Patents by Inventor Mariko Nakayama

Mariko Nakayama 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: 20190300057
    Abstract: An outer housing of a suspension tower has a storage compartment which supports and stores an absorber at an upper part thereof, and an outer housing front leg and an outer housing rear leg which extend from ends, in a vehicle front-and-rear direction, of the storage compartment in a downward direction. An inner panel of the suspension tower has an inner panel front leg which extends from a front end, in the vehicle front-and-rear direction, of a reinforcement in the downward direction, and an inner panel rear leg which extends from a rear end, in the vehicle front-and-rear direction, of the reinforcement in the downward direction. A lower end of the inner panel front leg is positioned at an upper position in a vehicle up-and-down direction in relation to the outer housing front leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi AMOU, Mariko Tokunaga, Ryuusuke Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9385923
    Abstract: (1) A configuration management in a management server is carried out such that setting patterns regarding creation of plural types of virtual resources and setting patterns regarding connection between the plural types of virtual resources are extracted from setting information of network devices configuring a virtual network by using plural types of virtualization technologies, (2) an ID required for creating a virtual resource and a connection relation between virtual resources are extracted from the extracted setting pattern, (3) an element corresponding to a virtual resource or a connection between a pair of virtual resources is created by using information including the extracted ID, and (4) the elements created from setting information of individual devices are aggregated to thereby create logical topology information representing a topology of the virtual network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Himura, Yoshiko Yasuda, Mariko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20150280987
    Abstract: In a multi-tenant information processing system, when initially constructing a tenant, design items depending on the tenant are specified for each device constituting the tenant, and design values of the design items are calculated without overlapping with those of other tenants. In a tenant design item management table, the design items set for the devices and information indicating whether the design items depend on the tenant, are stored for each device. In a design algorithm management table, calculation formulae for making the design values to be different for each tenant are stored corresponding to the design items. A tenant design unit refers to the tenant design item management table, specifies the design items depending on the tenant among those corresponding to the devices constituting the tenant, calculates the design values of the design items according to the calculation formula, when initially constructing the tenant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiko YASUDA, Yosuke HIMURA, Hideki OKITA, Mariko NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 9137118
    Abstract: To identify a logical topology of each virtual network among logical topologies of a plurality of virtual networks configured in physical devices. A management server includes a controller for managing logical topology information of all virtual networks each of which includes a plurality of virtual resources configured in a plurality of physical devices coupled to a network; wherein the controller: searches the logical topology of all the virtual networks from the entire virtual network based on the information of branch point resource which is a kind of virtual resource for mutually coupling the plurality of virtual networks and constitutes a branch point for each virtual network; extracts a series of virtual resources that terminates at the branch point resource; and identifies the series of extracted virtual resources as a partial topology, which eventually represents the topology of a virtual network inside the entire virtual network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Himura, Yoshiko Yasuda, Mariko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9088503
    Abstract: In a multi-tenant information processing system, when initially constructing a tenant, design items depending on the tenant are specified for each device constituting the tenant, and design values of the design items are calculated without overlapping with those of other tenants. In a tenant design item management table, the design items set for the devices and information indicating whether the design items depend on the tenant, are stored for each device. In a design algorithm management table, calculation formulae for making the design values to be different for each tenant are stored corresponding to the design items. A tenant design unit refers to the tenant design item management table, specifies the design items depending on the tenant among those corresponding to the devices constituting the tenant, calculates the design values of the design items according to the calculation formula, when initially constructing the tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiko Yasuda, Yosuke Himura, Hideki Okita, Mariko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140317313
    Abstract: In a network where network address translation (NAT) has been introduced, a problem occurs in which, when an IP host operating in a network is automatically categorized with automatic IP host discovery using an ARP cache, a plurality of IP hosts with the same IP address are recognized as one IP host by NAT. To resolve this problem, a network management server specifies network sub-topology on the basis of topology information, public addresses translated by NAT, and IP host corresponding relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Okita, Yoshiko Yasuda, Mariko Nakayama, Yosuke Himura, Kazuma Yumoto
  • Publication number: 20140289404
