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: 9223485
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage portion, an image processing portion, a display portion, a touch panel portion for detecting a touched position, and a processing portion. The storage portion stores image data. The image processing portion performs image processing on the image data. The display portion displays a preview image indicating image data content. The processing portion recognizes touched positions, recognizes a rectangular region having a diagonal connecting two touched positions, recognizes the specified region on the basis of sections overlapping with the rectangular region among a plurality of sections obtained by dividing the preview image, and controls the image processing portion to perform the process on data of a part of the image data corresponding to the specified region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENTS SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 9198892
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: 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
  • Publication number: 20150329795
    Abstract: Provided is a sliding member having: a back metal layer; and a sliding layer on the back metal layer. The sliding layer includes a porous sintered layer and a resin composition. The sintered layer includes Ni—P alloy phase and granular steel phase made of a carbon steel including 0.3-1.3 mass % of carbon and having a structure of: ferrite phase; and perlite phase, or perlite phase and cementite phase. The Ni—P alloy phase binds the steel phases with one another and/or binds the steel phases with the back metal layer. The steel phase includes a low perlite phase part in a surface. The low perlite phase part has an area ratio of the perlite phase lowered by 50% or more compared with a total area ratio of the perlite phase and the cementite phase at a central part of the steel phase when observed in a cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hideki IWATA, Yasushi SAITO
  • Patent number: 9147230
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including a data conversion processing unit that receives an input of an RGBW array image and generates an RGB array image as an output image. The data conversion processing unit includes a pixel interpolation unit that calculates interpolated pixel values corresponding to an array of the RGB array image by performing a pixel interpolation process on the RGBW array image, a purple fringe detection unit that detects whether each pixel is a purple fringe pixel by analyzing the RGBW array image, a corrected value calculation unit that calculates corrected pixel values by correcting pixel values of the purple fringe pixels, and a blend processing unit that calculates constituent pixel values RGB of the output image by performing a blend process of blending the interpolated pixel values calculated by the pixel interpolation unit with the corrected pixel values calculated by the corrected value calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Satoru Takeuchi, Fumihito Yasuma
  • Publication number: 20150267747
    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: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Hideki IWATA, Yasushi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20150250754
    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: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: MOCHIDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ohta, Shinichi Oikawa, Mitsuhiro Yokoyama, Hideki Origasa, Masunori Matsuzaki, Yuji Matsuzawa, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 9124809
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing unit inputting images picked up while exposure control that changes an exposure time is being carried out with a predetermined spatial period and a predetermined temporal period on pixels that compose an image sensor, and carrying out image processing. The HDR processing unit generates a first combined image by combining pixel values of a plurality of images with different sensitivities generated by an interpolation process using a plurality of consecutively picked-up images, generates a second combined image by combining pixel values of a plurality of images with different sensitivities generated by an interpolation process that uses a single picked-up image, and generates an HDR image by executing a pixel value blending process on the first combined image and the second combined image in accordance with a blending ratio calculated in accordance with movement detection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shun Kaizu, Tomoo Mitsunaga, Yasushi Saito, Masanori Kasai
  • Patent number: 9097714
    Abstract: To provide a method and a diagnostic kit for determining the presence of a malignant tumor or the severity thereof, a method for selecting a therapeutic method therefor or evaluating the effect of the therapeutic method, or a method for estimating the risk of recurrence of the malignant tumor or determining the presence or absence of the recurrence. The method for determining the presence of a malignant tumor or the severity thereof, method for selecting a therapeutic method therefor or evaluating the effect of the therapeutic method, or method for estimating the risk of recurrence of the malignant tumor or the presence or absence of the recurrence is characterized by including 1) a step of measuring the concentration and/or quantity of soluble LR11 in a sample originating from a subject and 2) a step of comparing the value measured above with a measurement value of soluble LR11 obtained from a healthy subject group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ebinuma, Kohei Takubo, Masanao Matsuo, Isamu Fukamachi, Hideaki Bujo, Chiaki Nakaseko, Yasushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20150187526
    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: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi SAITO, Akihiko NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9069835
