Patents by Inventor Yusuke Kato

Yusuke 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).

  • Publication number: 20240120359
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a photodetection device and an electronic apparatus that allow for reducing surface reflection from an on-chip microlens and suppressing deterioration of image quality. Provided is a photodetection device including: a plurality of pixels that have photoelectric conversion units; on-chip microlenses that are formed in such a way as to correspond to the individual pixels; and an antireflection film that is formed on a surface of the on-chip microlens, in which the antireflection film is constituted by a stacking of: a first inorganic film that is formed by a metal oxide film; and a second inorganic film that is formed on a surface of the first inorganic film and has a lower refractive index than the first inorganic film. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS solid-state imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke MORIYA, Atsushi YAMAMOTO, Tomiyuki YUKAWA, Kotaro NISHIMURA, Shigehiro IKEHARA, Shogo OTANI, Hiroshi KATO
  • Patent number: 11950836
    Abstract: A medical device and a treatment method, in which energy is accurately applied to a target site by suppressing a positional displacement between an expansion body and a biological tissue. The medical device includes an elongated shaft portion and an expansion body disposed in a distal portion of the shaft portion and configured to expand and contract in a radial direction. The expansion body includes a holding portion having a proximal side holding portion and a distal side holding portion configured to hold the biological tissue, and a movable portion configured to open and close the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Takahashi, Yukitoshi Kato, Tomoaki Takemura
  • Patent number: 11956434
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, for each coefficient of a plurality of coefficients included in a block, determines a base level relating to Context-Based Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding (CABAC) for the coefficient, and encodes an absolute value of the coefficient. In determining the base level, when one or more flags are used in encoding the absolute value of the coefficient, the base level is determined to be a first value, and when one or more flags are not used in the encoding, the base level is determined to be a second value that is smaller than the first value. In encoding the absolute value of the coefficient, when one or more flags are not used, a rice parameter is determined based on the base level which is equal to the second value, and the coefficient is binarized using the rice parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kato, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Publication number: 20240114169
    Abstract: An encoder determines, based on a width and a height of a block, whether or not to disable a prediction mode in which the block is split along a partitioning line defined by a distance and an angle and then prediction is performed; and encodes the block with the prediction mode disabled or not disabled according to a result of the determination on whether or not to disable the prediction mode. Here, the distance is the shortest distance between the center of the block and the partitioning line, and the angle is an angle representing a direction from the center of the block toward the partitioning line in the shortest distance. The encoder determines to disable the prediction mode when (i) a width-to-height ratio is at least 8 or (ii) a height-to-width ratio is at least 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jing Ya LI, Che Wei KUO, Chong Soon LIM, Chu Tong WANG, Han Boon TEO, Hai Wei SUN, Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Yusuke KATO
  • Publication number: 20240112571
    Abstract: A congestion prediction device, a congestion prediction method, and a storage medium are provided. A mapping outputs an output variable when input variables are input to the mapping. The output variable indicates a degree of congestion in a predetermined specific area. The mapping is learned in advance by machine learning. The input variables include congestion variables. Each of the congestion variables indicates a degree of congestion in the specific area at regular time intervals within a specific period. The output variable indicates a degree of congestion after a lapse of the regular time interval from an end time of the specific period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ayumu SHIOMI, Atsushi MIYAGAWA, Hiroki TAKEUCHI, Toshiyuki KAWAI, Ryosuke FUKAYA, Hiroyuki TOKITA, Yusuke IKENOUE, Tsukasa KATO, Katsuhisa YOSHIKAWA, Yuta ICHIJYO, Takayuki AKAISHI, Shintaro KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20240114129
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation: determines whether a size of a current block, which is a unit for which a vector candidate list including vector candidates is generated, is less than or equal to a threshold; when the size of the current block is less than or equal to the threshold, generates the vector candidate list by registering a history-based motion vector predictor (HMVP) vector candidate in the vector candidate list from an HMVP table without performing a first pruning process; when the size of the current block is greater than the threshold, generates the vector candidate list by performing the first pruning process and registering the HMVP vector candidate in the vector candidate list from the HMVP table; and encodes the current block using the vector candidate list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jing Ya LI, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Che Wei Kuo, Hai Wei Sun, Chu Tong Wang, Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Yusuke Kato
  • Publication number: 20240106316
