Patents by Inventor Hisao Honma

Hisao Honma 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: 20220140502
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connection cassette with which it is possible to freely expand a device and add functions in accordance with the size of free space. An electrical connection cassette is provided with: a circuit board; and first connection terminals and second connection terminals mounted on the circuit board and having terminal shapes that can be engaged with each other. In a state with a terminal connection direction oriented in a predetermined direction with respect to the circuit board, the first connection terminals are disposed on the side of one main surface of the circuit board, and in a state with a terminal connection direction oriented in a direction parallel to the predetermined direction, the second connection terminals are disposed near the other main surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hisao HONMA, Hiroaki RIKIHISA
  • Patent number: 11258191
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connection cassette with which it is possible to freely expand a device and add functions in accordance with the size of free space. An electrical connection cassette is provided with: a circuit board; and first connection terminals and second connection terminals mounted on the circuit board and having terminal shapes that can be engaged with each other. In a state with a terminal connection direction oriented in a predetermined direction with respect to the circuit board, the first connection terminals are disposed on the side of one main surface of the circuit board, and in a state with a terminal connection direction oriented in a direction parallel to the predetermined direction, the second connection terminals are disposed near the other main surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hisao Honma, Hiroaki Rikihisa
  • Publication number: 20190356067
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connection cassette with which it is possible to freely expand a device and add functions in accordance with the size of free space. An electrical connection cassette is provided with: a circuit board; and first connection terminals and second connection terminals mounted on the circuit board and having terminal shapes that can be engaged with each other. In a state with a terminal connection direction oriented in a predetermined direction with respect to the circuit board, the first connection terminals are disposed on the side of one main surface of the circuit board, and in a state with a terminal connection direction oriented in a direction parallel to the predetermined direction, the second connection terminals are disposed near the other main surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hisao HONMA, Hiroaki Rikihisa
  • Publication number: 20140122635
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a computer, a storage system comprising multiple storage apparatuses, and an edge storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kaga, Hisao Honma
  • Patent number: 8694749
    Abstract: In a system where a first storage system and a second storage system are connected to a third storage system, when the first storage system virtualizes and provides a device in the third storage system as a device in its own storage system, update data stored in a cache in the first storage system is written into the device of the third storage system to be reflected, attributes of the device are transferred to the second storage system, and the second storage system virtualizes the device of the third storage system as a device of its own storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutomo Yamamoto, Hisao Honma, Ai Satoyama
  • Patent number: 8516204
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage control device which enables the time between failures to prolong as much as possible, though it uses HDD's whose mean time between failures is relatively short. The storage control device controls spindle motors in a manner that a spindle motor is rotated regarding the HDD of data which can access from a host computer and a spindle motor is stopped regarding the HDD of data which are clearly judged that a host computer does not access the data. Whether the host computers can access the HDD or not is judged by the fact that whether the memory region (internal logical volume) provided by the HDD is in mapped to the host logical volume or not which is recognized by the host computer and is able to access thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Higaki, Hisao Honma
  • Patent number: 8307158
    Abstract: There is provided a storage control system and a method in which various controls to a plurality of storage controllers connected to each other can be effectively performed. The storage control system and method controls first and second storage controllers, in which a second storage controller is connected to a first storage controller to which a host system is connected. With reference to a memory in which a table defining correspondence relationships between internal logical volumes and a host logical volume of the second storage controller is stored, a channel adapter of the first storage controller controls power supplies of driving mechanisms of storage devices corresponding to the internal logical volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Higaki, Hisao Honma
  • Publication number: 20120239829
    Abstract: In a system where a first storage system and a second storage system are connected to a third storage system, when the first storage system virtualizes and provides a device in the third storage system as a device in its own storage system, update data stored in a cache in the first storage system is written into the device of the third storage system to be reflected, attributes of the device are transferred to the second storage system, and the second storage system virtualizes the device of the third storage system as a device of its own storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Yasutomo YAMAMOTO, Hisao Honma, Ai Satoyama
  • Patent number: 8214615
    Abstract: In a system where a first storage system and a second storage system are connected to a third storage system, when the first storage system virtualizes and provides a device in the third storage system as a device in its own storage system, update data stored in a cache in the first storage system is written into the device of the third storage system to be reflected, attributes of the device are transferred to the second storage system, and the second storage system virtualizes the device of the third storage system as a device of its own storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutomo Yamamoto, Hisao Honma, Ai Satoyama
  • Publication number: 20120072664
    Abstract: There is provided a storage control system and a method in which various controls to a plurality of storage controllers connected to each other can be effectively performed. The storage control system and method controls first and second storage controllers, in which a second storage controller is connected to a first storage controller to which a host system is connected. With reference to a memory in which a table defining correspondence relationships between internal logical volumes and a host logical volume of the second storage controller is stored, a channel adapter of the first storage controller controls power supplies of driving mechanisms of storage devices corresponding to the internal logical volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Seiichi HIGAKI, Hisao HONMA
  • Patent number: 8074032
    Abstract: There is provided a storage control system in which various controls to a plurality of storage controllers connected to each other can be effectively performed. The storage control system controls first and second storage controllers, in which a second storage controller 10 is connected to a first storage controller 1-1 to which a host system 1-2 is connected. With reference to a memory in which a table defining correspondence relationships between internal logical volumes and a host logical volume 32 of the second storage controller 10 is stored, a channel adapter 1-3 of the first storage controller 1-1 controls power supplies of driving mechanisms of storage devices corresponding to the internal logical volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Higaki, Hisao Honma
