Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Nakayama

Hiroshi Nakayama 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: 20130067484
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a receiver configured to receive a request to perform processing related to a task, from a first information processing apparatus which functions as a client on a network; a scheduler configured to, when a rank of a priority of the scheduler of the information processing apparatus among information processing apparatuses on the network is a first predetermined rank or higher, assign the task to one or a plurality of second information processing apparatuses which function as nodes on the network; and a transmitter configured to transmit a request to execute processing related to the task assigned to the one or the plurality of second information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Sonoda, Masayuki Takada, Eiji Miyakawa, Hiroshi Nakayama, Tsutomu Kawachi
  • Patent number: 8378705
    Abstract: A wiring substrate that allows wiring at a fine pitch and has a coefficient of thermal expansion close to the coefficient of thermal expansion of silicone, and a probe card that includes the wiring substrate are provided. To this end, there are provided a wiring substrate that includes a ceramic substrate having a coefficient of thermal expansion of 3×10?6 to 5×10?6/° C. and one or more thin-film wiring sheets stacked on one surface of the ceramic substrate, and a probe head on which a plurality of conductive proves are arranged in accordance with wiring on the thin-film wiring sheet, which holds individual probes while preventing the probes from coming off and allowing both ends of each probe to be exposed, and which is stacked on the wiring substrate while one end of each probe is brought into contact with the thin-film wiring sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kazama, Hiroshi Nakayama, Shinya Miyaji, Kohei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8327212
    Abstract: A data processing device which performs a data transmission between semiconductor devices using a plurality of signal lines. In the data processing device, when there occurs an error in a data transmission from a transmitting device to a receiving device using a plurality of signal lines, data in which the error has occurred is stored. The stored data is compared bit by bit with non-erroneous data, thereby designating a bit in which error has occurred in the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Junji Ichimiya, Hiroshi Nakayama, Shintarou Itozawa
  • Patent number: 8312340
    Abstract: A selection-signal generating circuit in an LSI being a transmission-side LSI, when a transmission error is detected on an A-side signal line and degeneration control is performed thereon, instructs a selector to select an input from an ECC generator in order to transmit data and ECC data for this data to be transmitted via the B-side signal line, via the A-side signal line. In this manner, the degenerated signal line is used to transmit the ECC data for transmission data to be transmitted via a signal line which is not degenerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shintaro Itozawa, Hiroshi Nakayama, Junji Ichimiya
  • Publication number: 20120239996
    Abstract: A memory controller which is connected to a memory module having an ECC (Error Check and Correction) function and which controls access to the memory module, the memory controller, has an error detection unit configured to detect an error bit and a position of the error bit by reading, from the memory module, information on codes of the ECCs corresponding to a plurality of read data read from the memory module, a buffer configured to temporarily store the plurality of read data, and a determination unit configured to determine, when the plurality of read data stored in the buffer include a number of data in which a correctable error is detected by the error detection unit and error detection positions of the detected data are the same as each other, that a correctable error is included in a group of the plurality of read data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanori HIGETA, Hiroshi Nakayama, Hidekazu Osano, Hideyuki Sakamaki, Kazuya Takaku
  • Publication number: 20120198354
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first communication unit that receives management data including at least identification information of content data from a different device by using a first communication method. The apparatus also includes an output unit that outputs a first display based on the management information received by the first communication unit. Further, the apparatus includes a selection acceptation unit that accepts a selection of the content data according to a selection operation on the first display. The apparatus additionally includes a second communication that sends a request for the content data of which the selection acceptation unit accepts the selection to the different device and receives the content data corresponding to the request by using a second communication method whose communication range is wider than that of the first communication method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki WAKASA, Yasuharu ISHIKAWA, Isao SOMA, Hiroshi NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8218991
