Patents by Inventor Junichi Kani

Junichi Kani 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: 11909651
    Abstract: A communication system includes a subscriber network unit and a communication device provided in an accommodating station. The subscriber network unit includes an acquisition unit that acquires uplink data from one or more lower-layer devices. The communication device includes: a data processing unit that acquires the uplink data from the subscriber network unit using a band of uplink communication and executes data processing on the acquired uplink data; a policy determination unit that determines a policy of band allocation of the uplink communication on the basis of the result of the data processing; and an allocation control unit that allocates the band of the uplink communication to the subscriber network unit on the basis of the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yumiko Senoo, Takahiro Suzuki, Junichi Kani, Hirotaka Ujikawa
  • Publication number: 20240056709
    Abstract: An optical switch having a plurality of ports outputs an optical signal, which is input from one of the plurality of ports, from another port. A quality compensator perform quality compensation of the optical signal output from the optical switch, and input the quality-compensated optical signal to the optical switch. A controller selects, among the plurality of quality compensators, a quality compensator that performs quality compensation according to the degree of quality deterioration of the optical signal when the optical signal input from a predetermined port of the optical switch is transmitted through a transmission path. The controller controls the optical switch so that the optical signal, in which quality is compensated by the selected quality compensator through the optical signal input from the predetermined port being output to the selected quality compensator, is output from the port corresponding to a transmission destination of the optical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yumiko SENOO, Junichi KANI, Kazutaka HARA, Shin KANEKO, Ryo KOMA
  • Patent number: 11880611
    Abstract: A data process device includes a data input unit and a processor. The processor includes a division unit, a first storage unit and a second storage unit which have a plurality of storage areas, a write unit, a calculation unit, and a control unit. The division unit divides a data series input by the data input unit to generate a plurality of divided data. The write unit writes the divided data to the first storage unit according to writing order to the storage areas in the first storage unit. The calculation unit performs calculation processing on the divided data written to the first storage unit, and writes calculated data obtained by the calculation processing to the second storage unit according to writing order to the storage areas in the second storage unit. The control unit controls processing of the write unit and processing of the calculation unit, which are divided into different processing lines, to be executed in parallel by pipeline processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Sang-Yuep Kim, Junichi Kani
  • Patent number: 11870497
    Abstract: An optical reception device including: a local light transmission unit configured to generate a plurality of local lights having different wavelengths, select a local light having a wavelength that is close to the wavelength of a received optical signal from among the plurality of generated local lights having different wavelengths, and transmit the selected local light to a coherent receiver; a demultiplexing unit configured to demultiplex a received optical signal and transmit the demultiplexed optical signal to the coherent receiver via a first path; and a wavelength detection unit configured to input the optical signal demultiplexed by the demultiplexing unit via a second path, split the input optical signal into different paths according to wavelengths by using a wavelength multiplexer/demultiplexer, and output, to the local light transmission unit, a control signal for causing the local light transmission unit to output a local light having a frequency that corresponds to a path in which the optical sig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Igarashi, Takuya Kanai, Masamichi Fujiwara, Junichi Kani
  • Publication number: 20230421257
    Abstract: An optical transmitter (3) tracks a moving body (1) and irradiates the moving body (1) with a laser beam (4). An optical receiver (5) is mounted on the moving body (1), receives the laser beam (4), and performs optical space communication with the optical transmitter (3). The optical transmitter (3) extends an irradiation range (6) of the laser beam (4) into an elliptical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi IMAI, Junichi KANI, Shin KANEKO, Naotaka SHIBATA, Rintaro HARADA
  • Publication number: 20230403082
    Abstract: An optical line terminal includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a plurality of optical network units, and a control unit configured to dynamically change at least one of a time width of a specific period and a cycle of the specific period, the specific period being a period in which an authentication request signal is received from the new optical network unit via the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo KOMA, Kazutaka HARA, Junichi KANI
  • Patent number: 11824748
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device including: a transmission timing calculation unit configured to calculate a transmission timing of a first frame using the number of transmitted bits from a predetermined timing to transmission of the first frame and a throughput; a transmission unit configured to transmit the first frame to an external device at the transmission timing; a reception unit configured to receive a second frame from the external device in response to the first frame; a reception timing calculation unit configured to calculate a reception timing of the second frame using the number of received bits from a predetermined timing to reception of the second frame by the reception unit and a throughput; and a round trip time calculation unit configured to calculate a round trip time using a processing time required by the external device from the reception of the first frame to the transmission of the second frame, the transmission timing, and the reception timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Sang-Yuep Kim, Junichi Kani
