Patents by Inventor Yoshiteru Tanaka

Yoshiteru Tanaka 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: 20220247104
    Abstract: A terminal including a main body part retained by a connector main body and a contact part connected to the upper end of the main body part and the free end of which can be connected to a counterpart terminal of a counterpart connector. The contact part including a connector base connected to the upper end of the main body part, a spring arm connected to the tip of the connector base and bent in a substantially s-shape, and a contact flexure part formed near the free end of the spring arm. The connector main body including a pair of side wall parts that extend in the longitudinal direction thereof and that retain the main body part. The connector base including an outward expanding part that bulges outward from the upper end of the main body part toward the connector main body and straddling the side wall parts without making contact with the side wall parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kenji MIYAHARA, Mikiji TANAKA, Hiroshi SHIMOYAMA, Yoshiteru NOGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220235961
    Abstract: The present disclosure controls the supply of conditioned air to moderate the energy consumption by the heat source side in the supply of conditioned air using ducts in an air conditioning system. A heat exchanger unit includes a use side heat exchanger. A plurality of ducts distribute conditioned air that has passed through the use side heat exchanger of the heat exchanger unit. A plurality of fan units suction the conditioned air from the heat exchanger unit through the plurality of ducts, and supply the conditioned air to an air conditioned space. Each fan unit includes a fan motor that acts as an actuator configured to change an individual air supply amount of the conditioned air. A controller controls the plurality of fan motors to control the respective air supply amounts of the plurality of fan units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuuichi TANAKA, Yoshiteru NOUCHI, Kouji TATSUMI, Ryouta SUZUKI, Taishi NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220214072
    Abstract: A control load is reduced in a fan unit capable of controlling air flow volume. The rotation speed of a fan can be changed. An air flow volume detector detects air flow volume of the fan or equivalent air flow volume that is a physical quantity corresponding to the air flow volume of the fan. A unit casing houses, therein, the fan and the air flow volume detector. A fan controller, which is a controller, controls the rotation speed of the fan. The fan controller controls the rotation speed of the fan on the basis of a command value of the air flow volume of the fan given from outside the unit and a detected value of the air flow volume or the equivalent air flow volume detected by the air flow volume detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuuichi TANAKA, Akira KOMATSU, Toru FUJIMOTO, Yoshiteru NOUCHI, Kouji TATSUMI, Ryouta SUZUKI, Taishi NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220208148
    Abstract: An image display system includes a display unit displaying an image, a projection unit projecting in a target space a virtual image corresponding to the image with an output light of the display unit, a body unit provided thereto the display unit and the projection unit, and an image producing unit including a first correction unit and a second correction unit. The first correction unit performs a first correction processing of correcting, based on a first orientation signal indicative of a first orientation change of the body unit, a display position of the virtual image in the target space. The second correction unit performs a second correction processing of correcting, based on a second orientation signal indicative of a second orientation change of the body unit which is faster than the first orientation change, the display position of the virtual image in the target space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga TSUJI, Toshiya MORI, Ken'ichi KASAZUMI, Yoshiteru MINO, Tadashi SHIBATA, Nobuyuki NAKANO, Akira TANAKA, Shohei HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220198454
    Abstract: A checkout system is implemented by one or more computers. The checkout system includes: a product detection unit configured to detect a product to be purchased; a determination unit configured to detect whether the product detected by the product detection unit is a restricted product; an input unit configured to receive a designation operation of a settlement method by a customer; a reading unit configured to read settlement information from a settlement medium corresponding to the settlement method; an acquisition unit configured to acquire age information of the customer in accordance with the settlement method; and a processor configured to determine, in a case in which the restricted product is detected by the determination unit, purchase permission process of the restricted product based on whether the age information can be acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20220198539
    Abstract: A checkout system implemented by one or more computers includes: a product detection unit configured to detect a product to be purchased; a detection unit configured to detect whether the product detected by the product detection unit is a restricted product; a camera configured to capture a face image of a customer in a case in which the restricted product is detected; an age estimation unit configured to perform age estimation processing of the customer based on the face image; and a determination unit configured to determine whether the customer is allowed to purchase the restricted product based on an estimated age. The determination unit determines a threshold of the estimated age for determining whether the restricted product is allowed to be purchased based on an environment of a store that sells the restricted product or a situation of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20210304475
