Patents by Inventor Kentaro Toyama

Kentaro Toyama 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: 10727819
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing device, includes: a digital-to-pulse converter configured to output a pulse signal including a pulse with a pulse length corresponding to a digital input signal; and a bidirectional selective oscillator including a first ring oscillator and a second ring oscillator, the first ring oscillator including a plurality of delay elements connected in a ring shape in a first direction, the second ring oscillator including a plurality of delay elements connected in a ring shape in a second direction reverse to the first direction. The bidirectional selective oscillator is configured to select one of the first ring oscillator and the second ring oscillator depending on a sign of the digital input signal, oscillate the selected ring oscillator during a period when the pulse is outputted, and keep a state of oscillation operation when the pulse stops being outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yosuke Toyama, Kentaro Yoshioka, Kohei Onizuka
  • Publication number: 20190273483
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing device, includes: a digital-to-pulse converter configured to output a pulse signal including a pulse with a pulse length corresponding to a digital input signal; and a bidirectional selective oscillator including a first ring oscillator and a second ring oscillator, the first ring oscillator including a plurality of delay elements connected in a ring shape in a first direction, the second ring oscillator including a plurality of delay elements connected in a ring shape in a second direction reverse to the first direction. The bidirectional selective oscillator is configured to select one of the first ring oscillator and the second ring oscillator depending on a sign of the digital input signal, oscillate the selected ring oscillator during a period when the pulse is outputted, and keep a state of oscillation operation when the pulse stops being outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yosuke TOYAMA, Kentaro YOSHIOKA, Kohei ONIZUKA
  • Patent number: 9703444
    Abstract: A multi-user computer system may distribute user windows across multiple monitors. Some of the user windows may span two or more monitors. Some user windows may share a monitor. Each user window may be associated with a set of user input devices for each user. The user window configuration may be changed on the fly by an administrative user, who may reposition, rotate, scale, or perform other changes to the windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Clark D. Nicholson, Kentaro Toyama, Jack Creasey, Richard Lewis, Robert C. Elmer
  • Patent number: 9406340
    Abstract: A range of unified software authoring tools for creating a talking paper application for integration in an end user platform are described herein. The authoring tools are easy to use and are interoperable to provide an easy and cost-effective method of creating a talking paper application. The authoring tools provide a framework for creating audio content and image content and interactively linking the audio content and the image content. The authoring tools also provide for verifying the interactively linked audio and image content, reviewing the audio content, the image content and the interactive linking on a display device. Finally, the authoring tools provide for saving the audio content, the video content and the interactive linking for publication to a manufacturer for integration in an end user platform or talking paper platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Gerald Chu, Ravin Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9256845
    Abstract: Technology for pre-ordering (e.g., pre-fetching content) at a shared computing premise is described. The technology can enable a user to locate and reserve an available seat at a shared computing premise (e.g., an iCafé). A service can transmit to the user a list of nearby iCafés or available seats that is ranked or ordered based on various criteria. The selected iCafé may pre-fetch content. The iCafé may also provide the pre-fetched content on removable media so that the user does not need to view all the pre-fetched content only at the iCafé. The iCafé may provide a search and/or document notification service and perform searches, download documents, and check for changes to specified documents even when the user is not logged on or using a computer at the iCafé. After the documents are retrieved and stored, the iCafé may send a notification to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Garrett Vargas
  • Patent number: 8830025
    Abstract: A circuit breaker can minimize a change in a structure of a case when a material forming a stud is changed. A stud includes a base portion provided in the case and a protruding portion protruding from the case. A cross-sectional area of the protruding portion is more than that of the base portion; thereby a thermal conductivity of the protruding portion increases and the thermal conductivity from the protruding portion to an external conductor connected to the stud increases. In addition, since a surface area of the protruding portion increases, an amount of heat dissipated from the protruding portion increases. In the invention, since dimensions of the base portion inserted into a stud insertion hole of the case are not changed, it is not necessary to change the dimensions of the insertion hole of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electronic Fa Components & Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Nakano, Kentaro Toyama, Makoto Osawa
  • Patent number: 8707197
    Abstract: Multi-user multi-input desktop workspaces and applications are described. In one aspect, a single computing device presents multiple workspaces on a desktop area. The desktop area is designed for multiple users to provide in parallel inputs. Each workspace is configured for use by a particular set of users. Responsive to user direction, user access restrictions to a particular workspace of the multiple workspaces is suspended to allow a new user to interface within context of a particular workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Bhrighu Sareen, Bradley L Carpenter, Udai Singh Pawar
