Patents by Inventor Yoichi Yoshida

Yoichi Yoshida 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: 20210116836
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a toner supply unit, an application roller adjacent to the image carrier, a toner measuring unit, and a control unit. The toner supply unit supplies toner to the image carrier. The application roller applies a lubricant to the image carrier. The toner measuring unit measures an amount of toner transferred from the image carrier to the application roller. The control unit adjusts the supply of toner to be supplied to the image carrier in accordance with the amount of toner measured by the toner measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Yoichi YOSHIDA, Yasuyuki ISHII, Koichiro TAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10819903
    Abstract: An imaging device, comprising an image sensor that images a shooting target and outputs image data, a memory that stores inference models for performing guidance display or automatic control, when shooting the shooting target, an inference engine that performs inference for the control of the guidance display or automatic control, using the inference model, and a controller that determines whether or not the inference model is suitable for shooting a shooting target that the user wants, and if it is determined that the inference model is not suitable for shooting, requests generation of an inference model that is suitable for a shooting target the user wants to an external learning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuhiko Shimura, Hisashi Yoneyama, Zhen Li, Atsushi Kohashi, Dai Ito, Nobuyuki Shima, Yoichi Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10769497
    Abstract: A learning device, comprising a reception circuit that receives requests indicating photographs the user likes from external device, a machine learning processor that extracts images that match the requests and that have received a given evaluation from a third party, from within an image database, performs machine learning using these images that have been extracted, and outputs an inference model, and a transmission circuit that transmits an inference model that has been output from the learning processor to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Haneda, Hisashi Yoneyama, Atsushi Kohashi, Zhen Li, Dai Ito, Yoichi Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20190332952
    Abstract: An image pickup system includes an input/output modeling section 24, the input/output modeling section 24 creating, as a population, an image group obtained when a specific target is photographed, (access image), and generating an inference model by using, as teacher data, sequential images selected from the image group created as the population, based on whether the specific target can be accessed, wherein each image of the image group is associated with date and time information and/or position information, and the input/output modeling section 24 generates an inference model for determining based on the date and time information and/or the position information whether a process to the specific target is good or bad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu NONAKA, Kazuhiko OSA, Yoichi YOSHIDA, Hirokazu NOZAKI, Masahiro FUJIMOTO, Hidekazu IWAKI, Koji SAKAI, Keiji OKADA, Yoshihisa OGATA
  • Publication number: 20190286908
    Abstract: A mobile image pickup instruction apparatus judges an image pickup result and an image pickup condition to acquire photographing tendency information showing a tendency of photographing of a predetermined image pickup target, generates target object identification information for identifying the predetermined image pickup target by inference using the photographing tendency information, and transmits the generated target object identification information to the mobile image pickup apparatus and a mobile image pickup apparatus controls an image pickup unit provided on a mobile body to pick up an image of the image pickup target based on the target object identification information received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi SHINTANI, Kenji HOMMA, Akinobu SATO, Yoshihisa OGATA, Yoichi YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20190253615
    Abstract: An imaging device, comprising an image sensor that images a shooting target and outputs image data, a memory that stores inference models for performing guidance display or automatic control, when shooting the shooting target, an inference engine that performs inference for the control of the guidance display or automatic control, using the inference model, and a controller that determines whether or not the inference model is suitable for shooting a shooting target that the user wants, and if it is determined that the inference model is not suitable for shooting, requests generation of an inference model that is suitable for a shooting target the user wants to an external learning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki FUKUYA, Kazuhiko SHIMURA, Hisashi YONEYAMA, Zhen LI, Atsushi KOHASHI, Dai ITO, Nobuyuki SHIMA, Yoichi YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10367995
    Abstract: An image generation apparatus and method includes a first imaging circuit that acquires first image data, a second imaging circuit that acquires second image data, a control circuit that searches a region corresponding to the first image data from the second image data, a designating circuit that limits a region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data by a touch operation designating a limited region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data, and a communication circuit that is provided in the second imaging circuit, transmits, upon receipt of an information acquiring operation, information obtained by analyzing the limited region or the corresponding region in the second image data to a server, and receives information relating to the first image data from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Yoichi Yoshida, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20190197359
    Abstract: A learning device, comprising a reception circuit that receives requests indicating photographs the user likes from external device, a machine learning processor that extracts images that match the requests and that have received a given evaluation from a third party, from within an image database, performs machine learning using these images that have been extracted, and outputs an inference model, and a transmission circuit that transmits an inference model that has been output from the learning processor to the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HANEDA, Hisashi YONEYAMA, Atsushi Kohashi, Zhen Li, Dai Ito, Yoichi Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10305468
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes: a first switch SWx which switches whether or not to supply a first power supply voltage Vx generated by accumulating a charge outputted from a power source 10, as a second power supply voltage VDD to a first circuit 13, and a second switch SW1 which switches whether or not to connect to the first circuit 13 a smoothing capacitor C1 which suppresses a fluctuation of the second power supply voltage VDD, and the first switch SWx is switched to an on state in response to that the first power supply voltage Vx has reached a sufficient voltage, and then the second switch SW1 is switched to the on state in response to that the second power supply voltage VDD has reached a sufficient voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Noguchi, Koichi Nose, Yoshifumi Ikenaga, Yoichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10230275
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a plurality of power sources each including an antenna and an AC/DC conversion unit that converts an AC signal received by the antenna to a DC signal, a plurality of consolidating units each including a first consolidating circuit that selectively consolidates a plurality of DC signals supplied by the plurality of power sources, and a power supply unit that includes a second consolidating circuit that selectively consolidates DC signals output from the plurality of consolidating units, and a first voltage conversion circuit that converts a DC signal resulting from consolidation in the second consolidating circuit, to a predetermined voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Noguchi, Koichi Nose, Yoshifumi Ikenaga, Yoichi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190028638
