Patents by Inventor Yuki Honma

Yuki Honma 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: 10795157
    Abstract: Provided is a display device for a vehicle that can rapidly execute preparation completion for display of vehicle information. The display device for a vehicle is provided with a processing unit, a display, and a rotational drive unit that can rotate a reflector on a prescribed axis. The processing unit includes an estimating unit that estimates planned start of the vehicle by a crew, and when the vehicle is planned to be started, the angle of rotation of the rotational drive unit moves from an initial angle corresponding to an initial position (position of point of origin) of the reflector to a first intermediate angle (first stopping position) between the initial angle and a final angle corresponding to the normal operating position of the reflector. After the vehicle has been actually started, the angle of rotation of the rotational drive unit moves to a final angle from the first intermediate angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Honma, Yuki Masuya
  • Publication number: 20200265845
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a decoding apparatus, a decoding method and a program which make it possible to obtain sound with higher quality. A demultiplexing circuit demultiplexes an input code string into a gain code string and a signal code string. A signal decoding circuit decodes the signal code string to output a time series signal. A gain decoding circuit decodes the gain code string. That is, the gain decoding circuit reads out gain values and gain inclination values at predetermined gain sample positions of the time series signal and interpolation mode information. An interpolation processing unit obtains a gain value at each sample position between two gain sample positions through linear interpolation or non-linear interpolation according to the interpolation mode based on the gain values and the gain inclination values. A gain applying circuit adjusts a gain of the time series signal based on the gain values. The present technology can be applied to a decoding apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Hiroyuki Honma, Runyu Shi
  • Patent number: 10692511
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a decoding apparatus, a decoding method and a program which make it possible to obtain sound with higher quality. A demultiplexing circuit demultiplexes an input code string into a gain code string and a signal code string. A signal decoding circuit decodes the signal code string to output a time series signal. A gain decoding circuit decodes the gain code string. That is, the gain decoding circuit reads out gain values and gain inclination values at predetermined gain sample positions of the time series signal and interpolation mode information. An interpolation processing unit obtains a gain value at each sample position between two gain sample positions through linear interpolation or non-linear interpolation according to the interpolation mode based on the gain values and the gain inclination values. A gain applying circuit adjusts a gain of the time series signal based on the gain values. The present technology can be applied to a decoding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Hiroyuki Honma, Runyu Shi
  • Publication number: 20200157605
    Abstract: To analyze the concentration of an analyte in a sample, the number of molecules or particles or concentration of the analyte is determined using a table associating at least one piece of information about a plurality of reaction fields generated by splitting a liquid containing the sample, the at least one piece of information being selected from the group consisting of information about the number of positive reaction fields and information about the number of negative reaction fields, with the number of molecules or particles or concentration of the analyte in the sample or in at least some of the plurality of reaction fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu Honma, Atsushi Takahashi, Masato Minami, Tetsuya Yano, Yuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10546594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a signal processing apparatus and a signal processing method, an encoder and an encoding method, a decoder and a decoding method, and a program capable of reproducing music signal having a better sound quality by expansion of frequency band. An encoder sets an interval including 16 frames as interval section to be processed, outputs high band encoded data for obtaining the high band component of an input signal and low band encoded data obtained by encoding the low band signal of the input signal for each section to be processed. In this case, for each frame, a coefficient used in estimation of the high band component is selected and the section to be processed is divided into continuous frame segments including continuous frames from which the coefficient with the same section to be processed is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Hiroyuki Honma, Yuhki Mitsufuji
  • Patent number: 10381018
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing signal processing. The signal processing comprises demultiplexing input encoded data into data including information for a segment including frames and coefficient information for a coefficient selected in the frames of the segment, and low band encoded data, decoding the low band encoded data to produce a low band signal, selecting a coefficient of a frame to be processed from a plurality of the coefficients based on the data, calculating a high band sub-band power of a high band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting a high band signal of the frame to be processed based on a low band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting the low band signal of the frame to be processed and the selected coefficient, and producing the high band signal of the frame to be processed based on the high band sub-band power and the low band sub-band signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Hiroyuki Honma, Yuhki Mitsufuji
  • Publication number: 20190222798
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an apparatus and a method for video-audio processing, and a program each of which enables a desired object sound to be more simply and accurately separated. A video-audio processing apparatus includes a display control portion configured to cause a video object based on a video signal to be displayed; an object selecting portion configured to select the predetermined video object from the one video object or among a plurality of the video objects; and an extraction portion configured to extract an audio signal of the video object selected by the object selecting portion as an audio object signal. The present technique can be applied to a video-audio processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HONMA, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190180768
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a signal processing apparatus and a signal processing method, an encoder and an encoding method, a decoder and a decoding method, and a program capable of reproducing music signal having a better sound quality by expansion of frequency band. An encoder sets an interval including 16 frames as interval section to be processed, outputs high band encoded data for obtaining the high band component of an input signal and low band encoded data obtained by encoding the low band signal of the input signal for each section to be processed. In this case, for each frame, a coefficient used in estimation of the high band component is selected and the section to be processed is divided into continuous frame segments including continuous frames from which the coefficient with the same section to be processed is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Hiroyuki Honma, Yuhki Mitsufuji
  • Patent number: 10297270