  • Publication number: 20230361876
    Abstract: An optical communication system includes: an optical fiber including a plurality of cores formed in parallel to a longitudinal direction; a first optical communication device including an optical transmission unit and an optical reception unit, and provided with connection ends of the optical transmission unit and the optical reception unit each connected to one end of any one of the cores on an interface surface; and a second optical communication device including an optical transmission unit and an optical reception unit, and provided with connection ends of the optical transmission unit and the optical reception unit each connected to another end of any one of the cores on an interface surface, in which the connection ends are provided in an arrangement in which a type of transmission and reception of one of the connection ends of the first optical communication device and a type of transmission and reception of one of the connection ends of the second optical communication device are a transmission and re
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunari TANAKA, Junichi KANI, Hiroo SUZUKI, Takuya KANAI
  • Publication number: 20230318713
    Abstract: An optical transmission apparatus includes an optical transmitter that generates an optical signal in an uplink direction by modulating output light of a laser that outputs light of a first frequency with a subcarrier on which transmission data is superimposed, a heterodyne detection unit that receives an optical signal in a downlink direction by heterodyne detection, a control unit that calculates a first intermediate frequency based on the frequency of the downlink signal received by the heterodyne detection and the first frequency of the laser, and controls the first frequency of the laser when there is a difference between the calculated first intermediate frequency and a reference second intermediate frequency by a threshold or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230308174
    Abstract: The optical communication system includes the optical distribution device (100) provided between the wavelength routing device (30) and the optical multiplexing/demultiplexing device (40). The wavelength routing device outputs the optical signal input from the port on the wavelength variable subscriber device side to the port uniquely determined by a combination of the wavelength of the optical signal and the port to which the optical signal is inputted. The wavelength variable subscriber device can execute the first protection for switching the wavelength of the optical signal to be transmitted and received to the spare wavelength different from the operating wavelength when the wavelength variable subscriber device and the wavelength variable communication device (10) are disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin KANEKO, Kazuaki HONDA, Hiroo SUZUKI, Junichi KANI, Takuya KANAI, Yasunari TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20230275664
    Abstract: An optical communication system allowing for transmission and reception of, between a dynamic bandwidth allocation functional unit that dynamically allocates a bandwidth for uplink communication and a subscriber-side communication device, transmission volume information indicating the amount of information waiting to be transmitted that is stored in the subscriber-side communication device and transmission instruction information for a provider-side communication device to instruct the subscriber-side communication device on a transmission timing for transmitting the transmission volume information, the optical communication system including: a transmission instruction information encoder that acquires multi-level transmission instruction information from the dynamic bandwidth allocation functional unit, converts the multi-level transmission instruction information into binary transmission instruction information, and transmits the encoded binary transmission instruction information to a transmission instruct
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita NISHIMOTO, Kota ASAKA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230261778
    Abstract: A transmitter management device includes: a reception unit that receives a virtual switch configuration request from an upper management system; a determination unit that determines a plurality of paths including transfer processing by different optical transmitters on the basis of the configuration request received by the reception unit; and a setting unit that performs a setting for a plurality of the optical transmitters in such a way that a virtual switch that executes transfer processing on the basis of the paths determined by the determination unit is configured for each one of a plurality of the paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Keita NISHIMOTO, Kota ASAKA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230246876
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a MAC unit that processes a main signal including a payload, and determines a communication timing of the main signal; a communication unit that performs, based on the communication timing, at least one of transmission processing for E/O converting the main signal acquired from the MAC unit, and transmitting the main signal to a communication counterpart device, and reception processing for O/E converting the main signal received from the communication counterpart device; a main signal transmission line through which the main signal is transmitted between the MAC unit and the communication unit; and a control information transmission line that is provided separately from the main signal transmission line, and through which communication timing data that is data indicating the communication timing is transmitted from the MAC unit to the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriko IIYAMA, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Hiroo SUZUKI, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230216591
