Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Takeda

Yoshihiro Takeda 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: 20240148364
    Abstract: An ultrasound image processing apparatus includes a reception section that receives an ultrasound image and discriminator determination information from an external apparatus, the ultrasound image being generated based on a reception signal acquired by an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives an ultrasound wave to and from a subject, the discriminator determination information allowing determination of a discriminator that discriminates a target in the ultrasound image, and one or more first hardware processors, in which the one or more first hardware processors determine one from among a plurality of discriminators to which the ultrasound image is to be input, the one discriminator being determined based on the discriminator determination information, input the ultrasound image to the determined discriminator to acquire a discrimination result to be output from the determined discriminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroaki MATSUMOTO, Shikou KANEKO, Yoshihiro TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20240136622
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells arranged side by side in a first direction, each of the plurality of battery cells having a prismatic shape; and two restraint members that restrains the plurality of battery cells along the first direction, each of the two restraint members being provided to be arranged side by side with the plurality of battery cells in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. Each of the two restraint members includes a plate-shaped portion extending in a plane direction including the first direction and a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction. The plate-shaped portion is constituted of a metal member having a rolling line along the third direction, and the plate-shaped portion is provided with an opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUDA, Kosyo ABE, Takahide TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20240136638
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells arranged side by side in a first direction, each of the plurality of battery cells having a prismatic shape; two restraint members that each restrain the plurality of battery cells along the first direction, each of the two restraint members being provided to be arranged side by side with the plurality of battery cells in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and a coupling member in a form of a strip, the coupling member extending in the second direction at an intermediate portion in the first direction to couple the two restraint members to each other. The coupling member has a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion that are respectively engaged with the two restraint members in directions of sandwiching the two restraint members along the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUDA, Kosyo ABE, Tomochika TERANAKA, Takahide TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 11958921
    Abstract: To provide a disposable diaper enabling reduction in re-wet amount and having an excellent speed of incorporating liquid regardless of concentration and configuration of a water-absorbing agent in an absorbent material. A water-absorbing agent having excellent Gel Capillary Absorption (GCA) and Free Gel Bed Permeability (FGBP) is obtained by crushing a crosslinked hydrogel polymer obtained in a polymerization step to have a specific weight average particle diameter while fluid retention capacity and a surface tension of a water-absorbing agent are adjusted in a specific range, drying the crushed crosslinked hydrogel polymer, and then adding a liquid permeability enhancer thereto during surface crosslinking or after surface crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yorino, Daisuke Takeda, Yoshitaka Ikeuchi, Shigeru Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Shobo, Yoshifumi Adachi, Ryota Wakabayashi, Daisuke Takagi, Sachie Kitabata
  • Patent number: 11940347
    Abstract: A pressure sensor has a stem in which a pressure introduction hole into which a pressure medium is introduced and a diaphragm deformable according to the pressure of the pressure medium are formed, and a strain detecting element which is arranged on the diaphragm via an insulating film and being configured to output a detection signal according to the deformation of the diaphragm. The strain detecting element is configured to have a portion made of polysilicon. A low doping layer having a higher electrical resistivity than polysilicon and a higher crystallinity than the insulating film is arranged between the insulating film and the strain detecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kodama, Naoki Yoshida, Kaori Miyashita, Eiji Takeda, Nobuaki Yamada, Yoshihiro Tomomatsu, Yasushi Yanagisawa, Yusuke Midorikawa, Shirou Kamanaru, Kenichi Yokoyama, Inao Toyoda, Hisayuki Takeuchi, Naohisa Niimi, Masao Takahashi, Yasutake Ura, Kouji Asano, Yukihiro Kamada
  • Publication number: 20240084415
    Abstract: This non-oriented electrical steel sheet includes a base material having a chemical composition including Si: 3.7 to 4.8%, wherein a recrystallization rate is less than 100% in terms of an area fraction, the following Formula (i) and Formula (ii) are satisfied, and the tensile strength is more than 700 MPa. 4.3?Si+sol. Al+0.5×Mn?4.9??(i) (B50(0°)+2×B50(45°)+B50(90°))/4?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Yoshiaki NATORI, Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Ichiro TANAKA, Yoshihiro ARITA, Hiroki HORI, Wataru OHASHI
  • Patent number: 11911221
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus including a hardware processor that: calculates a plurality of eigenvectors by performing principal component analysis on a time-series reflection wave data group; calculates a principal frequency component of a time direction represented by the plurality of eigenvectors; determines a reduction rate of each of the plurality of eigenvectors on a basis of the principal frequency component of each of the plurality of eigenvectors and a clutter component reduction condition that defines a reference frequency for reduction of a clutter component; calculates a filter coefficient for reduction of the clutter component on a basis of the plurality of eigenvectors, and the reduction rate corresponding to each of the plurality of eigenvectors; and generates blood flow image data by applying the filter coefficient to the time-series reflection wave data group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Takeda
  • Publication number: 20240008853
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium storing a computer-readable diagnostic program that causes a computer to execute outputting that is outputting a first inference result from third ultrasonic image data before processing including coordinate transformation based on a reception signal for image generation received by an ultrasonic probe by using a learning model. The learning model is machine-learned using learning data formed with a pair of: first ultrasonic image data based on a reception signal for image generation received by an ultrasonic probe; and second correct answer data obtained by performing inverse transformation of coordinate transformation on first correct answer data for second ultrasonic image data obtained by performing processing including coordinate transformation on the first ultrasonic image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Shikou Kaneko, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Akihiro Kawabata, Yoshihiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 11844656
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: a hardware processor that search for a blood vessel position of a subject in a tomographic image and automatically setting a region corresponding to the blood vessel position detected in the tomographic image as a measurement region for generating a Doppler image. In a case where a measurement region has been already set or in a case where a specified position specified by a user exists when the hardware processor automatically sets the measurement region, the hardware processor executes processing of searching for the blood vessel position such that the measurement region is automatically set near the measurement region that has been already set or the specified position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Makiko Urabe, Yoshihiro Takeda, Akihiro Kawabata
  • Patent number: 11842808
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic imaging training apparatus for training an identification model to be used for identifying a target in an ultrasound image generated based on reflected ultrasound reflected from inside a subject includes a first hardware processor that extracts a first image from the ultrasound image used for training and generates teacher data in which a feature value of a second image included in the first image is associated with information relating to a likelihood of the target, the generation of the teacher data being based on the first image and preset reference data; and a second hardware processor that trains the identification model through machine learning using the teacher data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 11832993
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic device including a transmitter, a first image processor, a second image processor, and an image synthesizer. The transmitter alternates between first transmission events that include transmission of first detection waves and second transmission events that include transmission of second detection waves. The first image processor generates frames of first images based on reception signals corresponding to a plurality of the first transmission events. The second image processor generates frames of second images based on reception signals corresponding to the second transmission events. The image synthesizer superimposes the second images on the first images to generate synthesized images. Frame rate of the second images is higher than that of the first images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kawabata, Yoshihiro Takeda
  • Publication number: 20230320698
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a transmitter/receiver that causes an ultrasonic probe to transmit and receive an ultrasonic beam; a signal processor that generates an ultrasonic image on a basis of a reception signal acquired from the ultrasonic probe; a target identifier that performs segmentation processing based on a structure type on the ultrasonic image to generate a likelihood image indicating an existence region of a target in the ultrasonic image; and a likelihood image synthesizer that synthesizes the likelihood images of a plurality of the ultrasonic images generated by ultrasonic scanning using the ultrasonic beams having steer angles different from each other to generate a space compound likelihood image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 11744525
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes: a transmission/reception part that sequentially supplies a drive signal to each of a plurality of ultrasound transducers, and receives and processes a reception signal output from each of the plurality of ultrasound transducers; and a hardware processor that: converts sampling data of each of positions into pixel values, and generates a first ultrasound image; upscales the first ultrasound image in accordance with a predetermined sample number increase magnification, and thereafter applies resolution enhancement processing on the first ultrasound image and thereby generates a second ultrasound image; converts the second ultrasound image into a display image; and controls transmission/reception conditions of the transmission/reception part so that an image size of the second ultrasound image becomes close to an image size of the display image, on the basis of the image size of the display image and the sample number increase magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 11673126
    Abstract: There is provided a cluster-supporting porous carrier having improved heat resistance and/or catalytic activity, and a method for producing it. The cluster-supporting porous carrier of the invention has porous carrier particles (20) such as zeolite particles, and metal oxide clusters (16) supported within the pores of the porous carrier particles. The method of the invention for producing the cluster-supporting porous carrier includes providing a dispersion containing a dispersing medium (11) and porous carrier particles dispersed in the dispersing medium, forming positively charged metal oxide clusters (16) in the dispersion, and supporting the metal oxide clusters within the pores of the porous carrier particles (20) by electrostatic interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, GENESIS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takeda, Namiki Toyama, Kazuhiro Egashira, Toshiaki Tanaka, Seitoku Ito, Masahiko Ichihashi
  • Publication number: 20230105837
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a hardware processor that detects a region of a blood vessel appearing in a tomographic image; calculates a diameter of the blood vessel by analyzing the tomographic image; specifies, based on the diameter of the blood vessel calculated in each of a plurality of frames obtained within a predetermined period of the tomographic image, a frame of interest from among the plurality of frames, the frame of interest corresponding to a frame obtained when the diameter of the blood vessel is maximum and/or minimum; performs measurement on the blood vessel appearing in the frame of interest of the tomographic image, the measurement being measurement of a blood flow of a subject or a property of the blood vessel of the subject; and displays the frame of interest of the tomographic image at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Makiko URABE, Akihiro Kawabata, Yoshihiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 11576656
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic device generates a frame reception signal by compounding sub-frame reception signals acquired from a subject body through an ultrasound probe. The sub-frame reception signals are generated through sub-scans composing an ultrasound scan. Between the sub-scans, a range in the scanned subject body differs due to a different ultrasound beam steering angle used. The diagnostic device includes a control circuit with a reception signal acquirer acquiring sub-frame reception signals, and a map creator creating sub-frame enhancement maps corresponding to the sub-frame reception signals, the maps created by calculating, for a pixel region reception signal, an enhancement amount according to a characteristic value calculated based on the pixel region reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takagi, Yoshihiro Takeda, Akihiro Kawabata
  • Patent number: 11543367
    Abstract: There is provided an acquiring method of a projection image of a sample whose shape is uneven with respect to a rotation center, the method comprising the steps of setting the sample S0 at a position of the rotation center C0 provided between an X-ray source 116a and a detector 117, and acquiring the projection image of the sample S0 at each different rotation angle for each different magnification ratio over a rotation angle of 180° or more by rotating the sample S0 around the rotation center C0, and by relatively changing a separation distance between the X-ray source and the rotation center, or a separation distance between the rotation center and the detector in an optical axis direction according to the shape of the sample S0 and the rotation angle of the sample S0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: RIGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Takeda
  • Publication number: 20220361850
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus including a hardware processor that: calculates a plurality of eigenvectors by performing principal component analysis on a time-series reflection wave data group; calculates a principal frequency component of a time direction represented by the plurality of eigenvectors; determines a reduction rate of each of the plurality of eigenvectors on a basis of the principal frequency component of each of the plurality of eigenvectors and a clutter component reduction condition that defines a reference frequency for reduction of a clutter component; calculates a filter coefficient for reduction of the clutter component on a basis of the plurality of eigenvectors, and the reduction rate corresponding to each of the plurality of eigenvectors; and generates blood flow image data by applying the filter coefficient to the time-series reflection wave data group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventor: Yoshihiro TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220133280
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus for generating a tomographic image of a subject by transmitting and receiving an ultrasound, the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus including: a hardware processor that: detects a blood vessel imaged in the tomographic image; determines whether an image of the blood vessel which has been detected falls under either a short axis view or a long axis view by an image analysis of the tomographic image; and sets a steering angle of an ultrasound beam used in measuring conditions of the detected blood vessel or a blood flow velocity in the detected blood vessel, based on a determination result of the image of the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Makiko URABE, Akihiro KAWABATA, Yoshihiro TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220008042
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic device including a transmitter, a first image processor, a second image processor, and an image synthesizer. The transmitter alternates between first transmission events that include transmission of first detection waves and second transmission events that include transmission of second detection waves. The first image processor generates frames of first images based on reception signals corresponding to a plurality of the first transmission events. The second image processor generates frames of second images based on reception signals corresponding to the second transmission events. The image synthesizer superimposes the second images on the first images to generate synthesized images. Frame rate of the second images is higher than that of the first images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro KAWABATA, Yoshihiro TAKEDA