Patents by Inventor Hironori Saito

Hironori Saito 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: 20220189679
    Abstract: In the coil component, the maximum reference surface height of the entire wall of the outermost wall and the innermost wall is the same as the reference surface height of the winding part of the coil, that is, equal to or less than the reference surface height of the winding part of the coil. In addition, in both the outermost wall and the innermost wall, the reference surface height of the second side surface is lower than the reference surface height of the winding part of the coil. In this case, in the vicinity of the upper surface of the outermost wall and the innermost wall, the magnetic flux toward the main surface side of the substrate is suppressed from being blocked by the outermost wall and the innermost wall, and the magnetic flux circulation is improved. Thus, the coil characteristics of the coil component are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo FUKUOKA, Hironori KIMATA, Masataro SAITO, Masazumi ARATA, Hitoshi OHKUBO
  • Patent number: 9857994
    Abstract: A storage controller that performs control for storing in memory areas of a storage device, data that is grouped into redundant data in blocks each having a given data size. The storage controller includes a memory unit configured to store therein group information created by grouping performed such that logical addresses for a writing destination identified from a data writing request are correlated with the blocks; and a control unit configured to count in response to a data reading request, number of times of reading from a group including logical addresses for a reading destination identified from the reading request, based on the group information, and issues any one among a reading request that includes the logical addresses for the reading destination and a reading request that includes logical addresses for a memory destination of redundant data corresponding to data of the logical addresses for the reading destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hironori Saito
  • Patent number: 9563552
    Abstract: A storage control device that controls a solid state drive group including two or more solid state drives sharing data storage includes a detector that detects a wear state of each of the solid state drives, a separation controller that separates a solid state drive having a wear value, which represents a wear state, exceeding a first threshold among the solid state drives, and an enlargement controller that, when detecting a solid state drive having a wear value, which represents a wear state, exceeding a second threshold less than the first threshold among the solid state drives in the solid state drive group, enlarges a difference in a wear value, which represents a wear state, between the solid state drive having the wear value exceeding the second threshold and a remainder of the solid state drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuma Tamura, Hironori Saito
  • Publication number: 20150380110
    Abstract: A storage control device that controls a solid state drive group including two or more solid state drives sharing data storage includes a detector that detects a wear state of each of the solid state drives, a separation controller that separates a solid state drive having a wear value, which represents a wear state, exceeding a first threshold among the solid state drives, and an enlargement controller that, when detecting a solid state drive having a wear value, which represents a wear state, exceeding a second threshold less than the first threshold among the solid state drives in the solid state drive group, enlarges a difference in a wear value, which represents a wear state, between the solid state drive having the wear value exceeding the second threshold and a remainder of the solid state drives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuma Tamura, Hironori Saito
  • Patent number: 9180813
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a first sound emitting device, a second sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The first sound emitting device emits a first intermittent notification sound inside a cabin interior of a vehicle. The second sound emitting device emits a second intermittent notification sound outside of the cabin interior of the vehicle. The notification sound control device operates the first and second sound emitting devices to separately emit the first and second intermittent notification sounds in at least a partially overlapping pattern in response to occurrence of a vehicle condition to convey a same type of vehicle information to both inside and outside of the cabin interior of the vehicle. The notification sound control device includes a cabin interior-exterior notification sound synchronizing section that is configured to synchronize the first and second intermittent notification sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150169240
    Abstract: A storage controller that performs control for storing in memory areas of a storage device, data that is grouped into redundant data in blocks each having a given data size. The storage controller includes a memory unit configured to store therein group information created by grouping performed such that logical addresses for a writing destination identified from a data writing request are correlated with the blocks; and a control unit configured to count in response to a data reading request, number of times of reading from a group including logical addresses for a reading destination identified from the reading request, based on the group information, and issues any one among a reading request that includes the logical addresses for the reading destination and a reading request that includes logical addresses for a memory destination of redundant data corresponding to data of the logical addresses for the reading destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hironori Saito
  • Patent number: 8773253
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle is moving at a low speed. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the movement notification sound. The notification sound control device includes a notification sound prohibiting section and a prohibition cancelling section. The notification sound prohibiting section prohibits an emission of the movement notification sound by the sound emitting device. The prohibition cancelling section cancels a notification sound emission prohibition imposed by the notification sound prohibiting section either upon a vehicle speed of the vehicle exceeding a prescribed vehicle speed or based on position information of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Yoshiro Tateishi, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8730027
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits a starting movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an outside area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will transition from a stopped state to a moving state, and emits a moving notification sound to outside of the vehicle to inform a person in the outside area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle is moving. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the starting movement notification sound. The notification sound control device includes a notification sound emission timing section that sets a start timing of the starting movement notification sound in response to a shift operation having been performed and an additional start movement preparation operation of the vehicle having been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8669858
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device is configured to emit a movement notification sound to an outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device is configured to operate the sound emitting device in response to occurrence of a vehicle condition. The notification sound control device setting the movement notification sound of the sound emitting device to a frequency in a range of 1.5 kHz to 6 kHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8665081
