Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Katoh

Hiroshi Katoh 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: 11146308
    Abstract: A transmitting device, a receiving device, a transmission method, a reception method and a program that can improve the data arrival rate in data transmission using a frequency-hopping technique are provided. In each of a plurality of unit periods, an HMD (12) executes data transmission at a frequency associated with the unit period. A packet transmitting unit (84) acquires to-be-transmitted data. The packet transmitting unit (84) transmits identical pieces of the to-be-transmitted data in a plurality of unit periods associated with mutually different frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Miyashita, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Publication number: 20210098908
    Abstract: A terminal is mounted on a mounting surface having a stud bolt standing on the mounting surface. The terminal having: a contact portion configured to contact with the mounting surface; an insertion portion allowing the stud bolt to be inserted to the insertion portion; and an elastic portion connected to the contact portion and extending in a direction to leave the mounting surface. The elastic portion is configured to urge the contact portion elastically toward the mounting surface when he terminal touches a fixture engaged with the stud bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Jin Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200177232
    Abstract: A transmitting device, a receiving device, a transmission method, a reception method and a program that can improve the data arrival rate in data transmission using a frequency-hopping technique are provided. In each of a plurality of unit periods, an HMD (12) executes data transmission at a frequency associated with the unit period. A packet transmitting unit (84) acquires to-be-transmitted data. The packet transmitting unit (84) transmits identical pieces of the to-be-transmitted data in a plurality of unit periods associated with mutually different frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi MIYASHITA, Hiroshi KATOH
  • Patent number: 10507381
    Abstract: A first estimating unit estimates at least one of a position and an attitude of a predetermined object on the basis of an image of a periphery of the object, the image being obtained from an imaging device, and generates an estimation result not including an accumulated error. A second estimating unit estimates at least one of the position and the attitude of the object on the basis of the image, and generates an estimation result including an accumulated error. A correcting unit compares the estimation result of the first estimating unit and the estimation result of the second estimating unit with each other, and corrects, on the basis of a result of the comparison, a subsequent estimation result of the second estimating unit, the subsequent estimation result being subsequent to the estimation result of the second estimating unit which estimation result is used for the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Tetsugo Inada, Tatsuki Kashitani, Takaaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20190151753
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus which is connected to a manipulating device, the apparatus including: a manipulation receiving unit configured to accept from the manipulating device specific manipulation for instructing to execute a specific function independent of an application program, and a limiting unit configured to limit the acceptance of the specific manipulation in the case where an alternative section to instruct the execution of the specific function apart from the specific manipulation is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi KATOH
  • Publication number: 20180316911
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus allows a video display apparatus (40) worn on a head and used by a user to display a stereoscopic video including an object to be operated, and receives a gesture operation to the object by moving a hand by the user, when there is a match between a recognition position in which the user recognizes that the object is present in a real space and a shifted position deviated from a position of the hand of the user by a predetermined amount in the real space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki ISHIDA, Yasuhiro WATARI, Akira SUZUKI, Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Hiroshi KATOH, Tetsugo INADA, Shinichi HONDA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20180272231
    Abstract: A first estimating unit estimates at least one of a position and an attitude of a predetermined object on the basis of an image of a periphery of the object, the image being obtained from an imaging device, and generates an estimation result not including an accumulated error. A second estimating unit estimates at least one of the position and the attitude of the object on the basis of the image, and generates an estimation result including an accumulated error. A correcting unit compares the estimation result of the first estimating unit and the estimation result of the second estimating unit with each other, and corrects, on the basis of a result of the comparison, a subsequent estimation result of the second estimating unit, the subsequent estimation result being subsequent to the estimation result of the second estimating unit which estimation result is used for the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Tetsugo Inada, Tatsuki Kashitani, Takaaki Kato
  • Patent number: 9758097
    Abstract: A remaining fuel amount display device including: a fuel gauge; a sensor that detects the remaining fuel amount of the fuel tank; and an electronic control unit that calculates an indication value of the fuel gauge. The electrical control unit calculates the indication value by subtracting a subtraction value from a last indication value when the last indication value is greater than a detected value of the remaining fuel amount. The last indication value is calculated at one time before the indication value. The subtraction value is greater than a latest fuel consumption amount in an interval of the calculation of the indication value and equal to or less than a sum of the fuel consumption amount and a difference between the last indication value and the detected value. The subtraction value becomes larger when a value obtained by comparing the last indication value with the detected value is larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yanatsubo, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Publication number: 20170136946
    Abstract: A remaining fuel amount display device including: a fuel gauge; a sensor that detects the remaining fuel amount of the fuel tank; and an electronic control unit that calculates an indication value of the fuel gauge. The electrical control unit calculates the indication value by subtracting a subtraction value from a last indication value when the last indication value is greater than a detected value of the remaining fuel amount. The last indication value is calculated at one time before the indication value. The subtraction value is greater than a latest fuel consumption amount in an interval of the calculation of the indication value and equal to or less than a sum of the fuel consumption amount and a difference between the last indication value and the detected value. The subtraction value becomes larger when a value obtained by comparing the last indication value with the detected value is larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi YANATSUBO, Hiroshi KATOH
  • Patent number: 8339400
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an improved graphic display meter which is prevented from causing inconvenience to the vehicle operator, when a motion blur display mode is switched to a normal display mode. When a motion blur pointer image 10 is switched to a normal pointer image 20a, multiple pointer images 20 including the normal pointer image 20a are displayed adjacent to or in abutment with a leading part of the motion blur pointer image 10 in a direction where the pointer is rotating. The multiple pointer images 20 are consisted of the normal pointer image 20a and a plurality of auxiliary pointer images 20b, which are aligned with one another and are positioned in close proximity to the normal pointer image 20a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 7797278
