Patents by Inventor Akiyoshi Morita

Akiyoshi Morita 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: 9253478
    Abstract: A video-image selection unit cyclically acquires at least two types of video images. A replacing mask determination unit selects, for each acquired video image, a mask pattern for masking a video image acquired by the video-image selection unit by replacing some pixels composing the video image with pixels of a single color such that said some pixels are spatially removed. Based on the mask pattern, the video-image replacing unit replaces said some pixels composing the video image with the pixels of a single color. A video-image output unit outputs the video image for which the replacement was performed. When selecting a mask pattern, the replacing mask determination unit selects a mask pattern that is different from a mask pattern used for the last video image, the mask pattern being different in the position of pixels not to be replaced with pixels of a single color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Morita, Yasuo Takahashi, Hideyuki Agata, Akitoshi Yamaguchi, Takeshi Makishima
  • Patent number: 8949115
    Abstract: In an audio output terminal device, a buffer control unit adjusts the buffer size of a jitter buffer in accordance with the setting of a sound output mode instructed in an instruction receiving unit. If the instruction receiving unit acknowledges an instruction for setting an audio output mode that requires low delay in outputting sound, the buffer control unit reduces the buffer size of the jitter buffer. Further, the buffer control unit controls, in accordance with the instructed setting of the sound output mode, timing for allowing a media buffer to transmit one or more voice packets to the jitter buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoto Shibuya, Jin Nakamura, Katsuhiko Shibata, Kazuhiro Yanase, Akitoshi Yamaguchi, Akiyoshi Morita, Kouichi Kazama
  • Publication number: 20140098419
    Abstract: Provided are shutter eyeglasses that can have simplified internal wiring. The shutter glasses include: a circuit board to which a drive circuit adapted to drive a left eye shutter and a right eye shutter is mounted; a battery adapted to supply power to the circuit board; and a reception element adapted to receive a synchronizing signal transmitted from an image display device. The circuit board, battery, and reception element are arranged between the left eye shutter and the right eye shutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Morita, Akitoshi Yamaguchi, Ryo Fukikoshi
  • Publication number: 20130038705
    Abstract: A video-image selection unit cyclically acquires at least two types of video images. A replacing mask determination unit selects, for each acquired video image, a mask pattern for masking a video image acquired by the video-image selection unit by replacing some pixels composing the video image with pixels of a single color such that said some pixels are spatially removed. Based on the mask pattern, the video-image replacing unit replaces said some pixels composing the video image with the pixels of a single color. A video-image output unit outputs the video image for which the replacement was performed. When selecting a mask pattern, the replacing mask determination unit selects a mask pattern that is different from a mask pattern used for the last video image, the mask pattern being different in the position of pixels not to be replaced with pixels of a single color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi MORITA, Yasuo TAKAHASHI, Hideyuki AGATA, Akitoshi YAMAGUCHI, Takeshi MAKISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20120245929
    Abstract: In an audio output terminal device, a buffer control unit adjusts the buffer size of a jitter buffer in accordance with the setting of a sound output mode instructed in an instruction receiving unit. If the instruction receiving unit acknowledges an instruction for setting an audio output mode that requires low delay in outputting sound, the buffer control unit reduces the buffer size of the jitter buffer. Further, the buffer control unit controls, in accordance with the instructed setting of the sound output mode, timing for allowing a media buffer to transmit one or more voice packets to the jitter buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kiyoto Shibuya, Jin Nakamura, Katsuhiko Shibata, Kazuhiro Yanase, Akitoshi Yamaguchi, Akiyoshi Morita, Kouichi Kazama
  • Patent number: 6294291
    Abstract: A secondary battery with non-aqueous electrolyte having a high voltage and energy density and a superior cycle property, characterized in that a cathode comprises composite oxides containing lithium and an anode comprises composite carbon materials containing graphite spherical particles and carbon fibers. The carbon fiber improves the stiffness of the anode depolarizing mix to prevent the body made thereof from swelling and decomposing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ozaki, Nobuo Eda, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 6106976
    Abstract: A secondary battery with non-aqueous electrolyte having a high voltage and capacity and an improved cycle property, characterized in that the battery has an anode which is comprised of graphite spherical particles provided with a lamellar structure and an optically anisotropic and single phase such as meso-carbon microbeads; and a cathode which is comprised of composite oxides containing lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ozaki, Nobuo Eda, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 5842867
