Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Higuchi

Yoshinori Higuchi 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: 20230024027
    Abstract: A fingerprint capture system, a fingerprint capture device, an image processing apparatus, a fingerprint capture method, and a storage medium that can acquire a high quality fingerprint image are provided. A disclosed example includes: a capture unit that captures a fingerprint; an image processing unit that processes a transferred fingerprint image captured by the capture unit; a display unit on which the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is displayed; a recording unit where the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is recorded by the image processing unit; and an instruction unit that inputs, in the image processing unit, a record instruction that instructs the image processing unit to record the fingerprint image in the recording unit. The image processing unit records, in the recording unit, the fingerprint image displayed on the display unit at the time the record instruction is input by the instruction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Teruyuki HIGUCHI, Yoshinori KODA
  • Publication number: 20220410582
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid consuming apparatus including: a tank having a liquid storing chamber, an erected wall through which the liquid inside the liquid storage chamber is visible from outside of the tank, and an inlet which is formed to penetrate through the erected wall and via which the liquid is poured into the liquid storage chamber; a liquid consuming section which consumes the liquid stored in the liquid storing chamber; and a cover. A transmitting section and a checking section are formed in an upper surface, of the cover, under a condition that the cover is in the exposure position, the transmitting section configured to transmit information optically to a user of the liquid consuming apparatus and the checking section configured to prevent the liquid moving on a particular surface of the cover from arriving at the transmitting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori OSAKABE, Tomohisa HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220409099
    Abstract: A fingerprint reading device that can suppress a position shift of a finger, that includes: a placement portion on which a finger is placed; a reading face; a pair of light sources provided on the placement portion and that irradiate the finger with lights; and a reading unit that captures and reads a fingerprint of the finger in contact with the reading face in accordance with lights scattered in the finger and emitted from a surface of the finger, the pair of light sources are provided on both ends of the reading face that are opposed to each other in a width direction of the placement portion and have light guiding parts formed in a front-back direction of the placement portion, respectively, and the light guiding parts are formed so as to extend up to above the ends of the reading face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori KODA, Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Patent number: 11501422
    Abstract: A fingerprint capture system, a fingerprint capture device, an image processing apparatus, a fingerprint capture method, and a storage medium that can acquire a high quality fingerprint image are provided. A disclosed example includes: a capture unit that captures a fingerprint; an image processing unit that processes a transferred fingerprint image captured by the capture unit; a display unit on which the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is displayed; a recording unit where the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is recorded by the image processing unit; and an instruction unit that inputs, in the image processing unit, a record instruction that instructs the image processing unit to record the fingerprint image in the recording unit. The image processing unit records, in the recording unit, the fingerprint image displayed on the display unit at the time the record instruction is input by the instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruyuki Higuchi, Yoshinori Koda
  • Patent number: 11472187
    Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus includes a casing, a tank formed with a liquid storage chamber which stores liquid, an inlet which allows the liquid to be poured into the liquid storage chamber, and a liquid outflow channel which allows the liquid to flow out from the liquid storage chamber, a conveying mechanism which conveys a recording medium along a conveying path extending in a front-rear direction, a carriage which moves in a left-right direction, and a head mounted on the carriage and having a nozzle which jets the liquid onto the recording medium conveyed by the conveying mechanism. The tank, the conveying path, and the carriage are arranged inside the casing, the tank is arranged outside the conveying path in the left-right direction, and at least a part of the tank is arranged inside both ends of a movement area of the carriage in the left-right direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Osakabe, Tomohisa Higuchi, Akira Shinoda, Akinori Igarashi, Suguru Tomoguchi, Hisaki Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20220313356
    Abstract: A high-frequency treatment tool includes: a tubular sheath; a cap member fixed to a distal end of the sheath; and an electrode part provided so as to be relatively movable in a longitudinal direction of the sheath and relatively rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the sheath with respect to the cap member. The electrode part and the cap member are relatively rotated about the longitudinal axis of the sheath while pressing biological tissue stuck to the electrode part against the cap member to separate the biological tissue from the electrode part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori HIGUCHI, Chika MIYAJIMA, Satoko KATO
  • Patent number: 11457839
