Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Yamamoto

Yoshihiro Yamamoto 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: 20200202116
    Abstract: A moving information analyzing system includes a camera, and a server that is connected to the camera. The camera captures an image of an object region, extracts moving information regarding a staying position or a passing position of a moving object included in a captured image of the object region, outputs a count line for counting the number of moving objects and a count result of the number of moving objects having passed the count line, related to the moving information, and transmits the captured image and the moving information to the server in a predetermined transmission cycle. The server acquires the captured image and the moving information, generates a moving information analysis image in which the moving information is superimposed on the captured image and to which the count line and the count result are added, and displays the moving information analysis image on a monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Junko Noda, Marie Kanda, Yoshihiro Sugishita
  • Publication number: 20200158130
    Abstract: A turbine housing includes an inner pipe and an outer pipe, the inner pipe being configured to form an exhaust air flow path between an exhaust-air-inlet-side flange and an exhaust-air-outlet-side flange, and an outer pipe being configured to cover the inner pipe such that a predetermined spacing is formed between the inner pipe and the outer pipe. The inner pipe has: an inner pipe main body configured to form the exhaust air flow path having a spiral shape, the inner pipe main body being connected to the exhaust-air-inlet-side flange such that exhaust gas is allowed to enter between the inner pipe and the outer pipe; and an exhaust tube attached to an exhaust air outlet side of the inner pipe main body in a freely slidable manner with an intervening sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Tooru Iijima, Takaharu Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Shiga
  • Publication number: 20200157028
    Abstract: This invention provides a composition that contains PFOB with a PFOA content lower than that of known PFOB, and that is less likely to have an adverse effect on the environment; and provides a method for producing PFOB. The composition contains C8F17Brand further contains C7F15COOH, wherein C7F15COOH is present in a concentration of 25 ppb or less based on the total weight of C8F17Br. The method for producing C8F17Br comprises reacting C8F17I and a brominating agent to obtain C8F17Br, and alkali-washing the obtained C8F17Br to reduce the C7F15COOH content to 25 ppb or less based on the total weight of C8F17Br.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshichika KUROKI, Masahiro HIGASHI, Yoshihiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200129591
    Abstract: A composition having tissue repair activity, which is capable of promoting reactions associated with tissue repair, contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a first component that is a protein having a monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) activity, a second component that is a protein having the extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), and a third component that is at least one of chondroitin sulfate and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito YAMAMOTO, Minoru UEDA, Kohki MATSUBARA, Akio SUZUMURA, Koichi FURUKAWA, Yoshihiro MATSUSHITA, Hirotaka WAKAYAMA, Nobunori TAKAHASHI, Shin TSUNEKAWA, Takako IZUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200117913
    Abstract: There are provided an object recognition apparatus that raises the recognition accuracy for a surrounding object and a vehicle control apparatus, and an object recognition method and a vehicle control method. An object recognition apparatus receives object data, which is a state value of the object, from a first sensor for detecting a surrounding object; compares estimation data obtained through estimation of a state value of the object, based on recognition data calculated in a past period, with the object data, and determines whether or not the object data is data in a low-resolution state; then, in accordance with the determination result, calculates the state value of the object by use of object data and estimation data and then generates the state value as recognition data, so that the recognition accuracy for an object is raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyoshi YAMASHINA, Masanori MORI, Koji IIDA, Tomohiro AKIYAMA, Shinichi TATEIWA, Takayuki MORITANI, Hiroyuki UEDA, Hideaki TAMAZUMI, Junki TAMARU, Yoshihiro YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10621423
    Abstract: A moving information analyzing system includes a camera, and a server that is connected to the camera. The camera captures an image of an object region, extracts moving information regarding a staying position or a passing position of a moving object included in a captured image of the object region, outputs a count line for counting the number of moving objects and a count result of the number of moving objects having passed the count line, related to the moving information, and transmits the captured image and the moving information to the server in a predetermined transmission cycle. The server acquires the captured image and the moving information, generates a moving information analysis image in which the moving information is superimposed on the captured image and to which the count line and the count result are added, and displays the moving information analysis image on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Junko Noda, Marie Kanda, Yoshihiro Sugishita
  • Patent number: 10621083
    Abstract: A storage system selects from a plurality of physical areas constituting a physical address space as copy source physical areas, one or more non-additionally recordable physical areas each including a fragmented free area, and also selects a recordable physical area as a copy destination physical area. The storage system then writes one or more pieces of live data from the selected one or more copy source physical areas to the free area of the selected copy destination physical area on a per-strip or per-stripe basis, sequentially from the beginning of the free area. If the size of the write target data is such that it is not possible to write the write target data to the free area on a per-strip or per-stripe basis, then the storage system pads the write target data, and writes the padded write target data to the free area on a per-strip or per-stripe basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakagoe, Akira Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10622530
