Patents by Inventor Hisashi Kato

Hisashi Kato 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: 8576606
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment herein includes a memory cell array. The memory cell array includes memory cells each provided between a first line and a second line and each including a variable resistor. A control circuit applies through the first and second lines a voltage necessary for a forming operation of the memory cell. A current limiting circuit limits a value of a current flowing across the memory cell during the forming operation to a certain limit value. The control circuit repeats an operation of applying the voltage by setting the limit value to a certain value and an operation of changing the limit value from the certain value, until forming of the memory cell is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tetsuji Kunitake, Takashi Shigeoka, Takayuki Tsukamoto, Hironori Wakai, Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 8510731
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has a storage device that stores a device driver which incorporates access information regarding access to the server apparatus and a property display screen with instruction items for instructing a device driver request; a notification unit that, based on an instruction to the instruction items on the property display screen, refers to the access information and notifies the access information to an application that is capable of processing page information, in order to obtain driver update page information from the server apparatus; and an updating control unit that, based on an instruction to an update instruction section to request automatic update that is provided on a driver update page created based on the driver update page information obtained, controls a process to obtain device driver update information sent from the server apparatus and update the device driver stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsukasa Aiba, Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 8490109
    Abstract: A printing control apparatus includes a first obtaining unit configured to obtain management information that manages use of document data, a second obtaining unit configured to obtain attribute information relating to an attribute of management information obtained by the obtaining unit, an embedding unit configured to embed the management information obtained by the first obtaining unit and the attribute information obtained by the second obtaining unit in the document data, and an output unit configured to output the document data in which the management information and the attribute information are embedded by the embedding unit, to a printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 8432574
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for laying out a plurality of drawing data elements contained in a document in one or more pages includes a rearrangement determining portion configured to determine whether at least one of the plurality of drawing data elements can be rearranged in a blank area in a different page and a color output determining portion configured to, when the rearrangement determining portion determines that the drawing data element can be rearranged in the blank area, determine whether rearrangement of the drawing data element in the different page will change a color output result of the drawing data element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 8300238
    Abstract: According to the present invention, internal print settings of a document are handed over to hot folder settings. A hot folder manager 200 stores handover settings in the XPS performance settings 216 and stores print settings in PT data 217 and JDF data 218. On receipt of an input XPS document, the hot folder manager consults the handover settings, reads values of specified items from the internal print settings recorded in a print ticket of the XPS document, and merges the specified items with external print settings stored in the PT data 217 or the JDF data 218. The new print settings resulting from the merge are appended to document data in a specified output format, and transmitted to a print device 103.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20120234060
    Abstract: An electric steering wheel lock device includes a control circuit that starts and stops supplying power to a motor that actuates a lock mechanism to lock and unlock a movable member of a vehicle steering mechanism. The control circuit changes contact states of first and second relays to switch a supplying direction of the power. A drive restriction unit stops and starts supplying power to a drive circuit for the motor. The control circuit changes contact states of the first and second relays when the drive restriction unit stops supplying power to the drive circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Hisashi KATO
  • Patent number: 8243297
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, etc., are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20110284277
    Abstract: A printed wiring board including an insulation layer, a conductive circuit on the insulation layer, an outermost interlayer resin insulation layer formed on the insulation layer and the conductive circuit and having a via-conductor opening connected to the conductive circuit, a land structure including a first land formed on the outermost interlayer resin insulation layer around the via-conductor opening and a second land formed on the outermost interlayer resin insulation layer around the first land, and a via conductor formed in the via-conductor opening through the outermost interlayer resin insulation layer such that the first land of the land structure on the outermost interlayer resin insulation layer is connected to the conductive circuit on the insulation layer. The land structure has a space between the first land and second land of the land structure, and the first land of the land structure is directly connected to the via conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: IBIDEN, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hisashi KATO
  • Patent number: 8047040
    Abstract: A wire winding apparatus for winding a wire on a bobbin includes a forming device forming the wire having a rounded cross section to have a polygonal cross section and a winding device winding the wire formed by the forming device on the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobutaka Kanoh, Hisashi Kato, Tetsuya Morita, Akinori Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20110255122
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises: storage unit configured to store control information serving as information which defines in advance information for controlling a display representing a function for managing a peripheral device, and link information indicating a link destination where each function is provided, and which has an electronic signature to confirm whether falsification has been done; request reception unit configured to receive a request from a peripheral device management unit; link management unit configured to manage link information which is different from the link information contained in the control information and is executed in accordance with a request received by the request reception unit; and execution unit configured to determine a link destination based on the request received by the request reception unit using the link information contained in the control information or the different link information, and executing link processing to the determined link destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 8041107