  • Publication number: 20110246718
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage control device which enables the time between failures to prolong as much as possible, though it uses HDD's whose mean time between failures is relatively short. The storage control device controls spindle motors in a manner that a spindle motor is rotated regarding the HDD of data which can access from a host computer and a spindle motor is stopped regarding the HDD of data which are clearly judged that a host computer does not access the data. Whether the host computers can access the HDD or not is judged by the fact that whether the memory region (internal logical volume) provided by the HDD is in mapped to the host logical volume or not which is recognized by the host computer and is able to access thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: SEIICHI HIGAKI, HISAO HONMA
  • Patent number: 7975113
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage control device which enables the time between failures to prolong as much as possible, though it uses HDD's whose mean time between failures is relatively short. The storage control device controls spindle motors in a manner that a spindle motor is rotated regarding the HDD of data which can access from a host computer and a spindle motor is stopped regarding the HDD of data which are clearly judged that a host computer does not access the data. Whether the host computers can access the HDD or not is judged by the fact that whether the memory region (internal logical volume) provided by the HDD is in mapped to the host logical volume or not which is recognized by the host computer and is able to access thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Higaki, Hisao Honma
  • Publication number: 20100131731
    Abstract: In a system where a first storage system and a second storage system are connected to a third storage system, when the first storage system virtualizes and provides a device in the third storage system as a device in its own storage system, update data stored in a cache in the first storage system is written into the device of the third storage system to be reflected, attributes of the device are transferred to the second storage system, and the second storage system virtualizes the device of the third storage system as a device of its own storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Yasutomo Yamamoto, Hisao Honma, Ai Satoyama
  • Publication number: 20100122029
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage control device which enables the time between failures to prolong as much as possible, though it uses HDD's whose mean time between failures is relatively short. The storage control device controls spindle motors in a manner that a spindle motor is rotated regarding the HDD of data which can access from a host computer and a spindle motor is stopped regarding the HDD of data which are clearly judged that a host computer does not access the data. Whether the host computers can access the HDD or not is judged by the fact that whether the memory region (internal logical volume) provided by the HDD is in mapped to the host logical volume or not which is recognized by the host computer and is able to access thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Seiichi HIGAKI, Hisao Honma
  • Patent number: 7673110
    Abstract: In a system where a first storage system and a second storage system are connected to a third storage system, when the first storage system virtualizes and provides a device in the third storage system as a device in its own storage system, update data stored in a cache in the first storage system is written into the device of the third storage system to be reflected, attributes of the device are transferred to the second storage system, and the second storage system virtualizes the device of the third storage system as a device of its own storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutomo Yamamoto, Hisao Honma, Ai Satoyama
  • Patent number: 7673107
    Abstract: A virtualization system, including: at least one first port coupled to at least one host system; at least one second port coupled to a plurality of storage systems; wherein the virtualization system is capable to control to perform processes of splitting a relationship between the first virtual volume and the second virtual volume; storing first differential information identifying data of a first write request; write data of first write request to a storage area of the disk drives related to the first logical volume; storing second differential information identifying data of a second write request, the data of the second request being written after the splitting step, receiving a differential copying request; to copy differential data from the first virtual volume to the second virtual volume, or to copy differential data from the second virtual volume to the first virtual volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Okumoto, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Hisao Honma, Keishi Tamura
  • Patent number: 7669016
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage control device which enables the time between failures to prolong as much as possible, though it uses HDD's whose mean time between failures is relatively short. The storage control device controls spindle motors in a manner that a spindle motor is rotated regarding the HDD of data which can access from a host computer and a spindle motor is stopped regarding the HDD of data which are clearly judged that a host computer does not access the data. Whether the host computers can access the HDD or not is judged by the fact that whether the memory region (internal logical volume) provided by the HDD is in mapped to the host logical volume or not which is recognized by the host computer and is able to access thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Higaki, Hisao Honma
  • Patent number: 7464236
    Abstract: The storage system of the present invention has a simple configuration and ensures redundancy of the system. The primary storage control device and the first secondary storage control device are connected by a synchronous read method, and the primary storage control device and the second secondary storage control device are connected by an asynchronous read method. The primary storage control device sets a management number in the update data and saves a journal data. The primary storage control device associates the management number with the update data and transmits them to the first secondary storage control device. The first secondary storage control device writes the update data to the first secondary volume, associates the management number with the storage destination address of the update data and stores them in the maintenance table. If the primary storage control device stops, the first secondary storage control device becomes anew a primary storage control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhide Sano, Katsuhiro Okumoto, Hisao Honma, Kenta Ninose, Hiroshi Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20080256317
    Abstract: A storage system that is capable of communicating with one or more host devices that issue a host input/output request, including two or more physical devices, one or more logical devices provided in the two or more physical devices, said logical devices each representing a logical volume provided in the two or more physical devices, one or more memories that store security information that is information corresponding with each of the one or more logical devices that serves to control access based on a host input/output request for the logical device, and a control device that controls access of a host input/output, said security information being used to permit or deny a read/write request requesting access to the first logical device, said read/write request including a logical unit number (LUN) related to the first logical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nagasoe, Hisao Honma