Patents by Inventor Kazuo Kato

Kazuo 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).

  • Publication number: 20220016917
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a scanning unit configured to perform relative scanning by moving the recording unit and a recording medium relative to each other at least once with respect to a unit region on the recording medium, a recovery unit configured to perform a recovery operation for maintaining or recovering a recording performance of the recording unit for application of a recording material, and a control unit configured to control the recovery unit, wherein the control unit acquires recording mode information about recording of an image to be performed on a recording medium for (n+1)-th page (n being a natural number) and determines, based on the acquired recording mode information, whether to perform an inter-page recovery operation at timing after recording of an image on a recording medium for n-th page ends and before recording of an image on a recording medium for (n+1)-th page starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masataka Kato, Hiroto Kango, Rie Takekoshi, Akihiro Tomida, Tomoki Yamamuro, Keita Ishimi, Kazuki Narumi, Taku Yokozawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11228602
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes one first node and a plurality of second nodes. The first node is configured to transmit predetermined data to the respective second nodes, and transmit verification data for verifying whether the predetermined data has been normally received by the second nodes to the second nodes when the predetermined data has been transmitted to the second node. Each of the second nodes is configured to receive the predetermined data transmitted from the first node, receive the verification data transmitted from the first node, verify whether the received predetermined data has been normally received based on the received predetermined data and the received verification data, and transmit a verification result to the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serina Gangi, Junya Kobayashi, Kazuo Kato
  • Patent number: 10997043
    Abstract: A semiconductor device capable of executing fault injection test on a plurality of failure detection mechanism in a short time is provided. The semiconductor device 1 has a plurality of hierarchical modules and an error control module 100 for controlling errors in the plurality of hierarchical modules. Each hierarchical module has a safety mechanism to detect failures in the functions of the components that make up the hierarchical modules. The error control module 100 includes a status register 120 configured to record data indicative of the status of failure of each hierarchical module, and a fault injection function 110 that outputs an error signal to the status register 120 to perform fault injection test. The error signal is inputted into the safety mechanism via the status register 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Kato, Hiroshi Morita
  • Patent number: 10754300
    Abstract: A timepiece, in which an indicating hand is driven by a motor and high speed processing is required for driving a load other than the indicating hand, includes a main control circuit that instructs drive timing of the motor so as to drive the load, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a first frequency, and a motor control unit that generates a drive pulse for driving the motor, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a second frequency which is lower than the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Kazuo Kato
  • Publication number: 20200142795
    Abstract: A semiconductor device capable of executing fault injection test on a plurality of failure detection mechanism in a short time is provided. The semiconductor device 1 has a plurality of hierarchical modules and an error control module 100 for controlling errors in the plurality of hierarchical modules. Each hierarchical module has a safety mechanism to detect failures in the functions of the components that make up the hierarchical modules. The error control module 100 includes a status register 120 configured to record data indicative of the status of failure of each hierarchical module, and a fault injection function 110 that outputs an error signal to the status register 120 to perform fault injection test. The error signal is inputted into the safety mechanism via the status register 120.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo KATO, Hiroshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20190086874
    Abstract: Provided is a timepiece including a solar cell that has a solar panel, a secondary battery that is charged from the solar cell, an overcharge prevention circuit that detects a charged state of the secondary battery, and a control unit that short-circuits the solar cell and determines that illuminance of light illuminating the solar panel is equal to or higher than predetermined illuminance in a case where the overcharge prevention circuit is detected to be in an overcharge state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuo KATO
  • Patent number: 10132627
    Abstract: An electronic device has a storage unit that stores unit information relating to movement with respect to each of an elevating state and a horizontal movement state and an altitude measurement unit that measures a series of altitudes. An altitude change determination unit determines whether the movement is the elevating state or not using a first determination section having a first altitude range based on a first set of altitudes within the measured series of altitudes, and determines whether the movement is the horizontal movement state or not using a second determination section having a second altitude range smaller than the first altitude range and based on a second set of altitudes within the measured series of altitudes. A movement distance calculator reads from the storage unit the unit information corresponding to the state determined by the determination unit and calculates a movement distance based on the read unit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke Tsubata, Kazuo Kato, Tomohiro Ihashi, Takanori Hasegawa, Hisao Nakamura, Katsuya Mugishima, Akira Takakura
