Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Yoshida

Hitoshi Yoshida 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: 8060702
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information reproducing apparatus includes a memory, a decoder, an intermediate memory which is disposed between the memory and the decoder and which temporarily stores, in succession, the data that are supplied from the memory and then outputs the data to the decoder, switching circuit for switching an output of the memory to one of the decoder and the intermediate memory, memory management circuit for managing arrangement information of the data that are stored in the memory, determination circuit for determining whether the data that are stored in the memory are arranged in physically discontinuous memory areas of the memory, and switching control circuit for switching, in a case where the determination circuit determines that the data are arranged in the physically divided memory areas, the switching circuit in a manner to input the data output from the memory to the decoder via the intermediate memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8049919
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is connected to a specific network for processing an image according to image information input to the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes an apparatus information storage unit for storing apparatus information of other apparatus connected to the network; an inquiry unit for inquiring an operational state of the other apparatus according to the apparatus information stored in the apparatus information storage unit; a determining unit for determining the operational state of the other apparatus according to an inquiry result of the inquiry unit; and a switching control unit for switching an operational state of the image processing apparatus between an active state and a power save state according to a number of apparatus that the determining unit determines as being in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20110233063
    Abstract: A mold is fabricated with a cavity formed in an insulating layer formed so as to be placed on an upper surface of a conductive base material. This mold is disposed in an electrolyte bath to be applied with a voltage, and a metal is electrodeposited on the bottom surface of the cavity to electroform a metal-formed product in the cavity. In this electrodepositing process, when the width of the cavity is taken as W and a vertical height of a head space between an upper opening of the cavity and an upper surface of a metal layer is taken as H, the growth of the metal layer is stopped so that the height H of the head space left above the metal layer satisfies: H?W/2.85 where 300 ?m?W; H?W/3.75 where 200 ?m?W<300 ?m; H?W/4 where 100 ?m?W<200 ?m; and H?W/10 where W<100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Seki, Akihiko Hatamura, Hitoshi Yoshida, Toshio Yamashita, Yasuhiro Miura
  • Patent number: 8027246
    Abstract: A failure detection protocol is applied so that failure detection requests for the same aggregated link can be processed even when the failure detection requests differ among routing protocols. The failure detection protocol is executed for each of the physical links that form an aggregated link, and a notification is sent to a higher-level application (for example, a routing protocol), which is a requesting source of a communication line failure monitoring request, with a discrimination between a case in which the communication of the aggregated link in its entirety fails and a case in which some physical links of the aggregated link fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Yumoto, Hirofumi Masukawa, Hitoshi Yoshida, Kazuhiro Kusama, Takuro Mori
  • Publication number: 20110182913
    Abstract: To provide an antibody against FGF23 and a pharmaceutical composition such as a preventive or therapeutic agent which can prevent or treat by suppressing an action of FGF23 by using the antibody. An antibody or its functional fragment against human FGF23 produced by hybridoma C10 (Accession No. FERM BP-10772).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Yuji Yamazaki, Itaru Urakawa, Hitoshi Yoshida, Yukiko Aono, Takeyoshi Yamashita, Takashi Shimada, Hisashi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110151518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a modified foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof, which comprises the steps of: (a) preparing a microcell comprising a foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof, and transferring said foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) into a cell with high homologous recombination efficiency through its fusion with said microcell; (b) in said cell with high homologous recombination efficiency, inserting a targeting vector by homologous recombination into a desired site of said foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof, and/or a desired site of a chromosome(s) derived from said cell with high homologous recombination efficiency, thereby marking said desired site; and (c) in said cell with high homologous recombination efficiency, causing deletion and/or translocation to occur at the marked site of said foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Kazuma Tomizuka, Hitoshi Yoshida, Kazunori Hanaoka, Mitsuo Oshimura, Isao Ishida, Yoshimi Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20110138914