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits forward and reverse advancement notification sounds outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the forward and reverse movement notifications. The notification sound control device includes forward and reverse advancement notification sound emission timing sections. A start timing of the forward advancement notification sound is set in response to both a forward movement shift operation having been performed and an additional start movement preparation operation of the vehicle having been performed. A start timing of the reverse movement notification sound is set to be emitted immediately in response to the reverse movement shift operation having been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8599006
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device is configured to emit a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device is configured to operate the sound emitting device to emit a movement notification during a period from when a vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than a prescribed value until a prescribed amount of time has elapsed in a situation where the vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than the prescribed value while the forward movement notification sound is being emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130262799
    Abstract: A method of controlling a storage device including a storage unit, comprises receiving a plurality of pieces of divided data which is generated by dividing first data according to data length information indicating a data length determined based on writing units in which data is to be written in a storage unit and which is assigned number information identifying an order of locations in the first data to each of the pieces of divided data, storing the plurality of pieces of received divided data in a free storage area capable of storing the data in the storage unit, reading out the plurality of pieces of stored divided data from the storage unit and storing the read plurality of pieces of divided data into a continuous free storage area in the storage unit in an order indicated by the number information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hironori Saito
  • Publication number: 20130009769
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device is configured to emit a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device is configured to operate the sound emitting device to emit a movement notification during a period from when a vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than a prescribed value until a prescribed amount of time has elapsed in a situation where the vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than the prescribed value while the forward movement notification sound is being emitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120299716
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits forward and reverse advancement notification sounds outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the forward and reverse movement notifications. The notification sound control device includes forward and reverse advancement notification sound emission timing sections. A start timing of the forward advancement notification sound is set in response to both a forward movement shift operation having been performed and an additional start movement preparation operation of the vehicle having been performed. A start timing of the reverse movement notification sound is set to be emitted immediately in response to the reverse movement shift operation having been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120299718
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle is moving at a low speed. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the movement notification sound. The notification sound control device includes a notification sound prohibiting section and a prohibition cancelling section. The notification sound prohibiting section prohibits an emission of the movement notification sound by the sound emitting device. The prohibition cancelling section cancels a notification sound emission prohibition imposed by the notification sound prohibiting section either upon a vehicle speed of the vehicle exceeding a prescribed vehicle speed or based on position information of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Yoshiro Tateishi, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20120299717
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device is configured to emit a movement notification sound to an outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device is configured to operate the sound emitting device in response to occurrence of a vehicle condition. The notification sound control device setting the movement notification sound of the sound emitting device to a frequency in a range of 1.5 kHz to 6 kHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120296520
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a first sound emitting device, a second sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The first sound emitting device emits a first intermittent notification sound inside a cabin interior of a vehicle. The second sound emitting device emits a second intermittent notification sound outside of the cabin interior of the vehicle. The notification sound control device operates the first and second sound emitting devices to separately emit the first and second intermittent notification sounds in at least a partially overlapping pattern in response to occurrence of a vehicle condition to convey a same type of vehicle information to both inside and outside of the cabin interior of the vehicle. The notification sound control device includes a cabin interior-exterior notification sound synchronizing section that is configured to synchronize the first and second intermittent notification sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120293318
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits a starting movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an outside area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will transition from a stopped state to a moving state, and emits a moving notification sound to outside of the vehicle to inform a person in the outside area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle is moving. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the starting movement notification sound. The notification sound control device includes a notification sound emission timing section that sets a start timing of the starting movement notification sound in response to a shift operation having been performed and an additional start movement preparation operation of the vehicle having been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20090223034
    Abstract: The method of producing a thin film magnetic head from a raw bar, in which a plurality of combinations of a thin film magnetic head including a reproducing head and an ELG element are continuously formed, comprises the steps of: measuring resistance of a magnetoresistance effect element section of each ELG element as first resistance; measuring resistance of a magnetoresistance effect element section of each thin film magnetic head as second resistance; detecting existence or nonexistence of a smear in an air bearing surface of each thin film magnetic head on the basis of the difference between the first resistance and the second resistance; and removing the smear from only the thin film magnetic head in which the existence of the smear is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hironori Saito
  • Patent number: 7191457
    Abstract: Guide members for guiding an optical pickup for movement in directions parallel to a diameter of an optical disk relative to the optical disk are formed of a metal, support members supporting the guide members on a chassis are formed of a resin, and heat transfer members formed of a metal are set in contact with the guide members and the chassis to achieve both the dissipation of heat generated by the optical pickup and the isolation of the optical pickup from vibrations. The guide support members attenuate vibrations propagating from the chassis toward the optical pickup, and heat generated by the optical pickup is dissipated through the heat transfer members into the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Ikuo Nishida, Yoichi Narui, Kohei Takita, Kenji Watabe