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing signal processing. The signal processing comprises demultiplexing input encoded data into data including information for a segment including frames and coefficient information for a coefficient selected in the frames of the segment, and low band encoded data, decoding the low band encoded data to produce a low band signal, selecting a coefficient of a frame to be processed from a plurality of the coefficients based on the data, calculating a high band sub-band power of a high band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting a high band signal of the frame to be processed based on a low band sub-band signal of each sub-band constituting the low band signal of the frame to be processed and the selected coefficient, and producing the high band signal of the frame to be processed based on the high band sub-band power and the low band sub-band signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Hiroyuki Honma, Yuhki Mitsufuji
  • Publication number: 20150006001
    Abstract: To provide a control system and a control method for a hybrid vehicle, which make it possible to cause the hybrid vehicle to efficiently travel to thereby make it possible to improve fuel economy. A control system for a hybrid vehicle V includes an ECU. The ECU calculates four total efficiencies TE_eng, TE_ch, TE_asst, and TE_ev, using energy ENE_eng2 transmitted from an internal combustion engine to drive wheels DW during operation of the engine, energy ENE_mot2 transmitted from an electric motor to the drive wheels DW during operation of the electric motor, energy ENE_mot2 charged when motive power of the engine is converted to electric energy by a power generating operation of the electric motor during the operation of the engine, and energy assumed to be supplied to whole motive power sources (ENE_eng1, ENE_eng1+ENE_mot1, ENE_mot1) (step 2), and selects a travel mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Kawata, Yuki Honma, Shigetaka Kuroda, Tetsuya Yamada, Kentaro Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20150006000
    Abstract: A control system and control method for a hybrid vehicle, which properly determine based on a predicted charge amount whether or not to change a speed position, to thereby obtain a larger charge amount, thereby making it possible enhance fuel economy of the hybrid vehicle. A first charge amount is estimated which is an amount of electric power charged into a storage battery when regeneration is performed by an electric motor in a state in which the speed position of a stepped transmission is held, for a predetermined regeneration time period. Further, a second charge amount is estimated which is an amount of electric power charged into the storage battery when the speed position is changed to a target speed position within the regeneration time period, and regeneration by the electric motor 4 is performed until the regeneration time period elapses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Kawata, Takashi Kon, Masahiro Takeuchi, Shigetaka Kuroda, Yuki Honma, Tetsuya Yamada, Kentaro Yokoo
  • Patent number: 8705049
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus measures by analyzing an optical pattern projected to the measurement target, and luminance of the optical pattern. The apparatus includes a mounting stage having a reference plane of a height of the measurement target, a measurement head that projects the optical pattern, to the measurement target and reference plane, to capture images of the optical patterns, and a displacement portion displaces the measurement head in a height direction. A phase computing portion computes a phase of the optical pattern in a certain pixel included in the captured image. A height computing portion computes a height of the measurement target based on the phase, and a feed amount computing portion computes a displacement amount based on the height. The height computing portion computes the height based on the phase and corrects the height based on the displacement amount, thereby computing the height of the measurement target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Honma, Daisuke Mitsumoto, Sunao Takemura
  • Publication number: 20120218562
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape measurement apparatus is provided that calculates the height of solder accurately. An approximation surface of a wiring pattern is prepared for an inspection block prior to the application of solder. Furthermore, an approximation surface of lands is prepared for an inspection block prior to the application of solder. Then, based on the prepared approximation surface Sr of the wiring pattern and the approximation surface Sl of the lands, an offset, that is, the distance between the approximation surface Sr of the wiring pattern and the approximation surface Sl of the lands is calculated. Then, the calculated offset is stored in a RAM or the like. Then, after the application of solder, the stored offset is read out, and the height of the solder is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka OGINO, Yuki HONMA, Hirotaka WADA
  • Patent number: 8199335
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a three-dimensional shape of a target object by analyzing an optical pattern projected onto the target object has an optical pattern projecting device that projects the optical pattern onto a portion of a measurement surface on which the target object is placed, the optical pattern having brightness changing periodically according to a position, a first line sensor that images an optical pattern-emitted region onto which the optical pattern is projected, a second line sensor that images an optical pattern-non-emitted region onto which the optical pattern is not projected, and a processing device that calculates a phase of the optical pattern at a pixel included in an image obtained by removing background information from images taken by the first and second line sensors based on a brightness value of the pixel and a neighboring pixel in the image, and calculates height information based on the calculated phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Mitsumoto, Yuki Honma
  • Publication number: 20120019836
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus measures by analyzing an optical pattern projected to the measurement target, and luminance of the optical pattern. The apparatus includes a mounting stage having a reference plane of a height of the measurement target, a measurement head that projects the optical pattern, to the measurement target and reference plane, to capture images of the optical patterns, and a displacement portion displaces the measurement head in a height direction. A phase computing portion computes a phase of the optical pattern in a certain pixel included in the captured image. A height computing portion computes a height of the measurement target based on the phase, and a feed amount computing portion computes a displacement amount based on the height. The height computing portion computes the height based on the phase and corrects the height based on the displacement amount, thereby computing the height of the measurement target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Honma, Daisuke Mitsumoto, Sunao Takemura
  • Publication number: 20100195114
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a three-dimensional shape of a target object by analyzing an optical pattern projected onto the target object has an optical pattern projecting device that projects the optical pattern onto a portion of a measurement surface on which the target object is placed, the optical pattern having brightness changing periodically according to a position, a first line sensor that images an optical pattern-emitted region onto which the optical pattern is projected, a second line sensor that images an optical pattern-non-emitted region onto which the optical pattern is not projected, and a processing device that calculates a phase of the optical pattern at a pixel included in an image obtained by removing background information from images taken by the first and second line sensors based on a brightness value of the pixel and a neighboring pixel in the image, and calculates height information based on the calculated phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Mitsumoto, Yuki Honma