akihiko KANDORI, Kanako ESAKI, Kazuhiro KAIZAKI, Shinya KATSUKI, Kenji KATSUMATA, Tomohiko MIZUGUCHI, Yasushi SAITO, Tamotsu NAGABAYASHI, Tomochika YAMASHITA, Takumi OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160089355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition which is useful for preventing the occurrence of a cardiovascular event, particularly a composition which is expected to show a prophylactic effect on a cardiovascular event occurring in a hypercholesterolemia patient despite providing the patient with a treatment with HMG-CoA RI or a cardiovascular event occurring in a multiple risk patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: MOCHIDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro YOKOYAMA, Hideki ORIGASA, Masunori MATSUZAKI, Yuji MATSUZAWA, Yasushi SAITO
  • Patent number: 9293286
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay including an electromagnet, a movable contact actuated by the electromagnet, and a fixed contact disposed opposite to the movable contact and capable of contacting and separating from the movable contact. The electromagnetic relay further includes a backstop for stopping movement of the movable contact in a direction separating from the fixed contact, and a backstop positioner for setting the backstop at a position for defining a predetermined contact gap between the fixed contact and the movable contact. In a state where movement of the movable contact is stopped by the backstop, different-sized contact gaps are defined between the fixed contact and the movable contact, depending on the position of the backstop set by the backstop positioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Akihiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9288457
    Abstract: There are provided a device and method that correct a false color occurring in a locally highlighted region in an image. A false color pixel is detected in data conversion processing of generating an RGB array image from an RGBW array image, low-band signals corresponding to respective RGBW colors that are different according to whether a pixel is a false color pixel, and the RGBW array is converted by interpolation processing to which the calculated low-band signals are applied to generate the RGB array image. The interpolation processing is performed using the low-band signals on an assumption that a W low-band signal mW, and RGB respective low-band signals mR, mG, and mB have a proportional relation in a local region. When a pixel of interest is a false color pixel, the low-band signal is calculated by an application of a low-pass filter having a coefficient in which a contribute rate of pixel values in the vicinity of the pixel of interest is made relatively lower than that of separated pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20160045469
    Abstract: Provided are composition and/or methods useful in preventing onset and/or recurrence of cardiovascular events, especially in patients who have escaped the unstable period after cardiovascular angioplasty or in hyperlipidemia patients who have been treated with HMG-CoA RI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: MOCHIDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro YOKOYAMA, Hideki ORIGASA, Masunori MATSUZAKI, Yuji MATSUZAWA, Yasushi SAITO, Yuichi ISHIKAWA, Shinichi OIKAWA, Jun SASAKI, Hitoshi HISHIDA, Hiroshige ITAKURA, Toru KITA, Akira KITABATAKE, Noriaki NAKAYA, Toshiie SAKATA, Kazuyuki SHIMADA, Kunio SHIRATO