Patents by Inventor Hiroki Kudo

Hiroki Kudo 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).

  • Publication number: 20220021471
    Abstract: A communication device according to an embodiment includes one or more hardware processors. The one or more hardware processors: receives, from a server device performing communication by a communication method of synchronizing a number indicating a communication timing, a reference number indicating the number serving as a reference; and determines a processing timing of predetermined processing, based on the reference number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Suh Wuk KIM, Hiroki KUDO, Yasuyuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210318279
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a handhole part, and a sensor module. The handhole part includes an inner wall and a holder. The holder is located at the inner wall. The sensor module is provided in the handhole part. The sensor module includes a held part held by the holder, a housing connected with the held part, a sensor circuit provided in the housing and including a gas sensor element, and a battery configured to supply electrical power to the sensor circuit. A gap is between the inner wall and the housing and between the housing and a first member under the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yosuke AKIMOTO, Hiroki KUDO, Hiroaki YAMAZAKI, Kentaro NAKAJIMA, Kohei SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210318282
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a handhole part, a sensor module, and a holder. The handhole part includes an inner wall. The sensor module is provided in the handhole part. The sensor module includes a housing, a sensor circuit provided in the housing, the sensor circuit including a gas sensor element, and a battery configured to supply electrical power to the sensor circuit. The holder holds the sensor module so that a gap is formed between the inner wall and the housing and between the housing and a first member under the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yosuke AKIMOTO, Hiroki KUDO, Hiroaki YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11134412
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a memory and a wireless interface and processing circuitry. The memory configured to store data to be transmitted and received. The wireless interface configured to transmit and receive a wireless signal. The processing circuitry coupled to the memory and configured to receive a message from another wireless device, including destination information and acknowledgement information, via the wireless interface, set, in a first period being a period in which the message from a child node which transmits the message upward while setting the child node itself as a destination is received, the acknowledgement information with respect to data received from the child node, process the message including the destination information and the acknowledgement information, and transmit a message including the set acknowledgement information via the wireless interface to another wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroki Kudo, Suh Wuk Kim, Sakie Nagakubo, Ren Sakata
  • Patent number: 11134199
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device, a display device including, in a finder loupe visual field, an image display region and an image display outside region, and a display controller configured to control the display device. The display controller determines a difficulty degree of visibility of a boundary between the image display region and the image display outside region and controls the display device to draw a boundary display when the difficulty degree is equal to or larger than a predetermined value and not to draw the boundary display when the difficulty degree is smaller than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kudo, Kazuki Sakurai, Hiroki Koyama, Takeshi Suzuki, Keiji Kunishige
  • Publication number: 20210195116
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device, a display device including, in a finder loupe visual field, an image display region and an image display outside region, and a display controller configured to control the display device. The display controller determines a difficulty degree of visibility of a boundary between the image display region and the image display outside region and controls the display device to draw a boundary display when the difficulty degree is equal to or larger than a predetermined value and not to draw the boundary display when the difficulty degree is smaller than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki KUDO, Kazuki SAKURAI, Hiroki KOYAMA, Takeshi SUZUKI, Keiji KUNISHIGE
  • Patent number: 10992181
    Abstract: A power transmitting apparatus including a power supply to generate AC power; a power transmitting inductor to transfer the AC power to a power receiving apparatus through magnetic coupling with a power receiving inductor in the power receiving apparatus; a mutual coupling adjusting unit to adjust a relative position between the power transmitting inductor and the power receiving inductor; and a control unit to control the mutual coupling adjusting unit based on a mutual coupling coefficient between the power transmitting inductor and the power receiving inductor. The control unit controls the mutual coupling adjusting unit so that the mutual coupling coefficient falls within a predetermined range and an upper limit of the predetermined range is a value less than a maximum of the mutual coupling coefficient between the power transmitting inductor and the power receiving inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tetsu Shijo, Akiko Yamada, Kohei Onizuka, Fumi Moritsuka, Hiroaki Ishihara, Noriaki Oodachi, Shuichi Obayashi, Hiroki Kudo, Kenichirou Ogawa, Shoji Otaka, Hiroki Shoki
  • Patent number: 10893341
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data transmission device, includes: a wireless transmitting circuitry transmitting a wireless signal; measurement circuitry measuring a state of a measurement target at a first sampling rate and acquiring a first measurement value of the state of the measurement target; and controlling circuitry determining whether the first measurement value satisfies a first condition based on a first threshold value. The wireless transmitting circuitry transmits the plurality of first measurement values acquired before the first condition is satisfied when the first condition is satisfied. The measurement circuitry switches the first sampling rate to a second sampling rate higher than the first sampling rate when the first condition is satisfied, measures a state of the measurement target at the second sampling rate, and acquires a second measurement value of the state of the measurement target. The wireless transmitting circuitry transmits the second measurement value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Suh Wuk Kim, Hiroki Kudo, Sakie Nagakubo
  • Patent number: 10841832
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device connected with a multi-hop network includes one or more processors. The processors communicate with a first parent node of the wireless communication device and with a child node of the wireless communication device. The processors transmit an instruction to restrict communication to the child node or do not receive data from the child node when receiving an abnormality notification indicating an abnormality from the first parent node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Sakie Nagakubo, Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo
  • Patent number: 10779218
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data management device collecting data from a plurality of wireless nodes in a wireless multihop network is provided. The data management device includes a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a radio signal; and controlling circuitry. The controlling circuitry determines a first range of numbers of hops from the data management device for execution of route control in the wireless multihop network, performs the route control for the first range of numbers of hops and does not perform the route control beyond the first range of numbers of hops from the data management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Sakie Nagakubo, Suh Wuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10691011
