Patents by Inventor Masaaki Taniguchi

Masaaki Taniguchi 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: 20190206171
    Abstract: An entry/exit management system includes a reader at an entry gate for reading personal information of a user, a storage recording the read personal information, a database in which personal information for authentication is recorded in advance, and an authenticator for authenticating the recorded personal information by collation with the personal information for authentication recorded in the database. The entry/exit management system has a first operation mode in which the reader reads the personal information of the user to allow the entry gate to permit the entry of the user having the read personal information. In the first operation mode, after permitting the entry of the user, the authenticator authenticates the personal information recorded in the storage and does not give permission for exit of the user until the personal information recorded in the storage is successfully authenticated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jun Sasaki, Katsumi Taniguchi, Masaaki Kanao, Tomohiro Furumura, Ai Miyabayashi
  • Patent number: 9847173
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor connected to an output electrode and an input electrode of a mounting substrate includes a laminated body. In the laminating direction of the laminated body, the shortest distance from an outer first internal electrode to the surface of an external electrode on the side closer to a first principal surface, and the shortest distance from an outer second internal electrode to the surface of an external electrode on the side closer to a second principal surface are each about 40 ?m or less. In the width direction of the laminated body, the shortest distance from an end of an internal electrode to the surface of the external electrode on the side closer to a first side surface, and the shortest distance from an end of an internal electrode to the surface of the external electrode on the side closer to a second side surface are each about 40 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Taniguchi, Yasuji Yamamoto, Takahiro Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 9646767
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic element, a first inner electrode, a second inner electrode, an outer electrode, and a first auxiliary electrode. The first auxiliary electrode extends to a first surface of the ceramic element. The first inner electrode extends along a first direction on the first surface. The first auxiliary electrode extends outward from the region where the first inner electrode is disposed in the first direction on the first surface. The outer electrode covers the first inner electrode and the first auxiliary electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kuroda, Masaaki Taniguchi, Yoshio Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20160381802
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor connected to an output electrode and an input electrode of a mounting substrate includes a laminated body. In the laminating direction of the laminated body, the shortest distance from an outer first internal electrode to the surface of an external electrode on the side closer to a first principal surface, and the shortest distance from an outer second internal electrode to the surface of an external electrode on the side closer to a second principal surface are each about 40 ?m or less. In the width direction of the laminated body, the shortest distance from an end of an internal electrode to the surface of the external electrode on the side closer to a first side surface, and the shortest distance from an end of an internal electrode to the surface of the external electrode on the side closer to a second side surface are each about 40 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Masaaki TANIGUCHI, Yasuji YAMAMOTO, Takahiro ISHIBASHI
  • Patent number: 9142351
    Abstract: A first terminal electrode extends from a second principal surface onto first and second side surfaces and a first end surface such as not to reach a first principal surface. A second terminal electrode extends from the second principal surface onto the first and second side surfaces and a second end surface such as not to reach the first principal surface. A third terminal electrode extends from the second principal surface onto the first and second side surfaces such as not to reach the first principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanobu Katsuyama, Yasunari Nakamura, Naoto Muranishi, Masaaki Taniguchi, Takashi Sawada
  • Publication number: 20150221436
    Abstract: A first terminal electrode extends from a second principal surface onto first and second side surfaces and a first end surface such as not to reach a first principal surface. A second terminal electrode extends from the second principal surface onto the first and second side surfaces and a second end surface such as not to reach the first principal surface. A third terminal electrode extends from the second principal surface onto the first and second side surfaces such as not to reach the first principal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Takanobu KATSUYAMA, Yasunari NAKAMURA, Naoto MURANISHI, Masaaki TANIGUCHI, Takashi SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20130341082
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic element, a first inner electrode, a second inner electrode, an outer electrode, and a first auxiliary electrode. The first auxiliary electrode extends to a first surface of the ceramic element. The first inner electrode extends along a first direction on the first surface. The first auxiliary electrode extends outward from the region where the first inner electrode is disposed in the first direction on the first surface. The outer electrode covers the first inner electrode and the first auxiliary electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yoichi KURODA, Masaaki TANIGUCHI, Yoshio KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130342081
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic element, a first inner electrode, a second inner electrode, an outer electrode, and a first auxiliary electrode. The first auxiliary electrode extends to a first surface of the ceramic element. The first inner electrode extends along a first direction on the first surface. The first auxiliary electrode extends outward from the region where the first inner electrode is disposed in the first direction on the first surface. The outer electrode covers the first inner electrode and the first auxiliary electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yoichi KURODA, Masaaki TANIGUCHI, Yoshio KAWAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8185908
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for assigning programs in a workflow to one or more nodes for execution. Prior to the assignment, a priority of execution of each program is calculated in relation to its dependency upon data received and transmitted data. Based upon the calculated priority and the state of each of the nodes, the programs in the workflow are dynamically assigned to one or more nodes for execution. In addition to the node assignment based upon priority, preemptive execution of the programs in the workflow is determined so that the programs in the workflow may not preemptively be executed at a selected node in response to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Taniguchi, Harunobu Kubo
  • Patent number: 7936554
    Abstract: In a monolithic ceramic capacitor, the size of end surfaces of a capacitor body in a two-dimensional surface in which ceramic layers extend is greater than the size of side surfaces in the two-dimensional surface in which the ceramic layers extend. External terminal electrodes include a resistive component. In each of first to fourth internal electrodes, a width-direction size of a lead-out portion is less than a width-direction size of a capacitance portion. The lead-out portions of the first and third internal electrodes and the lead-out portions of the second and fourth internal electrodes are arranged so as to partially overlap each other or not to overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroto Itamura, Masaaki Taniguchi, Yoshio Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 7894202
