Patents by Inventor Yoshihiko Sugimoto

Yoshihiko Sugimoto 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: 20220201822
    Abstract: An illumination control system includes an illumination device including light sources, and an illumination control device which is capable of individually controlling light emission of the light sources and includes: a measurer which obtains space information regarding a space in which the illumination device is to be installed and position information indicating a position at which the illumination device is to be installed inside the space; an information transmitter which transmits control information to the illumination device; and an information processor which optimizes control information for controlling a lighting mode of each of the light sources, according to an installation condition of the illumination device indicated in the space information and the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Kenta WATANABE, Yoshihiko ISHIDA, Hisao KATAOKA, Hiroshi SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10779729
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus includes: an imaging optical system that includes a light projecting optical system for projecting light to an ACA region of a subject's eye, and a light receiving optical system including a light receiving element for receiving reflected light from the ACA region; an alignment driver configured to change a positional relationship between the subject's eye and the imaging optical system; an imaging processor configured to generate an ACA image based on a signal output from the light receiving element; and a controller configured to detect a feature point in an ACA of the subject's eye from the ACA image, and that adjust the positional relationship in accordance with a position of the feature point in the ACA image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10661826
    Abstract: The microcomputer included in the steering control unit calculates a basic assist component that is a component of the assist force, on the basis of the steering torque. The microcomputer calculates a damping compensation component that suppresses a sudden change in a rotation angle, on the basis of a rotational angular velocity that is a time rate of change of the rotation angle. The microcomputer calculates, independently of the damping compensation component, a return compensation component that suppresses influence of the damping compensation component, on the basis of the rotational angular velocity. The microcomputer compensates the basic assist component by using both the damping compensation component and the return compensation component, in a situation where the steering wheel comes back to the neutral position without a steering operation that a driver performs to return the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto Matsuo, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Akihiko Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190077448
    Abstract: The microcomputer included in the steering control unit calculates a basic assist component that is a component of the assist force, on the basis of the steering torque. The microcomputer calculates a damping compensation component that suppresses a sudden change in a rotation angle, on the basis of a rotational angular velocity that is a time rate of change of the rotation angle. The microcomputer calculates, independently of the damping compensation component, a return compensation component that suppresses influence of the damping compensation component, on the basis of the rotational angular velocity. The microcomputer compensates the basic assist component by using both the damping compensation component and the return compensation component, in a situation where the steering wheel comes back to the neutral position without a steering operation that a driver performs to return the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto MATSUO, Yoshihiko SUGIMOTO, Akihiko NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10171800
    Abstract: An I/O device, an I/O program, and an I/O method that can add a sense of distance from the position of visually recognizing eyes to a stereoscopic image that is a virtual image, through an object that is a real image and provide visual recognition as if the stereoscopic image were associated with the object are provided. An I/O device of the present invention includes a display device that can generate a stereoscopic image, a depth level sensor that measures a distance to an object, and an event generating unit that generates an event according to a mode of the object at least either in a stereoscopic region of the stereoscopic image generated by the display device or in a depth level detection region of the depth level sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MIRAMA SERVICE INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20180153403
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus includes: an imaging optical system that includes a light projecting optical system for projecting light to an ACA region of a subject's eye, and a light receiving optical system including a light receiving element for receiving reflected light from the ACA region; an alignment driver configured to change a positional relationship between the subject's eye and the imaging optical system; an imaging processor configured to generate an ACA image based on a signal output from the light receiving element; and a controller configured to detect a feature point in an ACA of the subject's eye from the ACA image, and that adjust the positional relationship in accordance with a position of the feature point in the ACA image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9979946
    Abstract: Provided are an I/O device, an I/O program, and an I/O method that enable visual recognition with such a sense of distance as if a target object that is a real image were in contact with a stereoscopic image that is a virtual image. The I/O device according to the present invention includes: a display device that can generate a stereoscopic image; and a depth level sensor that measures a distance to a target object. A stereoscopic region of the stereoscopic image generated by the display device and a depth level detection region of the depth level sensor overlap with each other to thereby have a common region therebetween. As a result, the visual recognition with such a sense of distance as if the target object that is a real image were in contact with the stereoscopic image that is a virtual image is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MIRAMA SERVICE INC
