Patents by Inventor Yuji Horiuchi

Yuji Horiuchi 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).

  • Patent number: 11183274
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for analyzing answers to questions in an electronic document. The method comprises reading, into a memory, the user's answers to the questions and a user's answer history information from the user's answers, wherein the user's answer history information is collected at the time the questions are answered. The method further comprises inputting, into a machine learning model, the user's answers to the questions and the user's answer history information from the user's answers to output an analysis result, wherein the machine learning model is trained, in advance, using one or more sets of training data, each set of training data comprising one or more answers to one or more questions and answer history information from the one or more answers, and a correct result which is obtained by manually judging the one or more answers to the one or more questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Horiuchi, Katsuhiko Hagiwara, Yuji Sugiyama, Chiaki Oishi, Jiayun Zhu, Junichi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11097565
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes a base, a thermally expansive layer, and a color adjustment layer. The thermally expansive layer is provided on a first side of the base and includes a thermally expandable material that distends in accordance with an amount of heat absorbed, the heat being generated from a thermal conversion layer that includes a thermal conversion material that converts electromagnetic waves to heat. The color adjustment layer is provided on at least one of the thermally expansive layer and a second side of the base and includes a color adjusting agent. When the thermal conversion layer is provided on the color adjustment layer, the color adjustment layer reduces a visual difference in color between a first region where the thermal conversion layer is provided and a second region where the thermal conversion layer is not provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Takahashi, Yuji Horiuchi, Yoshimune Motoyanagi, Satoshi Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20210236996
    Abstract: A method for producing a gas separation membrane containing fine particles uniformly dispersed in a resin, including the following (A) and (B): (A) a step of mixing the fine particles with a matrix resin, the amount of the fine particles with respect to the entire mass of the mixture being adjusted to 1 mass % to 50 mass %, to thereby prepare a master batch; and (B) a step including dissolving the master batch in a solvent, applying the prepared solution onto a substrate, and evaporating the solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi ODAKA, Tadayuki ISAJI, Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210197614
    Abstract: A three-dimensionally shaped object forming sheet includes: a thermally expansive layer distending at a predetermined temperature or higher; a base laminated on one side thereof with the thermally expansive layer; and a photothermal conversion layer for converting absorbed light to heat, formed on at least one side, wherein the base includes a first base and a second base that are laminated; and the first base has an elasticity that is greater than an elasticity of the second base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji HORIUCHI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Satoshi MITSUI, Hideki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10994454
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a thermally expansive layer formed on a one surface of a base; a first ink receiving layer that is provided on the thermally expansive layer for receiving ink; a film provided on the first ink receiving layer; and a second ink receiving layer that is provided on the film for receiving ink; wherein the first ink receiving layer is formed of a material that provides a texture a different from a texture of the second ink receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune Motoyanagi, Yuji Horiuchi, Satoshi Mitsui, Hideki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10960700
    Abstract: In a setting apparatus including a control unit, the control unit is configured to: set, by a user operation, an irradiation condition of a laser beam for a thermally expandable sheet, a surface of the thermally expandable sheet being heated and expanded by being irradiated with the laser beam; and control an output and a scanning speed of the laser beam in accordance with the set irradiation condition, and in the setting, (i) a surface state of the thermally expandable sheet after expansion is selectable from a plurality of mutually different surface states, and (ii) the irradiation condition is set by the user operation according to the surface state selected from among the plurality of surface states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Horiuchi, Kenji Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10926578
    Abstract: A three-dimensionally shaped object forming sheet includes: a thermally expansive layer distending at a predetermined temperature or higher; a base laminated on one side thereof with the thermally expansive layer; and a photothermal conversion layer for converting absorbed light to heat, formed on at least one side, wherein the base includes a first base and a second base that are laminated; and the first base has an elasticity that is greater than an elasticity of the second base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Horiuchi, Yoshimune Motoyanagi, Satoshi Mitsui, Hideki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200391435
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a shaped object includes: preparing a formation sheet including a base and a thermally expansive layer stacked on a first main surface of the base, the thermally expansive layer including a binder and thermally expandable material; heating the base of the formation sheet to a temperature lower than an expansion initiation temperature at which the thermally expandable material starts to expand; and heating the thermally expansive layer of the formation sheet after heating of the base, to a temperature higher than or equal to the expansion initiation temperature at which the thermally expandable material starts to expand, thereby causing expansion of the thermally expansive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 10861365
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured to: set an irradiation condition of a laser beam for a thermally expandable sheet, a surface of the thermally expandable sheet being heated and expanded by being irradiated with the laser beam; display, on the display unit, a preview of an irradiation region of the thermally expandable sheet to be irradiated with the laser beam so as to be distinguishable in a display mode according to the set irradiation condition; allow the irradiation condition for expanding the thermally expandable sheet to a predetermined height to be selectable from among a plurality of mutually different irradiation conditions; and display, on the display unit, a preview of the plurality of irradiation conditions in mutually different display modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20200331177
