Patents by Inventor Yuka Yamada

Yuka Yamada 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: 20230297224
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to, in response to a specifying action performed by a user to specify a workflow that executes a process on electronic data selected by the user, cause a display to display a setting change screen to be used for changing settings of the workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Ryohei YAMADA, Yuka KITAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20230117389
    Abstract: An output device performs: acquiring a plurality of images chronologically captured by a camera located to photograph an inside of a bowl of a toilet; extracting, from the acquired images, an excrement image showing excrement; extracting, from the acquired images, a blood image showing a blood spot; determining, based on time information about the excrement image, an excretion start time; determining, based on time information about the blood image, a blood appearance start time, and determining, based on the blood image, a blood size indicating a size of the blood spot; generating, as excretion information, information including the excretion start time, the blood appearance start time, and the blood size; and outputting the generated excretion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi KANAI, Toshihide MORI, Yuka YAMADA, Hideyuki MAEHARA
  • Publication number: 20230122501
    Abstract: An output device includes: an acquisition part that acquires a first image covering excrement captured by a camera to photograph an inside of a bowl of a toilet; a dividing part that divides the acquired first image into a plurality of divisional areas; a calculation part that calculates an area representative value including a representative value of each of the color components of each of the divisional areas; and an output part that outputs the calculated area representative value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi KANAI, Yuka YAMADA, Toshihide MORI, Hideyuki MAEHARA
  • Publication number: 20230085953
    Abstract: An image capturing device which captures an image of excrement is provided at a toilet having a bowl and includes a sensor unit including an image capturing sensor. A view angle and an attachment position of the sensor unit are set so that a detection area presumed to receive dropping excrement in the bowl falls within a view field of the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihide MORI, Hirofumi KANAI, Yuka YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20230071883
    Abstract: A controller acquires image data captured by a camera which is located at a toilet to capture an image of a bowl of the toilet, determines whether an unacceptable matter being an object having a possibility of clogging the toilet is in the bowl by performing image recognition based on the image data, and sends, to a flush water controller, a flow prohibition signal of prohibiting flush water from flowing when it is determined that the unacceptable matter is in the bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi KANAI, Toshihide MORI, Yuka YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20230074448
    Abstract: An excrement determination method includes: acquiring sensing data detected by a first gas sensor; acquiring image data captured by a camera; making a first determination of determining whether a gas concentration indicated by the sensing data is higher than a first reference concentration; making a second determination of executing image processing onto the image data and determining whether the image data contains an image about defecation; making a third determination of determining, based on a determination result of the first determination and a determination result of the second determination, that at least one of the defecation and flatulating occurred; and outputting a determination result of the third determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi KANAI, Toshihide MORI, Yuka YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20230012841
    Abstract: An excreta determination device includes a data acquisition unit that acquires first time series data indicating hydrogen concentration in a space inside a toilet bowl measured by an internal sensor arranged inside the toilet bowl, an excreta determination unit that determines whether or not one who excreted has farted based on the first time series data of the hydrogen concentration, and a determination result output unit that outputs a determination result, and the excreta determination unit determines that the one who excreted has farted when the value of the hydrogen concentration in the first time series data exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka YAMADA, Hirofumi KANAI, Toshihide MORI, Takahiro KAMAI
  • Patent number: 11238978
    Abstract: An information processing method performed by a computer includes determining a plurality of first support contents corresponding to a care recipient or assistance recipient from a plurality of support contents based on basic information on the care recipient or assistance recipient, outputting first presentation information for presenting the plurality of first support contents and assessment items respectively associated with the plurality of first support contents to a user, determining a second support content from the plurality of first support contents based on assessment results input by the user for the assessment items, and outputting second presentation information for presenting the second support content to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tanaka, Hiroya Tanaka, Hirofumi Kanai, Yuka Yamada, Yuko Kida
  • Patent number: 10873018
    Abstract: A thermoelectric generator system according to the present disclosure includes first and second thermoelectric generator units, each including tubular thermoelectric generators. Each of the generators has a flow path defined by its inner peripheral surface, and generates electromotive force in an axial direction thereof based on a temperature difference between its inner and outer peripheral surfaces. Each unit further includes: a container housing the generators inside; and electrically conductive members providing electrical interconnection for the generators. The container has fluid inlet and outlet ports through which a fluid flows inside, and openings into which the generators are inserted. A buffer vessel is arranged between the first and second units, and has a first opening communicating with the flow paths of the generators in the first unit and a second opening communicating with the flow paths of the generators in the second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kanno, Akihiro Sakai, Kohei Takahashi, Hiromasa Tamaki, Hideo Kusada, Yuka Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200194113
    Abstract: An information processing method performed by a computer includes determining a plurality of first support contents corresponding to a care recipient or assistance recipient from a plurality of support contents based on basic information on the care recipient or assistance recipient, outputting first presentation information for presenting the plurality of first support contents and assessment items respectively associated with the plurality of first support contents to a user, determining a second support content from the plurality of first support contents based on assessment results input by the user for the assessment items, and outputting second presentation information for presenting the second support content to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshiaki TANAKA, Hiroya TANAKA, Hirofumi KANAI, Yuka YAMADA, Yuko KIDA
  • Patent number: 10276475
    Abstract: A thermal conductive stress relaxation structure is interposed between a high-temperature substance and a low-temperature substance to conduct heat in a heat-transfer direction from the high-temperature substance to the low-temperature substance. The structure includes an assembly configured such that a thermal conductive material gathers in a non-bonded state having stress relaxation effect. Such an assembly is a rolled-up body configured such that a carbon-based sheet material and a metal-based sheet material are alternately rolled up, for example. This structure has one or more interfaces at which adjacent parts can slide, thereby dividing a deformable region to relax the thermal stress. It has a low rigidity and can thus deform to release the thermal stress. The structure can suppress the thermal stresses and the shape changes that would be generated in the high-temperature substance and the low-temperature substance, and each physical body located there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Yuka Yamada, Hiroshi Hohjo, Hidehiko Kimura, Atsushi Kawamoto, Tadayoshi Matsumori, Tsuguo Kondoh, Hiroshi Osada, Masanori Usui
  • Publication number: 20190097114
    Abstract: A thermoelectric generator system according to the present disclosure includes first and second thermoelectric generator units, each including tubular thermoelectric generators. Each of the generators has a flow path defined by its inner peripheral surface, and generates electromotive force in an axial direction thereof based on a temperature difference between its inner and outer peripheral surfaces. Each unit further includes: a container housing the generators inside; and electrically conductive members providing electrical interconnection for the generators. The container has fluid inlet and outlet ports through which a fluid flows inside, and openings into which the generators are inserted. A buffer vessel is arranged between the first and second units, and has a first opening communicating with the flow paths of the generators in the first unit and a second opening communicating with the flow paths of the generators in the second unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu KANNO, Akihiro SAKAI, Kohei TAKAHASHI, Hiromasa TAMAKI, Hideo KUSADA, Yuka YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10170677
    Abstract: A thermoelectric generator system according to the present disclosure includes first and second thermoelectric generator units, each including tubular thermoelectric generators. Each of the generators has a flow path defined by its inner peripheral surface, and generates electromotive force in an axial direction thereof based on a temperature difference between its inner and outer peripheral surfaces. Each unit further includes: a container housing the generators inside; and electrically conductive members providing electrical interconnection for the generators. The container has fluid inlet and outlet ports through which a fluid flows inside, and openings into which the generators are inserted. A buffer vessel is arranged between the first and second units, and has a first opening communicating with the flow paths of the generators in the first unit and a second opening communicating with the flow paths of the generators in the second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kanno, Akihiro Sakai, Kohei Takahashi, Hiromasa Tamaki, Hideo Kusada, Yuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10087533
    Abstract: A method for reducing carbon dioxide is provided. In the present method, used is an anode electrode comprises a stacked structure of a photoelectric conversion layer, a metal layer, and an InxGa1-xN layer (where 0<x?1). The InxGa1-xN layer is of i-type or n-type. The metal layer is interposed between the photoelectric conversion layer and the InxGa1-xN layer. When irradiating the anode electrode with light, a first light part included in the light is absorbed by the InxGa1-xN layer and a second light part included in the light travels through the InxGa1-xN layer. The second light part is absorbed by the photoelectric conversion layer to generate electric power in the photoelectric conversion layer. The second light part has a longer wavelength than the first light part. The carbon dioxide contained in the first electrolyte solution is reduced on the cathode electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Sekimoto, Masahiro Deguchi, Satoshi Yotsuhashi, Hiroshi Hashiba, Yuka Yamada, Shuichi Shinagawa
  • Patent number: 9941457
    Abstract: An exemplary thermoelectric generator unit according to the present disclosure includes a plurality of tubular thermoelectric generators. Each generator generates electromotive force in an axial direction based on a difference in temperature between its inner and outer peripheral surfaces. The unit further includes a container housing the generators inside and a plurality of electrically conductive members providing electrical interconnection among the generators. The container has fluid inlet and outlet ports through which a fluid flows inside the container, and a plurality of openings into which the respective generators are inserted. In one implementation, the unit includes a baffle, which is provided between the fluid inlet port and the generators and changes the flow direction of the fluid that has flowed into the container through the fluid inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kusada, Tsutomu Kanno, Akihiro Sakai, Kohei Takahashi, Hiromasa Tamaki, Yuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 9920439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for splitting water. In the present method, first, prepared is a water splitting device comprising: cathode and anode containers in which first and second electrolyte solutions are stored respectively; a proton exchange membrane disposed therebetween; a cathode electrode in contact with the first electrolyte solution and comprises a metal or metal compound; and an anode electrode in contact with the second electrolyte solution and comprises a nitride semiconductor layer. Then, the anode electrode is irradiated with light to split water contained in the first electrolyte solution. The anode electrode comprises a cobalt oxide layer formed of Co3O4 as a main component on a surface of the nitride semiconductor layer; the surface of the nitride semiconductor layer being in contact with the second electrolyte solution. The cathode electrode is electrically connected to the anode electrode without an external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Noda, Satoshi Yotsuhashi, Masahiro Deguchi, Hiroshi Hashiba, Takeyuki Sekimoto, Yuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 9899589
    Abstract: A thermoelectric power generation system of the present disclosure includes first and second thermoelectric power generation units. Each of the thermoelectric power generation units includes a plurality of tubular thermoelectric generators. The first and second thermoelectric power generation units are electrically connected to each other such that a first impedance caused by the tubular thermoelectric generator included in the first thermoelectric power generation unit is matched with a second impedance caused by the tubular thermoelectric generator included in the second thermoelectric power generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Tamaki, Tsutomu Kanno, Akihiro Sakai, Kohei Takahashi, Hideo Kusada, Yuka Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180010255
    Abstract: The present invention provides a methanol generation device for generating methanol by reducing carbon dioxide, comprising: a container for storing an electrolyte solution containing carbon dioxide; a cathode electrode disposed in the container so as to be in contact with the electrolyte solution; an anode electrode disposed in the container so as to be in contact with the electrolyte solution; and an external power supply for applying a voltage so that a potential of the cathode electrode is negative with respect to a potential of the anode electrode. The cathode electrode has a region of Cu1-x-yNixAuy (0<x, 0<y, and x+y<1). The anode electrode has a region of a metal or a metal compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi HASHIBA, Masahiro DEGUCHI, Satoshi YOTSUHASHI, Yuka YAMADA
  • Patent number: 9853200
    Abstract: An n-type thermoelectric conversion material expressed in a chemical formula X3-xX?xT3-yCuySb4 (0?x<3, 0?y<3.0, and x+y>0), the X includes one or more element(s) of Zr and Hf, the X? includes one or more element(s) of Nb and Ta, and the T includes one or more element(s) selected from Ni, Pd, and Pt, while including at least Ni, the n-type thermoelectric conversion material expressed in the chemical formula X3-xX?xT3-yCuySb4 has symmetry of a cubic crystal belonging to a space group I-43d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Tamaki, Tsutomu Kanno, Akihiro Sakai, Kohei Takahashi, Hideo Kusada, Yuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 9761779
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material expressed by a chemical formula X3T3-yT?ySb4 (0.025?y?0.5), wherein the X includes one or more elements selected from Zr and Hf, the T includes one or more elements selected from Ni, Pd, and Pt, while including at least Ni, and the T? includes one or more elements selected from Co, Rh, and Ir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Tamaki, Tsutomu Kanno, Akihiro Sakai, Kohei Takahashi, Hideo Kusada, Yuka Yamada