Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Nakano

Yoshihiro Nakano 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: 20220351363
    Abstract: An image processing device (10) according to an aspect of the present invention includes an acquiring section (151) and an estimation section (152). The acquiring section (151) acquires a first image and a second image obtained by capturing randomly stacked workpieces (W1a, W1b). The estimation section (152) generates a matching map of a feature of the first image and a feature of the second image, estimates a position, an orientation and a classification score of each workpiece as a target for each of the first image and the second image, and estimates the position of the workpiece, based on a matching result using the matching map and an estimation result of the position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventor: Yoshihiro NAKANO
  • Patent number: 11469921
    Abstract: A security device connected to a plurality of networks in a vehicle is provided. The security device determines, with regard to a frame received from a first network, whether to transmit a determination request for the frame outside the vehicle. The security device transmits the determination request outside the vehicle in a case where it is determined to transmit the determination request outside the vehicle, transmits, before obtaining a determination result from outside the vehicle in accordance with the determination request, the frame to a second network, and then obtains determination results from outside the vehicle in accordance with the determination request. The security device outputs presentation information in accordance with the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Junichi Tsurumi, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Toshihisa Nakano, Hideki Matsushima, Yuji Unagami
  • Publication number: 20220314250
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure filter including; attaching ceramic particles to a surface of the first cells by ejecting an aerosol including the ceramic particles toward the inlet side end surface from a direction perpendicular to the inlet side end surface while applying a suction force to the outlet side end surface to suck the ejected aerosol from the inlet side end surface, wherein the ejection of the aerosol is carried out using an aerosol generator including a drive gas flow path for flowing a pressurized drive gas, a supply port provided on the way of the drive gas flow path and capable of sucking the ceramic particles from an outer peripheral side of the drive gas flow path toward an inside of the drive gas flow path, and a nozzle attached to a tip of the drive gas flow path and capable of ejecting the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SATO, Shuji UEDA, Yuichi TAJIMA, Seiya NAKANO, Ken ITAZU, Koichi SENDO, Yutaka ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220314154
    Abstract: A pillar-shaped honeycomb structure including a plurality of first cells extending from an inlet side end surface to an outlet side end surface, and a plurality of second cells extending from the inlet side end surface to the outlet side end surface, with a porous partition wall interposed therebetween, wherein a porous film having a porosity higher than that of the partition walls is provided on a surface of each of the first cells, and at a cross-section orthogonal to the direction in which the first cells of the pillar-shaped honeycomb structure filter extend, the average thickness of the porous film in the central portion is larger than the average thickness of the porous film in the outer peripheral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SATO, Shuji UEDA, Koichi SENDO, Yutaka ISHII, Yuichi TAJIMA, Seiya NAKANO, Ken ITAZU
  • Patent number: 11456633
    Abstract: A rotor of the permanent magnet rotating electric machine includes a rotor core, a plurality of magnets, and magnetic slits. Each of the magnetic slits is formed in a core region being a region between magnets of the plurality of magnets, and a gap. The magnetic slits are regions having a lower magnetic permeability than a magnetic permeability of the core region. One end of each of the magnetic slits, which is closer to an outer periphery of the rotor, is positioned in a portion of the core region on the same direction side as a direction of a force in a circumferential direction of the rotor, and another end closer to the rotation axis center of the rotor is positioned on the magnetic pole center or in a portion of the core region on a side opposite to the direction of the force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohira Takahashi, Junji Kitao, Yoshihiro Miyama, Masatsugu Nakano, Kosho Yamane
  • Publication number: 20220270895
    Abstract: A separating apparatus configured to separate a processing target object into a first separation body and a second separation body includes a first holder configured to hold the first separation body; a second holder configured to hold the second separation body; a moving unit configured to move the first holder and the second holder relatively to each other; and a rotation unit configured to rotate at least one of the first separation body or the second separation body to allow a separation surface of the first separation body or a separation surface of the second separation body to face upwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Seiji NAKANO, Yohei YAMAWAKI, Yoshihiro KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220266312