    Abstract: An acceleration sensor includes: a rectangular moving electrode; a pair of beams which connect to centers of two opposite sides of the moving electrode, and support the moving electrode freely swingably; and first and second fixed electrodes which are provided on one side and other side of a boundary line, respectively, and are arranged to be opposed to a front surface of the moving electrode at a predetermined interval. A straight line that connects the pair of beams to each other is taken as the boundary line. Then, on a back surface of the moving electrode, first and second recessed portions are formed on one side of the boundary line and the other side thereof, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshida, Yuji Suzuki, Nobuyuki Ibara, Hideki Ueda, Takeshi Okada
  • Patent number: 7908098
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrocasting method by which the shape of the surface opposite to the surface to be electrodeposited on the mold can be controlled. A molded metal article is electrocast by forming an insulating layer on the side wall faces of a cavity and the outer wall face of a conductive mold in which the cavity is formed, placing the mold in an electrolysis tank and applying voltage, electrodepositing metal on the bottom face of the cavity, and growing the metal layer in the cavity so as to leave a space having a height of at least one-third the width of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Seki, Akihiko Hatamura, Hitoshi Yoshida, Toshio Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20110051192
    Abstract: A host device is connected to at least one printer through a network. Before printing, the host device broadcasts a query on the network, selects a printer that replies to the query, and sends printer setting information to the printer. The printer includes a setting switch that can be set to different states to accept or reject the printer setting information. A printer replies to the query only if its setting switch is set to the state that accepts the printer setting information. The setting switch avoids the generation of unnecessary replies and thereby simplifies the selection of the printer, as well as protecting the printer from unwanted alteration of its settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7883705
    Abstract: To provide an antibody against FGF23 and a pharmaceutical composition such as a preventive or therapeutic agent which can prevent or treat by suppressing an action of FGF23 by using the antibody. An antibody or its functional fragment against human FGF23 produced by hybridoma C10 (Accession No. FERM BP-10772).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamazaki, Itaru Urakawa, Hitoshi Yoshida, Yukiko Aono, Takeyoshi Yamashita, Takashi Shimada, Hisashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 7885027
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a magnetic disk drive in which the error correction capability of ECC is improved without sacrificing the storage capacity. In one embodiment, a data track adopts a format structure in which no data-to-data gap area is formed in data sectors. When one of the data sectors is updated in a state in which the rotational speed of a magnetic disk does not satisfy specified conditions, a leading end area of a succeeding data sector or a trailing end area of a preceding data sector is overwritten by the data sector. If a read error occurs in the overwritten data sector, ERP steps are executed to perform read retry so that the read error is recovered by means of on-the-fly ECC or erasure correction. In the case of the erasure correction, an erasure pointer equivalent to the maximum number of overwritten bytes is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Netherlands, B.V.
    Inventors: Nobuhito Kitamura, Hitoshi Yoshida, Noriyuki Sumiya
  • Patent number: 7868223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a modified foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof, which comprises the steps of: (a) preparing a microcell comprising a foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof, and transferring said foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) into a cell with high homologous recombination efficiency through its fusion with said microcell; (b) in said cell with high homologous recombination efficiency, inserting a targeting vector by homologous recombination into a desired site of said foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof, and/or a desired site of a chromosome(s) derived from said cell with high homologous recombination efficiency, thereby marking said desired site; and (c) in said cell with high homologous recombination efficiency, causing deletion and/or translocation to occur at the marked site of said foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Tomizuka, Hitoshi Yoshida, Kazunori Hanaoka, Mitsuo Oshimura, Isao Ishida, Yoshimi Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 7826079
    Abstract: A host device is connected to at least one printer through a network. Before printing, the host device broadcasts a query on the network, selects a printer that replies to the query, and sends printer setting information to the printer. The printer includes a setting switch that can be set to different states to accept or reject the printer setting information. A printer replies to the query only if its setting switch is set to the state that accepts the printer setting information. The setting switch avoids the generation of unnecessary replies and thereby simplifies the selection of the printer, as well as protecting the printer from unwanted alteration of its settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7801051