    Abstract: A formable resin sheet includes a base and a thermally expansive layer that contains a thermally expandable material and is formed on one surface of the base. When the thermally expansive layer is expanded, the base is deformed with expansion of the thermally expansive layer, such that the base is deformed in an embossed shape, and a deformation amount of the base is greater than an expansion height of the thermally expansive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki TAKAHASHI, Yuji HORIUCHI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Satoshi MITSUI
  • Patent number: 10703046
    Abstract: A shaping system includes: a printing device that prints an image using predetermined ink on a thermal expansion sheet having a thermal expansion layer on one side; and a heating device that performs: an identifier detection process of detecting an identifier provided on the thermal expansion sheet; a heating condition setting process of setting a heating condition for heating the thermal expansion sheet, based on the identifier; and a heating process of heating the thermal expansion sheet based on the set heating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Horiuchi, Yoshimune Motoyanagi
  • Publication number: 20200206990
    Abstract: An thermally expandable sheet includes a base and a thermal expansion layer arranged on one surface of the base and configured to be used in manufacture of a shaped object by swelling of at least a portion of the thermal expansion layer. The thermal expansion layer includes a first thermally expandable material having a first expansion initiation temperature and a first maximum expansion temperature, and a second thermally expandable material having a second expansion initiation temperature and a second maximum expansion temperature. The first expansion initiation temperature and the second expansion initiation temperature are high in comparison to a temperature of an environment in which the shaped object is to be placed. The second maximum expansion temperature is high in comparison to the first maximum expansion temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MOROKUMA, Satoshi MITSUI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200211431
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured to: set an irradiation condition of a laser beam for a thermally expandable sheet, a surface of the thermally expandable sheet being heated and expanded by being irradiated with the laser beam; display, on the display unit, a preview of an irradiation region of the thermally expandable sheet to be irradiated with the laser beam so as to be distinguishable in a display mode according to the set irradiation condition; allow the irradiation condition for expanding the thermally expandable sheet to a predetermined height to be selectable from among a plurality of mutually different irradiation conditions; and display, on the display unit, a preview of the plurality of irradiation conditions in mutually different display modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200207137
    Abstract: In a setting apparatus including a control unit, the control unit is configured to: set, by a user operation, an irradiation condition of a laser beam for a thermally expandable sheet, a surface of the thermally expandable sheet being heated and expanded by being irradiated with the laser beam; and control an output and a scanning speed of the laser beam in accordance with the set irradiation condition, and in the setting, (i) a surface state of the thermally expandable sheet after expansion is selectable from a plurality of mutually different surface states, and (ii) the irradiation condition is set by the user operation according to the surface state selected from among the plurality of surface states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji HORIUCHI, Kenji IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200198385
    Abstract: A molding sheet includes a base and a thermal expansion layer laminated onto a first main surface of the base. The thermal expansion layer includes a first thermal expansion material and a second thermal expansion material. A maximum expansion temperature of the second thermal expansion material is higher than a maximum expansion temperature of the first thermal expansion material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MOROKUMA, Satoshi MITSUI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200180212
    Abstract: An expansion apparatus includes: a first expander for irradiating with electromagnetic waves emitted from a lamp a thermal conversion layer for conversion of the electromagnetic waves to heat, to cause at least a portion of a thermal expansion layer to expand, the thermal conversion layer being laminated to a molding sheet including a base and the thermal expansion layer laminated to a first main surface of the base; and a second expander for causing expansion of a region (C) of the thermal expansion layer that is smaller in size than a region (B) of the thermal expansion layer expanded by the first expander.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji HORIUCHI, Kenji IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200139666
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a first thermally expansive layer that is formed on one side of a base and contains a first thermally expandable material; and a second thermally expansive layer that is formed on the first thermally expansive layer and contains a second thermally expandable material, wherein the second thermally expandable material further contains white pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200122429
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a first thermally expansive layer that is formed on one side of a base and contains a first thermally expandable material and a first binder, the first thermally expansive layer having a first ratio of the first thermally expandable material with respect to the first binder; and a second thermally expansive layer that is formed on the first thermally expansive layer and contains a second thermally expandable material and a second binder, the second thermally expansive layer having a second ratio of the second thermally expandable material with respect to the second binder, wherein the second ratio is lower than the first ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 10562263
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a first thermally expansive layer that is formed on one side of a base and contains a first thermally expandable material; and a second thermally expansive layer that is formed on the first thermally expansive layer and contains a second thermally expandable material, wherein the second thermally expandable material further contains white pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune Motoyanagi, Yuji Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20200039198
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet including two or more thermally expandable layers that are laminated, the thermally expandable layers each expanding upon being heated to or above a predetermined expansion start temperature, wherein the thermally expandable layers include two adjacent layers different from each other in the expansion start temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji IWAMOTO, Yuji HORIUCHI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Satoshi MITSUI, Hiroshi MOROKUMA