    Abstract: A fingerprint reading device that can suppress a position shift of a finger, that includes: a placement portion on which a finger is placed; a reading face; a pair of light sources provided on the placement portion and that irradiate the finger with lights; and a reading unit that captures and reads a fingerprint of the finger in contact with the reading face in accordance with lights scattered in the finger and emitted from a surface of the finger, the pair of light sources are provided on both ends of the reading face that are opposed to each other in a width direction of the placement portion and have light guiding parts formed in a front-back direction of the placement portion, respectively, and the light guiding parts are formed so as to extend up to above the ends of the reading face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Koda, Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20220309826
    Abstract: Provided are a fingerprint reading device and a fingerprint reading method that can appropriately read a fingerprint even when reading a fingerprint of a relatively soft finger that may be easily subjected to significant elastic deformation. The fingerprint reading device includes: a placement portion on which a finger is placed, provided with a reading face so as to be able to move between first and second positions; a drive unit that causes the reading face to move between the first and second positions; and a reading unit that reads a fingerprint when the reading face is positioned at the first position, the drive unit causes the reading face to move to the second position and further move from the second position to the first position, and the reading unit reads a fingerprint when the reading face has moved from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori KODA, Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20220304747
    Abstract: Provided is a high-frequency treatment tool including: a sheath having an inner hole that passes therethrough in a longitudinal direction; a first electrode portion that is formed in a rod shape, that passes through the inner hole of the sheath to protrude from a distal end of the sheath, and that is configured to apply a high-frequency current; a second electrode portion that is disposed at a position at which the second electrode portion is electrically connected with the first electrode portion; and a power source that uses the first electrode portion as a negative electrode, that uses the second electrode portion as a positive electrode, and that supply a current between the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion so that a state in which attached matter attached to the first electrode portion is lifted from the first electrode portion due to osmosis is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo MIYANO, Yoshinori HIGUCHI, Kenji MURAKAMI, Shohei KAMADA, Yoshitaka KAMIYA, Masayoshi SAITO
  • Patent number: 11398109
    Abstract: Provided are a fingerprint reading device and a fingerprint reading method that can appropriately read a fingerprint even when reading a fingerprint of a relatively soft finger that may be easily subjected to significant elastic deformation. The fingerprint reading device includes: a placement portion on which a finger is placed, provided with a reading face so as to be able to move between first and second positions; a drive unit that causes the reading face to move between the first and second positions; and a reading unit that reads a fingerprint when the reading face is positioned at the first position, the drive unit causes the reading face to move to the second position and further move from the second position to the first position, and the reading unit reads a fingerprint when the reading face has moved from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Koda, Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20190029503
    Abstract: The channel tube for endoscope according to the present invention is provided with: an inner-layer tube inside which a through hole extending in a longitudinal direction is formed, the inner-layer tube having as a base material thereof an elastomer or a flexible resin; an elastomer layer comprising a polymer elastomer, the elastomer layer being disposed so as to cover the outside of the inner-layer tube, and the surface of the elastomer layer being exposed to the outside; a reinforcing layer part including a flexible reinforcing member, the reinforcing layer part being disposed so as to surround the inner-layer tube; and a buffer layer part which deforms more readily than the reinforcing layer part, the buffer layer part being layered on the reinforcing layer part and disposed between the inner-layer tube and an outer peripheral surface of the elastomer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki HANAI, Kiyoshi TAKAO, Yoshiteru NONAKA, Yoshinori HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8610844
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display (1), a transparent electrode (100) constituting a display liquid crystal cell (30) has a plurality of patterns (102, and the like) for forming a desired pattern in the outer circumferential part (101) forming the whole display region, and transparent electrodes (13a, 13b) are sandwiching at least a part of liquid crystal molecules of a liquid crystal layer (20). When voltage application control of the plurality of patterns (102, and the like) is performed, respectively, for the whole display region displayed by bright display or dark display, a desired pattern can be displayed by reversed bright/dark display of the bright/dark display of the whole display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Tescom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Hatoyama, Yoshinori Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20120002140
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display (1), a transparent electrode (100) constituting a display liquid crystal cell (30) has a plurality of patterns (102, and the like) for forming a desired pattern in the outer circumferential part (101) forming the whole display region, and transparent electrodes (13a, 13b) are sandwiching at least a part of liquid crystal molecules of a liquid crystal layer (20). When voltage application control of the plurality of patterns (102, and the like) is performed, respectively, for the whole display region displayed by bright display or dark display, a desired pattern can be displayed by reversed bright/dark display of the bright/dark display of the whole display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Fumiaki Hatoyama, Yoshinori Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6727967