    Abstract: Erroneous detection of a failure in spite of the absence of failure on the route on account of a communication delay is to be prevented. A node device detects a failure on the route to a remote node device is detected by a failure to receive a packet from the remote node device after the elapse of a determined detection time. The node device sets “remote system transmission interval×detection multiplier” to be a first detecting time on the basis of a packet transmission interval determined by negotiation with the remote node device. It also sets the sum of “remote system actual transmission interval ×detection multiplier” and “tolerable delay time” to be a second detecting time. The first detecting time and the second detecting time are compared, and what is longer is determined as the detecting time to be applied to actual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuro Mori, Kazuma Yumoto, Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20100234578
    Abstract: An antibody or a functional fragment thereof, acting agonistically or antagonistically on CD40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: KYOWA HAKKO KIRIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Mikayama, Hitoshi Yoshida, Walker R. Force, Xingjie Chen, Nobuaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20100196359
    Abstract: The invention provides antibodies that specifically bind to OX40 (CD134), referred to as OX40 antibodies, anti-OX40 or anti-OX40 antibodies. Invention antibodies that specifically bind to OX40 include mammalian (human, primate, etc.), humanized and chimeric anti-OX40 antibodies. Invention antibodies and antibody subsequences (fragments) that specifically bind to OX40 include purified and isolated antibodies, as well as pharmaceutical formulations thereof, are useful in various methods including treatment, screening and detection methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kato, Rachel Soloff, Hitoshi Yoshida, Michael Croft
  • Patent number: 7684138
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to detecting a micro-relief that exists on surfaces of a magnetic disk. A phase or frequency of a read signal obtained when data written to a minute projection or a minute concavity on a recording surface of a magnetic disk is read out, differs from that of a read signal obtained when data written to a flat recording surface is read out. The phase progresses in the minute projection, whereas the phase is delayed in the minute concavity. A micro-relief is detected by measuring a deviation value of this frequency, and then defect registration is performed. Embodiments in accordance with the present invention are configured to detect a minute projection whose level does not cause TA. Embodiments in accordance with the present invention may also be configured to provide a highly reliable magnetic disk drive by controlling the flying height in response to a state of a minute projection and that of a minute concavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Nobuhito Kitamura, Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090253902
    Abstract: The specification relates to a method for producing a chimeric non-human animal, which comprises preparing a microcell containing a foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof and transferring the foreign chromosome(s) or fragment(s) thereof into a pluripotent cell by fusion with the microcell; a chimeric non-human animal which can be produced by the above method and its progeny; tissues and cells derived therefrom; and a method for using the same. Further, a pluripotent cell containing a foreign chromosome(s) or a fragment(s) thereof, a method for producing the same, and a method for using the same are also provided. Moreover, a pluripotent cell in which at least two endogenous genes are disrupted, and a method for producing the same by homologous recombination are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Kazuma Tomizuka, Hitoshi Yoshida, Kazunori Hanaoka, Mitsuo Oshimura, Isao Ishida
  • Patent number: 7586707
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a magnetic disk drive capable of reducing an area used for a preamble of each data sector to increase the storage capacity. The magnetic disk drive adopts a data-surface servo system. In one embodiment, main preambles are written on a magnetic disk at a frequency of a data clock. Each of data sectors is written with a write clock that is synchronized with a signal obtained by reading the main preamble. The data sectors include sub preambles respectively. When the data sector which has been written in this manner is read, a read clock is synchronized by use of a signal obtained by reading the main preamble, and a signal obtained by reading the sub preamble included in a data sector to be read. The bit length of the sub preamble is shorter than that of the conventional preamble that is used to independently achieve the synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshida, Noriyuki Sumiya, Nobuhito Kitamura
  • Patent number: 7570446
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a magnetic disk drive and its control method capable of effectively using the unrecordable area which is caused due to the composite magnetic head's gap between the read head and the write head. In one embodiment, a disk drive comprises a composite magnetic head structured in such a manner that during write the write head WH reaches each servo area earlier than the read head RH, and a read write control unit to control the write and read done by the composite magnetic head. On the disk, common servo data SP to be used both during read and during write, write servo data SW to be used during write and read servo data SR to be used during read are recorded in this order in each servo area. During write, the read write control unit starts the write head recording data at the timing when reading write servo data SW from the servo area is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Nobuhito Kitamura, Hitoshi Yoshida