Patents by Inventor Yoji Inui

Yoji Inui 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: 10531640
    Abstract: A teat opening protection patch is stuck to portions inclusive of the teat openings of livestock, and includes a laminate 1 of an elastic sheet 2 and an adhesive layer 3 laminated on one surface of the elastic sheet 2, the laminate 1 having a double-stretched tensile stress in a range of 0.1 to 5 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuhiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 10495458
    Abstract: An image processing system for a vehicle includes: a viewpoint image generating unit that generates a viewpoint image viewed from a predetermined virtual viewpoint when assumed that a surrounding image corresponding to surrounding image data is projected on a virtual projection plane whose arrangement position has been set in advance, based on inclination information corresponding to an inclination of the vehicle and the surrounding image data obtained by capturing an image of a periphery of the vehicle; and an output image generating unit that generates and outputs output image data in order to cause a display device to display an output image in which an own vehicle model image having an inclination according to an inclination of the vehicle corresponding to the inclination information is superimposed on the viewpoint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naotaka Kubota, Tetsuya Maruoka, Yoji Inui, Takashi Hiramaki, Osamu Kimura, Itsuko Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10464551
    Abstract: A traveling support device includes: a comparing unit that compares a detection result based on an output value output from a sensor for detecting a state of a vehicle with a reference value stored in advance; and a controller that, when comparison by the comparing unit determines that the detection result is equal to or more than the reference value, switches a first control mode to a second control mode different from the first control mode with respect to at least one of a display control capable of switching display of information on the vehicle, a vehicle height control capable of switching a vehicle height with a vehicle height adjustment device of the vehicle, and a vehicle speed control capable of switching a speed limit value with a vehicle control device of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Yoji Inui, Naotaka Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190246602
    Abstract: Provided is a livestock body protective material that includes (A) an emulsion obtained by dispersing a rubber-based macromolecule serving as a dispersoid in a dispersion medium including water as the main component, and (B) a coagulant blended according to need, and that is used to form a protective film for protecting a livestock's sick/injured area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kondo, Yoji Inui, Hiroshi Wada
  • Publication number: 20190244324
    Abstract: A display control device according to an embodiment includes an acquirer configured to acquire image data from an imager to image surroundings of a vehicle, storage that stores therein vehicle-shape data representing a three-dimensional shape of the vehicle, and a display processor configured to display a certain region of the vehicle-shape data at transmittance different from transmittance of another region, when superimposing, for display, the vehicle-shape data on display data which is based on the image data and represents the surroundings of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Yoji INUI, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Takuya HASHIKAWA, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Osamu KIMURA, Itsuko FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190231684
    Abstract: A method for preventing mastitis in lactating livestock includes forming a teat pack for the lactating livestock by adhering one of (i) a base comprising at least (A) a polymer latex and (ii) a secondary agent comprising at least (B) a coagulant to a teat of the lactating livestock, and subsequently adhering the other to the teat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kondo, Yoji Inui, Hideki Kazama
  • Patent number: 10353396
    Abstract: A vehicle periphery monitoring device includes: a peripheral image acquisition unit that acquires a peripheral image output from an imaging unit that images a periphery of a vehicle; an idling determination unit that determines whether a wheel is idling based on a physical quantity of the wheel of the vehicle; and a display controller that displays the peripheral image on a display, and changes a display form of a predicted course of the wheel on the peripheral image according to an idling state of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Maruoka, Kazuya Watanabe, Junya Kasugai, Yoji Inui, Masahiko Sakabe
  • Publication number: 20190163988
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes a gradient acquisition unit that acquires a gradient position a gradient value on a road surface and, based on state information indicating a state of the road surface in a traveling direction of a vehicle. The periphery monitoring device also includes a notification control unit that compares the acquired gradient value with a reference gradient value at which the vehicle can pass, and notifies of the comparison result in association with the gradient position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Yoji INUI
  • Publication number: 20190045745
    Abstract: A teat opening protection patch is stuck to portions inclusive of the teat openings of livestock, and includes a laminate 1 of an elastic sheet 2 and an adhesive layer 3 laminated on one surface of the elastic sheet 2, the laminate 1 having a double-stretched tensile stress in a range of 0.1 to 5 N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji INUI, Hitoshi KONDO, Katsuhiro SHIRAI
  • Patent number: 10157595
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a reception unit that receives an input for designating a first point on a first image, which is displayed on a display screen provided in a vehicle compartment and shows a peripheral environment of a vehicle at a first timing; a display processing unit that displays a first display object at the first point; a specifying unit that specifies a second point at which a first target, which is located at the first point, is located on a second image, which shows the peripheral environment of the vehicle at a second timing after the first timing; and an update unit that displays, along with the second image, the first display object at the second point on the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Hashikawa, Naotaka Kubota, Yoji Inui, Morio Sakai
  • Publication number: 20180253106
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image in which a first connection device provided in a vehicle and a second connection device provided in a towed vehicle are captured; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire height information of the second connection device; and a guidance controller configured to calculate a positional relationship between the first connection device and the second connection device based on a display position of the second connection device in the first image and the height information, calculate a path of the vehicle until the first connection device and the second connection device are connected to each other based on the positional relationship, and to guide the vehicle along the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoji INUI, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Kazuya WATANABE, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Itsuko FUKUSHIMA, Takuya HASHIKAWA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Osamu KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180089907