    Abstract: A phase difference plate and a liquid-crystal layer are provided between a polarizing plate and a selective reflection layer formed of cholesteric liquid crystal. A first color filter layer is provided on the polarizing plate side of the selective reflection layer. On the back side of the selective reflection layer, a second color filter layer is arranged. On the back side of the second color filter layer, a backlight is provided. When a liquid-crystal display device functions as a reflective liquid-crystal display device, light entering through the polarizing plate is reflected totally by the selective reflection layer and passes through the first color filter layer twice. When the liquid-crystal display device functions as a transmission liquid-crystal display device, light from the backlight passes through the selective reflection layer. Then, the light passes through the second and first color filter layers once and is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Nakamura, Yoshinori Higuchi, Yuzo Hisatake
  • Publication number: 20020171794
    Abstract: A phase difference plate and a liquid-crystal layer are provided between a polarizing plate and a selective reflection layer formed of cholesteric liquid crystal. A first color filter layer is provided on the polarizing plate side of the selective reflection layer. On the back side of the selective reflection layer, a second color filter layer is arranged. On the back side of the second color filter layer, a backlight is provided. When a liquid-crystal display device functions as a reflective liquid-crystal display device, light entering through the polarizing plate is reflected totally by the selective reflection layer and passes through the first color filter layer twice. When the liquid-crystal display device functions as a transmission liquid-crystal display device, light from the backlight passes through the selective reflection layer. Then, the light passes through the second and first color filter layers once and is outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Takashi Nakamura, Yoshinori Higuchi, Yuzo Hisatake
  • Patent number: 6344928
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a display device which can realize a magnified image. A display device comprises a display panel having a predetermined effective display region PS, a display screen, and a magnifying optical system including a first inverting optical system constituted by a first lens array in which a plurality of first lenses corresponding to the display panel are arrayed and a second inverting optical system constituted by a second lens array in which a plurality of second lenses corresponding to the first lenses are arrayed. The magnifying optical system constitutes a plurality of channels for forming on the display screen a magnified erect image for a display image on the display panel through the corresponding first and second lenses. The magnifying optical system is constructed so as to form on the display screen an image of an image point on the display panel through at least three of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshinori Honguh, Masataka Shiratsuchi, Yuzo Hisatake, Yoshinori Higuchi, Nozomu Harada
  • Patent number: 6239852
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device realizing both a wide view angle and a high-quality image display without “coloring” or “letter blurs” comprises a front substrate, a rear substrate facing to the front substrate, a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the front substrate and the rear substrate, a mirror-reflection layer disposed on the rear substrate, a single refraction layer provided on an outer surface of the front substrate, a polarizing plate provided on an outer surface of the single refraction layer, and a diffusing layer provided on an outer surface of the polarizing late to diffuse light from the single refraction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Atsuko Oono, Yuzo Hisatake, Yoshinori Higuchi
  • Patent number: 5779337
    Abstract: A plane light source unit includes a tubular light source, and a light guide. The light guide has a light emitting surface and a reflecting surface in addition to a light incident face placed near the tubular light source to receive light emitted from the tubular light source. The light guide has a plurality of projections or grooves arrayed on the light emitting surface to extend parallel to each other along a longitudinal direction of the tubular light source so as to cause the light incident from the light incident face to emerge from the light emitting surface. The height or depth of each of the projections or grooves increases from the central portion to the two end portions in the longitudinal direction of the tubular light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignees: Konica Corporation, Toshiba Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Norio Nakamura, Yasuo Shono, Yoshinori Higuchi, Atsunori Ohyama
  • Patent number: 5719649
    Abstract: On a light exit surface which is the first principal plane of a light guide, multiple projections are fabricated in specific rows. These projections have light exit surfaces and continuous multiple slopes, and are fabricated from optically identical materials having the same refractive index as the substrate of the light guide. The slope farthest from the light entry edge surface is formed as a light exit surface, i.e., a surface which breaks the conditions for the total reflection of the incident light. On the other hand, the slope nearest the light entry edge surface which is the total reflection surface is formed such that the incident light is totally reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuo Shono, Yasoji Suzuki, Yoshinori Higuchi, Naoto Ide
  • Patent number: 5712694
    Abstract: A display device having an emitter, a direct-view display screen, a light-guiding member for guiding illumination light emitted from the emitter to the direct-view display screen, a light separating element for separating the illumination light selectively into a first and second polarized light component and transmitting the first light component and reflecting the second light component, a light converting member for converting the reflected second light component to a first light component, a reflecting plate for returning the converted first light component to the light separating element, and a half-wave film for rotating the vibration direction of the first polarized light component, thereby obtaining the illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuki Taira, Yoshinori Higuchi