    Abstract: A separating apparatus configured to separate a processing target object into a first separation body and a second separation body includes a first holder configured to hold the first separation body; a second holder configured to hold the second separation body; a moving unit configured to move the first holder and the second holder relatively to each other; and a separation surface cleaning unit configured to clean at least a separation surface of the first separation body or a separation surface of the second separation body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yohei YAMAWAKI, Seiji NAKANO, Yoshihiro KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220244213
    Abstract: A sensor element comprising a first electrode containing Au as a main component, a second electrode and a solid electrolyte body. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed to face each other while sandwiching the solid electrolyte body therebetween. The first electrode has a first electrode portion, which faces the second electrode while sandwiching the solid electrolyte body in cooperation with the second electrode, and a first lead portion. The solid electrolyte body has an uneven portion in a surface region facing the first electrode portion, the uneven portion having a plurality of protrusions. The first electrode portion is in direct contact with the uneven portion. An insulating layer whose surface has an uneven shape is formed on a surface of the solid electrolyte body facing the first lead portion. The first lead portion is in direct contact with the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro NAKANO, Tetsuo YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220234160
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a chuck configured to hold a substrate horizontally; a processing unit configured to press a processing tool against an outer periphery of the substrate held by the chuck to process the substrate; and a lower cup configured to collect a processing residue falling from the substrate over an entire circumference of the substrate. The lower cup is provided with a discharge opening through which the processing residue is discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yohei YAMAWAKI, Seiji NAKANO, Yoshihiro KAWAGUCHI, Munehisa KODAMA
  • Patent number: 11391194
    Abstract: A gas sensor control apparatus (300) including a control section (61) which executes a first receiving process (STEP 1) for receiving a first detection result output from a mixed-potential-type ammonia detection section (42) for detecting ammonia contained in a gas under measurement and corresponding to the concentration of ammonia, a second receiving process (STEP 1) for receiving a second detection result output from an oxygen detection section (2) for detecting oxygen contained in the gas under measurement and corresponding to the concentration of oxygen, a first concentration calculation process (STEP 3) for calculating a first ammonia concentration of the gas under measurement based on the first detection result and the second detection result, and a pressure correction process (STEP 6) for correcting the first ammonia concentration based on pressure information obtained from an external device (220), thereby obtaining a second ammonia concentration of the gas under measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Kimihiro Kohama
  • Patent number: 11372307
    Abstract: Provided is an optical modulator having an optical modulation high frequency line through which a high frequency electrical signal can be efficiently input to an optical modulation region and which is in a broadband. High frequency lines of an optical modulator, that is, an input high frequency line, an optical modulation high frequency line, and an output high frequency line have a line configuration in which each of the input high frequency line and the output high frequency line is divided into a plurality of segments, and adjacent segments of the plurality of the segments have different characteristic impedances and propagation constants. The input high frequency line and the output high frequency line may be implemented by changing a width or a thickness of a signal electrode formed on a dielectric forming a micro-strip line between adjacent segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kikuchi, Eiichi Yamada, Josuke Ozaki, Yoshihiro Ogiso, Yuta Ueda, Shinsuke Nakano
  • Patent number: 11255812
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor element having an electrode containing a first metal as a predominant component and a lead containing a second metal as a predominant component. The electrode and the lead are connected directly at a connection boundary thereof, or connected indirectly via a connection joint. The connection boundary or joint includes a component region where either one of the first and second metals lower in specific gravity than the other of the first and second metals is contained in an amount ranging between those in the electrode and the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Furuta, Tetsuo Yamada, Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210199854
    Abstract: An optical lens with an antireflective film includes: a lens substrate; and an antireflective film disposed on the lens substrate. The antireflective film is formed of layers each having a physical thickness of 140 nm or less. In order from an air side, the antireflective film has: a first layer formed as an MgF2 layer, a second layer, a fourth layer, a sixth layer, an eighth layer, and a tenth layer each having a refractive index of 2.0 or more and 2.3 or less, and a third layer, a fifth layer, a seventh layer, and a ninth layer each formed as an SiO2 layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Koji Takahara
  • Patent number: 10962516
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ammonia sensor element for detecting ammonia in a gas under measurement, including two mixed-potential-type ammonia detection cells that respectively include first and second ammonia detection electrodes. The first ammonia detection electrode has a metal composition containing Au as a predominant component. The second ammonia detection electrode has a metal composition containing Au as a predominant component. The metal compositions of the first and second ammonia detection electrodes are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Tetsuo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210079828