    Abstract: A DC power supply and distribution system is obtained that improves power distribution efficiency at a low-load factor while suppressing overall upsizing. The DC power supply and distribution system includes a main AC/DC converter and an auxiliary AC/DC converter connected in parallel to the main AC/DC converter and having a rated power capacity smaller than that of the main AC/DC converter, wherein when the absolute value of the DC output power is smaller than the absolute value of a threshold power set smaller than the rated power capacity of the auxiliary AC/DC converter, a first switching command for switching from the first operation mode to the second operation mode is generated for a power conversion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke KATO, Takuya KATAOKA, Tomoyuki KAWAKAMI, Kikuo IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240101135
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted apparatus (10) according to the present invention includes: a surrounding object information acquisition unit (11) that acquires surrounding object information relating to a surrounding object being an object detected in surroundings of a vehicle; a line-of-sight information acquisition unit (12) that acquires line-of-sight information of a driver of the vehicle; an operation information acquisition unit (13) that acquires operation information indicating an operation performed by the driver on the vehicle; an operation intention information generation unit (14) that generates operation intention information associating an operation indicated by the operation information with the surrounding object causing the operation indicated by the operation information, based on the surrounding object information, the line-of-sight information, and the operation information; and a transmission and reception unit (15) that transmits the operation intention information to a surrounding vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuma Yazaki, Takahiro Kato, Yusuke Koitabashi
  • Patent number: 11936893
    Abstract: An encoder that includes memory and circuitry coupled to the memory. The circuitry encodes a slice into one or more data access regions in a variable length encoding process. The circuitry encodes one or more offsets into a slice header, based on a flag written into a sequence header and a total number of the one or more data access regions. The one or more offsets each specify a head position of a corresponding one of the one or more data access regions in a bitstream. When the flag indicates that the one or more offsets are to be encoded and the total number is at least two, the one or more offsets are encoded. The flag switches between encoding and not encoding the one or more offsets regardless of whether the total number is at least two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Yusuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11936887
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry, and memory coupled to the circuitry. The circuitry, in operation, for each of a plurality of sub-bitstreams having mutually different frame rates, encodes identification information into a header of a bitstream including the plurality of sub-bitstreams, the identification information indicating a temporal ID that is an identifier of a temporal layer related to a temporal scalability and corresponds to the sub-bitstream, and encodes level information indicating a conformance level of the sub-bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Virginie Drugeon, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Yusuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11936886
    Abstract: An encoder includes memory and circuitry coupled to the memory. The circuitry, for each of temporal sub-layers for temporal scalability different from spatial scalability, stores first parameters into buffering period supplemental enhancement information (SEI) and encodes the first parameters. The first parameters present initial delays in timing to extract data from a coded picture buffer (CPB). The circuitry stores a second parameter into the buffering period SEI and encodes the second parameter. The second parameter indicates a total number of the temporal sub-layers. A value of the second parameter is equal to a value of a third parameter that is encoded into a sequence parameter set and indicates a total number of the temporal sub-layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Virginie Drugeon, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Yusuke Kato
  • Publication number: 20240085278
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an anomaly detection apparatus includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to: acquire measured values from sensors installed in a system, a first function, a first threshold, and a second function to output a second threshold; generate the predicted values based on the measured value and the first function; detect that a deviation between the measured values and the predicted values exceeds the first threshold; calculate the feature quantities based on the measured values; and determine whether a number of consecutive times is equal to or larger than the second threshold to detect an anomaly or a sign of the anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori TAGUCHI, Kouta NAKATA, Susumu NAITO, Yuichi KATO, Shinya TOMINAGA, Naoyuki TAKADO, Ryota MIYAKE, Yusuke TERAKADO, Toshio AOKI
  • Publication number: 20240087374
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detection apparatus (10) including: an acquisition unit (11) that acquires vehicle state data of each of a plurality of vehicles when each vehicle travels through a measurement position; a generation unit (12) that generates a detection model detecting an internal abnormality of a vehicle, based on the acquired vehicle state data; a detection unit (13) that performs processing of detecting an internal abnormality of a target vehicle, based on the detection model and vehicle state data when the target vehicle travels through the measurement position; and an output unit (14) that outputs a result of the detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuma Yazaki, Takahiro Kato, Yusuke Koitabashi