  • Patent number: 10074951
    Abstract: A commutator includes an insulating section that is formed in a tube shape including a shaft insertion hole through which a shaft is inserted, and that is formed with an indented portion in an end portion at one side in an axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes plural segments that are supported by an outer peripheral portion of the insulating section, that are arrayed around a circumferential direction of the insulating section with spacings therebetween, and that are each provided with an anchor portion at an end portion at the one side in the axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes a first, second, third short-circuit wires, each connecting the anchor portion of respective one segment to the anchor portion of respective another segment, and at least a portion being disposed inside the indented portion formed at the insulating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Seki, Yasuhiro Kanematsu, Noriyasu Nishio, Norifumi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Kazuo Kato, Toshiyuki Natsume, Kenichi Sugibayashi
  • Publication number: 20180212977
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes one first node and a plurality of second nodes. The first node is configured to transmit predetermined data to the respective second nodes, and transmit verification data for verifying whether the predetermined data has been normally received by the second nodes to the second nodes when the predetermined data has been transmitted to the second node. Each of the second nodes is configured to receive the predetermined data transmitted from the first node, receive the verification data transmitted from the first node, verify whether the received predetermined data has been normally received based on the received predetermined data and the received verification data, and transmit a verification result to the first node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serina GANGI, Junya KOBAYASHI, Kazuo KATO
  • Publication number: 20180107165
    Abstract: A timepiece, in which an indicating hand is driven by a motor and high speed processing is required for driving a load other than the indicating hand, includes a main control circuit that instructs drive timing of the motor so as to drive the load, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a first frequency, and a motor control unit that generates a drive pulse for driving the motor, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a second frequency which is lower than the first frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventor: Kazuo KATO
  • Patent number: 9683304
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin-metal bonded body of an aluminum metal member and a thermoplastic resin member, which has improved bonding strength and good durability. Also disclosed is a method for producing such a resin-metal bonded body. Specifically disclosed is a resin-metal bonded body which is obtained by bonding an aluminum metal member with a thermoplastic resin member. In this resin-metal bonded body, the aluminum metal member and the thermoplastic resin member are bonded together by an anodic oxide coating having a film thickness of 70-1500 nm or an anodic oxide coating having a triazine thiol in the inner and upper portions. The anodic oxide coating has an infrared absorption spectrum peak intensity ascribed to OH group at 0.0001-0.16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Toadenka Corporation
    Inventors: Masumi Kuroyama, Tomonori Ishikawa, Kazuo Kato, Yaeko Sasaki, Shuhei Miura, Masayuki Nakamura, Setsuko Sato
  • Publication number: 20160254630
    Abstract: A commutator includes an insulating section that is formed in a tube shape including a shaft insertion hole through which a shaft is inserted, and that is formed with an indented portion in an end portion at one side in an axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes plural segments that are supported by an outer peripheral portion of the insulating section, that are arrayed around a circumferential direction of the insulating section with spacings therebetween, and that are each provided with an anchor portion at an end portion at the one side in the axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes a first, second, third short-circuit wires, each connecting the anchor portion of respective one segment to the anchor portion of respective another segment, and at least a portion being disposed inside the indented portion formed at the insulating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Akihiko SEKI, Yasuhiro KANEMATSU, Noriyasu NISHIO, Norifumi SUZUKI, Tsuyoshi SUZUKI, Kazuo KATO, Toshiyuki NATSUME, Kenichi SUGIBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9120145
    Abstract: There is disclosed an oil type release agent for metal casting includes 0-7.5% by mass of water consisting of one or two kinds of water selected from distilled water, ion-exchange kinds of water, tap water and water includes any one of aforementioned kinds of water and electrolyte(s) dissolved in any one of aforementioned kinds of water, and 0.3-30% by mass of a solubilizing agent, a spray method using the oil type release agent, and an electrostatic spray apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: AOKI SCIENCE INSTITUTE CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirobumi Ohira, Koji Togawa, Daisuke Serino, Kazuo Kato
  • Patent number: 9092015
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic timepiece that includes a solar panel which receives light to generate electric power, is operated with the electric power supplied from a secondary battery charged with output voltage of the solar panel, and includes a normal mode in which clock display is performed on a display unit and a power saving mode in which clock display on the display unit is stopped, based on illuminance detection of the solar panel, the electronic timepiece including: a mode control unit which switches cycles of the illuminance detection, by setting a cycle of the illuminance detection of the normal mode as a first cycle (for example, one minute), and a cycle of the illuminance detection of the power saving mode as a second cycle (for example, two seconds).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuo Kato, Akira Takakura, Tomohiro Ihashi, Takanori Hasegawa, Toshitaka Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9076371