    Abstract: (1) A configuration management in a management server is carried out such that setting patterns regarding creation of plural types of virtual resources and setting patterns regarding connection between the plural types of virtual resources are extracted from setting information of network devices configuring a virtual network by using plural types of virtualization technologies, (2) an ID required for creating a virtual resource and a connection relation between virtual resources are extracted from the extracted setting pattern, (3) an element corresponding to a virtual resource or a connection between a pair of virtual resources is created by using information including the extracted ID, and (4) the elements created from setting information of individual devices are aggregated to thereby create logical topology information representing a topology of the virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke HIMURA, Yoshiko YASUDA, Mariko NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8750165
    Abstract: (1) A configuration management in a management server is carried out such that setting patterns regarding creation of plural types of virtual resources and setting patterns regarding connection between the plural types of virtual resources are extracted from setting information of network devices configuring a virtual network by using plural types of virtualization technologies, (2) an ID required for creating a virtual resource and a connection relation between virtual resources are extracted from the extracted setting pattern, (3) an element corresponding to a virtual resource or a connection between a pair of virtual resources is created by using information including the extracted ID, and (4) the elements created from setting information of individual devices are aggregated to thereby create logical topology information representing a topology of the virtual network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Himura, Yoshiko Yasuda, Mariko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8656406
    Abstract: In a system including a load balancer to select a virtual server to which a request is to be transferred, the load balancer includes a function to monitor resource use states of physical and virtual servers and a function to predict a packet loss occurring in a virtual switch. The request count of requests processible by each virtual server is calculated based on the resource amount available for the virtual server and a packet loss rate of the virtual switch, to thereby select a virtual server capable of processing a larger number of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mariko Nakayama, Atsuya Kumagai, Kiminori Sugauchi, Kunihiko Toumura
  • Patent number: 8629907
    Abstract: A transmit-side transmission control device for sending data generated by a data generator device to a data utilization point receives and retains notification of the allowable data transmission quantity from a receive-side transmission control device, and adjusts the data quantity sent from the data generator device so as to fit within that allowable data transmission quantity range, and/or when a request is issued to change that data transmission quantity, the receive-side transmission control device is notified of that allowable data transmission quantity change request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Odaka, Kunihiko Toumura, Mariko Nakayama, Atsushi Hiroike, Tatsuhiko Kagehiro
  • Publication number: 20140010109
    Abstract: To identify a logical topology of each virtual network among logical topologies of a plurality of virtual networks configured in physical devices. A management server includes a controller for managing logical topology information of all virtual networks each of which includes a plurality of virtual resources configured in a plurality of physical devices coupled to a network; wherein the controller: searches the logical topology of all the virtual networks from the entire virtual network based on the information of branch point resource which is a kind of virtual resource for mutually coupling the plurality of virtual networks and constitutes a branch point for each virtual network; extracts a series of virtual resources that terminates at the branch point resource; and identifies the series of extracted virtual resources as a partial topology, which eventually represents the topology of a virtual network inside the entire virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: YOSUKE HIMURA, YOSHIKO YASUDA, MARIKO NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8475395
    Abstract: A method is provided for collecting a small blood sample by painlessly puncturing a finger. When the skin of a human being is punctured by a needle or another device at the depth that does not exceed 0.5 mm, pain accompanying the puncture is diminished or decreased. Regardless of an error in the depth of the puncture, the depth of puncture must not exceed this depth. The puncture site is located on the dorsal surface of a finger, in the area from the finger joint (IP joint of thumb, DIP joint of fingers other than thumb) to the proximal nail wall and the area extending from the proximal nail wall to the lateral nail wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Mariko Nakayama, Masafumi Nakayama, Takayuki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20130083693
    Abstract: (1) A configuration management in a management server is carried out such that setting patterns regarding creation of plural types of virtual resources and setting patterns regarding connection between the plural types of virtual resources are extracted from setting information of network devices configuring a virtual network by using plural types of virtualization technologies, (2) an ID required for creating a virtual resource and a connection relation between virtual resources are extracted from the extracted setting pattern, (3) an element corresponding to a virtual resource or a connection between a pair of virtual resources is created by using information including the extracted ID, and (4) the elements created from setting information of individual devices are aggregated to thereby create logical topology information representing a topology of the virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Himura, Yoshiko Yasuda, Mariko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8345668
