Patents by Inventor Kenichiro Yasukawa

Kenichiro Yasukawa 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: 20210180800
    Abstract: Provided is a hot-water supply device which stabilizes hot-water supply even at low water pressure. A process performed by a hot-water supply device includes: a step (S510) of detecting that hot-water supply performed by the hot-water supply device is stopped; a step (S520) of reading a set temperature of the hot-water supply from a memory; a step (S530) of calculating a target opening degree of a total water amount servo based on the read set temperature; a step (S540) of sending, to the total water amount servo, a command for setting an opening degree of a passage through which water flows from the total water amount servo into a heat exchanger to the target opening degree; and a step (S550) in which a stepping motor of the total water amount servo moves in response to the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tateishi, Hiroki Nabeshima, Hideki Nomura, Takanobu Kaneshiro, Hiromi Yamanishi, Ryo Hasegawa, Kenichiro Yasukawa
  • Publication number: 20210156570
    Abstract: Provided is a hot-water supply device. A process performed by a control device of the hot-water supply device includes: a step of shifting an action mode of the hot-water supply device to an instant hot-water mode; a step of measuring an amount of water X; a step of determining that another tap interruption occurs when the amount of water X is equal to or greater than a basic flow amount Y+?; a step of stopping action of a circulation pump; a step of re-learning the amount of water X when the amount of water X is less than a basic flow amount Y??; a step of ending the instant hot-water circulation mode when an end condition of the instant hot-water mode is satisfied; and a step of measuring the amount of water X when the end condition of the instant hot-water mode is not satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tateishi, Hiroki Nabeshima, Hideki Nomura, Takanobu Kaneshiro, Hiromi Yamanishi, Ryo Hasegawa, Kenichiro Yasukawa
  • Publication number: 20210156593
    Abstract: A hot water supply device includes: a first pipe connected to a water inlet; a flow detector detecting a flow of water in the first pipe; a heating mechanism heating the water; a second pipe through which warm water flows, connected to the first pipe via a third pipe; a circulating pump disposed in a path of the first pipe, sending the warm water in the third pipe toward the heating mechanism during operation; and a control device. Based on acceptance of an execution command of an instant hot water circulation mode, the control device operates the circulating pump, and, in response to a set hot water output temperature exceeding a limit temperature, adjusts a heating temperature of the heating mechanism, so that the temperature of the warm water becomes equal to or lower than the limit temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Yasukawa, Hiroki Nabeshima, Shingo Tateishi, Hideki Nomura, Takanobu Kaneshiro, Hiromi Yamanishi, Ryo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5191567
    Abstract: A method of reproducing a last portion for a disk playing apparatus includes a step for memorizing in a memory device address data corresponding to a first recording position on a recording disk at which information under reproduction is recorded, in response to a memorization command. In response to a last scene reproduction command, playing operation of the disk playing apparatus is started from a second position which is, in order of recording, before the first recording position if the address data is memorized in the memory device. By the feature of staring the playing operation from the second position, generation of discontinuity between a part of a program recalled by a user and a rest of the program is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Yasuda, Kenichiro Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 4878129
    Abstract: A method for operating an optical disk player, having a memory for storing at least one frame of a video signal, under control of a programmable system controller. The disk player may be operated to set the apparatus in a pause mode at the very beginning of the desired program area on the disk. The disk player also may be operated to produce still pictures from information stored in the memory, rather than directly from the disk. The disk player can be controlled to return to a last scene that was viewed by utilizing signals uniquely identifying the particular disk and particular address on the disk where the last scene was recorded. The disk player can be operated to retrieve a last scene in response to the duration of disk reproduction time that was passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Yasuda, Kenichiro Yasukawa, Tsutomu Nakamura, Kenitiro Asami
  • Patent number: 4849828
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in video reproduction techniques, particularly with respect to video disk recordings. The disclosed apparatus has the capability of storing video in a video memory for subsequent single or repeated playback. Video memory readout may be used to mask a search function, or may accompany the audio playback from the same or a different disk. A strobe-readout technique is also disclosed wherein the video memory is rewritten at user defined intervals which are typically small multiples of the video field or frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Yasuda, Kenichiro Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 4837637
    Abstract: A scanning method for high-speed reproduction of video data from a recording disk, whereby scanning is executed as a sequence of track jump operations, in which the data detection point of the pickup is caused to jump across tracks of the disk, alternating with intervals of play operation in which data are read from the disk. During each interval of play operation, data obtained from the disk are written into a memory, and thereafter are repetitively read out from the memory to produce an output video signal, until being updated during the next play interval. A display image that is free from noise and disorder is thereby obtained during scanning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Akiyama, Shigeru Yasuda, Kenichiro Yasukawa, Yasumasa Fukatsu
  • Patent number: 4642812
    Abstract: A method for performing sound field enlargement in a digital audio reproducing apparatus such as a compact disc player. A sum is calculated between each received pair of right-channel and left-channel data read from the disc, and the resulting sum data is stored in a random access memory. After a predetermined delay time, the sum data are read from the memory and multiplexed with the then-incoming right-channel and left-channel data. The resulting data stream is converted to respective right-channel, left-channel, and delayed-sum analog signals, which are then subjected to low-pass filtering. The filtered signals are processed in a conventional manner to yield outputs signals which, when reproduced, produce a perception of an enlarged sound field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corp.
    Inventors: Junichi Yoshio, Toshio Hirano, Kenichiro Yasukawa, Masayuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4620158
    Abstract: A PCM signal demodulating circuit in which a PCM signal corresponding to a code representative of a first sample value obtained by sampling an analog signal with a first sampling frequency is processed to obtain the first sample value, thereby to calculate a pseudo sample value equivalent to a second sample value obtained by sampling the analog signal at a second sampling frequency higher than the first sampling frequency. This is accomplished by passing the PCM signal through a digital filter, a digital-to-analog converter, and a low-pass filter connected in cascade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corp.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 4616271
    Abstract: A digital audio system constructed to reproduce an audio signal by separating low frequency components of a PAM (Pulse Amplitude Modulation) signal made up of pulses being produced at predetermined time intervals and representing a predetermined audio signal, the digital audio system including a pulse width control means for varying the pulse width of each of the pulses of the PAM signal in accordance with a predetermined command signal, whereby an automatic fade in and fade out operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Yasukawa, Toshio Hirano, Masayuki Yoshida, Junichi Yoshio