  • Publication number: 20240083703
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a conveyor, a sound collector, and circuitry. The conveyor conveys a sheet. The conveyor conveys a sheet in a sheet conveyance direction. The sound collector collects an operating sound generated by a conveyance of the sheet. The circuitry is to extract a feature amount of the operating sound collected by the sound collector, and determine, at different positions in the sheet conveyance direction based on the feature amount, whether an abnormal conveyance of the sheet occurs until the sheet is conveyed to a given position in the sheet conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yosuke IIDA, Yusuke NAKAI, Chisa KATO, Hiroyuki KUNO, Yotaro MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20240073442
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory coupled to the circuitry. In operation, the circuitry: derives a motion vector of a current block by referring to at least one reference picture different from a picture to which the current block belongs; performs a mode for estimating, for each sub-block unit of sub-blocks obtained by splitting the current block, a surrounding region of the motion vector to correct the motion vector; determines whether to apply deblocking filtering to each of boundaries between neighboring ones of the sub-blocks; and applies the deblocking filtering to the boundary, based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Tadamasa TOMA, Takahiro NISHI, Kiyofumi ABE, Yusuke KATO
  • Publication number: 20240066047
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compound having a STING agonistic activity, which may be expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of STING-related diseases. The present disclosure relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: MASATO YOSHIKAWA, MORIHISA SAITOH, TAISUKE KATO, YAYOI NAKAYAMA, TOMOHIRO SEKI, YASUO NAKAGAWA, YUSUKE TOMINARI, MASAKI SETO, YUSUKE SASAKI, MASANORI OKANIWA, TSUNEO ODA, AKITO SHIBUYA, KOSUKE HIDAKA, ZENYU SHIOKAWA, SHUMPEI MURATA, ATSUTOSHI OKABE, YOSHIHISA NAKADA, MICHIYO MOCHIZUKI, BRIAN SCOTT FREEZE, TAISUKE TAWARAISHI, YASUFUMI WADA, PAUL D. GREENSPAN
  • Publication number: 20240068525
    Abstract: A torque limiter includes a first side plate, a second side plate, a friction disc, a pressure plate, and a biasing member. The first side plate includes an attachment surface. The attachment surface faces in an axial direction so as to be attached to a flywheel. The second side plate has a smaller outer diameter than the outer diameter of the first side plate. The second side plate is disposed so as to not overlap the attachment surface as seen in an axial direction. The second side plate is attached to the first side plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroshi UEHARA, Hiroaki KATO, Yusuke NAGAOKA
  • Patent number: 11917179
    Abstract: A decoder includes circuitry which, in operation, parses a first flag indicating whether a CCALF (cross component adaptive loop filtering) process is enabled for a first block located adjacent to a left side of a current block; parses a second flag indicating whether the CCALF process is enabled for a second block located adjacent to an upper side of the current block; determines a first index associated with a color component of the current block; and derives a second index indicating a context model, using the first flag, the second flag, and the first index. The circuitry, in operation, performs entropy decoding of a third flag indicating whether the CCALF process is enabled for the current block, using the context model indicated by the second index; and performs the CCALF process on the current block in response to the third flag indicating the CCALF process is enabled for the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Che-Wei Kuo, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li, Hai Wei Sun, Chu Tong Wang, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Yusuke Kato
  • Publication number: 20240064328
    Abstract: An encoder: generates, in an inter prediction mode, a first prediction image of a current block to be processed, based on a derived motion vector; and generates a final prediction image of the current block by applying an update process to the first prediction image. Candidates for the update process include a first process and a second process. The first process is a BDOF process. The second process is a process of mixing the first prediction image with a second prediction image generated in intra prediction for the current block. In the applying of the update process, the first process and the second process are mutually exclusively applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA, Yusuke KATO
  • Patent number: 11909998
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory. The circuitry determines whether a first virtual pipeline decoding unit (VPDU) is split into smaller blocks and whether a second VPDU is split into smaller blocks. In response to a determination the first VPDU is not split into smaller blocks and a determination the second VPDU is split into smaller blocks, a block of chroma samples is predicted without using luma samples. In response to a determination the first VPDU is split into smaller blocks and a determination the second VPDU is split into smaller blocks, the block of chroma samples is predicted using luma samples. In response to a determination the first VPDU is not split into smaller blocks and a determination the second VPDU is not split into smaller block, the block of chroma samples is predicted using luma samples. The block is encoded using the predicted chroma samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Che-Wei Kuo, JIng Ya Li, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Hai Wei Sun, Rohith Mars, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Yusuke Kato