Patents by Inventor Eiji Nakashio

Eiji Nakashio 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: 11423946
    Abstract: A cartridge is provided and includes tape-shaped magnetic recording medium; and cartridge memory; wherein cartridge memory includes communication unit that communicates with recording/reproducing device in state where cartridge is loaded on recording/reproducing device; storage unit; and control unit that stores, reads, and transmits information, wherein information includes manufacturing information of cartridge and adjustment information for adjusting a tension applied to the tape-shaped magnetic recording medium in a longitudinal direction of tape-shaped magnetic recording medium thereof, tape-shaped magnetic recording medium has a plurality of servo bands, and wherein a temperature expansion coefficient ? of the tape-shaped magnetic recording medium satisfies 6 ppm/° C.???8 ppm/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Kazuo Anno, Shinya Tochikubo, Takanobu Iwama
  • Publication number: 20220254370
    Abstract: [Solving Means] A cartridge according to the present technology includes: a cartridge case; and a memory. The cartridge case houses a magnetic tape. The memory is provided in the cartridge case, the memory storing information before data recording by the magnetic tape, the information being for adjusting, during data recording or during data reproduction by the magnetic tape, a width of the magnetic tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Minoru YAMAGA, Eiji NAKASHIO, Kazuo ANNO, Takanobu IWAMA, Naohiro ADACHI, Shinya TOCHIKUBO
  • Patent number: 11393506
    Abstract: [Object] A cartridge memory according to an embodiment of the present technology is a cartridge memory for a recording medium cartridge, including: a memory unit; and a capacity setting unit. The memory unit has a memory capacity capable of storing management information relating to a second information recording medium configured to be capable of recording information with a second data track number larger than a first data track number. The capacity setting unit is configured to be capable of setting a data storage area limited to a first capacity capable of storing management information relating to a first information recording medium configured to be capable of recording information with the first data track number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Kazuo Anno, Takanobu Iwama, Shinya Tochikubo, Naohiro Adachi, Minoru Yamaga, Masayoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 11373681
    Abstract: A cartridge memory used for a tape cartridge, the cartridge memory including a communication unit that performs wireless communication, a control unit that transmits data to a recording/reproduction device according to a first communication standard via the communication unit, receives data from the recording/reproduction device according to the first communication standard via the communication unit, and transmits data to an information terminal according to a second communication standard via the communication unit, and a storage unit that stores data related to the tape cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Tochikubo, Takanobu Iwama, Kazuo Anno, Eiji Nakashio, Naohiro Adachi, Minoru Yamaga, Masayoshi Abe, Munetake Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11355145
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a long substrate body, and a magnetic layer including a powder of cubic crystal ferrite magnetic particles. The sum of a squareness ratio in the longitudinal direction and a squareness ratio in the vertical direction is 1.2 or more, and the difference of the squareness ratio in the longitudinal direction and the squareness ratio in the vertical direction is 0.15 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Masaru Terakawa, Yoichi Kanemaki, Tomoe Sato, Katsunori Maeshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11348615
    Abstract: A cartridge memory is a cartridge memory used in a magnetic tape cartridge, including: an antenna unit; a storage unit that stores data; and a control unit that reads the data from the storage unit in response to a request from a recording/reproduction apparatus, adds an error correction code to the data, and transmits the obtained data via the antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Anno, Takanobu Iwama, Shinya Tochikubo, Eiji Nakashio, Naohiro Adachi
  • Patent number: 11328742
    Abstract: A cartridge memory used for a tape cartridge includes: a communication unit that communicates with a recording and reproducing device using a wireless communication method defined by an ISO 14443-2 standard which is a wireless communication standard; a non-volatile memory with a storage capacity exceeding 16 KB; and a control unit that writes or reads data to or from the non-volatile memory on a word-by-word basis (2 bytes at a time) or on a block-by-block basis (32 bytes at a time). The non-volatile memory includes a plurality of memory banks each having a storage capacity of 128 KB or less. The control unit writes or reads data defined by a magnetic tape standard to or from one or two or more first memory banks among the plurality of the memory banks, and writes or reads additional data to or from one or two or more second memory banks other than the first memory bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Naohiro Adachi, Eiji Nakashio, Kazuo Anno, Shinya Tochikubo, Minoru Yamaga, Takanobu Iwama, Masayoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 11322177
