Patents by Inventor Keisuke Matsuo

Keisuke Matsuo 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: 9495014
    Abstract: In a case where an inclination state of the portable reproduction device is changed from a reference state to another state in which a difference from the reference state in inclination is equal to or larger than a reference value and thereafter returns from the other state to the reference state, a determination unit determines whether or not the period of time elapsed after the inclination state starts changing from the reference state to the other state until the inclination state returns to the reference state is within a reference period of time. In a case where the determination unit determines that the period of time elapsed is within the reference period of time, a production control unit changes the reproduction position of the content data, based on a direction of inclination of the portable reproduction device in the other state relative to the reference state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20150345788
    Abstract: A combustion burner and a pressurized gasification furnace provided with: a burner main body (41) capable of blowing a fuel gas in which fuel and air are mixed; and an ignition torch (42) that is provided inside the burner main body (41) and propagates a flame from the base end part of the torch, with the flame being discharged from the tip end part. By arranging the tip end part (42a) of the ignition torch (42) at the base-end side with respect to the tip end part (41a) of the burner main body (41), the thermal load at the tip end part of the ignition torch during ignition is reduced, and thus the durability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki MIYATA, Yasuo SODA, Katsuhiko YOKOHAMA, Shinya HAMASAKI, Keisuke MATSUO
  • Patent number: 9064014
    Abstract: An information provisioning device (12) presents more appropriate search results to the user while using an existing search function. A storage part (206) stores taboo character strings for identification information of a search target and stores identification information as one of those already searched or already selected by the user in the past. An acquisition part (202) acquires search results consisting of matched information containing identification information of a search target satisfying the query. A correction part (203) corrects the search results in regard to matched information based on whether a taboo character string for the identification information is contained in the query. A presentation part (204) presents the corrected search results to the user. A selection reception part (207) receives a command to select matched information from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo
  • Patent number: 9004654
    Abstract: An ink cartridge adopts a construction in which an air seal and an ink seal are arranged on the cartridge side and in which sealing between the ink cartridge and the recording apparatus is performed with a radial seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Hayashi, Keisuke Matsuo, Kenta Udagawa
  • Patent number: 8935242
    Abstract: Optimizing operation of a media player during rendering of media files. The invention includes authoring software to create a data structure and to populate the created data structure with obtained metadata. The invention also includes rendering software to retrieve the metadata from the data structure and to identify media files to render. In one embodiment, the invention is operable as part of a compressed media format having a set of small files containing metadata, menus, and playlists in a compiled binary format designed for playback on feature-rich personal computer media players as well as low cost media players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Microsoft Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Leigh LaChapelle, Ian Cameron Mercer, Nobuyasu Takeguchi, Toshihiko Mizukami, Yoshifumi Yanagawa, Chiyoko Matsumi, Harutoshi Miyamoto, Yasuyuki Torii, Keisuke Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20140282284
    Abstract: To provide a portable reproduction device for facilitating change by a user of a reproduction position of content data reproduced in a portable reproduction device. An inclination detection unit (32) detects an inclination of a portable reproduction device (10). In the case where the inclination state of the portable reproduction device detected by the inclination detection unit (32) is changed from a reference state to another state in which a difference from the reference state in inclination is equal to or larger than a reference value and thereafter returns from the other state to the reference state, a determination unit (36) determines whether or not the period of time elapsed after the inclination state of the portable reproduction device starts changing from the reference state to the other state until the inclination state of the portable reproduction device returns to the reference state is within a reference period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20140223820
    Abstract: Provided is a gasifier start-up method for a gasifier capable of preventing or inhibiting a temporary occurrence of black smoke when a gasifier is started-up. A gasifier start-up method for a gasifier, in which a gasifying agent and a solid carbonaceous fuel are supplied and gasified, includes a start-up burner igniting step of supplying a start-up fuel and oxygen-containing gas to a start-up burner and igniting the start-up fuel and oxygen-containing gas, under an inert atmosphere in which an inside of the gasifier around the start-up burner is filled with inert gas; and an oxygen-containing-gas supply adjusting step of adjusting the supply of the oxygen-containing gas such that combustion gas obtained after the combustion reaction of the start-up fuel and the oxygen-containing gas becomes the inert gas, which contains little oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo YOSHIDA, Katsuhiko YOKOHAMA, Keisuke MATSUO
