Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro MISAKA

Yoshihiro MISAKA 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: 20200305747
    Abstract: A biological information measuring apparatus includes a cover member and a hardware processor. The cover member is provided with sensors for detecting biological signals to cover a position of a biological part of a subject. The hardware processor is configured to estimate a positional relation of the position of the biological part of the subject with respect to the cover member at a first time point. The hardware processor superimposes first point cloud and second point cloud. The first point cloud is acquired by a non-contact mechanism front the subject at the first time point and represents a surface of the biological part of the subject in a coordinate system of the sensors. The second point cloud is created based on a morphological image of the subject captured by a biological structure acquiring apparatus and represents the surface of the biological part of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiwamu KUDO, Yoshihiro MISAKA, Noriyuki TOMITA, Hirofumi MORISE
  • Publication number: 20200289008
    Abstract: A brain response measurement system includes a stimulation timing control unit calculating, based on a delay time from a brain response to first stimulation in a first brain area to a brain response to a second stimulation in the first brain area, and a delay time from a brain response to the second stimulation in the second brain area to a brain response to the first stimulation in the second brain area, start and end times of the first stimulation and start and end times of the second stimulation that cause the brain response to the first stimulation in the first brain area and the brain response to the second stimulation in the first brain area not to overlap and cause the brain response to the second stimulation in the second brain area and the brain response to the first stimulation in the second brain area not to overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MISAKA, Hirofumi MORISE, Kiwamu KUDO
  • Publication number: 20200100695
    Abstract: A biological information measurement system includes a dewar, a single imaging device, and a hardware processor. The dewar covers a head of a subject and contains sensors that are arranged for detecting biological signals. The single imaging device acquires an image in which three or more reference points and the dewar are captured, the reference points being set in relation to the subject. The hardware processor is configured to: measure brain neural activity of the subject based on the biological signals detected by the sensors; determine positional relationships between the reference points of the subject and the sensors based on the reference points and positional relationship data of the dewar; and re-determine the positional relationships between the reference point of the subject and the sensors, based on images that are acquired by the single imaging device at different times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MISAKA, Hirofumi Morise, Kiwamu Kudo
  • Publication number: 20190200912
    Abstract: A biological function measurement and analysis system, a biological function measurement and analysis method, and a recording medium storing program code causing a computer to execute the biological function measurement and analysis method. The biological function measurement and analysis system includes an input acceptance unit configured to accept selection of a biological function to be measured, and a measurement and analysis procedure determining unit configured to access a memory in which measurement and analysis procedure data, indicating a combination of measurement and analysis of reaction of a live subject caused by stimulation on a biological-function-by-biological-function basis, is stored to specify measurement and analysis procedure data corresponding to the selected biological function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Hirofumi MORISE, Kiwamu KUDO, Yoshihiro MISAKA, Eiichi OKUMURA, Tomoya KIMURA, Yasuyuki KAWABUCHI
  • Patent number: 10031457
    Abstract: An optical sensor including an irradiation system including an irradiation system including a light source unit having a light source, the irradiation system configured to emit a linearly polarized light of a first polarization direction onto a surface of an object, a polarizing optical element disposed on an optical path of the light that is emitted from the irradiation system and reflected by diffuse reflection from an incident plane of the object and configured to separate a linearly polarized light component of a second polarization direction, a first photodetector configured to receive the linearly polarized light component of the second polarization direction separated by the polarizing optical element, and a housing supporting the irradiation system, the polarizing optical element, and the first photodetector, where the light source unit is fixed to the housing in a light emitting direction of the light source unit via space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Fumikazu Hoshi, Kazuma Goto, Yoshihiro Misaka
  • Patent number: 9429513
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes an irradiation system with a light source configured to emit linearly polarized light of a first polarization direction onto a sheet-like object, in a direction oblique to a direction orthogonal to a surface of the object, a first photodetector arranged on an optical path of light that is emitted from the irradiation system and then is reflected at the object by regular reflection, a first optical element, arranged on an optical path of light reflected by diffuse reflection from an incidence plane of the object, configured to transmit linearly polarized light of a second polarization direction that is orthogonal to the first polarization direction, a second photodetector configured to receive light that has passed through the first optical element, and a detection unit configured to detect at least one of basis weight and thickness of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Adachi, Yoshihiro Oba, Toshihiro Ishii, Fumikazu Hoshi, Sunao Chubachi, Yoshihiro Misaka
  • Publication number: 20150062582
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes an irradiation system with a light source configured to emit linearly polarized light of a first polarization direction onto a sheet-like object, in a direction oblique to a direction orthogonal to a surface of the object, a first photodetector arranged on an optical path of light that is emitted from the irradiation system and then is reflected at the object by regular reflection, a first optical element, arranged on an optical path of light reflected by diffuse reflection from an incidence plane of the object, configured to transmit linearly polarized light of a second polarization direction that is orthogonal to the first polarization direction, a second photodetector configured to receive light that has passed through the first optical element, and a detection unit configured to detect at least one of basis weight and thickness of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko ADACHI, Yoshihiro OBA, Toshihiro ISHII, Fumikazu HOSHI, Sunao CHUBACHI, Yoshihiro MISAKA