    Abstract: A virtual make-up apparatus and method: store cosmetic item information of cosmetic items of different colors; store a different texture component for each stored cosmetic item of a specific color; extract an object portion image of a virtual make-up from a facial image; extract color information from the object portion image; designate an item of the virtual make-up corresponding to a stored cosmetic item and output a color image by applying a color corresponding to the designated item on the object portion image; output a texture image, based on analyzed color information corresponding to a stored cosmetic item, by adding a texture component to a part of the object portion image; and display a virtual make-up image of virtual make-up using the designated item applied on the facial image, by using the color and texture images, and the object portion image of the virtual make-up of the facial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Phu NGUYEN, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 11069105
    Abstract: This virtual make-up apparatus extracts an object portion image of a virtual make-up from a facial image captured by a camera, applies, on the object portion image, a color corresponding to an item in accordance with designation of the item for the virtual make-up, and adds a texture component different for each item, to a part of the object portion image. The virtual make-up apparatus displays, on a display unit, a virtual make-up image in which a virtual make-up using an item is applied on the facial image, by using the object portion image to which color is applied, an image in which a texture component is added to the part of the object portion image, and the object portion image of the virtual make-up of the facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Phu Nguyen, Yoshiteru Tanaka, Hiroto Tomita
  • Publication number: 20200214427
    Abstract: A terminal images first and second images respectively indicating facial images of a user before and after makeup, acquires information on a type or region of the makeup performed by the user, and transmits the first and second images and the information on the type or region of the makeup in association with each other to a server. The server deduces a makeup color of the makeup performed by the user based on the first and second images and the information on the type or region of the makeup performed by the user, and extracts at least one similar makeup item having the makeup color based on information on the makeup color and a makeup item database, and transmits information on at least one similar makeup item to the terminal. A terminal displays information on at least one similar makeup item transmitted from the server to a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiteru TANAKA, Phu NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 10623633
    Abstract: An image synthesis device includes imaging unit (110) that photographs video, displayer (150) that displays the photographed video, and makeup image superimposing unit (140) that changes brightness of a makeup image superimposed with a face of the video on a pixel basis and superimposes the makeup image of which the brightness is changed on the face of the video, every time skin brightness of the face included in the video changes. Even if the brightness that illuminates the face changes, it is possible to synthesize the makeup image with an image familiar to the skin in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiteru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200051298
    Abstract: This virtual make-up apparatus extracts an object portion image of a virtual make-up from a facial image captured by a camera, applies, on the object portion image, a color corresponding to an item in accordance with designation of the item for the virtual make-up, and adds a texture component different for each item, to a part of the object portion image. The virtual make-up apparatus displays, on a display unit, a virtual make-up image in which a virtual make-up using an item is applied on the facial image, by using the object portion image to which color is applied, an image in which a texture component is added to the part of the object portion image, and the object portion image of the virtual make-up of the facial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Phu NGUYEN, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 10466880
    Abstract: A user interface device includes: a display unit which displays a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional display object in a display space; a sensor unit which measures 3D coordinates of fingers of a user in the display space; a motion detecting unit which detects motion of the fingers of the user relative to the display object based on the 3D coordinates of the fingers of the user measured by the sensor unit; and a display control unit which changes display content displayed by the display unit, according to a detection result obtained by the motion detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kouichi Ishino, Yoshiteru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180077347
    Abstract: An image synthesis device includes imaging unit (110) that photographs video, displayer (150) that displays the photographed video, and makeup image superimposing unit (140) that changes brightness of a makeup image superimposed with a face of the video on a pixel basis and superimposes the makeup image of which the brightness is changed on the face of the video, every time skin brightness of the face included in the video changes. Even if the brightness that illuminates the face changes, it is possible to synthesize the makeup image with an image familiar to the skin in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiteru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9836199