    Abstract: A display device includes independently driven common and segment terminals. The common and segment terminals are connected to display components divided into display blocks that are turned ON to perform a display function and are turned OFF so as to not perform the display function. A first driver drives the common terminals using a scanning signal of a predetermined period and a second driver drives the segment terminals using a segment signal synchronized with the scanning signal to correspond to a display signal, so that the display components perform a display corresponding to the display signal. The first driver separates the common terminals into common terminal blocks and drives the common terminals. The first and second drivers perform the driving so that the common and segment terminals which are connected to display blocks that are turned OFF are not supplied with a turn-off signal and are maintained at ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuo Kato, Akira Takakura, Keisuke Tsubata, Hisao Nakamura, Tomohiro Ihashi, Yoshinori Sugai, Eriko Noguchi, Satoshi Sakai, Takanori Hasegawa, Shotaro Kamiyama
  • Publication number: 20150168141
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an altitude measurement unit, an altitude change determination unit, and an elevating speed calculator. The altitude measurement unit measures an altitude, the altitude change determination unit determines whether a change state of the altitude measured by the altitude measurement unit is at least an ascending state or a descending state, and the elevating speed calculator calculates an average elevating speed in each change state determined by the altitude change determination unit based on the altitude measured by the altitude measurement unit. A data processing method in the electronic device and a data processing program executed by a computer of the electronic device may be realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuo KATO, Keisuke TSUBATA, Hisao NAKAMURA, Tomohiro IHASHI, Takanori HASEGAWA, Katsuya MUGISHIMA, Akira TAKAKURA
  • Publication number: 20150168438
    Abstract: To provide an electronic device, a data processing method and a data processing program capable of measuring a stable ascending/descending velocity on which the most recent ascending/descending state is reflected. The electronic device includes an altitude measurement unit measuring altitudes, an altitude change determination unit determining an altitude change state based on altitudes measured by the altitude measurement unit within a predetermined first time interval until a current time and an ascending/descending velocity calculation unit calculating an ascending/descending velocity based on altitudes measured by the altitude measurement unit within a second time interval until the current time, which is equal to the first time interval or longer than the first time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Keisuke TSUBATA, Hisao NAKAMURA, Takanori HASEGAWA, Tomohiro IHASHI, Katsuya MUGISHIMA, Kazuo KATO, Akira TAKAKURA
  • Publication number: 20150168142
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a storage unit that stores unit information relating to a movement with respect to each of an elevating state and a horizontal movement state; an altitude measurement unit that measures an altitude; an altitude change determination unit that determines whether the movement is the elevating state or the horizontal movement state based on the altitude measured by the altitude measurement unit; and a movement distance calculator that reads the unit information corresponding to the state determined by the altitude change determination unit from the storage unit and calculates a movement distance based on the read unit information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Keisuke TSUBATA, Kazuo KATO, Tomohiro IHASHI, Takanori HASEGAWA, Hisao NAKAMURA, Katsuya MUGISHIMA, Akira TAKAKURA
  • Patent number: 9036455
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece is operated with a power-supply voltage from a secondary battery charged with a voltage from a solar panel. An oscillation circuit generates and supplies a clock signal to a CPU when the voltage charged to the battery is lower than a first voltage. A reset circuit resets the CPU when the voltage charged to the battery does not exceed a second voltage higher than the first voltage, and cancels the reset of the CPU when the voltage charged to the second battery exceeds the second voltage. The CPU starts an operation when the voltage charged to the secondary battery exceeds the second voltage and the reset is cancelled, and performs a time-of-day display on a display unit when the voltage charged to the secondary battery is equal to or higher than a third voltage higher than the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuo Kato, Akira Takakura, Tomohiro Ihashi, Takanori Hasegawa, Toshitaka Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8982675
    Abstract: A power supply unit has a first power supply circuit that supplies a voltage to a load driving unit and a second power supply circuit that supplies a voltage to circuits other than the load driving unit. A first switching unit connects any one of a power supply that supplies a power supply voltage and a voltage step-down circuit that supplies a step-down voltage of the power supply voltage to the first power supply circuit. A second switching unit connects any one of the power supply and the voltage step-down circuit to the second power supply circuit. A control unit controls the connection by the first switching unit and the connection by the second switching unit to switch the voltage supplied to the first power supply circuit and the voltage supplied to the second power supply circuit in accordance with properties of the load driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuo Kato, Akira Takakura, Toshitaka Fukushima, Keisuke Tsubata, Hisao Nakamura, Tomohiro Ihashi, Yoshinori Sugai, Eriko Noguchi, Satoshi Sakai, Takanori Hasegawa