Patents by Inventor Yoshihiko Suzuki

Yoshihiko Suzuki 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: 9910268
    Abstract: A spatial light modulator comprises, a first light modulation element having a substrate, a reflecting mirror, a movable portion displaced relative to the substrate while supporting the reflecting mirror, and a top electrode adsorbing the movable portion by electrostatic force between the movable portion and the top electrode in a position farther away from the substrate than the movable portion, a second light modulation element placed adjacent to the first light modulation element in the substrate, having a reflecting mirror, a movable portion displaced relative to the substrate while supporting the reflecting mirror, and a top electrode adsorbing the movable portion by electrostatic force between the movable portion and the top electrode in a position farther away from the substrate than the movable portion, and electrode supporting portions commonly supporting the top electrodes of the first light modulation element and the second light modulation element relative to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Junji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180060986
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes an input, a first storage, an acquirer, and a second storage. The input receives image data from an imager that captures, from a vehicle, an image of surroundings of the vehicle. The first storage stores, in correlation with each other, identification information for identifying a road structure contained in the image data for guiding the vehicle, and category information indicating a category of the road structure. The acquirer acquires location information representing a spot at which the vehicle is traveling. The second storage stores, in correlation with one another, the image data from which the road structure is detected based on the identification information stored in the first storage, the category information, and the location information indicating a spot at which the vehicle is traveling at the time of capturing the image data containing the road structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Toshio SATO, Hideki UENO, Yusuke TAKAHASHI, Kentaro YOKOI, Kenji KIMIYAMA, Yasuhiro AOKI
  • Patent number: 9875413
    Abstract: An embodiment of a vehicle monitoring apparatus has a determiner and a reader. The determiner determines whether or not a specific site of a vehicle exists at least in an area of an image, the image imaged by an imager, the area being one of multiple areas into which the image is divided by dividing line that are substantially orthogonal to a direction of travel of the vehicle. The reader reads information on a license plate mounted to the vehicle from the area in case that the determiner determines the specific site of the vehicle is determined to exist in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Toshio Sato, Kentaro Yokoi, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Kenji Kimiyama, Junichi Nakamura, Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9645390
    Abstract: The spatial light modulator is provided with: a substrate; a fixed electrode disposed on a surface of the substrate; a connecting section, which has one end of the connecting section connected to the surface of the substrate; a movable section, which is connected to another end of the connecting section; a supporting post section, which extends in the thickness direction of the substrate with one end of the supporting post section connected to the movable section; a reflecting member, which is connected to another end of the supporting post section; a movable electrode, which is disposed on a surface of the reflecting member, the surface of the reflecting member facing the fixed electrode; and a conductive layer, which is disposed on the supporting post section with a film thickness larger than that of the movable electrode, and which electrically connects between the movable section and the movable electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Suzuki, Yoshihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160328858
    Abstract: An image processing system of an embodiment includes a first analyzer, an image processor, and a first scaler. The first analyzer is configured to analyze image data to generate an analysis result. The image processor is configured to perform image processing of the image data in accordance with the analysis result, to generate processed image data. The image processor includes a first image processor and a second image processor. The second image processor is configured to receive an output from the first image processor. The first scaler configured to determine whether the analysis result is usable with respect to the image data to be used by the second image processor after the first image processor performs the image processing, and to scale the analysis result to be used by the second image processor when the analysis result is not usable with respect to the image data to be used by the second image processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kenji Kimiyama, Toshio Sato, Kentaro Yokoi, Yoshihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9460489
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided, which performs alignment of pixels on a reference frame and on a standard frame, executes an image reconfiguration based on an alignment result, and generates a high resolution image of a frame from low resolution images of the reference and the standard frames, the apparatus including a memory configured to store an input video and to output an image processed video; and a plurality of arithmetic processors configured to perform in parallel, at the time of the alignment, a first alignment processing in a first direction from the reference to the standard frame by a first arithmetic processor, and a second alignment processing in a second direction from the standard to the reference frame by a second arithmetic processor, the second direction being opposite to the first direction, processing results of the first and the second alignment processings being shared among the processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Kimiyama, Toshio Sato, Yoshihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160266378
    Abstract: A spatial light modulator comprises, a first light modulation element having a substrate, a reflecting mirror, a movable portion displaced relative to the substrate while supporting the reflecting mirror, and a top electrode adsorbing the movable portion by electrostatic force between the movable portion and the top electrode in a position farther away from the substrate than the movable portion, a second light modulation element placed adjacent to the first light modulation element in the substrate, having a reflecting mirror, a movable portion displaced relative to the substrate while supporting the reflecting mirror, and a top electrode adsorbing the movable portion by electrostatic force between the movable portion and the top electrode in a position farther away from the substrate than the movable portion, and electrode supporting portions commonly supporting the top electrodes of the first light modulation element and the second light modulation element relative to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Junji SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20160259252
    Abstract: A spatial light modulation element module having a large area is manufactured. A spatial light modulation element module comprising a base member and a plurality of spatial light modulation element arrays, wherein each of the plurality of spatial light modulation element arrays has a light modulation element which modulates and emits at least one of the intensity and the phase of an incident light, and the base member maintains the plurality of spatial light modulation element arrays in a predetermined relative position in a bare chip state. In the above-described spatial light modulation element module, the plurality of spatial light modulation element arrays may be in a staggered arrangement in at least 1 direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Junji SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9389439
    Abstract: Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a reflecting mirror that moves from an initial position relative to the substrate; an elastic member that exerts an elastic force in a direction causing the reflecting mirror to return to the original position; a support body that supports the elastic member; and an elastic support member that elastically supports the support body relative to the substrate. In the spatial light modulation element, the support body may be supported at a distance from a surface of the substrate. The spatial light modulation element may further comprise a connecting portion that connects the support body to the substrate such that the support body can move along a surface direction of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160171312
    Abstract: An embodiment of a vehicle monitoring apparatus has a determiner and a reader. The determiner determines whether or not a specific site of a vehicle exists at least in an area of an image, the image imaged by an imager, the area being one of multiple areas into which the image is divided by dividing line that are substantially orthogonal to a direction of travel of the vehicle. The reader reads information on a license plate mounted to the vehicle from the area in case that the determiner determines the specific site of the vehicle is determined to exist in the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuhiro AOKI, Toshio SATO, Kentaro YOKOI, Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Kenji KIMIYAMA, Junichi NAKAMURA, Masahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160055382
    Abstract: A vehicle discrimination apparatus specifies a vehicle area in which a vehicle is photographed from an image including the vehicle and discriminates a vehicle passing through a road based on an image which a photographing device such as a camera installed at a side of the road or above the road photographs. The vehicle discrimination apparatus includes an image acquisition section, a first search window setting section, a feature amount calculation section, a likelihood calculation section, a vehicle area determination section, a template creation section, a template storage section, a tracking area setting section, a second search window setting section, a candidate area determination section, a selection section, and a detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Masahiro HORIE, Toshio SATO, Yasuhiro AOKI, Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Kenji KIMIYAMA, Yusuke TAKAHASHI, Junichi NAKAMURA, Masahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9217860
    Abstract: Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a flat portion that is movable relative to the substrate; a flat board attached to the flat portion; and a dielectric film that is formed on a surface of the flat board opposite the surface on which the flat portion is attached, and reflects incident light. In the spatial light modulation element the dielectric film may include two or more types of dielectric layers that are repeatedly layered in an alternating manner, such that adjacent layers have different refractive indexes from each other. Furthermore, the dielectric film may be formed by alternately layering an Al2O3 film and a SiO2 film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Junji Suzuki, Hiroshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 9177359
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processor divides input image data for a plurality of information processors so as to perform a super resolution process as a distributed processing. The super resolution process generates a high resolution image based on a plurality of low resolution input images. The information processor includes a division point determining unit, a division processor, and a combination processor. The division point determining unit determines a division point for an input image of a sequence of image frames. The division processor divides, for each of the information processors, the input image at the division point, and allocates each divided input image to each corresponding one of the information processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Kimiyama, Toshio Sato, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Yusuke Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150242996