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inspecting defects and attachment position of an attached OVD without any influence of a change in the pattern of the OVD due to fluttering or undulation during conveyance of the printed product. Image input means and illumination means are arranged at positions where mirror reflected light and diffracted light from the OVD have values equal to or less than a threshold value upon a binarization process by image processing means. The image processing means executes the binarization process, compares the image data with the reference image data or the image data with the reference image data and the data indicating the reference position, and determines the acceptability of at least one of the form, area, and position of the OVD attached to the base material on the basis of a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: National Printing Bureau, Incorporated Administrative Agency
    Inventors: Hisashi Kato, Shinichi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110233509
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile memory device including a nonvolatile memory layer is provided. The nonvolatile memory layer is formed of a metal oxide film that includes an element with a higher electronegativity compared with a metal element forming the metal oxide film in the metal oxide film at a concentration of 25 at % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi SHIGEOKA, Tetsuji Kunitake, Hisashi Kato, Kenji Aoyama, Kensuke Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20110233502
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile memory device is provided, which includes a nonvolatile memory element in which an anode, a nonvolatile memory layer formed of a metal oxide film, and a cathode are stacked. The anode is formed of a metal nitride material and includes nitrogen more than a stoichiometric ratio of the metal nitride material. The cathode is formed of a metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi SHIGEOKA, Tetsuji Kunitake, Hisashi Kato, Kenji Aoyama, Kensuke Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20110235401
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment herein includes a memory cell array. The memory cell array includes memory cells each provided between a first line and a second line and each including a variable resistor. A control circuit applies through the first and second lines a voltage necessary for a forming operation of the memory cell. A current limiting circuit limits a value of a current flowing across the memory cell during the forming operation to a certain limit value. The control circuit repeats an operation of applying the voltage by setting the limit value to a certain value and an operation of changing the limit value from the certain value, until forming of the memory cell is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tetsuji KUNITAKE, Takashi Shigeoka, Takayuki Tsukamoto, Hironori Wakai, Hisashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20110114372
    Abstract: A printed wiring board has an insulation layer having upper and lower surfaces, an upper-surface circuit formed on the upper surface of the insulation layer, a resin insulation layer formed on the upper surface of the insulation layer and the upper-surface circuit and having a via-conductor opening through the resin insulation layer, a conductive circuit formed on the resin insulation layer, and a via conductor formed in the opening. The resin insulation layer has first and second surfaces. The second surface of the resin insulation layer faces the upper surface of the insulation layer. The conductive circuit is formed on the first surface of the resin insulation layer. The via conductor is connecting the conductive circuit and the upper-surface circuit. The opening has an inner wall which has a diameter decreasing from the second surface of the resin insulation layer toward the first surface of the resin insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi KATO, Ryo AOKI
  • Patent number: 7929167
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to allow a user to make a selection as to whether printing of print data is performed according to print setting is specified to be unchangeable, or according to restriction information indicating restriction in printing instructed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 7920803
    Abstract: Option unit configuration information indicating a mounting method of option units mounted to an image forming apparatus is acquired. An availability of use of an option unit mounted to the image forming apparatus is determined based on the mounting method of option units indicated by the acquired option unit configuration information and rules for setting the availability of use of an option unit mountable to the image forming apparatus which is stored in a storage medium. In this case, the rules are for setting, based on a mounting order of a plurality of option units mountable to the image forming apparatus, the availability of use of the option unit, and the option unit configuration information further includes information indicating a mounting order of a plurality of option units mounted to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 7916332
    Abstract: The present invention enables page-level or document-level print setup of an XPS document via a user interface. The print ticket of a page of interest is obtained by merging a job-level print ticket 1804, to which the page of interest belongs, a document-level print ticket 1805, to which the page of interest belongs, and a page-level print ticket 1806 of the page of interest. The obtained individual page print tickets are compared with the job-level print ticket and if there are differences, it is determined that this particular page has exception settings and the exception settings are saved and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 7903272
    Abstract: There is provided a control program which allows a computer to execute a setting processing method having: an obtainment step of respectively obtaining conflict rules showing rules for avoiding conflict of setting values which are used in a plurality of print processes that are used in a first expanding function program to expand a function of a print processing related program and a second expanding function program to expand the function of the print processing related program; and a discrimination step of discriminating the presence or absence of conflict between setting values of print settings which are used in the first expanding function program and the second expanding function program by using the conflict rules obtained in the obtainment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20110004705
    Abstract: When an application is launched, it is determined whether a launching source is a device management. If it is determined that the launching source is the device management, a peripheral apparatus associated with the device management serving as the launching source is controlled as a default peripheral apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Kato, Koichi Abe