  • Patent number: 8803421
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display including an acceptor substrate having thereon a red light-emitting element column, a green light-emitting element column, and a blue light-emitting element column that are arranged along a row direction and are each obtained by arranging rectangular organic light-emitting elements for generating light of one of red, green, and blue along a longitudinal direction of the organic light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Matsuo, Chiyoko Sato, Kohji Hanawa, Takanori Shibasaki, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Kiwamu Miura
  • Patent number: 8801160
    Abstract: An ink cartridge includes an ink storage bag, a spout for ink supply and an agitation member individually attached to the ink storage bag, and a cartridge case containing the ink storage bag. The agitation member includes an agitation portion arranged in the ink storage bag and configured to agitate ink, and an operation portion connected to the agitation portion, positioned outside the ink storage bag, and configured to operate the agitation portion. The spout and the operation portion of the agitation member are arranged to one side of the cartridge case, the spout is fixed to the cartridge case, the ink storage bag is extended toward the other side of the cartridge case opposite to the one side thereof, and the ink storage bag has a free end without being fixed to the cartridge case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Matsuo, Hiroki Hayashi, Kenta Udagawa
  • Publication number: 20140223370
    Abstract: To provide a mobile electronic device capable of assisting a user so as to readily designate at least a part of a character string displayed on a screen as a selection range. A display unit displays a screen including a character string. A designated position detection unit detects a position in the screen designated by the user. An inclination detection unit detects an inclination of the mobile electronic device. A selection range setting unit sets at least a part of the character string as a selection range. A start position setting unit sets a start position of the selection range, based on the position designated by the user and detected by the designated position detection unit. An end position moving unit moves an end position of the selection range, based on a result of detection by the inclination detection unit, after the start position of the selection range is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8738615
    Abstract: Optimizing operation of a media player during rendering of media files. The invention includes authoring software to create a data structure and to populate the created data structure with obtained metadata. The invention also includes rendering software to retrieve the metadata from the data structure and to identify media files to render. In one embodiment, the invention is operable as part of a compressed media format having a set of small files containing metadata, menus, and playlists in a compiled binary format designed for playback on feature-rich personal computer media players as well as low cost media players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Microsoft Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Leigh LaChapelle, Ian Cameron Mercer, Nobuyasu Takeguchi, Toshihiko Mizukami, Yoshifumi Yanagawa, Chiyoko Matsumi, Harutoshi Miyamoto, Yasuyuki Torii, Keisuke Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20140102526
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion device which is capable of improving utilization efficiency of dye, a method for manufacturing the same, a dye adsorption device, a liquid retaining jig used for the dye adsorption device, and a method for manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element. The photoelectric conversion device includes a conductive base material, a porous semiconductor layer which is disposed on the conductive base material and onto which dye is adsorbed, a counter electrode, an electrolyte layer, a sealing material that is formed at the periphery of the conductive base material, and at least one protrusion formed between the porous semiconductor layer and an outer periphery of the sealing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Matsuo, Akira Kogo, Tetsuya Komine, Setsuo Okino
  • Patent number: 8646887
    Abstract: The liquid cartridge includes a housing configured to accommodate the liquid container for storing liquid, a groove portion formed on an outer surface of the housing, a liquid lead-out opening, formed on a bottom surface of the groove portion communicating with the liquid container and configured such that the liquid lead-out path for guiding the liquid inside the liquid container to the outside is connected to or disconnected from the liquid lead-out path, a flow path extending toward the inside of the housing from an end of the groove portion in a liquid dripping direction, and a liquid absorbing member provided at an end opposite to the groove portion of the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Ogura, Yasuo Kotaki, Tatsuo Nanjo, Takatoshi Kitagawa, Keisuke Matsuo, Norihiro Ikebe, Eiichiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8628179
