Patents by Inventor Yuji Kato

Yuji Kato 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: 11508630
    Abstract: A thin film analyzing device includes a processing and analyzing chamber for performing processing and analyzing of a subject having a thin film on a substrate. The processing and analyzing chamber includes a sample holder arranged to hold the subject, an X-ray irradiation source arranged to irradiate the subject with X-rays, a fluorescent X-ray detector configured to detect fluorescent X-rays which are emitted from the subject, a diffracted/reflected X-ray detector configured to detect reflected X-rays and diffracted X-rays which are emitted from the subject, and a substrate remover arranged to remove the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Wakisaka, Yuji Yamada, Sho Kato, Takumi Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20220335264
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna device, a control method, and a program that control enabling or disabling of a plurality of IC card antennas by using a mobile terminal. The antenna device includes: a mobile terminal antenna that receives a radio wave output by a reader/writer provided in a mobile terminal; a plurality of IC card antennas that communicates with an IC card including an IC chip for the IC card that reads/writes data in a contactless manner in response to a command transmitted by the reader/writer; and a control circuit that operates by using power generated when the mobile terminal antenna receives the radio wave output by the reader/writer and controls enabling or disabling of each of the IC card antennas in response to the command transmitted by the reader/writer. The present technology is applicable to a playmat used for a card game using a smartphone having an NFC function and an IC card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKUBO, Masuo MURAKAMI, Shinya KATO, Yuji HIURA, Junya MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20220326039
    Abstract: A method executed by an information processing device includes acquiring a score indicating a driving skill of a user who drives a vehicle and executing traffic assistance processing based on the score at the time when the vehicle is parked. An information processing device comprises a controller that acquires a score indicating a driving skill of a user who drives a vehicle, and executes traffic assistance processing based on the score, at a time when the vehicle is parked. A non-transitory storage medium stores instructions that are executable by one or more processors and causes the one or more processors to acquire a score indicating a driving skill of a user who drives a vehicle, and execute traffic assistance processing based on the score, at a time when the vehicle is parked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Kodai TAKANOHASHI, Atsushi OKUBO, Yuji TACHIBANA, Shogo MOMOSHIMA, Takaaki KATO, Daiki KANEICHI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Publication number: 20220316892
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a control unit configured to execute control for presenting, in a vehicle, a first route along which a vehicle moves to a parking space in a parking lot, predict a second route along which a pedestrian moves in the parking lot, and execute control for presenting, in the vehicle, a third route that replaces the first route when the first route intersects the second route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kodai TAKANOHASHI, Atsushi OKUBO, Yuji TACHIBANA, Shogo MOMOSHIMA, Takaaki KATO, Daiki KANEICHI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Publication number: 20220319321
    Abstract: A plan proposal device includes a controller configured to predict, as a user action, an action of a first user in a certain period, including parking a vehicle in a parking lot shared by a plurality of users including the first user, generate proposal data for proposing an action plan in the certain period based on an obtained prediction result and information on the parking lot in the certain period, and output the generated proposal data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kodai TAKANOHASHI, Atsushi OKUBO, Yuji TACHIBANA, Shogo MOMOSHIMA, Takaaki KATO, Daiki KANEICHI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Publication number: 20220310798
    Abstract: An electrically-conductive metal oxide film that is useful for semiconductor element and a semiconductor element that has enhanced electrical properties are provided. An electrically-conductive metal oxide film comprising: a metal oxide as a major component, wherein the metal oxide includes at least a first metal selected from a metal of Group 4 of the periodic table and a second metal selected from a metal of Group 13 of the periodic table. The electrically-conductive metal oxide film is used to make a semiconductor element, and the obtained semiconductor element is used to make a semiconductor device such as a power card. Also, the semiconductor element and the semiconductor device are used to make a semiconductor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ryohei KANNO, Osamu IMAFUJI, Kazuyoshi NORIMATSU, Yuji KATO
  • Patent number: 11453181