    Abstract: A user interface device includes: a display unit which displays a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional display object in a display space; a sensor unit which measures 3D coordinates of fingers of a user in the display space; a motion detecting unit which detects motion of the fingers of the user relative to the display object based on the 3D coordinates of the fingers of the user measured by the sensor unit; and a display control unit which changes display content displayed by the display unit, according to a detection result obtained by the motion detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kouichi Ishino, Yoshiteru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170344237
    Abstract: A user interface device includes: a display unit which displays a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional display object in a display space; a sensor unit which measures 3D coordinates of fingers of a user in the display space; a motion detecting unit which detects motion of the fingers of the user relative to the display object based on the 3D coordinates of the fingers of the user measured by the sensor unit; and a display control unit which changes display content displayed by the display unit, according to a detection result obtained by the motion detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Kouichi ISHINO, Yoshiteru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9754357
    Abstract: A histogram generator generates a histogram that indicates a count of pixels of a designated color in association with coordinates along a basic axis of a screen, for frame image data obtained by filming a real space. A histogram smoother performs smoothing of the generated histogram. A three-dimensional coordinates generator selects a value associated with particular coordinates from among the counts indicated in the smoothed histogram, and performs depth value determination for a target object using the selected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Tadanori Tezuka, Yoshiteru Tanaka, Masahiro Ohashi
  • Patent number: 9344640
    Abstract: This image capture device (100) includes: an image sensor (102); an integrated value calculating section (210) which calculates, on a frame-by-frame basis, a value of a line integral of luminance values with respect to each of a plurality of horizontal lines included in a frame; a memory (220); an average calculating section (230) which calculates a line average value by working out the average of the values of the line integral on the same horizontal line between the newest frame and a number of other frames gotten earlier than the newest one in the memory (220); a waveform data generating section (240) which generates waveform data by normalizing the value of the line integral in the memory (220) based on the value of the line integral and a line average value; and a flicker extracting section (250) which extracts information about the phase and frequency of the flicker based on the waveform data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Tanaka, Ikuo Fuchigami, Tsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150242101
    Abstract: A user interface device includes: a display unit which displays a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional display object in a display space; a sensor unit which measures 3D coordinates of fingers of a user in the display space; a motion detecting unit which detects motion of the fingers of the user relative to the display object based on the 3D coordinates of the fingers of the user measured by the sensor unit; and a display control unit which changes display content displayed by the display unit, according to a detection result obtained by the motion detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Kouichi Ishino, Yoshiteru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9118786
    Abstract: An image capture-display device includes: a light source that emits a light beam falling within a first wavelength range; an optical system arranged on the optical path of the light beam falling within the first wavelength range emitted from the light source and configured to reflect the light beam falling within the first wavelength range and transmit a light beam falling within a second wavelength range; a display panel arranged on the optical path of the light beam falling within the first wavelength range emitted from the light source and reflected by a dichroic mirror and configured to transmit the light beams falling within the first and second wavelength ranges; and an imaging device arranged opposite from the display panel with respect to the optical system and configured to receive the light beam falling within the second wavelength range transmitted through the display panel and the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nakamura, Tadanori Tezuka, Yoshiteru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150229824
    Abstract: This image capture device (100) includes: an image sensor (102); an integrated value calculating section (210) which calculates, on a frame-by-frame basis, a value of a line integral of luminance values with respect to each of a plurality of horizontal lines included in a frame; a memory (220); an average calculating section (230) which calculates a line average value by working out the average of the values of the line integral on the same horizontal line between the newest frame and a number of other frames gotten earlier than the newest one in the memory (220); a waveform data generating section (240) which generates waveform data by normalizing the value of the line integral in the memory (220) based on the value of the line integral and a line average value; and a flicker extracting section (250) which extracts information about the phase and frequency of the flicker based on the waveform data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Tanaka, Ikuo Fuchigami, Tsuyoshi Nakamura