Patents by Inventor Keiji Katata

Keiji Katata 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: 20210110503
    Abstract: The above server device receives acquired information acquired by the vehicle from an onboard terminal mounted on the vehicle during a use of the vehicle by a user, and stores the acquired information. Then, the server device provides information requested by a service providing company which provides a service related to the vehicle, among the required information, to a server device of the service providing company. Also, the server device deletes the acquired information stored in the storage unit when it receives the deletion request of the acquired information, and transmits a deletion request of the acquired information provided o the service providing company to the server device of the service providing company based on the deletion request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Keiji KATATA
  • Publication number: 20130188929
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus is provided with a storing device for storing one or a plurality of content data and records at least one portion of the one or plurality of content data onto a recording medium having a recordable recording layer. The information recording apparatus is provided with: a management data generating device for generating management data with reference to an application program corresponding to the at least one portion of the content data when the at least one portion of the content data is recorded onto the recording medium, the management data including information indicating the application program as specific information, the management data being data for managing reproduction of the at least one portion of the content data; and a recording device for recording the at least one portion of the content data, the application program, and the generated management data onto the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Takao Sawabe, Mutsumi Fujita, Yoshimi Tomita, Nobuyuki Takakuwa
  • Patent number: 8456970
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus recording disc structure definition information defining a structure of an optical disc, in management areas of the optical disc including a data area and the management areas positioned on inner and outer periphery sides of the data area, includes: a memory which stores disc structure definition information of a new version including an invalid mark which cannot be interpreted as the disc structure definition information by an information reproducing apparatus and an information recording/reproducing apparatus being non-adaptive; and a recording control element for, when the disc structure definition information of the new version is recorded in the management areas, controlling recording of the disc structure definition information of the new version so the invalid mark is positioned at a position in the management areas in which all or part of disc structure definition information of an old version without the invalid mark needs to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventor: Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 8441906
    Abstract: An information recording medium (100) of the present invention has a plurality of recording layers (110, 120, 130, and 140) for recording therein data. Each of the plurality of recording layers corresponds to one of a plurality of recording formats. A first recording layer number (SLN) assigned with each of the recording layers in accordance with a disposed position of each of the recording layer and a second recording layer number (LLN) assigned with corresponding recording format are included in the address area (14) for the data, with respect to each of the plurality of recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi Tomita, Keiji Katata
  • Publication number: 20120170430
    Abstract: An information recording medium (100) is provided with a plurality of recording layers (110, 120, 130, and 140) for recording data, wherein each of the plurality of recording layers corresponds to one of a plurality of record formats, and a first recording layer number (SLN) assigned to each of the plurality of recording layers in accordance with the positions in which the recording layers are arranged, and a second recording layer number (LLN) assigned for each of the corresponding record formats are included in an address area (14) of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Tomita, Keiji Katata
  • Publication number: 20120155244
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus recording disc structure definition information defining a structure of an optical disc, in management areas of the optical disc including a data area and the management areas positioned on inner and outer periphery sides of the data area, includes: a memory which stores disc structure definition information of a new version including an invalid mark which cannot be interpreted as the disc structure definition information by an information reproducing apparatus and an information recording/reproducing apparatus being non-adaptive; and a recording control element for, when the disc structure definition information of the new version is recorded in the management areas, controlling recording of the disc structure definition information of the new version so the invalid mark is positioned at a position in the management areas in which all or part of disc structure definition information of an old version without the invalid mark needs to be recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 8203927
    Abstract: An information recording medium (100) is provided with: a data recording area (105, 115) to which one attribute, which corresponds to recorded data, of a plurality of types of attributes is given in each of segmentized area units; and an address recording area (1031, 1032) to record therein an address (AD0-1, AD1-1) of an edge portion on an outermost side of a recording area, which is a continuous recording area to which a data area attribute of the plurality of types of attributes is given and which is a recording area closest to an edge portion on an innermost side of said data recording area, the data area attribute indicating a status that user data is recorded as the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata, Masahiro Kato, Masayoshi Yoshida, Masahiro Miura, Eiji Muramatsu, Shoji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20120120586
    Abstract: A device, and a device mounting apparatus providing ease of use similar to an optical disc, and a protection against erroneous ejection, while reducing cost, are provided. A memory device mounting apparatus, includes a memory device mounting unit in which a memory device can be mounted, the memory device including a nonvolatile semiconductor memory, a controller for controlling the writing and reading of data in and from the nonvolatile semiconductor memory, a host interface unit for the controller to communicate with a host computer, and a connection unit which is electrically connected to the controller. The device mounting apparatus includes a connection unit which is electrically connected to the connection unit of the memory device, an operation unit which receives an ejecting instruction of the memory device from a user, and an ejecting unit which includes an ejecting mechanism which ejects the memory device from the memory device mounting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 8154958
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus includes a first acquiring element that acquires both control information for controlling the order of recording or reproducing recorded information and virtual reference information that can be determined by the control information and by an address indicative of the position of a recording area in which the recorded information is recorded, a first converting element that converts the acquired control information and virtual reference information to first control information, a recording element that at least records the recorded information, a first control element that controls the recording element to record the converted first control information, a second acquiring element that acquires the recorded first control information, a second converting element that converts the acquired first control information to second control information having different attributes, and a second control element that controls the recording element to record the converted second control in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Akihito Kajita, Kazuki Sakai, Kimio Matsusaka, Motoyasu Aoki, Kenichi Enoki
  • Patent number: 8149655
    Abstract: An information recording medium (100), provided with: a first recording layer (L0 layer) and a second recording layer (L1 layer) in each of which record information can be alternately recorded, at least one of the first recording layer and the second recording layer provided with: an anchor area (AP#1 to 4) which is to record therein anchor information (VRS, AVDP, VAT_ICB) and which is referred to in reading file system information (101, 111) for controlling at least one of recording and reproduction of the record information; and an update area to update and record therein the anchor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Masayoshi Yoshida, Toshiro Tanikawa, Kazuo Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8125880