    Abstract: A vertically structured, aluminum nitride-based semiconductor deep ultraviolet light-emitting device is provided that exhibits a high light emission efficiency and an improved yield. The aluminum nitride-based semiconductor deep ultraviolet light-emitting device includes: a conductive support substrate; a porous metal film having a conductive macroporous structure with a pore rate of from 10% to 50% inclusive; and an aluminum nitride-based semiconductor layer structural body with a light-emitting layer, the conductive support substrate and the aluminum nitride-based semiconductor layer structural body being bonded with the porous metal film interposed therebetween for electrical connection, wherein the aluminum nitride-based semiconductor deep ultraviolet light-emitting device has an emission peak wavelength of from 220 nm to 300 nm inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhichiroh Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Ueta
  • Patent number: 10572171
    Abstract: A storage system according to an aspect of the present invention includes one or more storage devices for storing write data to which a write request from a host computer is directed, and a storage controller that provides one or more volumes to the host computer. Further, the storage system manages the time when a write request is last received from the host computer for each partition within the volume. Then, the storage controller performs a deduplication process upon detecting the partition not receiving a write request for a predetermined time or more from the time when the write request is last received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumitsu Takaoka, Akira Yamamoto, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Yasuo Watanabe, Yoshihiro Yoshii, Kazuki Matsugami
  • Publication number: 20200005053
    Abstract: A line detector apparatus and method on a vehicle for detecting a line on a road with a higher degree of accuracy. The vehicle includes front, right-side and left-side image capturing sensors mounted on a vehicle and respectively capture an image, including a road surface, at the front and right and left sides of the vehicle to respectively generate front, right-side and left-side images. The line detector includes a processor that calculates a line on a road as a first line from the front image, the line on the road as a second line from the right-side image, and the line on the road as a third line from the left-side image. The processor selects one of multiple mutually-different algorithms based on the first to third lines, and calculates the line on the road based on the first to third lines by using the selected algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junki TAMARU, Takayuki MORITANI, Hiroyuki UEDA, Hideaki TAMAZUMI, Yoshihiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190394384
    Abstract: A video display apparatus includes: a tone mapping processor that converts, by using dynamic metadata indicating a maximum luminance of a video in each of a plurality of time intervals included in a predetermined period, a luminance of the video in each time interval based on conversion characteristics according to the maximum luminance of the video in the time interval; and a display. The tone mapping processor switches between: a first operation of performing the tone mapping process by using first dynamic metadata that indicates the maximum luminance that is constant over the plurality of time intervals, the first dynamic metadata being generated by using static metadata that indicates a maximum luminance of the video in the predetermined period; and a second operation of performing the tone mapping process by using second dynamic metadata in which the maximum luminance varies over the plurality of time intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya YAMAMOTO, Masayuki KOZUKA, Yoshiichiro KASHIWAGI, Toshiroh NISHIO, Kazuhiko KOUNO, Hiroshi YAHATA, Takeshi HIROTA, Yoshihiro MORI
  • Publication number: 20190387134
    Abstract: A video display apparatus includes: a tone mapping processor that performs a tone mapping process of converting a luminance of a video by using conversion characteristics according to a maximum luminance of the video; and a display that displays the video that has undergone the tone mapping process. The tone mapping processor switches between a first tone mapping process of dynamically changing the conversion characteristics according to a time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video and a second tone mapping process that is performed using constant conversion characteristics irrespective of the time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video. When the tone mapping process used is switched from the second tone mapping process to the first tone mapping process, the conversion characteristics used is changed gradually or stepwise from the constant conversion characteristics to dynamically changing conversion characteristics over a plurality of frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki KOZUKA, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Yoshiichiro KASHIWAGI, Toshiroh NISHIO, Kazuhiko KOUNO, Hiroshi YAHATA, Takeshi HIROTA, Yoshihiro MORI
  • Patent number: 10507230
    Abstract: A composition having tissue repair activity, which is capable of promoting reactions associated with tissue repair, contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a first component that is a protein having a monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) activity, a second component that is a protein having the extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), and a third component that is at least one of chondroitin sulfate and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Minoru Ueda, Kohki Matsubara, Akio Suzumura, Koichi Furukawa, Yoshihiro Matsushita, Hirotaka Wakayama, Nobunori Takahashi, Shin Tsunekawa, Takako Izumoto
  • Patent number: 10511449