    Inventors: Johannes Lundberg, Shinya Yamamoto, Yusuke Kajii Kajii, Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9778073
    Abstract: A position sensor includes a first transmission coil, a second transmission coil having a different shape from the first transmission coil, a receiver coil for receiving electromagnetic waves transmitted from the first and second transmission coils, a transmission waveform generator that inputs first and second input waves to the first and second transmission coils having frequencies identical to each other and having phases different from each other, and a position detector that detects a position of a target provided movably with respect to the first transmission coil, the second transmission coil, and the receiver coil based on a first output signal obtained from the receiver coil in response to the first and second input waves input from the transmission waveform generator to the first and second transmission coils, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Haraguchi, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Masahisa Niwa
  • Publication number: 20160334244
    Abstract: A position sensor includes a first transmission coil, a second transmission coil having a different shape from the first transmission coil, a receiver coil for receiving electromagnetic waves transmitted from the first and second transmission coils, a transmission waveform generator that inputs first and second input waves to the first and second transmission coils having frequencies identical to each other and having phases different from each other, and a position detector that detects a position of a target provided movably with respect to the first transmission coil, the second transmission coil, and the receiver coil based on a first output signal obtained from the receiver coil in response to the first and second input waves input from the transmission waveform generator to the first and second transmission coils, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuma HARAGUCHI, Yoshihiko SUGIMOTO, Masahisa NIWA
  • Publication number: 20160021353
    Abstract: Provided are an I/O device, an I/O program, and an I/O method that enable visual recognition with such a sense of distance as if a target object that is a real image were in contact with a stereoscopic image that is a virtual image. The I/O device according to the present invention includes: a display device that can generate a stereoscopic image; and a depth level sensor that measures a distance to a target object. A stereoscopic region of the stereoscopic image generated by the display device and a depth level detection region of the depth level sensor overlap with each other to thereby have a common region therebetween. As a result, the visual recognition with such a sense of distance as if the target object that is a real image were in contact with the stereoscopic image that is a virtual image is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: BRILLIANTSERVICE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Johannes Lundberg, Shinya Yamamoto, Yusuke Kajii Kajii, Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20160000021
    Abstract: There are provided a cultivation control system, a cultivation control program, and a cultivation control method that can independently set growth conditions in a plurality of divided cultivation spaces and that can perform control by changing growth environments in the individual cultivation spaces. In a cultivation apparatus 300, each of the internal environments of a plurality of shielded spaces is shielded from the internal environments of the shielded spaces adjacent thereto and from an external environment of the cultivation apparatus 300. A portable communication communication terminal 200 performs remote control of environment control apparatuses 350a to 350f such that at least one of the internal environments of the plurality of shielded spaces is independently controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20160000020
    Abstract: There are provided a cultivation system, a cultivation program, and a cultivation method that utilize, as big data, information about control performed on cultivation apparatuses by users and give back, by automatic analysis, the information to the users in a mode where the users can use the information in the cultivation system, by which use of the cultivation system is promoted, creating a virtuous cycle of creation of more useful plants. A cultivation system 100 includes a cultivation apparatus 300 and a communication terminal 200 that can communicate with a cloud 500. The cultivation apparatus 300 grows a plant, transmits growth information to the cloud 500, and receives raising control information from the cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20150381970
    Abstract: An I/O device, an I/O program, and an I/O method that can add a sense of distance from the position of visually recognizing eyes to a stereoscopic image that is a virtual image, through an object that is a real image and provide visual recognition as if the stereoscopic image were associated with the object are provided. An I/O device of the present invention includes a display device that can generate a stereoscopic image, a depth level sensor that measures a distance to an object, and an event generating unit that generates an event according to a mode of the object at least either in a stereoscopic region of the stereoscopic image generated by the display device or in a depth level detection region of the depth level sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7959856
