Patents by Inventor Kiichi Matsuda

Kiichi Matsuda 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: 20030159065
    Abstract: A copyright inspection apparatus, a copyright inspection method and recording medium on which is recorded a copyright inspection program, for inspecting the copyright of digital data on a network, which can automatically inspect the copyright of digital data provided on a network using a hyperlink for setting a reference path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: AKIRA NAKAGAWA, KYOICHI HOSOYA, HIDEAKI WATANABE, KIMIHIKO KAZUI, EISHI MORIMATSU, KIICHI MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 6078617
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for coding and decoding digital video images, capable of maintaining the quality of static regions, such as background images, in decoded pictures even when the resolution of pictures has been changed from high to low. The apparatus is equipped with two storage units, low-resolution and high-resolution picture storage units, to hold reference pictures in two different picture formats. When processing coded blocks (or blocks having at least one non-zero transform coefficient), a high-resolution picture updating unit converts corresponding blocks of a low-resolution reference picture retrieved from the low-resolution picture storage unit to obtain high-resolution block images. It then updates a high-resolution picture stored in the high-resolution picture storage unit with the obtained high-resolution block images. This updating operation is not applied on non-coded blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Akira Nakagawa, Eishi Morimatsu, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5918000
    Abstract: A data transfer control device and controlling method in which data on a storage medium is read continuously. The data transfer control device includes M storage units each for storing respectively at least two kinds of different data among N kinds of data in memory regions, a transmission control element for transmitting the N kinds of data and a spare storage unit for storing at least one kind of data among said N kinds of data. The transfer control device includes a judging element for judging whether accessing any one of the M storage units must be halted. Switching element for switching a memory region to the spare storage unit and the remaining (M-1) storage unit when the judging element judges that accessing must be halted and then the switching element performs an accessing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamashita, Yasushi Inamoto, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5844611
    Abstract: An image encoding control system includes an orthogonal transform encoder for carrying out orthogonal transform coding for each block which includes transform coefficients related to a plurality of blocks, each block obtained by dividing one picture of an input image signal into the plurality of blocks, a code control for controlling the transform coefficients obtained for each block so that the number of variable-length code words obtained for each block is equal to or smaller than a predetermined number of variable-length code words, a variable-length encoder for converting the transform coefficients obtained for each block into variable-length code words, and a buffer memory for temporarily storing the variable-length code words output by the variable-length encoder for each block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5844628
    Abstract: An image encoding and transmitting system is an image transmission system for transmitting digital data such as TV telephones. The system for dividing input frame data into a plurality of blocks before transmitting them comprises on its sending side an intra-frame/inter-frame determiner for receiving intra-frame data and inter-frame data and selecting either of them for output, and a difference collator for having the intra-frame/inter-frame determiner compulsorily output intra-frame data at the time of data input for the next frame when one or more data in each block forming inter-frame data are larger than a predetermined threshold. The system also comprises on its receiving side an picture element domain frame data storage for storing received data in the picture element domain, and a motion vector detector for detecting according to the contents in the storage a motion vector using the data in the block surrounding the discarded block in order to guess the data in the discarded block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5754317
    Abstract: A holographic stereogram which includes a plurality of element holograms and which reproduces a stereoscopic image by irradiation of coherent light, wherein each element hologram is loaded with a modulation value (pattern) corresponding to the stereoscopic image, the modulation value being a one-dimensional or two-dimensional transform coefficient obtained by one-dimensional or two-dimensional cosine transform or discrete cosine transform of the distribution of the intensity of diffraction light expressing the stereoscopic image, enabling simplification of the drive system of the display device displaying the stereoscopic image and reproduction of the original stereoscopic image much more faithfully.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Akira Nakagawa, Eishi Morimatsu, Makiko Konoshima, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5737634
    Abstract: A CPU, a main memory, a network interface section and a control section are connected to an internal bus. The control section is connected to a storage device to control read-out and write-in processes relative to the storage device. The network interface section receives an access request to the storage device transferred through a network and sends it to the control section through the CPU. The network interface section and the control section are connected to each other by an exclusive line. Data read out of the storage device and data to be written into it is transferred through the exclusive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Tsutomu Togo, Hiroichi Egawa, Yasushi Inamoto, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5719963