    Abstract: A gas sensor control apparatus (300) including a control section (61) which executes a first receiving process (STEP 1) for receiving a first detection result output from a mixed-potential-type ammonia detection section (42) for detecting ammonia contained in a gas under measurement and corresponding to the concentration of ammonia, a second receiving process (STEP 1) for receiving a second detection result output from an oxygen detection section (2) for detecting oxygen contained in the gas under measurement and corresponding to the concentration of oxygen, a first concentration calculation process (STEP 3) for calculating a first ammonia concentration of the gas under measurement based on the first detection result and the second detection result, and a pressure correction process (STEP 6) for correcting the first ammonia concentration based on pressure information obtained from an external device (220), thereby obtaining a second ammonia concentration of the gas under measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro NAKANO, Kimihiro KOHAMA
  • Patent number: 10942294
    Abstract: A projection lens for projecting an image onto a projection plane includes: a lens substrate; and an antireflective film disposed on a surface of the lens substrate. The antireflective film includes, in order starting from an air side of the antireflective film, a first layer, second layer, third layer, fourth layer, fifth layer, sixth layer, seventh layer, and eighth layer. The first layer is formed of MgF2. Each of the second layer, the fourth layer, the sixth layer, and the eighth layer has a refractive index of 2.0 to 2.3. Each of the third layer, the fifth layer, and the seventh layer is formed of SiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Koji Takahara, Miyuki Teramoto
  • Patent number: 10920700
    Abstract: A sensor control apparatus supplies a constant current to an oxygen concentration detection cell when it judges that oxygen concentration is greater than 15% (the concentration of oxygen contained in a measurement chamber is high). The sensor control apparatus detects a first difference voltage generated in the oxygen concentration detection cell as a result of the flow of the constant current to the oxygen concentration detection cell after a predetermined first detection time following the supply of the constant current. The sensor control apparatus detects a second difference voltage generated in the oxygen concentration detection cell as a result of the flow of the constant current to the oxygen concentration detection cell after a second detection time, which is previously set to be longer than the first detection time, following the supply of the constant current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10890571
    Abstract: A control apparatus mounted on a diesel vehicle including an oxidation catalyst, a selective reduction catalyst, and a gas sensor includes an activation determination section, a concentration computation section, and a deterioration determination section. The concentration computation section computes the concentration of flammable gas from a sensor output in a period during which the activation determination section determines that the oxidation catalyst is not in the activated state and computes the concentration of ammonia gas from the sensor output in a period during which the activation determination section determines that the oxidation catalyst is in the activated state. The deterioration determination section determines whether or not the oxidation catalyst has deteriorated, on the basis of the concentration of the flammable gas computed by the concentration computation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10809227
    Abstract: A microcomputer calculates the concentration of ammonia contained in exhaust gas. The microcomputer repeatedly obtains from a first ammonia detection section a first ammonia electromotive force EMF1 whose value changes with both the concentrations of ammonia and a flammable gas contained in the exhaust gas. The microcomputer outputs, as ammonia concentration information at the present point in time, ammonia concentration information representing the ammonia concentration at the point 0.5 sec prior to the present point in time. The microcomputer sets a rich spike flag Fs when a first ammonia electromotive force change amount ?EMF1 is smaller than a value obtained by multiplying a start determination value by ?1. When the rich spike flag Fs is set, the microcomputer sets the ammonia concentration information at the present point in time to the value of the ammonia concentration information at the point immediately before the rich spike flag Fs is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Miyamoto, Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20200319376
    Abstract: A projection lens for projecting an image onto a projection plane includes: a lens substrate; and an antireflective film disposed on a surface of the lens substrate. The antireflective film includes, in order starting from an air side of the antireflective film, a first layer, second layer, third layer, fourth layer, fifth layer, sixth layer, seventh layer, and eighth layer. The first layer is formed of MgF2. Each of the second layer, the fourth layer, the sixth layer, and the eighth layer has a refractive index of 2.0 to 2.3. Each of the third layer, the fifth layer, and the seventh layer is formed of SiO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro NAKANO, Koji TAKAHARA, Miyuki TERAMOTO