    Abstract: This invention relates to a graphic tactile cell for indicating a graphic pattern, in which the arrangement of the tactile surface can be enlarged easily. This graphic tactile cell includes tactile pins for indicating a graphic pattern by vertical movement, piezoelectric element segments which are bent upon application of a voltage to vertically drive the tactile pins, and a unit base for holding the tactile pins and the piezoelectric element segments. A plurality of cell units each including a unit number of tactile pins, corresponding piezoelectric element segments, and a unit base for holding the tactile pins and the piezoelectric element segments are coupled vertically and horizontally such that the tactile pins are arranged at an equal interval in vertical and horizontal directions. Proximal ends of the piezoelectric element segments are held by the unit base through plastically deformable adjusting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: KGS Corporation
    Inventors: Ri Su Hong, In Sik Lee, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 5525443
    Abstract: A non-aqueous secondary electrochemical battery which comprises a complex oxide containing lithium for a cathode, a carbon material for an anode, and a mixed solvent for an electrolyte is disclosed. The mixed solvent is obtained by dissolving an inorganic salt in a mixture of a cyclic ester and a chain ester. The cyclic ester is selected from the group consisting of ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, butylene carbonate, and .gamma.-butyrolactone. The chain ester is selected from the group consisting of diethyl carbonate, dimethyl carbonate, ethyl formate, methyl formate, ethyl acetate, methyl acetate, and dimethyl sulfoxide. In this way, a non-aqueous secondary electrochemical battery having improved cycle life capabilities, discharge performance, and low temperature performance can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Okuno, Hizuru Koshina, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 5521027
    Abstract: A non-aqueous secondary electrochemical battery which includes a complex oxide containing lithium for a cathode, carbon for an anode, and a mixed solvent for an electrolyte is disclosed. The mixed solvent is obtained by dissolving an inorganic salt in a mixture of a cyclic ester and an asymmetric chain carbonate. The cyclic ester is selected from the group consisting of ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, butylene carbonate and .gamma.-butyrolactone. The asymmetric chain carbonate is selected from the group consisting of ethylmethyl carbonate, methylpropyl carbonate and ethylpropyl carbonate. In this way, a non-aqueous secondary electrochemical battery having an improved cycle life capability, discharge performance, and low temperature performance can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Okuno, Hizuru Koshina, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 5449292
    Abstract: This invention discloses a tactile reading device including sensing rods that are supported to be vertically movable, piezo-electric actuating elements disposed in the vertical direction such that their free end portions are directed upward, and pushing-up cams having first levers which are axially and pivotally supported on support rods provided at an upper position of the free end portions of the piezo-electric actuating elements, extending downward from the support rods, and having side surfaces at distal end portions thereof which are freely abutted against the free end portions of the piezo-electric actuating elements, and second levers extending horizontally from the support rods and freely mounting, on their mounting planes, lower end portions of the sensing rods corresponding to the piezo-electric actuating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: KGS Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tani, Yukio Shiraishi, Hong R. Su, Akiyoshi Morita, Kunihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5344724
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell disclosed comprises a positive electrode sheet with a lithium-containing metal oxide as major positive electrode active material, a negative electrode sheet with graphitic particles as major negative electrode coating agent, a separator and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the negative electrode sheet is produced by mixing the major graphitic particles, a binder and the like to produce a paste, coating the paste on both sides of a collector, pressing the coated collector, the coating layer having a porosity of 25% to 40%, and the graphitic particles have an average particle size of 3 .mu.m to 25 .mu.m which are produced by heat-treating a pitch in the molten state to produce carbonaceous mesophase particles, extracting the mesophase particles, carbonizing the mesophase particles and then heat-treating the carbonized particles through graphitization at 2500.degree. C. to 2900.degree. C. and which have a lattice plane spacing (d002) of 3.36 .ANG. to 3.39 .ANG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ozaki, Akiyoshi Morita, Junichi Yamaura, Zenichiro Ito
  • Patent number: 5226817