    Abstract: A distributed storage system is provided. The distributed storage system includes multiple front-end servers and zones for managing data for clients. Data within the distributed storage system is associated with a plurality of accounts and divided into a plurality of groups, each group including a plurality of splits, each split being associated with a respective account, and each group having multiple tablets and each tablet managed by a respective tablet server of the distributed storage system. Data associated with different accounts may be replicated within the distributed storage system using different data replication policies. There is no limit to the amount of data for an account by adding new splits to the distributed storage system. In response to a client request for a particular account's data, a front-end server communicates such request to a particular zone that has the client-requested data and returns the client-requested data to the requesting client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Adgate Dean, Michael James Boyer Epstein, Andrew Fikes, Sanjay Ghemawat, Wilson Cheng-Yi Hsieh, Alexander Lloyd, Yasushi Saito, Michal Piotr Szymaniak, Sebastian Kanthak, Chris Jorgen Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150103212
    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 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 9007156
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes a first stationary contact; a second stationary contact that is aligned with the first stationary contact in a first direction; a first movable contact that is movable toward/away from the first stationary contact in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a second movable contact that is movable toward/away from the second stationary contact in the second direction; and a first permanent magnet and a second permanent magnet that face each other. A first contact part, formed by the first stationary contact and the first movable contact, and a second contract part, formed by the second stationary contact and the second movable contact, are interposed between the first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet in the first direction. The first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet extend in a third direction, which is perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Hiraiwa, Yasushi Saito, Yuki Kakoiyama, Yanfeng Wu
  • Patent number: 9007155
    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: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Akihiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8948506
    Abstract: A device and method for generating RGB arrangement data from an imaging signal by a photograph imaging device having an RGBW arrangement are provided. An edge detection unit analyzes an output signal in the RGBW arrangement from the imaging device, and thus obtains edge information corresponding to each pixel, and a texture detection unit generates texture information. Furthermore, a parameter calculation unit performs an interpolation process of converting an application pixel position according to the edge direction corresponding to a conversion pixel. A blend process unit inputs a parameter which the parameter calculation unit generates, edge information and texture information, and determines a conversion pixel value by performing a blend process by changing a blend ratio of the parameter which the parameter calculation unit calculates, according to the edge information corresponding to the conversion pixel and the texture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Isao Hirota
  • Publication number: 20150029377
    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: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamanaka, Yasushi Saito, Daisuke Kawamata
  • Patent number: 8934801
    Abstract: Upon recovery from a power-saving mode to a normal mode and then restart of fixing temperature control from a state in which the fixing temperature control is stopped, a control part (display control part 10 obtains a current temperature of a fixing part based on output of a temperature detector and required stabilization time T1 based on required stabilization time data, and based on necessary time data A and the number of remaining setting screens on which settings need to be made in a wizard format, issues a restart signal RS for restarting the fixing temperature control between a first time point TP1 reached by tracing back by the required stabilization time T1 from a predicted time point at which making the settings is predicted to complete and a second time point TP2 as a time point the necessary time before the first time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20140371312
    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: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro YOKOYAMA, Hideki ORIGASA, Masunori MATSUZAKI, Yuji MATSUZAWA, Yasushi SAITO
  • Patent number: 8896872
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes a determination unit and a controller. The determination unit determines, from among plural virtual print controllers each of which controls printing at a printing apparatus associated with the virtual print controller, whether or not any of the virtual print controllers has started operating in the print control apparatus. The controller performs control, in a case where it is determined that none of the virtual print controllers have started operating, such that a state of reception of print command information is set to be a state in which the print command information is not received, and thereafter performs control, in a case where it is determined that any of the virtual print controllers has started operating, such that the state of reception is set to be a state in which print command information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20140313400
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing unit inputting images picked up while exposure control that changes an exposure time is being carried out with a predetermined spatial period and a predetermined temporal period on pixels that compose an image sensor, and carrying out image processing. The HDR processing unit generates a first combined image by combining pixel values of a plurality of images with different sensitivities generated by an interpolation process using a plurality of consecutively picked-up images, generates a second combined image by combining pixel values of a plurality of images with different sensitivities generated by an interpolation process that uses a single picked-up image, and generates an HDR image by executing a pixel value blending process on the first combined image and the second combined image in accordance with a blending ratio calculated in accordance with movement detection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shun Kaizu, Tomoo Mitsunaga, Yasushi Saito, Masanori Kasai
  • Patent number: 8853256
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yokoyama, Hideki Origasa, Masunori Matsuzaki, Yuji Matsuzawa, Yasushi Saito