    Abstract: A backup system for backing up target data stored in an information processing device comprises a backup program stor for retaining a backup program, a read authentication information stor for retaining read authentication information, a backup function sender which transfers the backup program and the read authentication information to the device, and a data stor which retains the target data to be transferred to the backup system by the device which has executed the backup program, wherein the backup program is invoke-able on the device by a user of the device, and comprises a read authentication mechanism for obtaining permission to read the target data from the device by causing the read authentication information to be authenticated, and a transfer mechanism for causing the device to read the target data and transfer the target data to the backup system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Hirokazu Miyamori, Kei Watanabe, Naoki Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 7790987
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for connecting an integrated circuit having a ball grid array to a printed circuit board having a matrix of contact pads for electrical connection to the ball grid array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji Kasahara, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Patent number: 7623954
    Abstract: An air-fuel ratio feedback control range is enlarged to improve exhaust purification performance and output stability. In one aspect, an air-fuel ratio control apparatus of an internal combustion engine comprises an air-fuel ratio sensor capable of detecting an air-fuel ratio across both lean and rich ranges with a theoretical air-fuel ratio interposed therebetween. Feedback control is performed so as to bring an actual air-fuel into a target air-fuel ratio at least in a predetermined operational range on the basis of a detected value of the air-fuel ratio sensor. Even in a range where the air-fuel ratio is made richer than the theoretical air-fuel ratio, the target air-fuel ratio is set to be richer, and the air-fuel ratio feedback control may still be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakazawa, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Patent number: 7513104
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for an internal combustion engine. An exhaust purification section includes an exhaust purifier disposed in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, for purifying an exhaust emission, and a purifier activation section configured to control engine operating parameters of the internal combustion engine to promote activation of the exhaust purifier during the internal combustion engine being cold. The diagnostic apparatus is configured to determine a state of the exhaust purifier, to determine a total purifier out emission quantity as a quantity of the exhaust emission exiting the exhaust purifier during the internal combustion engine being cold, in accordance with the state of the exhaust purifier, and to determine normality of the exhaust purification section in accordance with the total purifier out emission quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Takatsuto, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Patent number: 7444233
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for an internal combustion engine is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the diagnostic apparatus comprises a catalytic converter and a controller. The catalytic converter is disposed in an exhaust passage of an engine and treats an exhaust gas component in the exhaust gas. The controller is adapted to perform a number of functions. More specifically, the controller is adapted to operate the engine with an engine control parameter to increase catalyst temperature of the catalytic converter during a cold engine condition. The controller is further adapted to calculate a temperature factor indicative to temperature increase of the catalyst based on the engine control parameter. The controller is further adapted to estimate the amount of the exhaust gas component flowing out of the catalytic converter based on the temperature factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Takatsuto, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Publication number: 20070296724
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an improved graphic display meter which is prevented from causing inconvenience to the vehicle operator, when a motion blur display mode is switched to a normal display mode. When a motion blur pointer image 10 is switched to a normal pointer image 20a, multiple pointer images 20 including the normal pointer image 20a are displayed adjacent to or in abutment with a leading part of the motion blur pointer image 10 in a direction where the pointer is rotating. The multiple pointer images 20 are consisted of the normal pointer image 20a and a plurality of auxiliary pointer images 20b, which are aligned with one another and are positioned in close proximity to the normal pointer image 20a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20070215131
    Abstract: An air-fuel ratio feedback control range is enlarged to improve exhaust purification performance and output stability. In one aspect, an air-fuel ratio control apparatus of an internal combustion engine comprises an air-fuel ratio sensor capable of detecting an air-fuel ratio across both lean and rich ranges with a theoretical air-fuel ratio interposed therebetween. Feedback control is performed so as to bring an actual air-fuel into a target air-fuel ratio at least in a predetermined operational range on the basis of a detected value of the air-fuel ratio sensor. Even in a range where the air-fuel ratio is made richer than the theoretical air-fuel ratio, the target air-fuel ratio is set to be richer, and the air-fuel ratio feedback control may still be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakazawa, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Publication number: 20070144145
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for an internal combustion engine is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the diagnostic apparatus comprises a catalytic converter and a controller. The catalytic converter is disposed in an exhaust passage of an engine and treats an exhaust gas component in the exhaust gas. The controller is adapted to perform a number of functions. More specifically, the controller is adapted to operate the engine with an engine control parameter to increase catalyst temperature of the catalytic converter during a cold engine condition. The controller is further adapted to calculate a temperature factor indicative to temperature increase of the catalyst based on the engine control parameter. The controller is further adapted to estimate the amount of the exhaust gas component flowing out of the catalytic converter based on the temperature factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Rie Takatsuto, Hiroshi Katoh
  • Patent number: 7181331
    Abstract: An engine air-fuel ratio control system is configured to use a rich air-fuel ratio immediately after starting an engine such that the air-fuel ratio converge rapidly toward a stoichiometric value and then afterwards start an air-fuel ratio feedback control. Upon determining an air-fuel ratio sensor is active, a stabilization fuel quantity increasing factor that is a component of a target air-fuel ratio revising coefficient is decreased at a higher rate than the rate used before the air-fuel ratio sensor was determined to be active. Air-fuel ratio feedback control is started when the air-fuel ratio corresponds to a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. After starting air-fuel ratio feedback control, an unburned fuel quantity compensating value is set based on the stabilization fuel quantity increasing factor in effect at that point in time and added to the target air-fuel ratio revising coefficient while, simultaneously, the stabilization fuel quantity increasing factor is set to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Katoh
  • Publication number: 20060243480
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for connecting an integrated circuit having a ball grid array to a printed circuit board having a matrix of contact pads for electrical connection to the ball grid array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Eiji Kasahara, Hiroshi Katoh