    Abstract: [Object] To provide technologies such as an orientation device capable of increasing strength of a magnetic field in a transport path. [Solving Means] An orientation device according to the present technology includes a transport path, a permanent magnet portion, and a yoke portion. The transport path allows a base on which a magnetic coating film containing magnetic powder has been formed to pass through the transport path along a transport direction. The permanent magnet portion includes a plurality of first permanent magnets, and a plurality of second permanent magnets that is opposed to the plurality of first permanent magnets across the transport path in a vertical direction that is vertical to the transport direction in a manner that opposite poles face each other, the permanent magnet portion vertically orienting particles of the magnetic powder by applying a magnetic field to the magnetic coating film on the base that passes through the transport path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Hidetoshi Sakuma, Shuhei Matsuya, Hidetoshi Nishiyama, Jun Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210390984
    Abstract: A cartridge is provided and includes tape-shaped magnetic recording medium; and cartridge memory; wherein cartridge memory includes communication unit that communicates with recording/reproducing device in state where cartridge is loaded on recording/reproducing device; storage unit; and control unit that stores, reads, and transmits information, wherein information includes manufacturing information of cartridge and adjustment information for adjusting a tension applied to the tape-shaped magnetic recording medium in a longitudinal direction of tape-shaped magnetic recording medium thereof, tape-shaped magnetic recording medium has a plurality of servo bands, and wherein a temperature expansion coefficient ? of the tape-shaped magnetic recording medium satisfies 6 ppm/° C.???8 ppm/° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Eiji NAKASHIO, Kazuo ANNO, Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Takanobu IWAMA
  • Publication number: 20210383836
    Abstract: A cartridge memory is a cartridge memory used in a magnetic tape cartridge, including: an antenna unit; a storage unit that stores data; and a control unit that reads the data from the storage unit in response to a request from a recording/reproduction apparatus, adds an error correction code to the data, and transmits the obtained data via the antenna unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuo ANNO, Takanobu IWAMA, Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Eiji NAKASHIO, Naohiro ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20210375317
    Abstract: [Solving Means] A non-contact communication medium according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a voltage generation unit; a memory unit; a clock signal generation unit; and a control unit. The voltage generation unit includes an antenna coil for transmission/reception, and receives a signal magnetic field from an external device to generate a voltage. The memory unit stores one or more circuit parameters set in the voltage generation unit, and predetermined management information. The clock signal generation unit is configured to be capable of selectively generating clock signals having two or more different frequencies. The control unit is configured to select a frequency of a clock signal to be supplied to the memory unit from the clock signal generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroaki NAKANO, Hiroaki FUJITA, Eiji NAKASHIO
  • Publication number: 20210366514
    Abstract: A cartridge memory is a cartridge memory used in a recording medium cartridge and includes an antenna section that induces an induced voltage by means of electromagnetic induction, a load modulation section including a load whose magnitude is variable, and a control section that measures the induced voltage and controls the load modulation section on the basis of the measured induced voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Takanobu IWAMA, Eiji NAKASHIO, Kazuo ANNO, Naohiro ADACHI
  • Patent number: 11145329
    Abstract: A recording medium cartridge according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: an information recording medium; a first cartridge memory; and a second cartridge memory. The first cartridge memory is capable of storing first information relating to the information recording medium, and includes a non-contact communication medium capable of reading/writing the first information via a first communication device disposed in a drive device. The second cartridge memory is capable of storing second information relating to the information recording medium, and is configured to be capable of reading the second information via a second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Anno, Eiji Nakashio, Takanobu Iwama, Naohiro Adachi, Shinya Tochikubo, Masayoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 11107505
    Abstract: A cartridge includes a tape-shaped magnetic recording medium and a cartridge memory. The cartridge memory includes a communication unit that communicates with a recording/reproducing device in a state where the cartridge is loaded on the recording/reproducing device; a storage unit; and a control unit that stores information received from the recording/reproducing device through the communication unit in the storage unit, reads the information from the storage unit according to a request from the recording/reproducing device, and transmits the information to the recording/reproducing device through the communication unit. The information includes manufacturing information of the cartridge and adjustment information for adjusting a tension applied to the magnetic recording medium in a longitudinal direction thereof, and the tape-shaped magnetic recording medium has a plurality of servo bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Kazuo Anno, Shinya Tochikubo, Takanobu Iwama