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of one embodiment executes a super-resolution processing which generate a high resolution image of a frame from low resolution images of a plurality of frames by performing alignment of pixels on a reference frame on a standard frame which is made to have high resolution and executing reconfiguration of an image based on a result of the aligning. The image processing apparatus includes a plurality of arithmetic processing units which can operate in parallel. When executing alignment between the standard frame and the reference frame, the plurality of arithmetic processing units operate in parallel a first alignment processing and a second alignment processing which are in the reverse relation to each other in terms of the relation of the standard and the reference, and the first alignment processing and the second alignment processing share their processing results mutually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji KIMIYAMA, Toshio SATO, Yoshihiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20150116684
    Abstract: The spatial light modulator is provided with: a substrate; a fixed electrode disposed on a surface of the substrate; a connecting section, which has one end of the connecting section connected to the surface of the substrate; a movable section, which is connected to another end of the connecting section; a supporting post section, which extends in the thickness direction of the substrate with one end of the supporting post section connected to the movable section; a reflecting member, which is connected to another end of the supporting post section; a movable electrode, which is disposed on a surface of the reflecting member, the surface of the reflecting member facing the fixed electrode; and a conductive layer, which is disposed on the supporting post section with a film thickness larger than that of the movable electrode, and which electrically connects between the movable section and the movable electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Junji Suzuki, Yoshihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8950731
    Abstract: An exhaust valve structure includes: an inner cylindrical portion that forms an introducing passage of exhaust gas and that has a stay member; a valve element that closes or opens the introducing passage; and a wire mesh that is fixed to the stay member and that contacts the valve element when the introducing passage is closed. The wire mesh is formed in a shape such that a diameter of the wire mesh gradually increases toward a downstream side of the introducing passage and a load exerted on the stay member when the valve element contacts the wire mesh is distributed in a diameter-increasing direction in which the diameter of the wire mesh increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takato Ishihata, Shuichi Kizawa, Minato Tomuro, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Arata Kobayashi, Masafumi Wada, Shigeru Fukuoka, Shigeomi Hamakawa
  • Publication number: 20140254952
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processor divides input image data for a plurality of information processors so as to perform a super resolution process as a distributed processing. The super resolution process generates a high resolution image based on a plurality of low resolution input images. The information processor includes a division point determining unit, a division processor, and a combination processor. The division point determining unit determines a division point for an input image of a sequence of image frames. The division processor divides, for each of the information processors, the input image at the division point, and allocates each divided input image to each corresponding one of the information processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Kimiyama, Toshio Sato, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Yusuke Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140168743
    Abstract: Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a reflecting mirror that moves from an initial position relative to the substrate; an elastic member that exerts an elastic force in a direction causing the reflecting mirror to return to the original position; a support body that supports the elastic member; and an elastic support member that elastically supports the support body relative to the substrate. In the spatial light modulation element, the support body may be supported at a distance from a surface of the substrate. The spatial light modulation element may further comprise a connecting portion that connects the support body to the substrate such that the support body can move along a surface direction of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140168751
    Abstract: Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a flat portion that is movable relative to the substrate; a flat board attached to the flat portion; and a dielectric film that is formed on a surface of the flat board opposite the surface on which the flat portion is attached, and reflects incident light. In the spatial light modulation element the dielectric film may include two or more types of dielectric layers that are repeatedly layered in an alternating manner, such that adjacent layers have different refractive indexes from each other. Furthermore, the dielectric film may be formed by alternately layering an Al2O3 film and a SiO2 film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Junji Suzuki, Hiroshi Konishi
  • Publication number: 20130235272
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of one embodiment executes a super-resolution processing which generate a high resolution image of a frame from low resolution images of a plurality of frames by performing alignment of pixels on a reference frame on a standard frame which is made to have high resolution and executing reconfiguration of an image based on a result of the aligning. The image processing apparatus includes a plurality of arithmetic processing units which can operate in parallel. When executing alignment between the standard frame and the reference frame, the plurality of arithmetic processing units operate in parallel a first alignment processing and a second alignment processing which are in the reverse relation to each other in terms of the relation of the standard and the reference, and the first alignment processing and the second alignment processing share their processing results mutually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Kimiyama, Toshio Sato, Yoshihiko Suzuki