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires an image indicating a peripheral environment of a vehicle and information corresponding to a state of the vehicle, the image being captured by an imaging device that is provided in the vehicle; a memory that stores a vehicle model that indicates a three-dimensional shape of the vehicle; a processing unit that processes the vehicle model based on the information; and an output unit that superimposes the vehicle model processed by the processing unit on a position within the image indicating the peripheral environment corresponding to a position within the peripheral environment where the vehicle is present, and displays the image indicating the peripheral environment and having the vehicle model superimposed thereon on a display screen that is provided in a vehicle compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya MARUOKA, Kazuya WATANABE, Yoji INUI, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Takuya HASHIKAWA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Osamu KIMURA, Itsuko OHASHI
  • Patent number: 9921363
    Abstract: This backlight device (illumination device) is provided with (LEDs) light source; a light guide plate having a light-receiving face that opposes the LEDs and where light from the LEDs is incident, and a light-exiting surface where the incident light is emitted; and an optical sheet (optical member) arranged in opposition to the light-exiting surface of the light guide plate and imparting an optical effect to the light emitted from the light-exiting surface. Here, the optical sheet has, in at least one portion thereof, a chromaticity correction region for which x and y chromaticity coordinate values in a CIE 1931 color space both decrease with distance from the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hiromi Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20180066941
    Abstract: An image processing system for a vehicle includes: a viewpoint image generating unit that generates a viewpoint image viewed from a predetermined virtual viewpoint when assumed that a surrounding image corresponding to surrounding image data is projected on a virtual projection plane whose arrangement position has been set in advance, based on inclination information corresponding to an inclination of the vehicle and the surrounding image data obtained by capturing an image of a periphery of the vehicle; and an output image generating unit that generates and outputs output image data in order to cause a display device to display an output image in which an own vehicle model image having an inclination according to an inclination of the vehicle corresponding to the inclination information is superimposed on the viewpoint image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naotaka KUBOTA, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Yoji INUI, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Osamu KIMURA, Itsuko OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180001887
    Abstract: A traveling support device includes: a comparing unit that compares a detection result based on an output value output from a sensor for detecting a state of a vehicle with a reference value stored in advance; and a controller that, when comparison by the comparing unit determines that the detection result is equal to or more than the reference value, switches a first control mode to a second control mode different from the first control mode with respect to at least one of a display control capable of switching display of information on the vehicle, a vehicle height control capable of switching a vehicle height with a vehicle height adjustment device of the vehicle, and a vehicle speed control capable of switching a speed limit value with a vehicle control device of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Yoji INUI, Naotaka KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20180004222
    Abstract: A vehicle periphery monitoring device includes: a peripheral image acquisition unit that acquires a peripheral image output from an imaging unit that images a periphery of a vehicle; an idling determination unit that determines whether a wheel is idling based on a physical quantity of the wheel of the vehicle; and a display controller that displays the peripheral image on a display, and changes a display form of a predicted course of the wheel on the peripheral image according to an idling state of the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya MARUOKA, Kazuya WATANABE, Junya KASUGAI, Yoji INUI, Masahiko SAKABE
  • Publication number: 20170372682
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a reception unit that receives an input for designating a first point on a first image, which is displayed on a display screen provided in a vehicle compartment and shows a peripheral environment of a vehicle at a first timing; a display processing unit that displays a first display object at the first point; a specifying unit that specifies a second point at which a first target, which is located at the first point, is located on a second image, which shows the peripheral environment of the vehicle at a second timing after the first timing; and an update unit that displays, along with the second image, the first display object at the second point on the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya HASHIKAWA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Yoji INUI, Morio SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20170319473
    Abstract: A teat protective pack material for coating teats of lactating livestock to prevent mastitis is disclosed, the teat protective pack material including a polymer latex and a coagulant for coagulating the polymer latex to form a film. The teat protective pack material optionally includes a surfactant, a mold-releasing agent, a water-soluble polymer, water and/or a water-soluble solvent, an antifreezing agent, etc. if required. The teat protective pack material, may have excellent adhesiveness, elasticity, abrasion resistance, durability, aging resistance, oil resistance, weatherability, breast shape followability, etc. The teat protective pack material may be capable of immediately coating the whole teat and thus preventing adhesion of teat packs adjacent to each other, and, when milking again or in case of emergency, may be able to be quickly removed without using any additional facility, material, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kondo, Yoji Inui, Hideki Kazama
  • Patent number: 9159286
    Abstract: The present invention includes, in addition to transistors each (Mm,n) provided at the intersection of a gate bus line (GLn) with a data bus line (DLm): block potential applying transistors (DMn) connected to respective ends of gate bus lines (GLn) which ends are not connected to a gate driver (11); a potential supply line (VLL) connected to the gate bus lines (GLn) via the block potential applying transistors (DMn); and a blocking signal supplying section (131) for, immediately after the gate driver (11) supplies a first conduction signal for bringing the transistors (Mm,n) into conduction, supplying to the block potential applying transistors (DMn), a second conduction signal for bringing the block potential applying transistors (DMn) into conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromi Enomoto, Shinsuke Yokonuma, Yoji Inui, Toshihiko Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20150241621
    Abstract: This backlight device (illumination device) is provided with (LEDs) light source; a light guide plate having a light-receiving face that opposes the LEDs and where light from the LEDs is incident, and a light-exiting surface where the incident light is emitted; and an optical sheet (optical member) arranged in opposition to the light-exiting surface of the light guide plate and imparting an optical effect to the light emitted from the light-exiting surface. Here, the optical sheet has, in at least one portion thereof, a chromaticity correction region for which x and y chromaticity coordinate values in a CIE 1931 color space both decrease with distance from the LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hiromi Enomoto