Patents by Inventor Atsushi Shimamura

Atsushi Shimamura 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: 10270994
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image sensor, an imaging method, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of improving the image quality. It includes a plurality of signal lines for reading signals from pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, each of the plurality of signal lines being provided for one column of pixels, and a fixing unit configured to fix the potential of the plurality of signal lines to a predetermined potential, is started. The fixing unit fixes the potential of the plurality of signal lines before an operation of resetting the pixel. It is possible to fix the potential of the signal line to a predetermined potential before reading of the signal from the pixel, and to prevent the image quality from degrading due to the discrepancy in the potential when reading is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Shimamura, Atsushi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190034465
    Abstract: In some examples, a first node is able to communicate with one or more second nodes for participating in a consensus system. The first node may receive a plurality of pieces of sequential data from a plurality of data sources. The first node may generate a block for a first blockchain that includes a plurality of the pieces of sequential data in the block. Based at least partially on determining that the data source of the last piece of sequential data entered in the block for the first blockchain is different from a data source of the next piece of the sequential data, the first node may generate a block for a second blockchain that includes the next piece of the sequential data, and may further associate an indicator with the block generated for the second blockchain that indicates the block in the first blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: Atsushi SHIMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20050262061
    Abstract: A system for checking disclosure of information on a network, the system includes: a storage device which stores a record including a public location of the information on the network, disclosure start time and disclosure termination time of the information on the network, and disclosed contents of the information on the network; a communication control unit connected to the network, which receives a message including the public location of the pertinent information from the network when the information has been altered; and a processing device which makes access to the public location of the information on the network based on the public location included in the message when the communication control unit has received the message. The communication control unit receives disclosed contents of the pertinent information from the network after altered in accordance with the access by the processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Moritsu, Atsushi Shimamura, Kunihito Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20050188053
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: an inspection receiving module which receives an inspection request for announcement data from an information registration terminal; an inspection processing module which requests an information disclosure server for announcement data and stores the acquisition result of the requested announcement data in a storage module; an alert sending module which sends an alert message to the information registration terminal when the requested announcement data has failed to be acquired; a certification issuing module which creates a certificate described with acquisition information of announcement data; and a storage module which stores inspection target information and a announcement archive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Atsushi Shimamura, Toshiyuki Moritsu, Kunihito Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20040138974
    Abstract: If money is paid in from a customer, an outstanding amount of a real account of the customer in each of financial institutions is identified, to calculate a shortage between the outstanding amount and a predetermined amount. Whether the money amount paid in from the customer exceeds the shortage is decided and, if the pay-in money amount does not exceed the shortage, the pay-in money amount is determined to be a pay-in money amount for the real account, to perform pay-in processing. If the pay-in money amount exceeds the shortage, the shortage is determined to be a pay-in money amount for the real account. Then, almost the same arithmetic operations are repeated on real accounts other than the real account for which the pay-in money amount has been determined, to determine a pay-in money amount for the real accounts other than that real account, thus performing pay-in processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Atsushi Shimamura, Toshiyuki Moritsu, Daisuke Yoshimine, Kunihito Takeuchi