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus (200) is provided with: a recording device (353) for recording data onto an information recording medium (100) being provided with a first recording layer (L0) and a second recording layer (L1); a first controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device to record the data into each of the first recording layer and the second recording layer; a forming device (354) for forming a compatibility area (106, 109, 116, 119) for realizing reproduction compatibility of the information recording medium on an information recording apparatus, following the data recorded in each of the first recording layer and the second recording layer; and a second controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device to record the data into the formed compatibility area if the data is recorded after the compatibility area is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata, Masahiro Kato, Masayoshi Yoshida, Masahiro Miura, Eiji Muramatsu, Shoji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8094526
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus comprising: a writing device capable of writing record information onto an information recording medium comprising first and second recording layers; a first controlling device for controlling said writing device to continuously write the record information into the first and second recording layers; a second controlling device for controlling said writing device to write a predetermined amount of buffer data on an outer circumferential side of the record information written in the first and second recording layers; and a third controlling device for controlling said writing device to add buffer data on an outer circumferential side of the predetermined amount of buffer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Kazuo Kuroda, Masayoshi Yoshida, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 8024589
    Abstract: An information recording/reproducing device, wherein a power management mechanism for a serial ATA interface connecting between an optical disk drive and a host computer has a steady-state power mode (PHYRDY) and a power-saving mode (Partial state, Slumber state) to keep power consumption lower than the steady-state power mode, while a power management mechanism built into the optical disk drive has a steady-state power mode (active state) and a power-saving mode (inactive mode) to keep power consumption lower than the steady-state power mode. The optical disk drive controls transition of the power consumption modes of the power management mechanism for a serial ATA interface in accordance with current power consumption mode of its internal power management mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Okoge, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 8018802
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus is for recording user data and recording management data onto an information recording medium being provided with: a first recording layer; and a second recording layer, each of the first recording layer and the second recording layer having a user data area to record therein at least the user data and a recording management area to record therein at least the recording management data for managing recording of the user data, the information recording apparatus is provided with: a recording device for dividing the recording management area into a plurality of recording management segments and for recording the recording management data into at least one of the plurality of recording management segments; and a first controlling device for controlling the recording device to dispose each of the plurality of recording management segments in a single recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Miura, Keiji Katata, Masahiro Kato, Eiji Muramatsu, Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda, Shoji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8018826
    Abstract: A recording apparatus is provided with: a recording device for recording record data onto a recording medium, the record data including real-time data which is continuously recorded by a certain amount and management data which is to manage at least one of recording and reproduction of the real-time data; a verifying device for verifying whether or not the recorded record data is accurately recorded; and a first controlling device for controlling the verifying device so as to selectively verify whether or not the management data is accurately recorded, out of the recorded record data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Tatsuhiko Ono
  • Patent number: 7948843
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information recording medium (100) comprising a first recording layer (L0 layer) which is provided with a first recording track for recording record information, and a second recording layer (L1 layer) which is provided with a second recording track for recording record information. Each recording zone (zone #n) including one recording area in the first recording layer and another recording area in the second recording layer which is opposite to the recording area in the first recording layer has a management information recording area (RMA) for recording management information (RMD) for recording the record information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Toshiro Tanikawa, Tsuyoshi Hasebe, Shinji Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Namiki, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7940635
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus (200) is provided with: a first recording device (354) for recording user data into a user data area (105, 115) provided for an information recording medium (100), with a data area attribute added; and a second recording device (354) for recording a marker (108) following an end edge portion of the recorded user data, with a predetermined flag bit set to a first value and with the data area attribute added, the flag bit indicating at least whether or not the marker is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7940633
    Abstract: A recording device has a recording unit for recording information in a medium having a first layer and a second layer; a forming unit for forming a buffer area in each of the first and second layers; and a control unit for controlling the forming unit to form the buffer area in the first layer to have a prescribed size and an edge on an outer circumference side of the buffer area in the second layer at a position, shifted from an area section of the second layer corresponding to the edge on the outer circumference side of the buffer area by a relative positional shift between an address at a prescribed position in the first layer and an address relating to the prescribed position in the second layer, or at a position shifted by a tolerance length indicating a tolerance range of such positional shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kato, Masahiro Miura, Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7940626
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a recording device for recording record information onto at least one of (i) a recording medium including: a first recording layer and a second recording layer in which the record information is recorded by irradiating laser light thereon, each of the first and second recording layers including a buffer area and a calibration area, and (ii) a recording medium including: the first recording layer and the second recording layer, each of the first and second recording layers including the calibration area; a setting device for setting a reserved area having a predetermined size for extending or generating the buffer area, by each recording unit in the calibration area; a calibrating device for calibrating the power by using the calibration area other than the set reserved area; and a controlling device for controlling the recording device to record the record information into at least the reserved area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Masahiro Kato, Tsuyoshi Hasebe, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7869318
    Abstract: A write-once-type recording medium (100) on which record data can be recorded only once, provided with: a data area (108) to record therein the record data; and a shared area (104, 105) to temporarily record therein evacuation data which is record data to be recorded or already recorded at a position of a defect in the data area and defect management information (120) including an evacuation source address of the evacuation data, the evacuation data being recorded with one predetermined point which exists in the shared area as a start point, the defect management information being recorded with another predetermined point which exists at a different point from the one point as a start point, in the shared area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Masayoshi Yoshida, Keiji Katata