Patents by Inventor Yoshifumi Nishi

Yoshifumi Nishi 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: 10682574
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing immersive gaming are provided herein. A portable computing system for providing an immersive experience comprises a display; a graphics unit to present the immersive experience to a user on the display; a communication subsystem to determine a resource level of a resource coupled to the portable computing system; wherein the graphics unit is to present a representation of the resource level to the user in the immersive experience; wherein the communication subsystem is to: detect that the resource was replaced with a replacement resource, the replacement caused by a real-world interaction with the resource by the user; and determine a replacement resource level of the replacement resource; and wherein the graphics unit is to present a representation of the replacement resource level in the immersive experience on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishi, Jessica Gullbrand
  • Publication number: 20200099890
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image data obtainer that obtains image data of an image that captures a plurality of conference participants, a face image detector that detects a face image of each of the plurality of conference participants from the image data obtained by the image data obtainer, an image organizer that extracts a detected face image and reorganizes detected face images into one image, a feeling estimator that estimates a feeling of each conference participant based on the detected face image, and a display mode changer that changes a display mode of the face image of each conference participant based on the estimated feeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo TANAKA, Koichiro SATO, Yoshifumi OIZUMI, Kazuko NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200089470
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a quantum annealing apparatus includes: an output unit acquiring and outputting components in a Z axis from a plurality of quantum bits in a quantum calculation; and an operation unit executes: a selecting process of selecting a first quantum bit, a second quantum bit and a third quantum bit, the second quantum bit and the third quantum bit being coupled in the quantum calculation unit; a first rotating operation of rotating each of the second quantum bit and the third quantum bit by 90° around a first axis perpendicular to the Z axis; an interaction operation of causing the first quantum bit and the second quantum bit to interact with each other; and a second rotating operation of rotating each of the second quantum bit and the third quantum bit by 90° around a second axis perpendicular to the Z axis and the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsufumi TANAMOTO, Yoshifumi NISHI, Jun DEGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200090037
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a neural network device includes: a plurality of cores each executing computation and processing of a partial component in a neural network; and a plurality of routers transmitting data output from each core to one of the plurality of cores such that computation and processing are executed according to structure of the neural network. Each of the plurality of cores outputs at least one of a forward data and a backward data propagated through the neural network in a forward direction and a backward direction, respectively. Each of the plurality of routers is included in one of a plurality of partial regions each being a forward region or a backward region. A router included in the forward region and a router included in the backward region transmit the forward data and the backward data to other routers in the same partial regions, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kumiko NOMURA, Takao MARUKAME, Yoshifumi NISHI
  • Patent number: 10576986
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for computer assisted or autonomous driving (CA/AD). An apparatus for CA/AD may include a sensor interface, a communication interface, and a driving strategy unit. The sensor interface may receive sensor data indicative of friction between a road surface of a current location of a CA/AD vehicle and one or more surfaces of one or more tires of the CA/AD vehicle. The communication interface may receive, from an external road surface condition data source, data indicative of friction for a surface of a road section ahead of the current location of the CA/AD vehicle. The driving strategy unit may determine, based at least in part on the sensor data and the data received from the external road surface condition data source, a driving strategy for the CA/AD vehicle beyond the current location of the CA/AD vehicle. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishi, David Pidwerbecki, David Browning, Mark Angus MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20200031245
    Abstract: Robots and apparatus, systems and methods for powering robots are disclosed. A disclosed conductive floor to power a robot on the floor includes a plurality of stationary conductors positioned in a pattern and a power delivery circuit to cause adjacent ones of the conductors to have different electrical potentials, the adjacent ones of the conductors to form a circuit to deliver power to the robot via contacts formed in a bottom surface of the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Yoshifumi Nishi, Mark MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20200034695
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a synapse circuit includes: a buffer that changes an output signal to a second logical value at a timing when an input signal exceeds a first threshold level, in a case where the output signal has a first logical value in a first mode, and changes the output signal to the second logical value at a timing when the input signal exceeds a reference level lower than the first threshold level, in a case where the output signal has the first logical value in a second mode; an adjusting unit that adjusts the first threshold level depending on a stored coefficient; and a mode switching unit that operates the buffer in the first mode during a period in which an acquired spike is not generated, and operates the buffer in the second mode during a period in which the spike is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takao Marukame, Kumiko Nomura, Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Publication number: 20200026496
    Abstract: A calculation device includes: M coefficient storage units provided corresponding to the M coefficients, each of the M coefficient storage units including a positive-side coefficient and a negative-side coefficient representing a coefficient corresponding to a sign of a difference; M multiplication units provided corresponding to the M input values, each of the M multiplication units calculating a positive-side multiply value obtained by multiplying the positive-side coefficient included in the corresponding coefficient storage unit by a sign inverted according to the corresponding input value and a negative-side multiply value obtained by multiplying the negative-side coefficient included in the corresponding coefficient storage unit by a sign inverted according to the corresponding input value; and an output unit outputting an value according to a difference between a positive-side sum value obtained by summing the M positive-side multiplication values and a negative-side sum value obtained by summing the M
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takao MARUKAME, Yoshifumi NISHI, Kumiko NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20200005130
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a reinforcement learning system includes a memristor array in which each of a plurality of first direction lines corresponds to one of a plurality of states, and each of a plurality of second direction lines corresponds to one of a plurality of actions, a first voltage application unit that individually applies voltage to the first direction lines, a second voltage application unit that individually applies voltage to the second direction lines, a action decision circuit that decides action to be selected by an agent in a state corresponding to a first direction line to which a readout voltage is applied, a action storage unit that stores action selected by the agent in each state that can be caused in an environment, and a trace storage unit that stores a time at which the state is caused by action selected by the agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishi, Radu Berdan, Takao Marukame, Kumiko Nomura