    Abstract: A two-dimensional discrete cosine transform computing circuit has a transform block, formed by a multiplication unit and a Hadamard transform unit, which performs computations in a sequence of Hadamard transforms followed by multiplications in a two-dimensional discrete cosine transform, and in a sequence of multiplication followed by Hadamard transforms in an inverse two-dimensional discrete cosine transform. A memory block temporarily stores input/output data of the transform block; an input/output processing block performs pre-processing and post-processing such as cumulative addition and subtraction of input/output data of the transform block. A control block controls, when performing processing for either a two-dimensional discrete cosine transform or inverse two-dimensional discrete cosine transform, multiplications of coefficients in the transform block, read/write of the memory block, and the input/output processing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kimihiko Kazui, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda, Akira Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 5717854
    Abstract: Each of processor units 31-1-31-n comprises a CPU, memory, and interface function. A high-speed communications network 32 interconnects the processor units for inter-processor communications. Each of input/output units 33-1-33-n stores multimedia data and transmits the multimedia data through the network under the control of the corresponding processor unit. A processor control unit 34 controls the process of each of the processor units 31-1-31-n according to the process request received through the network. A switch 35 connects each of the input/output units 33-1-33-n to the network and exchanges data through the network. A communications line 36 transfers an instruction, etc. from the processor control unit 34 to each of the processor units 31-1-31-n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroichi Egawa, Kiichi Matsuda, Yasushi Inamoto, Takashi Hamano, Naoshi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 5703704
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image information transmission system which combines into one unit the information source coding means of the stereoscopic image, which was indispensable at the transmission side in conventional systems, and the interference fringe generating means, for generating the interference fringes expressing the stereoscopic image, into one by an image processing means utilizing a specific conversion rule effective for information compression, whereby it becomes possible to eliminate the information source decoding means which had been required at the reception side in conventional systems, which system thereby enables the hardware on the transmission side to be made much smaller and which enables the load on the transmission line from the transmission side to the reception side to be lightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Akira Nakagawa, Eishi Morimatsu, Makiko Konoshima, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5627590
    Abstract: An image encoding and transmitting system is an image transmission system for transmitting digital data such as TV telephones. The system for dividing input frame data into a plurality of blocks before transmitting them comprises on its sending side an intra-frame/inter-frame determiner for receiving intra-frame data and inter-frame data and selecting either of them for output, and a difference collator for having the intra-frame/inter-frame determiner compulsorily output intra-frame data at the time of data input for the next frame when one or more data in each block forming inter-frame data are larger than a predetermined threshold. The system also comprises on its receiving side an picture element domain frame data storage for storing received data in the picture element domain, and a motion vector detector for detecting according to the contents in the storage a motion vector using the data in the block surrounding the discarded block in order to guess the data in the discarded block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5610660
    Abstract: For an image data such as a motion picture image data composed of three hierarchical layers formed of slices, each of which having a plurality of macroblocks and one picture having a plurality of the slices, a synchronous word is adaptively inserted to each header of the slices and the picture according to a characteristic of the image data. It is possible to effectively perform the localization of errors. A synchronous word multiplexing system for coded image data inputs and codes image data, converts the coded data to a variable-length coded data, divides the image coded data into a plurality of data signals, and multiplies a synchronous word per a predetermined divided unit. Further, a timing signal for multiplexing synchronous words to the image coded data is generated based on a characteristic data, and the timing of multiplexing synchronous words is controlled based on characteristics of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5576958
    Abstract: Frequently occurring DCT coefficients F(u, v) are predictable. Accordingly, values f.sub.u,v,F,(u,v) (x, y) for the frequently occurring DCT coefficients are calculated and stored, in advance, in a table. Among input DCT coefficients F(u, v), only non-zero DCT coefficients are processed. It is determined whether or not the table contains values f.sub.u,v,F(u,v) (x, y) for a given non-zero DCT coefficient. If the table contains the values, they are read out of the table, and if not, they are directly calculated. The read or calculated values are added to pixels (x, y), respectively, to provide pixel values (x, y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Akihiro Yamori, Kiichi Matsuda, Akira Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 5510839