    Abstract: Aluminum alloys and castings are provided that have excellent practical fatigue resistances. The alloy includes, based upon 100 mass %, 4-12 mass % of Si, less than 0.2 mass % of Cu, 0.1-0.5 mass % of Mg, 0.2-3.0 mass % of Ni, 0.1-0.7 mass % of Fe, 0.15-0.3 mass % of Ti, and the balance of aluminum (Al) and impurities. The alloy has a metallographic structure, which includes a matrix phase primarily of ?-Al and a skeleton phase crystallizing around the matrix phase in a network shape. The matrix phase is strengthened by precipitates containing Mg. Because of the strengthened matrix phase, and the skeleton phase that surrounds it, the castings have high strength, high fatigue strength, and high thermo-mechanical fatigue resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Hajime Ikuno, Hiroshi Hohjo, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Isamu Ueda, Hiroaki Iwahori
  • Patent number: 7682469
    Abstract: A piston made of aluminum cast alloy having a main body section in an approximately cylindrical shape, atop face section provided and arranged so as to occlude one end of the main body section, and a pin boss section in which a pin hole is provided so as to penetrate through the main body section in a radial direction. The piston comprises an aluminum cast alloy containing Mg (Magnesium): equal to or less than 0.2 mass %, Ti (Titanium) 0.05-0.3 mass %, Si (Silicon): 10-21 mass %, Cu (Copper): 2-3.5 mass %, Fe (Iron): 0.1-0.7 mass %, Ni (Nickel): 1-3 mass %, P (Phosphorus): 0.001-0.02 mass %, Al (Aluminum): the remaining portions, and impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Hajime Ikuno, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Hiroshi Hohjo
  • Publication number: 20050100473
    Abstract: Aluminum alloys and castings are provided that have excellent practical fatigue resistances. The alloy includes, based upon 100 mass %, 4-12 mass % of Si, less than 0.2 mass % of Cu, 0.1-0.5 mass % of Mg, 0.2-3.0 mass % of Ni, 0.1-0.7 mass % of Fe, 0.15-0.3 mass % of Ti, and the balance of aluminum (Al) and impurities. The alloy has a metallographic structure, which includes a matrix phase primarily of ?-Al and a skeleton phase crystallizing around the matrix phase in a network shape. The matrix phase is strengthened by precipitates containing Mg. Because of the strengthened matrix phase, and the skeleton phase that surrounds it, the castings have high strength, high fatigue strength, and high thermo-mechanical fatigue resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkusho
    Inventors: Hajime Ikuno, Hiroshi Hohjo, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Isamu Ueda, Hiroaki Iwahori
  • Publication number: 20050000604
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy according to the present invention includes from 4.0 to 6.0% Mg, from 0.3 to 0.6% Mn, from 0.5 to 0.9% Fe, and the balance of Al and inevitable impurities when the entirety is taken as 100% by mass. By appropriately selecting the composition range of Mg, Mn and Fe, it has been possible to micro-finely crystallize Al (Mn, Fe) compounds while inhibiting the growth of primary-crystal Al. As a result, the resulting aluminum alloy is good in terms of the castability, and shows high strength as well as high ductility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawahara, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Yoshio Sugiyama, Toshio Horie, Hiroaki Iwahori, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Minoru Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20040057865
    Abstract: A piston made of aluminum cast alloy having a main body section in an approximately cylindrical shape, atop face section provided and arranged so as to occlude one end of the main body section, and a pin boss section in which a pin hole is provided so as to penetrate through the main body section in a radial direction. The piston comprises an aluminum cast alloy containing Mg (Magnesium): equal to or less than 0.2 mass %, Ti (Titanium) 0.05-0.3 mass %, Si (Silicon): 10-21 mass %, Cu (Copper): 2-3.5 mass %, Fe (Iron): 0.1-0.7 mass %, Ni (Nickel): 1-3 mass %, P (Phosphorus): 0.001-0.02 mass %, Al (Aluminum): the remaining portions, and impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo
    Inventors: Hajime Ikuno, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Hiroshi Hohjo
  • Patent number: 5351126
    Abstract: An optical measurement system for determination of a profile or thickness of an object includes first and second optical heads directing first and second light beams, respectively on first and second points on the surface of the object. Photo-sensors are included respectively in the first and second optical heads for receiving reflected lights from said first and second points and providing first and second outputs which varies in proportion to perpendicular distances from a reference plane to said first and second points on the object's surface. The first and second outputs are transmitted selectively to a single processing circuit through a switch. The processing circuit operates to process the first and second outputs in sequence to measure by triangulation the perpendicular distance of the first and second points from the reference plane and to analyze a surface or thickness of the object based upon thus measured perpendicular distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Takada, Hiroshi Matsuda, Toshiki Yamane, Yoshihiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 5103725
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a printer with a sheet feeding apparatus having a printer body incorporating a printing mechanism for printing onto continuous forms. A cutter is provided close to a continuous forms discharging port on the printer case. Following the cutter downstream, there is provided a sheet feeding belt that rotates at a rate higher than the feed rate of the continuous forms. Along the belt, there are provided a sheet traversing section, a sheet direction changing section, a sheet pushing section and a sheet stacker, in that order from upstream to downstream. The sheet traversing section seizes and feeds horizontally each sheet cut by the cutter. The sheet direction changing section perpendicularly changes the feed direction of each cut sheet. The sheet pushing section pushes each sheet onto the sheet stacker where an orderly stack of sheets is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Sugimoto, Tomio Nishijima, Teruhisa Inoue, Yoshihiko Sugimoto, Masashi Suzuki, Izumi Matsushita