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a sound recording apparatus and an imaging apparatus that is connected to the sound recording apparatus and records, as moving-image sounds, sounds collected by the sound recording apparatus. The imaging apparatus detects whether the sound recording apparatus has been connected thereto. Upon detecting that the sound recording apparatus has been connected to the imaging apparatus, the imaging apparatus sets a sound-recording condition associated with the sound recording apparatus as a sound-recording condition for the imaging apparatus in a sound recording process and records sounds under the sound-recording condition that has been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kudo, Kazuki Sakurai, Keiji Kunishige
  • Publication number: 20200187079
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a wireless communication device includes a memory and one or more hardware processors coupled to the memory. The one or more hardware processors are configured to function as a communication control unit and a determination unit. The communication control unit transmits and receives data to and from a first wireless communication device. The determination unit calculates transmission and reception information based on a transmission and reception result of the data, and variation of received signal intensity of the data, and determines whether to maintain connection to the first wireless device based on the transmission and reception information and the variation. The communication control unit controls communication according to a determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Sakie NAGAKUBO, Ren SAKATA, Hiroki KUDO
  • Publication number: 20200092619
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data transmission device, includes: a wireless transmitting circuitry transmitting a wireless signal; measurement circuitry measuring a state of a measurement target at a first sampling rate and acquiring a first measurement value of the state of the measurement target; and controlling circuitry determining whether the first measurement value satisfies a first condition based on a first threshold value. The wireless transmitting circuitry transmits the plurality of first measurement values acquired before the first condition is satisfied when the first condition is satisfied. The measurement circuitry switches the first sampling rate to a second sampling rate higher than the first sampling rate when the first condition is satisfied, measures a state of the measurement target at the second sampling rate, and acquires a second measurement value of the state of the measurement target. The wireless transmitting circuitry transmits the second measurement value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Suh Wuk KIM, Hiroki Kudo, Sakie Nagakubo
  • Publication number: 20200084690
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data management device collecting data from a plurality of wireless nodes in a wireless multihop network is provided. The data management device includes a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a radio signal; and controlling circuitry. The controlling circuitry determines a first range of numbers of hops from the data management device for execution of route control in the wireless multihop network, performs the route control for the first range of numbers of hops and does not perform the route control beyond the first range of numbers of hops from the data management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ren SAKATA, Hiroki KUDO, Sakie NAGAKUBO, Suh Wuk KIM
  • Publication number: 20200077297
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a memory and a wireless interface and processing circuitry. The memory configured to store data to be transmitted and received. The wireless interface configured to transmit and receive a wireless signal. The processing circuitry coupled to the memory and configured to receive a message from another wireless device, including destination information and acknowledgement information, via the wireless interface, set, in a first period being a period in which the message from a child node which transmits the message upward while setting the child node itself as a destination is received, the acknowledgement information with respect to data received from the child node, process the message including the destination information and the acknowledgement information, and transmit a message including the set acknowledgement information via the wireless interface to another wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroki KUDO, Suh Wuk Kim, Sakie Nagakubo, Ren Sakata
  • Publication number: 20200068429
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device connected with a multi-hop network includes one or more processors. The processors communicate with a first parent node of the wireless communication device and with a child node of the wireless communication device. The processors transmit an instruction to restrict communication to the child node or do not receive data from the child node when receiving an abnormality notification indicating an abnormality from the first parent node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Sakie NAGAKUBO, Ren SAKATA, Hiroki KUDO
  • Patent number: 10506430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a receiver, a first beacon processor, a second beacon processor, and an authentication processor. The receiver receives a first beacon transmitted over a wireless network while being protected by a first common key and a second beacon transmitted over the wireless network while not being protected by the first common key. The first beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the first beacon when the first common key is provided. The second beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon when the first common key is not provided. The authentication processor performs connection authentication to the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon and acquires the first common key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Yusuke Doi
  • Publication number: 20190369478
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a sound recording apparatus and an imaging apparatus that is connected to the sound recording apparatus and records, as moving-image sounds, sounds collected by the sound recording apparatus. The imaging apparatus detects whether the sound recording apparatus has been connected thereto. Upon detecting that the sound recording apparatus has been connected to the imaging apparatus, the imaging apparatus sets a sound-recording condition associated with the sound recording apparatus as a sound-recording condition for the imaging apparatus in a sound recording process and records sounds under the sound-recording condition that has been set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki KUDO, Kazuki SAKURAI, Keiji KUNISHIGE
  • Patent number: 10439749
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a wireless communication device performs time-division communication and includes a storage and one or more processors. The storage is configured to store transmission data to be sent in a first period of time. The one or more processors are configured to perform a transmission process of sending the transmission data in a first frame at start of a plurality of frames included in the first period of time, or perform a transmission process of sending a pieces of divided the transmission data in a plurality of successive frames beginning from the first frame and included in the first period of time. After the transmission process, the wireless communication device switches to sleep mode in one or more frames of the first period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Tohzaka, Ren Sakata, Sakie Nagakubo, Hiroki Kudo
  • Publication number: 20190268836
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication device includes one or more processors. The one or more processors functions as a wireless transmission unit, a plurality of communication control units, and a selection unit. The wireless transmission unit communicates in accordance with a set wireless transmission scheme. The communication control units control the wireless transmission unit by different wireless transmission schemes. The selection unit selects one communication control unit to be applied from among the communication control units in accordance with a set selection condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki TANAKA, Hiroki KUDO