    Abstract: A liquid container detachably mountable to a mounting portion of an ink jet recording apparatus, the liquid container including a casing defining a liquid containing chamber, an electrical contact, a light emitter, a display portion for directing emitted light to an outside of the liquid container, and an information storing portion for storing information relating to the liquid container. First and second engaging portions are engageable with respective first and second locking portions of the mounting portion, and are disposed at opposite first and second sides of the casing. A latch lever displaceably supports the second engaging portion away from the second side. A supply port is provided on a third side of the casing between the first and second sides, the electrical contact is disposed at a corner between the second and third sides, and the display portion is disposed adjacent an upper portion of the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromasa Anma, Haruyuki Matsumoto, Kenjiro Watanabe, Hajime Yamamoto, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Yasuo Kotaki, Keisuke Matsuo, Kenji Kitabatake, Eiichiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130341603
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display including an acceptor substrate having thereon a red light-emitting element column, a green light-emitting element column, and a blue light-emitting element column that are arranged along a row direction and are each obtained by arranging rectangular organic light-emitting elements for generating light of one of red, green, and blue along a longitudinal direction of the organic light-emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Keisuke Matsuo, Chiyoko Sato, Kohji Hanawa, Takanori Shibasaki, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Kiwamu Miura
  • Patent number: 8597740
    Abstract: A thermal transfer method for selectively transferring a red organic light material of a transfer layer from a donor substrate to a recipient substrate to form a red organic light emitting element. The donor substrate has a reflecting layer in a planned formation region of the transfer layer and an absorbing layer in a region other than the planned formation region of the transfer layer. The transfer layer is formed on an area on the front face side of the base. The transfer layer in the region where the absorbing layer is formed is selectively removed. the donor substrate and the other substrate are placed in opposition. The transfer layer on the reflecting layer is transferred to the recipient substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8587195
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display including an acceptor substrate having thereon a red light-emitting element column, a green light-emitting element column, and a blue light-emitting element column that are arranged along a row direction and are each obtained by arranging rectangular organic light-emitting elements for generating light of one of red, green, and blue along a longitudinal direction of the organic light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Matsuo, Chiyoko Sato, Kohji Hanawa, Takanori Shibasaki, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Kiwamu Miura
  • Publication number: 20130233212
    Abstract: A burner for a reaction furnace (12) including a fuel tube (2), an oxidizer tube (3) covering an outer periphery of the fuel tube, and a displacement absorbing member (7) provided on at least a part of the oxidizer tube. The fuel tube and the oxidizer tube have a proximal end fixed to a side wall of the reaction furnace and penetrating an outer vessel (11). The oxidizer tube is positioned with respect to the side wall of the inner vessel to suppress a length of a distal end of each of the oxidizer tube and the fuel tube projecting to an inside of the gasification furnace (10). Thermal stretching in an axial direction of the oxidizer tube is absorbed by the displacement absorbing member attached to the oxidizer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Shinya Hamasaki, Jun Kasai, Satoshi Shimonokado, Keisuke Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8526972
    Abstract: Provided are a server apparatus, an information providing program, an information providing method, and an information providing system, capable of effectively acquiring information regarding facilities, etc., which are located in an approximate direction from the current position of a user, even in the case that a destination is not determined. When the server apparatus receives, from the portable terminal device, position information, direction information, and an information acquisition request which have been acquired by the portable terminal device, the server apparatus determines an information extraction range on the basis of the position information and the direction information. Then, the server apparatus extracts provision information corresponding to a position located within the determined information extraction range, and provides the provision information to the portable terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Takami, Keisuke Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20130204864
    Abstract: An information provision device (12) presents more appropriate search results to the user while using an existing search function. A query reception part (201) receives input of a query. An acquisition part (202) acquires search results consisting of matched information containing identification information and a snippet of a search target satisfying the query. A correction part (203) corrects the search results for each piece of matched information contained in the search results based on the character string obtained by removing the character string contained in the query from the character string of the snippet corresponding to the matched information. A presentation part (204) presents the matched information contained in the corrected search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo