Patents by Inventor Yuichi Yoshimura

Yuichi Yoshimura 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: 20210131981
    Abstract: The non-destructive inspection method includes: a water absorbing or drying step of changing a water-content state of a test piece; a transmission image capturing step of irradiating, with a radiation, the test piece absorbed water or dried for a predetermined time in the water absorbing or drying step and capturing a transmission image created by visualizing the radiation transmitted through the test piece; and an evaluation step of evaluating the test piece on the basis of the water-content state of the test piece determined from the transmission image captured in the transmission image capturing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Topcon Corporation, RIKEN
    Inventors: Yuichi YOSHIMURA, Maki MIZUTA, Hideyuki SUNAGA, Yoshie OTAKE
  • Patent number: 9548913
    Abstract: Provided are a communication system that is capable of acquiring information having a relatively large data amount by a transmission unit while securing a communication speed of a transmission signal of transmission unit, and a transmission unit employed in communication system. Transmission unit transmits superimposition requesting data from a superimposition requesting unit to a second monitoring terminal in a transmission segment of transmission signal. Second monitoring terminal, upon receiving superimposition requesting data and with responding thereto, transmits, to transmission unit, monitoring data corresponding to a monitoring input from a sensor device with a superimposition signal superimposed on transmission signal as superimposition response data in a reply segment of transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshimura, Tadashi Matsumoto, Shinji Sakasegawa
  • Patent number: 9338846
    Abstract: A dimming device includes a control unit, a first setting section and a second setting section. The control unit is configured to receive a control signal transmitted by a multiplexing transmission method and to control a dimming level of an illumination load in response to the control signal. The illumination load includes light-emitting diodes. The first setting section is configured to set a lower limit of the dimming level of the illumination load, the lower limit being adjustable in a first range. The second setting section is configured to set an upper limit of the dimming level of the illumination load, the upper limit being adjustable in a second range. A minimum value in the second range is greater than a maximum value in the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9288073
    Abstract: Transmission and reception of data can be performed between first terminal communicating by transmission signal and second terminal communicating by superimposition signal superimposed on transmission signal. When detecting interrupt signal generated by first monitoring terminal, in interrupt segment of transmission signal, transmission unit makes response requesting unit transmit response requesting data to first monitoring terminal in transmission segment. Response receiving unit receives response data that is transmitted in reply segment, in response to response requesting data, by first monitoring terminal that has generated interrupt signal. Segment securing unit transmits, in transmission segment, securing data for securing reply segment for superimposition of superimposition signal, by prohibiting transmission of response data in reply segment, with specific response data as trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshimura, Tadashi Matsumoto, Shinji Sakasegawa
  • Publication number: 20150264768
    Abstract: A dimming device includes a control unit, a first setting section and a second setting section. The control unit is configured to receive a control signal transmitted by a multiplexing transmission method and to control a dimming level of an illumination load in response to the control signal. The illumination load includes light-emitting diodes. The first setting section is configured to set a lower limit of the dimming level of the illumination load, the lower limit being adjustable in a first range. The second setting section is configured to set an upper limit of the dimming level of the illumination load, the upper limit being adjustable in a second range. A minimum value in the second range is greater than a maximum value in the first range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20150125032
    Abstract: The object detection device according to the present invention includes: an image obtainer configured to obtain, from a camera for taking images of a predetermined image sensed area, the images of the predetermined image sensed area at a predetermined time interval sequentially; a difference image creator configured to calculate a difference image between images obtained sequentially by the image obtainer; and a determiner configured to determine whether each of a plurality of blocks obtained by dividing the difference image in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction is a motion region in which a detection target in motion is present or a rest region in which an object at rest is present. The determiner is configured to determine, with regard to each of the plurality of blocks, whether a block is the motion region or the rest region, based on pixel values of a plurality of pixels constituting this block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mutsuhiro Yamanaka, Atsuyuki Hirono, Toshiharu Takenouchi, Hiroshi Matsuda, Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20140321482
    Abstract: Provided are a communication system that is capable of acquiring information having a relatively large data amount by a transmission unit while securing a communication speed of a transmission signal of transmission unit, and a transmission unit employed in communication system. Transmission unit transmits superimposition requesting data from a superimposition requesting unit to a second monitoring terminal in a transmission segment of transmission signal. Second monitoring terminal, upon receiving superimposition requesting data and with responding thereto, transmits, to transmission unit, monitoring data corresponding to a monitoring input from a sensor device with a superimposition signal superimposed on transmission signal as superimposition response data in a reply segment of transmission signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshimura, Tadashi Matsumoto, Shinji Sakasegawa
  • Publication number: 20140286353
    Abstract: Transmission and reception of data can be performed between first terminal communicating by transmission signal and second terminal communicating by superimposition signal superimposed on transmission signal. When detecting interrupt signal generated by first monitoring terminal, in interrupt segment of transmission signal, transmission unit makes response requesting unit transmit response requesting data to first monitoring terminal in transmission segment. Response receiving unit receives response data that is transmitted in reply segment, in response to response requesting data, by first monitoring terminal that has generated interrupt signal. Segment securing unit transmits, in transmission segment, securing data for securing reply segment for superimposition of superimposition signal, by prohibiting transmission of response data in reply segment, with specific response data as trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshimura, Tadashi Matsumoto, Shinji Sakasegawa
  • Patent number: 8416200
    Abstract: A panel switch device for use in a load control system, which includes the panel switch device serving to monitor a pressing operation of icons of loads having individual addresses allocated thereto and output to a signal line a transmission signal including operation information and address information obtained by the pressing operation of the icons of the loads, the control device serving to control each of the loads corresponding to the address information if the address information coincides with the address of each of the loads. The panel switch device includes a frame, a touch panel display unit for displaying setting items of the loads to be controlled and an output unit provided on a rear surface side of the display unit for outputting a setting content inputted through the display unit. The control device controls the loads based on the setting content outputted from the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20130036320
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main power supply configured to feed power to components of the image forming apparatus; a secondary battery configured to be charged with power from the main power supply or a solar battery; a secondary battery deterioration detector configured to monitors a charging voltage drop of the secondary battery and to detect deterioration of the secondary battery; a secondary battery charge unit configured to charge the secondary battery when the secondary battery deterioration detector detects deterioration of the secondary battery in an energy-saving mode; and an energy-saving mode control unit configured to switch a power source for the image forming apparatus from the secondary battery to the main power supply to continue in the energy-saving mode when the secondary battery deterioration detector detects deterioration of the secondary battery in the energy-saving mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi YOSHIMURA
  • Patent number: 8340787
    Abstract: In a monitoring and control device for use in a remote monitoring and control system, a device housing has a socket located behind a display panel and an external storage medium including a rewritable memory is removably mounted in the socket. The device housing is attached in an attachment hole formed in a wall in a state that the external storage medium is mounted in the socket. A control unit performs a setting operation for a graphic image displayed on the display panel and for the load control in accordance with setting information stored in the external storage medium. The external storage medium is inserted in the socket through an insertion slot formed in a side portion of the device housing, at least a portion of the insertion slot being received in the attachment hole in a state that the device housing is attached to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Yoshikawa, Tomoaki Sasaki, Katsuhiko Kimura, Kei Miura, Akihiro Hiroishi, Satoshi Kitamura, Yulchiro Naoi, Mototsugu Kawamata, Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8331789
    Abstract: An operation terminal includes a communication unit; an operation terminal control unit; a plurality of on-period light-emitting units provided in a one-to-one correspondence to the control switches and controlled by the operation terminal control unit; a plurality of off-period light-emitting units provided in a one-to-one correspondence to the control switches and controlled by the operation terminal control unit to emit light when the load associated with the corresponding one of the control switches by relational data is in an off-state; and a housing. At least one half of the control switches are arranged one above another in a vertical direction and each of the on-period light-emitting units is arranged in such a fashion as to transversely interpose the corresponding one of the control switches between itself and the corresponding one of the off-period light-emitting units when seen from the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Mototsugu Kawamata, Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8179522
    Abstract: A distance measuring device measures a distance from a phase difference of beaten down processing signals even when fluctuations occur in a frequency of an oscillator. The distance measuring device includes a laser unit, a dividing device, a reference light receiving unit, and a measuring light receiving unit. The distance measuring device further includes an oscillator, a first mixer, a second mixer, a fourth filter, a fifth filter, a third mixer, a sixth filter, a second filter, a phase difference measuring unit, and a distance measuring unit. The phase difference measuring unit measures a phase difference of the two beat signals extracted by the sixth filter and the second filter. The distance measuring unit measures a distance based on the phase difference measured by the phase difference measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon
    Inventors: Isao Minegishi, Masahiro Ohishi, Naoto Miki, Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20120033197
    Abstract: A distance measuring device measures a distance from a phase difference of beaten down processing signals even when fluctuations occur in a frequency of an oscillator. The distance measuring device includes a laser unit, a dividing device, a reference light receiving unit, and a measuring light receiving unit. The distance measuring device further includes an oscillator, a first mixer, a second mixer, a fourth filter, a fifth filter, a third mixer, a sixth filter, a second filter, a phase difference measuring unit, and a distance measuring unit. The phase difference measuring unit measures a phase difference of the two beat signals extracted by the sixth filter and the second filter. The distance measuring unit measures a distance based on the phase difference measured by the phase difference measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Isao Minegishi, Masahiro Ohishi, Naoto Miki, Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20100214317
    Abstract: A monitoring and control device for use in a remote monitoring and control system includes a display unit provided with a screen for displaying operation buttons mated with the loads, an operation input unit operable by a user, the operation input unit including a touch switch panel superimposed on the screen of the display unit and a control unit for performing display control of the display unit and load control in response to the operation of the operation input unit. The control unit includes a display control unit for causing the display unit to display one operation page selected from a plurality of operation pages containing different combinations of operation buttons and a page changeover unit for changing over the operation page displayed on the display unit in response to a user's operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Miura, Tomoaki Sasaki, Hajime Yabu, Yuichi Yoshimura, Katsuhiko Kimura, Yuichiro Naoi, Takashi Itou
  • Publication number: 20100182262
    Abstract: In a monitoring and control device for use in a remote monitoring and control system, a device housing has a socket located behind a display panel and an external storage medium including a rewritable memory is removably mounted in the socket. The device housing is attached in an attachment hole formed in a wall in a state that the external storage medium is mounted in the socket. A control unit performs a setting operation for a graphic image displayed on the display panel and for the load control in accordance with setting information stored in the external storage medium. The external storage medium is inserted in the socket through an insertion slot formed in a side portion of the device housing, at least a portion of the insertion slot being received in the attachment hole in a state that the device housing is attached to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Yoshikawa, Tomoaki Sasaki, Katsuhiko Kimura, Kei Miura, Akihiro Hiroishi, Satoshi Kitamura, Yulchiro Naoi, Mototsugu Kawamata, Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7723868
    Abstract: An operating switch wiring device capable of easily setting a load which is a group control object, without using a dedicated setter, and a handle member used therefore. The operating switch wiring device used for a remote supervisory control system includes a plurality of individual switches which are individually assigned with addresses corresponding to addresses of relays and individually turn on/off the relays, a group switch which groups one or plural of the individual switches into a group and collectively turns on/off the relays corresponding to the individual switches in the group, and group setting switches which are provided in correspondence with the individual switches and set whether each of the individual switches are registered in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7638901
    Abstract: An operating switch wiring device capable of easily setting a load which is a group control object, without using a dedicated setter, and a handle member used therefore. The operating switch wiring device used for a remote supervisory control system includes a plurality of individual switches which are individually assigned with addresses corresponding to addresses of relays and individually turn on/off the relays, a group switch which groups one or plural of the individual switches into a group and collectively turns on/off the relays corresponding to the individual switches in the group, and group setting switches which are provided in correspondence with the individual switches and set whether each of the individual switches are registered in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20090269071
    Abstract: An operation terminal includes a communication unit; an operation terminal control unit; a plurality of on-period light-emitting units provided in a one-to-one correspondence to the control switches and controlled by the operation terminal control unit; a plurality of off-period light-emitting units provided in a one-to-one correspondence to the control switches and controlled by the operation terminal control unit to emit light when the load associated with the corresponding one of the control switches by relational data is in an off-state; and a housing. At least one half of the control switches are arranged one above another in a vertical direction and each of the on-period light-emitting units is arranged in such a fashion as to transversely interpose the corresponding one of the control switches between itself and the corresponding one of the off-period light-emitting units when seen from the front side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mototsugu Kawamata, Yuichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20090135155
    Abstract: A panel switch device for use in a load control system, which includes the panel switch device serving to monitor a pressing operation of icons of loads having individual addresses allocated thereto and output to a signal line a transmission signal including operation information and address information obtained by the pressing operation of the icons of the loads, the control device serving to control each of the loads corresponding to the address information if the address information coincides with the address of each of the loads. The panel switch device includes a frame, a touch panel display unit for displaying setting items of the loads to be controlled and an output unit provided on a rear surface side of the display unit for outputting a setting content inputted through the display unit. The control device controls the loads based on the setting content outputted from the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yuichi Yoshimura