  • Publication number: 20210249044
    Abstract: A cartridge according to the present technology includes: a cartridge case; and a memory. The cartridge case houses a magnetic tape. The memory is provided in the cartridge case, the memory storing information during data recording by the magnetic tape, the information being for adjusting a width of the magnetic tape during data reproduction by the magnetic tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji NAKASHIO, Kazuo ANNO, Takanobu IWAMA, Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Naohiro ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20210241788
    Abstract: A cartridge memory used for a tape cartridge includes: a communication unit that communicates with a recording and reproducing device using a wireless communication method defined by an ISO 14443-2 standard which is a wireless communication standard; a non-volatile memory with a storage capacity exceeding 16 KB; and a control unit that writes or reads data to or from the non-volatile memory on a word-by-word basis (2 bytes at a time) or on a block-by-block basis (32 bytes at a time). The non-volatile memory includes a plurality of memory banks each having a storage capacity of 128 KB or less. The control unit writes or reads data defined by a magnetic tape standard to or from one or two or more first memory banks among the plurality of the memory banks, and writes or reads additional data to or from one or two or more second memory banks other than the first memory bank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Naohiro ADACHI, Eiji NAKASHIO, Kazuo ANNO, Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Minoru YAMAGA, Takanobu IWAMA, Masayoshi ABE
  • Publication number: 20210241793
    Abstract: A recording medium cartridge according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: an information recording medium; a first cartridge memory; and a second cartridge memory. The first cartridge memory is capable of storing first information relating to the information recording medium, and includes a non-contact communication medium capable of reading/writing the first information via a first communication device disposed in a drive device. The second cartridge memory is capable of storing second information relating to the information recording medium, and is configured to be capable of reading the second information via a second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuo ANNO, Eiji NAKASHIO, Takanobu IWAMA, Naohiro ADACHI, Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Masayoshi ABE
  • Publication number: 20210233567
    Abstract: A cartridge memory used for a tape cartridge, the cartridge memory including a communication unit that performs wireless communication, a control unit that transmits data to a recording/reproduction device according to a first communication standard via the communication unit, receives data from the recording/reproduction device according to the first communication standard via the communication unit, and transmits data to an information terminal according to a second communication standard via the communication unit, and a storage unit that stores data related to the tape cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Takanobu IWAMA, Kazuo ANNO, Eiji NAKASHIO, Naohiro ADACHI, Minoru YAMAGA, Masayoshi ABE, Munetake EBIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210217441
    Abstract: [Object] A cartridge memory according to an embodiment of the present technology is a cartridge memory for a recording medium cartridge, including: a memory unit; and a capacity setting unit. The memory unit has a memory capacity capable of storing management information relating to a second information recording medium configured to be capable of recording information with a second data track number larger than a first data track number. The capacity setting unit is configured to be capable of setting a data storage area limited to a first capacity capable of storing management information relating to a first information recording medium configured to be capable of recording information with the first data track number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Eiji NAKASHIO, Kazuo ANNO, Takanobu IWAMA, Shinya TOCHIKUBO, Naohiro ADACHI, Minoru YAMAGA, Masayoshi ABE
  • Patent number: 10984819
    Abstract: A cartridge memory used for a tape cartridge includes: a communication unit that communicates with a recording and reproducing device using a wireless communication method defined by an ISO 14443-2 standard which is a wireless communication standard; a non-volatile memory with a storage capacity exceeding 16 KB; and a control unit that writes or reads data to or from the non-volatile memory on a word-by-word basis (2 bytes at a time) or on a block-by-block basis (32 bytes at a time). The non-volatile memory includes a plurality of memory banks each having a storage capacity of 128 KB or less. The control unit writes or reads data defined by a magnetic tape standard to or from one or two or more first memory banks among the plurality of the memory banks, and writes or reads additional data to or from one or two or more second memory banks other than the first memory bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naohiro Adachi, Eiji Nakashio, Kazuo Anno, Shinya Tochikubo, Minoru Yamaga, Takanobu Iwama, Masayoshi Abe