    Abstract: A fixing device according to an embodiment of the present invention heats a metal conductive layer of a heat roller using an induction current generating coil. In order to supplement a heat capacity of the heat roller, a press roller having a large heat capacity is heated by a halogen lamp. During a start of activation of an image forming apparatus, when a printer control circuit is started, the supply of electric power to the halogen lamp is started before warming-up is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakayama, Yohei Doi, Tetsuo Kitamura, Osamu Takagi, Satoshi Kinouchi, Yoshinori Tsueda, Kazuhiko Kikuchi, Masanori Takai, Toyoyasu Kusaka, Toshihiro Sone
  • Patent number: 8175529
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus shares content data with a different apparatus which has the content data and management data including identification information of the content data and used for management of the content data. The information processing apparatus includes a management data acquisition section that controls a first communication section, which carries out proximity radio communication, to acquire the management data from the different apparatus. The information processing apparatus also includes a requesting section that controls a second communication section, which carries out short distance radio communication, to issue a request for the content data to the different apparatus. Further, the information processing apparatus includes a content data acquisition section that controls the second communication section to acquire the content data supplied in response to the request by the requesting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Wakasa, Yasuharu Ishikawa, Isao Soma, Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20120101889
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a coupon selection support apparatus including: a commercial product information acquisition block configured to acquire commercial product information associated with a commercial product subject to a coupon; a commercial product analysis block configured to analyze a commercial product subject to a coupon; a usage log acquisition block configured to acquire a coupon usage log of each user; a log analysis block configured to analyze a purchase timing of a commercial product purchased by each user in the past; and a selection support block configured to predict a next purchase timing of the commercial product to preferentially present, at the next purchase timing, a coupon for the commercial product and coupons related with the coupon by the commercial product analysis block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Yoshinori KURATA, Junichiro Tsuji, Hiroshi Nakayama, Shouichi Doi, Masahiro Morita
  • Patent number: 8159251
    Abstract: A probe card includes a plurality of probes that contacts a plurality of electrodes provided in the semiconductor wafer and that inputs or outputs an electrical signal in or from the electrodes, a probe head that holds the probes, a substrate having a wiring which is provided near the surface of the substrate facing the probe head so as to be contactable with the probe head and is connected to the probes, a core layer formed of a material which is buried in the substrate and has a coefficient of thermal expansion lower than that of the substrate, and a connecting member that electrically connects at least some of the probes with an external device via the wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sasaki, Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8154981
    Abstract: Binary information previously recorded in an innermost rim side area is enabled to be stably reproduced. A record medium is formed by sequentially laminating a first information layer 2, an intermediate layer 3, a second information layer 4, and a cover layer 5 onto a substrate 1. First grooves are previously formed in the innermost rim area of the substrate 1. Second grooves are previously formed in an area where data is recorded. The first grooves are set to be shallower and narrower than the second grooves. Thus, such a situation that a BCA signal is modulated by diffraction due to the grooves can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sohmei Endoh, Takahiro Igari, Makoto Watanabe, Hiroyuki Takemoto, Tadao Suzuki, Katsuhiko Ohtomo, Yuko Asano, Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8149008
    Abstract: A probe card includes a probe head that holds a plurality of probes; a flat wiring board that has a wiring pattern corresponding to a circuit structure; an interposer that is stacked on the wiring board and relays wirings of the wiring board; a space transformer that is placed between the interposer and the probe head, transforms a space between the wirings relayed by the interposer, and leads the transformed wirings out to a surface facing the probe head; and a plurality of post members that are formed in a substantially columnar shape with a height larger than a sum of a thickness of the wiring board and a thickness of the interposer, and embedded to pierce through the wiring board and the interposer in a thickness direction such that one of end surfaces of each post member comes into contact with the space transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Yamada, Hiroshi Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Inuma, Takashi Akao