    Abstract: A preform figuring method includes mounting and stacking sheet-shape fibrous preparations that have been or are yet to be impregnated with a thermosetting resin on a figuring die that has first and second figuring surfaces at least either one of which is a curved surface and making a preform for a composite material which has a curved surface that corresponds to the curved surface of the figuring die as a stack of the fibrous preparations which has layers by bending the fibrous preparations mounted on the first figuring surface onto the second figuring surface. At least a fraction of the layers that constitute the stack are formed by mounting sheet-shape fibrous preparations on the first figuring surface or the fibrous preparation adjacent in a stacking direction so that the fibrous preparations partly overlap and bending portions of the fibrous preparations mounted so as to overlap onto the second figuring surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Saori Kato, Yuta Inoue, Yohei Hamamoto, Naoyuki Sekine, Yuji Odaka
  • Publication number: 20220300927
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a vehicle, and a control unit configured to acquire vehicle information indicating attributes of the vehicle via the communication unit, set a use fee for each of a plurality of parking spaces in a parking lot based on the acquired vehicle information, and transmit, via the communication unit, fee information indicating the set use fee to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kodai TAKANOHASHI, Atsushi OKUBO, Yuji TACHIBANA, Shogo MOMOSHIMA, Takaaki KATO, Daiki KANEICHI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Publication number: 20220301355
    Abstract: A control unit of an information processing apparatus determines, upon determining that a demand for parking in a parking lot is low based on a comparison between a score indicating the demand and a predetermined first threshold value, to set a first area to a parking prohibited state. The first area is at least a part of the parking lot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kodai TAKANOHASHI, Atsushi OKUBO, Yuji TACHIBANA, Shogo MOMOSHIMA, Takaaki KATO, Daiki KANEICHI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Patent number: 11436471
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a shared prediction model is provided. The method includes: obtaining a prediction model as a neural network; converting each negative numerical value in a plurality of parameters included in the prediction model to a positive numerical value to obtain a converted prediction model; and sharing the converted prediction model by a secret sharing method to obtain shared prediction models while concealing an input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Naohisa Nishida, Yuji Unagami, Tatsumi Oba, Ryo Kato, Shota Yamada, Nuttapong Attrapadung, Tadanori Teruya, Takahiro Matsuda, Goichiro Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 11421907
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus has a first mode and a second mode as operation modes. In the first mode, a degree of opening of a first flow rate adjustment valve is fixed to a first degree of opening smaller than 100% and greater than 0%, and an operation frequency of a compressor is varied in accordance with air conditioning performance required of a third heat exchanger. In the second mode, the degree of opening of the first flow rate adjustment valve is varied in accordance with air conditioning performance required of the third heat exchanger. When a difference between the air conditioning performance required of the third heat exchanger and air conditioning performance offered by the third heat exchanger becomes greater than a determination value, the operation mode is changed from the first mode to the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Kato, Yuji Motomura, Naofumi Takenaka, Kimitaka Kadowaki
  • Publication number: 20220244429
    Abstract: In this optical laminate, a transparent substrate, a hard coat layer and an anti-reflective layer are laminated in that order, the anti-reflective layer is a laminate having low refractive index material layers and high refractive index material layers laminated in an alternating arrangement, the a* value and the b* value of reflected light, when light with a wavelength of 380 nm to 780 nm is incident upon the optical laminate, satisfy (condition A) to (condition C) and (condition E), and the anti-reflective layer is a sputtered layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yuji Kato, Kaori Tezuka, Tadaaki Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 11397035
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes, a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between a first heat medium and a second heat medium, flow rate control valves, and a pump. In a heating mode, a controller is configured to open the flow rate control valve corresponding to a heat exchanger, of the third heat exchangers, to which a request for air conditioning has been made, and to close the flow rate control valve(s) corresponding to a heat exchanger(s), of the third heat exchangers, to which the request for air conditioning has not been made. In a defrosting mode, when a temperature of the second heat medium is lower than a first determination temperature, the controller is configured to open at least one of the flow rate control valve(s) corresponding to the heat exchanger(s) to which the request for air conditioning has not been made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Kato, Yuji Motomura, Naofumi Takenaka, Kimitaka Kadowaki