  • Patent number: 8660244
    Abstract: An instant messaging translation plug-in interacts with an instant messaging program to intercept incoming messages and forward these messages to a language translation service. The plug-in then displays a translation received from the service along with the original message. This provides translation which can be used by instant messaging users to communicate across language barriers, and without local translation or knowledge of the internal workings of the translation services used. Additionally, the translation plug-in also provides for manual translation of messages, which allows communication with users who use a different language but do not use the translation plug-in. Messages are modified before translation in order to correct spelling, to prevent particular words or phrases from being translated, and to change instant messaging language into standard language form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Blagsvedt, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Kentaro Toyama, Edward Cutrell, Swagath Kannan
  • Patent number: 8312475
    Abstract: An inter-network remote control system is described that enables remote control of computing devices via two or more disparate data communications networks. In various embodiments, the inter-network remote control system receives a message from a mobile device via a first network, transforms the received message so that it can be relayed via a second network, and forwards the transformed message via the second network to a target computing device to cause that device to be controlled remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bhrighu Sareen, Narayanan Parthasarathy, Kentaro Toyama
  • Patent number: 8296388
    Abstract: A facility for cross-application encoding of geographical location information is described. In various embodiments, the facility receives a first document containing information relating to a geographical area, displays an image representing the geographical area, receives input from a user identifying at least a geographical location that is located in the geographical area, encodes a portion of the input to create an encoded link to the geographical location, and causes the link to be added to a second document such that when the link is selected, the first application displays the geographical area and identifies the identified geographical location. In various embodiments, the facility includes a correlating server that correlates geographical locations identified in documents of a first document type with documents containing mapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sean O. Blagsvedt, Kentaro Toyama
  • Publication number: 20120253815
    Abstract: A range of unified software authoring tools for creating a talking paper application for integration in an end user platform are described herein. The authoring tools are easy to use and are interoperable to provide an easy and cost-effective method of creating a talking paper application. The authoring tools provide a framework for creating audio content and image content and interactively linking the audio content and the image content. The authoring tools also provide for verifying the interactively linked audio and image content, reviewing the audio content, the image content and the interactive linking on a display device. Finally, the authoring tools provide for saving the audio content, the video content and the interactive linking for publication to a manufacturer for integration in an end user platform or talking paper platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Gerald Chu, Ravin Balakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20120254788
    Abstract: A multi-user computer system may distribute user windows across multiple monitors, some of the user windows may span two or more monitors, and some user windows may share a monitor. Each user window may be associated with a set of user input devices for each user. The user window configuration may be changed on the fly by an administrative user, who may reposition, rotate, scale, or perform other changes to the windows. Some embodiments may include a rule stack that may apply different levels of rules in succession to allocate user windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clark D. Nicholson, Kentaro Toyama, Jack Creasey, Richard Lewis, Robert C. Elmer
  • Patent number: 8253736
    Abstract: An occlusion reduction system is described. The occlusion reduction system can reduce occlusions when displaying multiple objects by computing an occlusion measure and applying one or more functional dynamics techniques to minimize the occlusion measure, such as by moving objects, making objects at least partially transparent, and altering the scale of objects. The occlusion reduction system can create a geometric model based on modeling information it receives, establish a viewpoint, identify a set of objects for analysis, and compute an occlusion measure for the identified set of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Neeharika Adabala, Kentaro Toyama
  • Patent number: 8238718
    Abstract: The present invention relates includes system and a method for automatically generating short segments of video (or video “cliplets”) from a larger source video. A cliplet has the properties that its length is determined prior to generation and that the cliplet ideally is semantically meaningful and contains a single short event or theme. Generally, the cliplet generation method processes a large source video and generates cliplet results for presentation (such as to a user). Specifically, the method processes the source video to determine editing points and then extracts cliplets from the source video based on the editing points. The extracted cliplets can overlap in time. Cliplet results then are presented, such as to a user. The cliplet generation system includes a video cliplet generator that processes a large source video and generates cliplets in accordance with the cliplet generation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporaton
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Nebojsa Jojic, Jaco Vermaak
  • Publication number: 20120152705
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit breaker capable of minimizing a change in the structure of, for example, a case even when a material (thermal conductivity) forming a stud is changed. A stud (20) includes a base portion (21) that is provided in a case (2) and a protruding portion (22) that protrudes from the case (2). The cross-sectional area of the protruding portion (22) is more than that of the base portion (21). When the cross-sectional area of the protruding portion (22) is more than that of the base portion (21) in the stud (20), the thermal conductivity of the protruding portion (22) increases and it is possible to increase the thermal conductivity from the protruding portion (22) to an external conductor connected to the stud. In addition, since the surface area of the protruding portion (22) increases, the amount of heat dissipated from the protruding portion (22) increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC FA COMPONENTS & SYSTEMS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Masaaki Nakano, Kentaro Toyama, Makoto Osawa
  • Patent number: 8201074
    Abstract: A range of unified software authoring tools for creating a talking paper application for integration in an end user platform are described herein. The authoring tools are easy to use and are interoperable to provide an easy and cost-effective method of creating a talking paper application. The authoring tools provide a framework for creating audio content and image content and interactively linking the audio content and the image content. The authoring tools also provide for verifying the interactively linked audio and image content, reviewing the audio content, the image content and the interactive linking on a display device. Finally, the authoring tools provide for saving the audio content, the video content and the interactive linking for publication to a manufacturer for integration in an end user platform or talking paper platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Gerald Chu, Ravin Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8023972
    Abstract: Users can send short message service (SMS) communication with the purpose of the communication being implied therein. An SMS broker described herein can derive the implied purpose by parsing the communication at least in part according to defined set of rules of syntax and in light of a current context within which the communication was received. In one aspect, the communication is brokered via the SMS broker and it may be intended as a message to be sent to another user identified by a moniker, such as their e-mail alias, which has the advantage of avoiding the need to store phone numbers on memory-constrained devices. In another aspect, the communication is a request for user data of other users also identified in the request by a simple moniker such as their e-mail alias. Additionally, a user can also send a communication intended to update their own user information such as their current location, availability and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vibhore Goyal, Sean Blagsvedt, Kentaro Toyama, Joseph M. Joy
  • Patent number: 7966301
    Abstract: A system and method for combining the precision estimate of a database entry's coordinate value such that the precision information is included as part of the one-dimensional index. This is done by constructing a hierarchical index in which the size of the grid is related to the precision of the coordinate value. A grid index is a gridding of an n-dimensional space into a regular partition of the grid space into grid units, for which for a point in space, x, there is a function index (x), which retrieves a unique integer value for the grid that contains Point x, and a function coordinate (y, s), which returns a point associated with the index y at scale s. A hierarchical grid index is effectively a number of grid indices overlaid on the same space, with grid units of different sizes. In this case, each of the functions employs an additional argument that specifies the size of the grid unit to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Planeteye Company ULC
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Ron Logan
  • Patent number: 7899475
    Abstract: A facility for sending enhanced SMS messages is provided. The facility at a sending SMS subscriber unit encodes the original text of an SMS message to produce an encoded SMS message, and transmits the encoded SMS message for receipt by the intended recipient of the SMS message. The facility at a receiving SMS subscriber unit receives the transmitted encoded SMS message and decodes the encoded SMS message to produce the original text of the SMS message. In some instances, the facility at the receiving SMS subscriber unit may not decode the received encoded SMS message and, thus, provide the received SMS message in its received form. In some instances, the facility at the sending SMS subscriber unit may send the original text of the SMS message and have the receiving SMS subscriber unit decode (translate) the original text into a different form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Vibhore Goyal, Kentaro Toyama, Sean Olin Blagsvedt
  • Patent number: 7889275
    Abstract: A photo illumination technology that facilitates user selectable illumination of an existing photo ranging from full artificial flash illumination to ambient light illumination and every gradation between. The technology in one embodiment employs a digital camera feature that captures two photos hundredths of a second apart where one photo is captured in concert with a flash and one is captured with no flash. Compensations are made to reconcile any movement of the subject matter that may have occurred between the two photos and the user is presented with the infinite gradations of illumination on the subject matter when selecting a photo for display or printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, Kentaro Toyama