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is a optical main signal processing node apparatus including: an input port for inputting an optical multiplexed with signals pertaining to a plurality of services from an optical transmission path; an output port for outputting an optical signal multiplexed with signals pertaining to a plurality of services to an optical transmission path; a optical main signal processer configured to perform optical main signal processing on an optical signal input from the input port; and a path switch configured to switch a path of the optical signal input from the input port to one of a first path for guiding the optical signal to the output port and a second path for guiding the optical signal to the optical main signal processer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Kota Asaka, Keita NISHIMOTO, Yukio TOYOSHIMA, Takashi YAMADA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230208530
    Abstract: Provided is an optical receiver including: a heterodyne detection unit that converts, by heterodyne detection, a subcarrier multiplexed signal in which a plurality of optical signals transmitted from a plurality of optical transmitters are multiplexed, into an electrical signal in an intermediate frequency band; a filter unit that removes a carrier component from the electrical signal in the intermediate frequency band, generated by the conversion, to extract a subcarrier component; an analog-digital conversion unit that performs analog-digital conversion on a signal having the subcarrier component, extracted by the filter unit; and a digital signal processing unit that performs digital signal processing for each subcarrier on a digital signal generated by the analog-digital conversion performed by the analog-digital conversion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi FUJIWARA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230170999
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure is a transmission system including a modulated wave generation unit that generates an intermediate wave, which is a coherent wave in which a frequency component of either of two signals overlays a frequency spectrum, the two signals being a main signal indicating transmitted information to be transmitted and a control signal indicating management information, which is information on communication between a transmission source of the transmitted information and a communication destination of the transmission source, and a modulation unit that modulates the intermediate wave with a signal in which a frequency component does not overlay the frequency spectrum of the coherent wave generated by the modulated wave generation unit out of the two signals that are the main signal and the control signal. In the transmission system, a frequency band of the main signal and a frequency band of the control signal do not overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya KANAI, Shin KANEKO, Kazuaki HONDA, Junichi KANI, Hiroo SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11652554
    Abstract: An optical reception device including: a wavelength selection unit configured to split an optical signal amplified by an optical amplifier into different paths according to wavelengths by using a wavelength multiplexer/demultiplexer, and control a passage state of a passage target optical switch through which the optical signal is to be passed, out of a plurality of optical switches provided on the respective paths, to select an optical signal of a path where the optical signal entered and output the optical signal to a receiver; and a wavelength detection unit configured to detect the wavelength of an optical signal by using each of a plurality of optical detectors, determine the passage target optical switch based on a detection result, and output, to the determined passage target optical switch, a control signal for controlling the passage target optical switch so as to enter the passage state, the optical detectors being respectively provided on different paths that are different from the paths on which t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Igarashi, Takuya Kanai, Masamichi Fujiwara, Junichi Kani
  • Patent number: 11630656
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes: a memory that stores, first data on firmware before update, second data on firmware after the update, and a table in which the first data or the second data is associated with an address where the first data or the second data is positioned; and a processor that executes processing based on the first data or the second data positioned at the address defined in the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Harada, Manabu Yoshino, Junichi Kani
  • Patent number: 11595132
    Abstract: An ADC (12) in an optical receiver (1) generates a sample signal composed of time series samples by oversampling a received signal that is an electrical signal converted from an optical signal by a light receiving unit (11). A symbol timing detection unit (132) of a DSP unit (13) detects a symbol timing in the sample signal. When it is determined that a symbol timing is appearing at a longer interval than a predetermined interval based on this detection result, a symbol timing adjusting unit (133) skips one or more samples included in the sample signal to read out samples at the predetermined interval, while when it is determined that the symbol timing is appearing at a shorter interval than the predetermined interval, the symbol timing adjusting unit inserts the same samples as one or more samples included in the sample signal immediately after the one or more samples to read out the samples at the predetermined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriko Iiyama, Masamichi Fujiwara, Junichi Kani
  • Publication number: 20230056684
    Abstract: A terminal function device and a proxy transfer agent device generate, on mutually-connecting physical lines, logical paths to be correlated with physical port transmitting/receiving units. In a case of receiving a signal received at one of the physical port transmitting/receiving units, the terminal function device sends the signal out to a logical path corresponding to the physical port transmitting/receiving unit that received this signal. In a case of receiving a signal through the logical path, the proxy transfer agent device correlates the signal with information identifying the physical port transmitting/receiving unit corresponding to the logical path that received this signal, and transfers the information along with the signal. Ina case of sending out a signal to the logical path, the proxy transfer agent device sends out the signal to the logical path corresponding to the physical port transmitting/receiving unit specified as a transfer destination of the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita NISHIMOTO, Kota ASAKA, Takashi YAMADA, Junichi KANI