Yuri Takizawa, Shinichiro Miyaoka, Makoto Kato: Method for changing a natural image based on a light environment in the natural image. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, November 5, 1996: US05572635 (129 worldwide citation)

A function of simulating change of weather and time in one scene by changing a sky area and an object area in a natural image while maintaining a relationship therebetween. The natural image is separated into a sky area and an object area excluding the sky area. The color of the object area is gener ...

Fuminobu Komura, Yoshikazu Hirayama, Koichi Homma, Makoto Kato, Takanori Shibata, Yoji Matsuoka, Akira Kagami, Michitaka Kosaka: Navigation system and method using map data. Hitachi, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, May 10, 1994: US05311173 (83 worldwide citation)

In a navigation system which has sensors for detecting a running distance, an azimuth, etc. of a vehicle, and a memory for storing map data; a probability density of a position of the vehicle is calculated on the basis of the sensor outputs and the map data for each of quantization units with which ...

Makoto Kato, Shinichiro Miyaoka, Makoto Nohmi: Texture mapping method. Hitachi, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, November 29, 1994: US05369736 (76 worldwide citation)

A texture mapping method projects a specified texture picture onto the surface of an object in another specified picture. Three-dimensional data on the surface shape of the object to be projected is not known previously. The three-dimensional data on the surface shape of the object is estimated on t ...

Hideo Noyama, Makoto Kato, Makoto Nohmi, Yuri Takizawa: Image simulation method. Hitachi, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, January 14, 1997: US05594850 (55 worldwide citation)

Simultaneously and automatically with creating a CG image by computer graphics, (1) the image is segmented to create a mask image, (2) a mask attribute table is created by data transformation, (3) an intrinsic image (object color component, light source color component, ambient color component) is c ...

Makoto Kato, Koichi Homma, Fuminobu Komura, Toshihiro Furuya, Shinobu Otsuka: Scanning electron microscope and method of processing the same. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, March 19, 1991: US05001344 (55 worldwide citation)

An image generated by the detected signals of a scanning electron microscope is divided, for example, into a plurality of rectangular small areas with the boundaries parallel to the y-axis. The relative height in the boundary is obtained by conducting one dimensional integration for respectively bou ...

Arimitsu Usuki, Makoto Kato, Akane Okada: Composite clay material and method for producing the same, blend material and composite clay rubber using the same and production method thereof. Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, October 26, 1999: US05973053 (50 worldwide citation)

A composite clay material with the interlayer distance sufficiently expanded by dispersing clay mineral in a low polar polymer on a molecular level and the method for producing the same, blend material and composite clay rubber material using the same and the production method thereof.

Makoto Kato, Tetsuo Saimi, Shunji Ohara: Optical pickup head with holographic servo signal detection using a spot size detection system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, May 29, 1990: US04929823 (49 worldwide citation)

An optical pickup head apparatus comprises a hologram element disposed in the flux of light reflected back from an optical disc, and first and second photodetectors respectively having linear element boundaries extending in a predetermined direction and disposed so as to receive two-focal-point imag ...

Kenichi Kasazumi, Makoto Kato, Ikunori Kobayashi: Liquid crystal modulator including a diffuser with plural phase shifting regions. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, July 6, 1993: US05225920 (48 worldwide citation)

Light emitted from a coherent light source undergoes fine adjustment of its polarizing direction by a polarizing device and is directed to a liquid crystal device through a collimating optical system. The polarizing device is capable of fine-adjusting the polarizing direction in accordance with the ...

Makoto Kato, Larry N Velie, John L Baverstock: Plural probe circuit card fixture using a vacuum collapsed membrane to hold the card against the probes. Metropolitan Circuits, Jackson Jones & Price, August 14, 1979: US04164704 (46 worldwide citation)

A test fixture for circuit cards comprising a probe board bearing electrical test probes in a fixed position with respect to the overlying test surface. A flexible sheet is supported by the probes and serves to stabilize their relative positions. The circuit card is held against the probes by vacuum ...

Makoto Kato: Fourier-transform holography by pseudo-random phase shifting. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Robert E Burns, Emmanuel J Lobato, Bruce L Adams, July 26, 1977: US04037918 (43 worldwide citation)

A phase mask comprised of a rectangular array of phase shifting areas arranged in a pseudo-random pattern is illuminated with a beam of electromagnetic radiation. The array of pseudo-randomly phase shifted beams is focused on a Fourier transform plane on which the power spectrum of the beams distrib ...