    Abstract: An image encoding and transmitting system is an image transmission system for transmitting digital data such as TV telephones. The system for dividing input frame data into a plurality of blocks before transmitting them comprises on its sending side an intra-frame/inter-frame determiner for receiving intra-frame data and inter-frame data and selecting either of them for output, and a difference collator for having the intra-frame/inter-frame determiner compulsorily output intra-frame data at the time of data input for the next frame when one or more data in each block forming inter-frame data are larger than a predetermined threshold. The system also comprises on its receiving side an picture element domain frame data storage for storing received data in the picture element domain, and a motion vector detector for detecting according to the contents in the storage a motion vector using the data in the block surrounding the discarded block in order to guess the data in the discarded block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5457496
    Abstract: Encoding and decoding systems for a digital image communication apparatus suppresses any reduction in the encoding efficiency due to leaky prediction. A range correcting unit (3) corrects the range of data of a preceding frame stored in a memory (1) according to a reference value outputted from a reference value outputting unit (2). Thereafter, a leak coefficient multiplying unit (4) multiplies the data by a predetermined leak coefficient and outputs the product data. The data outputted from the leak coefficient multiplying unit (4) are uncorrected by an uncorrecting unit (5) to restore the range corrected by the range correcting unit (3). A predictive error outputting unit (6) detects the difference between the digital image data of an inputted present frame and the data uncorrected by the uncorrecting unit (5), and outputs the difference as a predictive error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5436740
    Abstract: A holographic stereogram which includes a plurality of element holograms and which reproduces a stereoscopic image by irradiation of coherent light, wherein each element hologram is loaded with a modulation value (pattern) corresponding to the stereoscopic image, the modulation value being a one-dimensional or two-dimensional transform coefficient obtained by one-dimensional or two-dimensional sine transform or discrete sine transform of the distribution of the intensity of diffraction light expressing the stereoscopic image, enabling simplification of the drive system of the display device displaying the stereoscopic image and reproduction of the original stereoscopic image much more faithfully.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Akira Nakagawa, Eishi Morimatsu, Makiko Konoshima, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5235618
    Abstract: A signal coding apparatus, which is coupled, via a transmission path, to a receiver having a receiver buffer and a decoder, includes a coding unit for coding a signal and outputting information generated in a frame unit, the information being a coded signal. The apparatus also includes a transmitter buffer for temporarily storing the information, and a controller for controlling an amount of the information on the basis of a storage capacity of the receiver buffer and an amount of the information which is contained in a frame per a unit time. There is also provided a method used in the above coding apparatus, and a signal coding transmission system employing the signal coding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sakai, Takashi Itoh, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5191446
    Abstract: An image data transmission system performs a coding of a plurality of picture elements in units of blocks. In order to prevent a deterioration of an image quality caused due to a loss of a packet cell on a transmission line without increasing a volume of data to be transmitted, a unit for producing a signal designating a loss compensation method to be performed on a receiving side is provided to be performed on a transmission side. The receiving side provides a unit for detecting a loss of the packet or cell and a unit for compensating the lost block data by the loss compensating method designated by the transmission side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hamano, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 4920426
    Abstract: In an image coding system having a plurality of coding characteristics, such as quantization characteristics, information of a digital image signal sequence is monitored in each of a number of predetermined intervals by forming a histogram of a sequence of coefficients which is calculated from the digital image signal sequence in accordance with each of the coding characteristics. The amount of information is calculated by summing up the coefficients in relation to every one of the coding characteristics. An optimum one of the coding characteristics is indicated by the coding control circuit to code the coefficient sequence into a sequence of coded signals in accordance with the optimum coding characteristic. The coefficient sequence in each frame may be divided into a sequence of blocks each of which is judged to be either valid or invalid in relation to each coding characteristic. Results of judgement may be included in the amount of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignees: Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hatori, Toshio Koga, Kiichi Matsuda, Naoki Mukawa
  • Patent number: 4908862
    Abstract: In an encoding system responsive to a sequence of coefficient signals which results from a predetermined linear transform and which is divided into a sequence of blocks, anterior processing is carried out prior to quantization about the coefficient signals in each block to determine a significant area of the coefficient signals by comparing each level of the coefficient signals with a threshold level. Only the coefficient signals within the significant area are judged to be valid and produced as a sequence of significant coefficient signals from a classifying circuit (20) to be quantized by a quantizer (15) into a sequence of quantized signals. The quantized signal sequence is subjected to posterior processing to produce a sequence of encoded signals. The significant area may be decided by the use of a selected one of zone detection, zigzag scanning, and adaptive scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignees: Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, Fujitsu Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masahide Kaneko, Atsushi Koike, Mutsumi Ohta, Kiichi Matsuda, Naoki Mukawa, Yoichi Kato