  • Patent number: 10505108
    Abstract: A memcapacitor according to an embodiment includes a first electrode, a first dielectric layer provided on the first electrode, a plurality of variable resistance portions provided separately from each other on the first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer provided on the first dielectric layer and between the variable resistance portions, and a second electrode provided on the variable resistance portions and the second dielectric layer. Each of the variable resistance portions is formed of a material that allows diffusion of metal atoms constituting the second electrode to inside of the variable resistance portion, and the second dielectric layer is formed of a material that prevents diffusion of the metal atoms constituting the second electrode to inside of the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takao Marukame, Jun Deguchi, Yoshifumi Nishi, Masamichi Suzuki, Fumihiko Tachibana, Makoto Morimoto, Yuichiro Mitani
  • Publication number: 20190295340
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a smart entry system are described herein. A smart entry system includes a detector to detect a person near a portal to a room; a transceiver to attempt to establish a wireless connection between the smart entry system and a user device associated with the person; and a user interface to present a notification to the person based on a state of the wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Mark MacDonald, Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Patent number: 10397139
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a storage device includes a plurality of memory nodes. Each of memory nodes includes a plurality of input ports, a plurality of output ports, a selector, a packet controller and a memory. The selector outputs a packet input to the input port to one of the output ports. The packet controller controls the selector. The memory stores data. The memory nodes are mutually connected at the input ports and the output ports. The memory node has an address that is determined by its physical position. The packet controller switches the output port that outputs the packet based on information including at least a destination address of the packet and an address of the memory node having the packet controller when receiving a packet that is not addressed to the memory node having the packet controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Tatsumura, Atsuhiro Kinoshita, Hirotaka Nishino, Masamichi Suzuki, Yoshifumi Nishi, Takao Marukame, Takahiro Kurita
  • Patent number: 10377252
    Abstract: Robots and apparatus, systems and methods for powering robots are disclosed. A disclosed conductive floor to power a robot on the floor includes a plurality of stationary conductors positioned in a pattern and a power delivery circuit to cause adjacent ones of the conductors to have different electrical potentials, the adjacent ones of the conductors to form a circuit to deliver power to the robot via contacts formed in a bottom surface of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Yoshifumi Nishi, Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10321857
    Abstract: Low-cost, easy-to-use alignment target generators for aligning a user's own face or eye to a camera or scanner are based on field-of-view visual feedback from a filtered or apertured planar light source. These approaches may be made agnostic to the scanner's operating system or other software. Alternatively, software on the scanner or its host device may create a solid light-colored section of an existing display screen to use as a planar light source. In some embodiments, the planar light source may be the virtual image of an object viewed in a plane mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kerry A. Stevens, Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Patent number: 10302324
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to instruct movement based on sensor data. An example apparatus includes a sensor data receiver to receive sensor data from a sensor device, a preference receiver to receive a user preference, and a preference analyzer to: in response to determining that the sensor data indicates that the user preference is not met at a first location, determine if a second location has a condition that meets the user preference, and in response to determining that the second location has the condition that meets the user preference, transmitting a notification to instruct movement to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishi, David W. Browning, Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10223848
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a smart entry system are described herein. A smart entry system includes a detector to detect a person near a portal to a room; a transceiver to attempt to establish a wireless connection between the smart entry system and a user device associated with the person; and a user interface to present a notification to the person based on a state of the wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Mark MacDonald, Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Publication number: 20190047574
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for computer assisted or autonomous driving (CA/AD). An apparatus for CA/AD may include a sensor interface, a communication interface, and a driving strategy unit. The sensor interface may receive sensor data indicative of friction between a road surface of a current location of a CA/AD vehicle and one or more surfaces of one or more tires of the CA/AD vehicle. The communication interface may receive, from an external road surface condition data source, data indicative of friction for a surface of a road section ahead of the current location of the CA/AD vehicle. The driving strategy unit may determine, based at least in part on the sensor data and the data received from the external road surface condition data source, a driving strategy for the CA/AD vehicle beyond the current location of the CA/AD vehicle. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishi, David Pidwerbecki, David Browning, Mark Angus MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20190041143
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus comprises a housing forming an internal cavity and a supercritical fluid enclosed in the internal cavity. The housing is configured to thermally couple to a heat-generating component. The supercritical fluid comprises a fluid in a supercritical state. In addition, the supercritical fluid is configured to transfer heat away from the heat-generating component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Angus MacDonald, Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Patent number: 10175947
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an arithmetic device is configured to receive M input signals each representing a two-state value and M coefficients to output an output signal representing a two-state value. The device includes a positive-side current source, a negative-side current source, M cross switches, a coefficient memory unit, and a comparator. The positive-side current source is configured to output a first voltage corresponding to a value of 1/L of the current output from a positive-side terminal. The negative-side current source is configured to output a second voltage corresponding to a value of 1/L of the current output from a negative-side terminal. The memory unit includes M cells corresponding to the respective M coefficients. The comparator is configured to output an output signal having a value corresponding to a comparison result of the first voltage with the second voltage. Each M cell includes a first resistor and a second resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takao Marukame, Yoshihiro Ueda, Shinji Miyano, Shinichi Yasuda, Yoshifumi Nishi, Mari Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180358826
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, that includes a first housing and a wireless charging stand. The first housing can include a display. The wireless charging stand can include a power receiving unit and is configured to wireless charge the electronic device and support the first housing at different viewing angles of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen John Allen, Gregory A. Peek, Yoshifumi Nishi, Rolf Laido, Shaun Gerrit Immeker, Kerry A. Stevens, Andrew Larson, Ralph V. Miele, Kimi Jensen, Duck Young Kong, Dan H. Gerbus