    Abstract: A method for use in a source device includes: acquiring a random number; transmitting the random number to a sink device through a High Definition Multimedia Interface-Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI-CEC) bus; receiving first signature information and capability information from the sink device through the HDMI-CEC bus, the first signature information being information in which the random number is encrypted with a first secret key of the sink device, the capability information being information about a display capability of the sink device; acquiring a result of a first determination whether first decrypted information is compatible with the transmitted random number, the first decrypted information being obtained by decrypting the first signature information with a first public key paired with the first secret key; determining that the received capability information is correct information when the result of the first determination is that the first decrypted information is compatible with the transmitte
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshiroh Nishio, Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshihiro Mori, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10497631
    Abstract: An insulated DC-DC converter includes a substrate, a transformer, a primary side electronic component and a primary side wire defining a primary side circuit together with a primary winding, a secondary side electronic component and a secondary side wire defining a secondary side circuit insulated from the primary side circuit, together with a secondary winding, the secondary side electronic component including a choke coil, and an inter-circuit electronic component and an inter-primary side circuit wire connected over the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit while insulating the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit from each other in a DC manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takami Muto, Takayuki Yamamoto, Takayoshi Nishiyama, Naoto Kinoshita, Yuki Abura, Yoshihiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190339226
    Abstract: An electrochemical gas sensor has a planar ceramic housing having a recess, a MEA, first and second electrically conductive gas diffusion membranes, and a metal lid fixed on the housing so as to cover the recess. The MEA is provided with an ionic conductive membrane, a first electrode on a surface of the membrane, and a second electrode on the opposite surface of the membrane. The first electrically conductive gas diffusion membrane is electrically connected to the first electrical connection. The second electrically conductive gas diffusion membrane is electrically connected to the second electrical connection. The lid presses the second electrically conductive gas diffusion membrane toward the MEA, and in the lid or in the bottom of the housing, a gas inlet is provided. The electrochemical gas sensor is easily made compact, small in the variations in the performances, and easily installed on a print circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Figaro Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Kuniyuki Izawa
  • Patent number: 10439115
    Abstract: A vertically structured, aluminum nitride-based semiconductor deep ultraviolet light-emitting device is provided that exhibits a high light emission efficiency and an improved yield. The aluminum nitride-based semiconductor deep ultraviolet light-emitting device includes: a conductive support substrate; a porous metal film having a conductive macroporous structure with a pore rate of from 10% to 50% inclusive; and an aluminum nitride-based semiconductor layer structural body with a light-emitting layer, the conductive support substrate and the aluminum nitride-based semiconductor layer structural body being bonded with the porous metal film interposed therebetween for electrical connection, wherein the aluminum nitride-based semiconductor deep ultraviolet light-emitting device has an emission peak wavelength of from 220 nm to 300 nm inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhichiroh Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Ueta
  • Publication number: 20190303733
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition section configured to acquire first still image data obtained through imaging and having a brightness range defined in a first dynamic range and performance information indicating a printing performance of a printing device, a converter configured to convert the first still image data acquired by the acquisition section into second still image data defined in a second dynamic range having a smaller brightness range than the brightness range of the first dynamic range depending on the printing performance indicated by the performance information acquired by the acquisition section, and an output section configured to output the second still image data converted by the converter to the printing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: MASAYUKI KOZUKA, YOSHIICHIRO KASHIWAGI, MASAYA YAMAMOTO, YASUSHI UESAKA, YOSHIHIRO MORI
  • Publication number: 20190265188
    Abstract: The output of the electrochemical gas sensor is amplified, and the ambient temperature is measured by means of a temperature sensor. When the ambient temperature is above or equal to a predetermined temperature, a standard value is generated and stored and is increased when the output of the amplification circuit is larger than the standard value, and a gas is detected according to the difference between the output of said amplification circuit and the standard value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190259355
    Abstract: A video processing system includes: an acquirer that acquires video data including a main video; a format acquirer that acquires a display format that indicates a luminance dynamic range format displayable by a video display apparatus; a generator that generates first characteristics information that indicates first dynamic luminance characteristics that correspond to the display format by using the video data when a luminance dynamic range format of the main video indicated by the video data is different from the display format, the first dynamic luminance characteristics being dynamic luminance characteristics indicating a time-dependent change in luminance characteristics of the main video; and a video transmitter that outputs the first characteristics information generated by the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki KOZUKA, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Toshiroh NISHIO, Kazuhiko KOUNO, Yoshiichiro KASHIWAGI, Takeshi HIROTA, Hiroshi YAHATA, Yoshihiro MORI