  • Publication number: 20220230852
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a process chamber. A turntable is disposed in the process chamber and is configured to receive a substrate along a circumferential direction thereof. A process gas supply nozzle is configured to supply a process gas to the turntable. A plasma antenna is disposed on the process chamber at a position covering at least a part of the process gas supply nozzle. An ion trap plate is disposed over the process gas supply nozzle at a position overlapping at least a part of the plasma antenna in the process chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Hitoshi KATO, Hiroyuki KIKUCHI, Shinji ASARI, Yuji SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20220223408
    Abstract: A method for depositing a silicon oxide film is provided. In the method, a silicon oxide film is deposited on a substrate by Atomic Layer Deposition with plasma while heating the substrate to a first temperature of 600° C. or higher. The silicon oxide film is annealed at a second temperature higher than the first temperature after completing the depositing the silicon oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Hitoshi KATO, Toru ISHII, Yuji SESHIMO, Yuichiro SASE
  • Patent number: 11297303
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a display control unit configured to display a virtual viewpoint image on a display unit, an identification unit configured to identify a selected reproduction mode from among a plurality of reproduction modes including a first reproduction mode in which a position of a virtual viewpoint corresponding to the virtual viewpoint image displayed on the display unit is determined regardless of a position of an object in an image-capturing region, and a second reproduction mode in which the position of the virtual viewpoint changes in accordance with the position of the object in the image-capturing region, and a control unit configured to change at least either one of a position and an orientation of the virtual viewpoint in response to a user operation. The change to be made in response to an identical user operation differs between the first reproduction mode and the second reproduction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Kato
  • Patent number: 11284057
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus that generates a virtual viewpoint image includes a generation unit. The generation unit generates a virtual viewpoint image in which in accordance with a virtual viewpoint specified by the virtual viewpoint information. The degree of transparency of a specific object at a position a specific distance apart from a position of a first virtual viewpoint in a virtual viewpoint image in accordance with the first virtual viewpoint corresponding to a first angle of view, which is generated by the generation unit, is higher than a degree of transparency of an object at a position the specific distance apart from a position of a second virtual viewpoint in a virtual viewpoint image in accordance with the second virtual viewpoint corresponding to a second angle of view larger than the first angle of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Kato
  • Patent number: 11196974
    Abstract: A display control apparatus configured to control displaying of a virtual viewpoint video image generated based on a plurality of captured images acquired from a plurality of cameras configured to capture an image of an image capturing target space from a different direction includes a reception unit configured to receive a user operation relating to a position and an orientation of a virtual viewpoint, a generation unit configured to generate a virtual viewpoint video image based on the user operation received by the reception unit, and a switch unit configured to switch a mode from a first mode of displaying a virtual viewpoint video image received from a server to a second mode of displaying the virtual viewpoint video image generated by the generation unit based on the user operation, in response to detection of a predetermined user operation during the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Kato
  • Publication number: 20210232307
    Abstract: A viewpoint control unit 204 detects a user operation on a display surface for displaying a virtual-viewpoint video (S801) and controls at least one of the position and the orientation of a virtual viewpoint concerning generation of the virtual-viewpoint video in accordance with the user operation (S805, S808, S812, S814).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventor: Yuji Kato
  • Publication number: 20210217869
    Abstract: A crystal that is useful for semiconductor element and a semiconductor element that has enhanced electrical properties are provided. A crystal, including: a corundum structured crystalline oxide, the crystalline oxide including gallium and/or indium, and the crystalline oxide further including a metal of Group 4 of the periodic table. The crystal is used to make a semiconductor element, and the obtained semiconductor element is used to make a semiconductor device such as a power card. Also, the semiconductor element and the semiconductor device are used to make a semiconductor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Ryohei KANNO, Osamu IMAFUJI, Kazuyoshi NORIMATSU, Yuji KATO