  • Patent number: 8149006
    Abstract: A probe card includes probes that come into contact with a semiconductor wafer to receive or output an electric signal; a probe head that holds the probes; a substrate that has a wiring pattern corresponding to a circuit structure for generating a signal for a test; a reinforcing member that reinforces the substrate; an interposer that is stacked on the substrate and includes a housing having connection terminals resilient in an axial direction thereof and hole portions each housing one of the connection terminals; and a space transformer that is stacked between the interposer and the probe head and transforms intervals among the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakayama, Mitsuhiro Nagaya, Yoshio Yamada
  • Patent number: 8124903
    Abstract: An input device for constructing an inputting operation unit for various electronic apparatus and a method of manufacturing the input device are provided. The input device allows push-down inputting operation and position inputting operation using the same operating unit. The input device has a position input sensor provided under a key, and a base sheet having a movable contact joined to its bottom face depending on the location where the key is disposed, and a columnar section is disposed in a manner sandwiched between the position input sensor and the base sheet at the center of the movable contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Tatehata, Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8111027
    Abstract: The present motor control device detects from the speed of a motor and a current driving the motor that the motor is overloaded, and exerts control to set a target torque based on the detected overload state of the motor to cause the motor to output a maximal torque that the motor can output, intermittently within a preset allowable speed range. If the motor is overloaded, the motor's output torque is not decreased and a drive circuit can also be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8099007
    Abstract: In a heat roller of a fixing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, a sleeve is slidable with respect to a supporting roller. Flanges that regulate the sleeve have smooth surfaces, are arranged at gaps apart from a foamed rubber layer of the supporting roller, and freely rotate with respect to the supporting roller. Edges at both ends of the foamed rubber layer of the supporting roller are formed in an R shape and set shorter than the length of a body of the press roller. The sleeve has markings for detecting a state of the heat roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsueda, Osamu Takagi, Satoshi Kinouchi, Tetsuo Kitamura, Hiroshi Nakayama, Yohei Doi, Kazuhiko Kikuchi, Masanori Takai, Toyoyasu Kusaka, Toshihiro Sone
  • Publication number: 20120009368
    Abstract: A gas barrier film in which a gas barrier layer deposited by catalyst CVD in contact with each of both main surfaces of a plastic film is an SiCNFH layer satisfying conditions of 0.01<I(SiH)/I(SiN)<0.05, 0.00<I(CH)/I(SiN)<0.07, 0.04<I(NH)/I(SiN)<0.08, and 0.05<I(CF)/I(SiN)<0.3; an SiOCNH layer satisfying conditions of 0.1<I(SiH)/I(NH)<0.9, 0.0<I(CH)/I(NH)<0.3, 8<I(SiN)/I(NH)<20, and 2<I(SiO2)/I(NH)<8; or an SiCNH layer satisfying conditions of 0.01<I(SiH)/I(SiN)<0.05, 0.00<I(CH)/I(SiN)<0.07 and 0.04<I(NH)/I(SiN)<0.08. Here, the “I” represents peak intensity of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy related to an atomic bond shown in the parentheses after the “I”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicants: AIR WATER INC., MATERIAL DESIGN FACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20120008670
    Abstract: A signal inversion unit inverts an adjustment pattern signal input as received data. A clock adjustment control circuit acquires a first TAP value adjusted and obtained when a phase adjusting operation is performed on a clock adjustment circuit in a state in which the adjustment pattern signal is not inverted, a first detection frequency of the adjustment pattern signal in a runtime of the operation, a second TAP value adjusted and obtained when the phase adjusting operation is performed in a state in which the adjustment pattern signal is inverted by the signal inversion unit, and a second detection frequency of the adjustment pattern signal in the runtime of the operation. A controller tests an operating state of the phase adjusting operation based on the first and second TAP values and the first and second detection frequencies of the adjustment pattern obtained by the clock adjustment control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKAYAMA, Junji Ichimiya, Daishuke Itou, Shintaro Itozawa
  • Patent number: 8095555
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus as a terminal apparatus with respect to a server which provides content data, including: a management data acquisition section; a display control section; a selection operation acceptance section; a requesting section; and a content data acquisition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Wakasa, Isao Soma, Yasuharu Ishikawa, Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: D664386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Aprica Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Ohnishi, Hiroshi Nakayama