    Abstract: The video receiving device delivers reproducible video streams by synchronizing video images. The video delivering device determines the delivery time for each RTP packet based on the time information for plural video streams corresponding to plural contents, adds the determined delivery time (timestamp) to each RTP packet, and delivers RTP packets by using the counter common among plural contents. The video relaying device corrects the transfer timing for RTP packets based on the counter common among plural contents and the delivery time (timestamp) and sends them to the video receiving device. The video receiving device plays back the video images from the received RTP packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mariko Nakayama, Toshiyuki Odaka
  • Publication number: 20120311120
    Abstract: In a multi-tenant information processing system, when initially constructing a tenant, design items depending on the tenant are specified for each device constituting the tenant, and design values of the design items are calculated without overlapping with those of other tenants. In a tenant design item management table, the design items set for the devices and information indicating whether the design items depend on the tenant, are stored for each device. In a design algorithm management table, calculation formulae for making the design values to be different for each tenant are stored corresponding to the design items. A tenant design unit refers to the tenant design item management table, specifies the design items depending on the tenant among those corresponding to the devices constituting the tenant, calculates the design values of the design items according to the calculation formula, when initially constructing the tenant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiko Yasuda, Yosuke Himura, Hideki Okita, Mariko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20110276982
    Abstract: In a system including a load balancer to select a virtual server to which a request is to be transferred, the load balancer includes a function to monitor resource use states of physical and virtual servers and a function to predict a packet loss occurring in a virtual switch. The request count of requests processible by each virtual server is calculated based on the resource amount available for the virtual server and a packet loss rate of the virtual switch, to thereby select a virtual server capable of processing a larger number of requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Nakayama, Atsuya Kumagai, Kiminori Sugauchi, Kunihiko Toumura
  • Publication number: 20100194894
    Abstract: A transmit-side transmission control device for sending data generated by a data generator device to a data utilization point receives and retains notification of the allowable data transmission quantity from a receive-side transmission control device, and adjusts the data quantity sent from the data generator device so as to fit within that allowable data transmission quantity range, and/or when a request is issued to change that data transmission quantity, the receive-side transmission control device is notified of that allowable data transmission quantity change request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki ODAKA, Kunihiko TOUMURA, Mariko NAKAYAMA, Atsushi HIROIKE, Tatsuhiko KAGEHIRO
  • Publication number: 20100183000
    Abstract: The video receiving device delivers reproducible video streams by synchronizing video images. The video delivering device determines the delivery time for each RTP packet based on the time information for plural video streams corresponding to plural contents, adds the determined delivery time (timestamp) to each RTP packet, and delivers RTP packets by using the counter common among plural contents. The video relaying device corrects the transfer timing for RTP packets based on the counter common among plural contents and the delivery time (timestamp) and sends them to the video receiving device. The video receiving device plays back the video images from the received RTP packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko NAKAYAMA, Toshiyuki ODAKA
  • Publication number: 20090106807
    Abstract: Provided is a video distribution system including: a video server for transmitting a plurality of video streams; and a video gateway for transferring at least one of the plurality of the transmitted video streams to a video client. The video server adds a first identifier for identifying whether data of an independently decodable unit included in the video stream corresponds in time to the video stream; and transmits the video stream to which the first identifier has been added. The video gateway specifies, based on first identifiers added to the transmitted plurality of video streams, the data of the independently decodable unit of the video stream transferred after switching in a case where the video stream is switched to another video stream in the independently decodable unit; and transfers the video stream transferred after the switching from the specified data of the independently decodable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiaki SUZUKI, Mariko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20060224085
    Abstract: A method for collecting small amounts of blood sample by painless puncture of a finger. When puncture of skin of a human being by a needle or another device is performed at the depth of no more than 0.5 mm, pain accompanied by the puncture is diminished or decreased. Regardless of an error in the depth of the puncture, the depth of puncture always needs to not exceed this depth. The site of puncture is the dorsal surface of a finger, that is, the area from finger joint (IP joint of thumb, DIP joint of fingers other than thumb) to proximal nail wall and the area extending from proximal nail wall to lateral nail wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Mariko Nakayama, Masafumi Nakayama, Takayuki Nakayama