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a braille cell comprising plural piezoelectric element reeds which are bent at the free ends thereof when DC voltage is added to them, a base body to which the piezoelectric element reeds are fixed at the base ends thereof through a print circuit board and which supports the piezoelectric element reeds piled like steps at a certain interval, and tactile pins provided corresponding to the free ends of the piezoelectric element reeds, wherein a tactile section for holding the tactile pins and provided with a detachably attaching means is detachably attached to the base body and wherein fixing plates are attached to both sides of the base body by means of their detachable attachment which is to define the piezoelectric element reeds in left and right directions of the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: KGS Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nakajima, Kunihiro Suzuki, Hong R. Su, Yoshiyuki Tani, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 4787944
    Abstract: In a process for producing a surface remelted chilled layer camshaft by using a high density energy irradiation and self-cooling, a cam is rotated around the center axis of the camshaft and a position of a torch for the irradiation (e.g., a TIG arc torch) is controlled so as to form an angle between a tangential line of the cam surface and a horizontal line at a melting position in a lower side of the horizontal line in a direction opposite to the camshaft rotation direction being from 30.degree., preferably 20.degree., to zero degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Morita, Hideo Nonoyama, Toshiharu Fukuizumi, Kiyokazu Uruno
  • Patent number: 4772902
    Abstract: A video camera comprises a camera body, a view finder part provided on one side surface of the camera body, a battery receiving part located on the one side surface of the camera body, and a battery which is detachably attached to the battery receiving part to function as a grip of the video camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzuru Inoue, Kazuo Koda, Akiyoshi Morita, Toshiharu Hida, Shunichi Aoki, Koichi Kimura
  • Patent number: 4706075
    Abstract: A composite video signal is processed for superimposing characters on an image represented by the video signal, where a memory (33) and a character generator (31) used for superimposing the characters at an appropriate position are both controlled by a control unit having an odd-field detector (38), a shift pulse generator (44), a rewrite pulse generator (45) and a window pulse generator (54). The odd-field detector (38) produces an odd-field pulse each time a coming odd field is detected, and the number of the odd-field pulses is counted so as to be compared with the number of H sync pulses of the composite video signal. The number of H sync pulses fed to the character generator (31) is reduced by the number of detected odd-field pulses thereby smoothly naturally moving or scrolling displayed characters vertically starting from an odd field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hattori, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 4681642
    Abstract: This invention concerns an improvement in cast iron material and chilled iron material. The cast iron material has a C.E. value of not more than 4.3 in which cerium is added in the form of a mischmetal upon casting to a cerium content of from 0.005 to 0.035 wt %. The chilled cast iron article has a chilled layer formed by remelting at least a portion of the surface of the cast iron of a predetermined shape composed of the above-mentioned cast iron by a high density energy source such as tungsten inert gas (TIG) arc, laser or electron beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideo Nonoyama, Toshiharu Fukuizumi, Akiyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 4661676
    Abstract: A process for producing a camshaft with cams include the steps of forming a surface hardened layer in each of the cams by a remelting chilling treatment using high density energy (e.g., a TIG arc), characterized in that after the remelting chilling treatment, the camshaft is cooled by passing a cooling medium through a through hole formed longitudinally in the camshaft. As a result of the cooling, the neighboring untreated cam has a temperature of up to 250.degree. C. Elongation of the camshaft due to thermal expansion is so small that no melt-down end portion defects appear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Morita, Hideo Nonoyama, Toshiharu Fukuizumi, Kiyokazu Uruno
  • Patent number: 4652724
    Abstract: A method of producing a cast iron camshaft including the steps of applying a high-density energy source, such as a TIG arc, a laser beam, and an electron beam over the entire sliding surface of a cam to melt the surface portion and cooling the cam by dissipating the localized heat through the camshaft itself so as to form a double structure hardened layer consisting of a chilled layer having a large amount of cementite and a hardened layer of martensite. This method omits the preheating of the camshaft prior to the high-density energy irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Morita, Hideo Nonoyama, Toshiharu Fukuizumi
  • Patent number: 4435142
    Abstract: A low-pressure screw in-line type injection molding method and apparatus for use with materials such as urea mixed resin powder are disclosed. The initial injection is performed at a converted injection pressure in the range of 250-700 Kg/cm.sup.2 and at an injection velocity in the range of 30-50 mm/sec. When the mold cavity has become nearly completely filled, the converted injection pressure is lowered to 50-200 Kg/cm.sup.2 for the completion of the injection cycle under low pressure conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Morita, Mitsuyoshi Sato