    Abstract: An image generation apparatus and method includes a first imaging circuit that acquires first image data, a second imaging circuit that acquires second image data, a control circuit that searches a region corresponding to the first image data from the second image data, a designating circuit that limits a region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data by a touch operation designating a limited region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data, and a communication circuit that is provided in the second imaging circuit, transmits, upon receipt of an information acquiring operation, information obtained by analyzing the limited region or the corresponding region in the second image data to a server, and receives information relating to the first image data from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu SATO, Takashi SUZUKI, Yoichi YOSHIDA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10133932
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, an image recognition unit, a character information acquisition unit, and a communication unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an image. The image recognition unit recognizes image characteristic information acquired by the image acquisition unit. The character information acquisition unit acquires character information from the characteristic information recognized by the image recognition unit. The communication unit communicates the character information acquired by the character information acquisition unit to a guide information retrieval device that retrieves guide information from the character information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Yoichi Yoshida, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20180323779
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes: a first switch SWx which switches whether or not to supply a first power supply voltage Vx generated by accumulating a charge outputted from a power source 10, as a second power supply voltage VDD to a first circuit 13, and a second switch SW1 which switches whether or not to connect to the first circuit 13 a smoothing capacitor C1 which suppresses a fluctuation of the second power supply voltage VDD, and the first switch SWx is switched to an on state in response to that the first power supply voltage Vx has reached a sufficient voltage, and then the second switch SW1 is switched to the on state in response to that the second power supply voltage VDD has reached a sufficient voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro NOGUCHI, Koichi NOSE, Yoshifumi IKENAGA, Yoichi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10116862
    Abstract: An image generation apparatus and method includes a first imaging circuit that acquires first image data, a second imaging circuit that acquires second image data, a control circuit that searches a region corresponding to the first image data from the second image data, a designating circuit that limits a region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data by a touch operation designating a limited region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data, and a communication circuit that is provided in the second imaging circuit, transmits, upon receipt of an information acquiring operation, information obtained by analyzing the limited region or the corresponding region in the second image data to a server, and receives information relating to the first image data from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Yoichi Yoshida, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10102177
    Abstract: To provide a serial communication system that can flexibly or easily change a system configuration. For example, when coupled to first and second serial buses, a motor module transmits a first signal to the second serial bus. Subsequently, the motor module transmits a first command containing a candidate address to the first serial bus; meanwhile, the motor module searches for an address where an acknowledgement is not received in response to the first command. The motor module transmits the search result address to the second serial bus. A control unit at the reception of the first signal changes to a sleep state that stops communications with the first serial bus and receives an address as a search result from the second serial bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10033372
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes: a first switch SWx which switches whether or not to supply a first power supply voltage Vx generated by accumulating a charge outputted from a power source 10, as a second power supply voltage VDD to a first circuit 13, and a second switch SW1 which switches whether or not to connect to the first circuit 13 a smoothing capacitor C1 which suppresses a fluctuation of the second power supply voltage VDD, and the first switch SWx is switched to an on state in response to that the first power supply voltage Vx has reached a sufficient voltage, and then the second switch SW1 is switched to the on state in response to that the second power supply voltage VDD has reached a sufficient voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Noguchi, Koichi Nose, Yoshifumi Ikenaga, Yoichi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180115701
    Abstract: An image generation apparatus and method includes a first imaging circuit that acquires first image data, a second imaging circuit that acquires second image data, a control circuit that searches a region corresponding to the first image data from the second image data, a designating circuit that limits a region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data by a touch operation designating a limited region in the second image data corresponding to the first image data, and a communication circuit that is provided in the second imaging circuit, transmits, upon receipt of an information acquiring operation, information obtained by analyzing the limited region or the corresponding region in the second image data to a server, and receives information relating to the first image data from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu SATO, Takashi SUZUKI, Yoichi YOSHIDA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20180083494
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a plurality of power sources each including an antenna and an AC/DC conversion unit that converts an AC signal received by the antenna to a DC signal, a plurality of consolidating units each including a first consolidating circuit that selectively consolidates a plurality of DC signals supplied by the plurality of power sources, and a power supply unit that includes a second consolidating circuit that selectively consolidates DC signals output from the plurality of consolidating units, and a first voltage conversion circuit that converts a DC signal resulting from consolidation in the second consolidating circuit, to a predetermined voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Koichiro NOGUCHI, Koichi NOSE, Yoshifumi IKENAGA, Yoichi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9906079
    Abstract: There is a problem in the prior semiconductor devices that energy recovery efficiency is low. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a power supply circuit includes an alternating-current signal synthesis unit including a plurality of alternating-current coupling elements having primary sides to which respective input alternating-current signals are input and secondary sides connected in series with each other, and a control circuit that outputs an input selection signal specifying a combination of the input alternating-current signals to be synthesized. The control circuit generates the input selection signal so as to maximize the output alternating-current signal synthesized by the alternating-current synthesis signal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Noguchi, Koichi Nose, Yoshifumi Ikenaga, Yoichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9894267
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, a designating unit, a control unit, a communication unit, and a reproducing unit. The first imaging unit acquires first image data. The second imaging unit acquires second image data including a region corresponding to the first imaging unit. The designating unit designates a designation region in the first image data. The control unit searches a region corresponding to the designation region in the second image data. The communication unit transmits the region corresponding to the designation region in the second image data to a server. The reproducing unit associates the first image data with a guide information and reproduces the first image data and the guide information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Yoichi Yoshida, Osamu Nonaka