Patents by Inventor Akihiko Matsumoto

Akihiko Matsumoto 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: 5274463
    Abstract: A still picture filing apparatus comprising still picture preparation circuit for preparing a plurality of still pictures and adding identification data to each of such still pictures; still picture memory for storing the plural still pictures with the identification data added thereto respectively; still-picture transmission data preparation circuit for preparing still-picture transmission data indicative of a still picture transmission sequence in accordance with the identification data; transmission command signal generation circuit for generating a transmission command signal to instruct transmission of the still pictures; and a controller responsive to the transmission command signal outputted from the transmission command signal generation circuit and reading out the still pictures from the still picture memory in conformity to the transmission sequence indicated by the still-picture transmission data obtained from the still-picture transmission data preparation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Matsumoto, Yousuke Seki
  • Patent number: 5261048
    Abstract: A still image filing system stores still picture data representing a still image and controls the still picture data. The apparatus has an input circuit for the still picture data, a first memory, a separable second memory, and an output circuit for the still picture data and a first central processing unit (CPI) for controlling the operation of the apparatus. A control unit is provided having a second CPU and a color display apparatus, and the apparatus further includes a video bus through which the still picture data is transmitted in real time. The input and output circuits are connected to the video bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Matsumoto, Fumihiro Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 5131778
    Abstract: A coupling structure and a method of coupling resin structures wherein a first member is coupled with a thermoplastic second member through a coupling force produced by constricting the volume of the resin during molding and/or the generation of an undercut structure. The undercut structure results from the deformation of a projection member caused by the flow pressure and temperature of the resin. A recess is provided in one of the members. The recess is indented in the laying direction. On the other member, a projection is provided which enters the recess. The coupling of the two members is therefore simple and does not require the use of a subsidiary material. Additionally, when an undercut structure is formed, extremely strong coupling is obtained. Since the undercut is formed by deformation of the projection, no undercut structure is required to be formed on the die, so that no extra cost or burden has to be forced on the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Asai, Katsumi Nakajima, Akihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 5115310
    Abstract: In a news program broadcasting system reference codes are assigned to news materials when a cue sheet is prepared and when the news materials are edited. These reference codes are compared with each other when the news materials are transmitted, whereby the news materials are transmitted under simple and reliable control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Takano, Kuniharu Onozuka, Fumihiro Nagasawa, Akihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 4979057
    Abstract: An automatic cassette loading and reproducing apparatus has main storage bins for storing recorded cassettes for normal use, for example, recorded with regularly scheduled news stories or commercials to be broadcast, auxiliary storage bins for receiving at least one recorded cassette for emergency use, for example, recorded with a late-breaking news story, a cassette transporter for selectively transporting recorded cassettes for normal use and emergency use between the respective storage bins and cassette reproducing devices, such as, VTRs, and a control device, for example, a micro-computer, for controlling the cassette reproducing devices and transporter and being programmed for a normal mode in which the recorded cassettes for normal use are reproduced in a predetermined sequence established in accordance with coded indications on the respective cassettes and an emergency mode in response to mere placement of a cassette for emergency use in one of the auxiliary storage bins, and in which the predetermined
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Matsumoto, Fumihiro Nagasawa, Kuniharu Onozuka
  • Patent number: 4314710
    Abstract: A rack and pinion steering gear housing mounting structure for an automotive vehicle comprises a housing mounting portion which is cylindrical and rotatably supported on a support bracket, and whose cylindrical portion includes a positioning protrusion, flat portion or recess which is adapted to engage a hole, flat portion or protrusion formed in a clamp plate for clamping the cylindrical housing mounting portion to the support bracket, thereby accommodating changes in the mounted angle of the steering gear housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Kamoshita, Akihiko Matsumoto, Takashi Kurihara
  • Patent number: D303701
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Shimano Industrial Company Limited
    Inventor: Akihiko Matsumoto