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a laminate of ceramic layers, and a capacitor unit provided in the laminate. In the multilayer capacitor, the relationships P?Ra and P?W are established, wherein P represents the average projection height of first and second via conductors from the upper surface, Ra represents the surface roughness of the upper surface, and W represents an amount of curvature of the laminate. Further, the projecting portions of the first and second via conductors projecting from the upper surface are buried in first and second external electrodes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Fukudome, Masaaki Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7873411
    Abstract: An interface device in accordance with the present claimed invention is an interface device 4 that intervenes between a measuring means 2 that measures brain activities of a subject H and an object 31 to be controlled, and that comprises a reference signal storing part D1 that stores a brain activity signal measured at a time when the subject H conducts predetermined thinking different from direct thinking in order to control the object 31 to be controlled in a desired mode as a reference signal, a discriminating part 41 that compares the brain activity signal measured by the measuring means 2 with the reference signal and discriminates whether or not the thinking of the subject H is the predetermined thinking, and a controlling part 42 that controls the object 31 to be controlled in the desired mode when the discriminating part 41 discriminates that the thinking of the subject H is the predetermined thinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    Inventors: Hideo Eda, Yasushi Terazono, Toshio Yanagida, Amami Kato, Masayuki Hirata, Masaaki Taniguchi, Takahito Baba, Toshiki Yoshimine
  • Patent number: 7808770
    Abstract: In an LW-reverse-type monolithic ceramic capacitor including external terminal electrodes each including a resistance component, internal electrodes include nickel or a nickel alloy, and the external terminal electrodes each include a first layer, a second layer provided on the first layer, and a third layer provided on the second layer. The first layer has a wrap-around portion extending from an end surface to principal surfaces and side surfaces of a capacitor main body, and contains a glass component and a compound oxide that reacts with Ni or the Ni alloy. The second layer covers the first layer such that the edge of the wrap-around portion of the first layer remains exposed, and contains a metal. The third layer covers the edge of the wrap-around portion of the first layer and the second layer, and is formed by plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroto Itamura, Masaaki Taniguchi, Yoshio Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 7723025
    Abstract: We paid attention to stearoyl-CoA desaturase gene, and investigated the relation between this gene and the unsaturated fatty acid content in beef fat. As a result, we found that the unsaturated fatty acid content was associated with the genotype of this gene, classified according to several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on this gene. The present invention is a method to predict the unsaturated fatty acid content in beef (or milk) fat, on the basis of the genotype of bovine stearoyl-CoA desaturase, and useful prediction method for beef quality such as taste and texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: The New Industry Research Organization
    Inventors: Soichi Tsuji, Hideyuki Mannen, Masaaki Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7526099
    Abstract: To provide lossless embedding of a visible watermark in compressed motion picture data. The present invention includes a quantization/dequantization operation part 10 for dequantizing motion picture data that has been subjected to compression including frequency transformation and quantization, and a watermark embedding/removing operation part 30 for generating and embedding a pattern of a visible watermark corresponding to a motion compensated prediction in motion picture data dequantized by the quantization/dequantization operation part 10. The quantization/dequantization operation part 10 quantizes motion picture data with a watermark embedded by the watermark embedding/removing operation part 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Seiji Nagata, Masaaki Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20090002920
    Abstract: In an LW-reverse-type monolithic ceramic capacitor including external terminal electrodes each including a resistance component, internal electrodes include nickel or a nickel alloy, and the external terminal electrodes each include a first layer, a second layer provided on the first layer, and a third layer provided on the second layer. The first layer has a wrap-around portion extending from an end surface to principal surfaces and side surfaces of a capacitor main body, and contains a glass component and a compound oxide that reacts with Ni or the Ni alloy. The second layer covers the first layer such that the edge of the wrap-around portion of the first layer remains exposed, and contains a metal. The third layer covers the edge of the wrap-around portion of the first layer and the second layer, and is formed by plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto ITAMURA, Masaaki TANIGUCHI, Yoshio KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20080310077
    Abstract: In a monolithic ceramic capacitor, the size of end surfaces of a capacitor body in a two-dimensional surface in which ceramic layers extend is greater than the size of side surfaces in the two-dimensional surface in which the ceramic layers extend. External terminal electrodes include a resistive component. In each of first to fourth internal electrodes, a width-direction size of a lead-out portion is less than a width-direction size of a capacitance portion. The lead-out portions of the first and third internal electrodes and the lead-out portions of the second and fourth internal electrodes are arranged so as to partially overlap each other or not to overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto ITAMURA, Masaaki TANIGUCHI, Yoshio KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20080276242
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for assigning programs in a workflow to one or more nodes for execution. Prior to the assignment, a priority of execution of each program is calculated in relation to its dependency upon data received and transmitted data. Based upon the calculated priority and the state of each of the nodes, the programs in the workflow are dynamically assigned to one or more nodes for execution. In addition to the node assignment based upon priority, preemptive execution of the programs in the workflow is determined so that the programs in the workflow may not preemptively be executed at a selected node in response to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Taniguchi, Harunobu Kubo
  • Patent number: 7430107
    Abstract: A monolithic capacitor includes a laminate of ceramic layers, the laminate having first and second surfaces, at least one pair of first and second internal electrodes, first and second external electrodes disposed on the first surface, third and fourth external electrodes disposed on the second surface, a first via conductor that electrically connects the first external electrode to the first internal electrode and to the third external electrode and that contains a metal oxide, and a second via conductor that electrically connects the second external electrode to the second internal electrode and to the fourth external electrode and that contains a metal oxide, wherein, in each of the first and second via conductors, the metal oxide content at an end on the second surface side is higher than the metal oxide content at a center or at an end on the first surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hidetaka Fukudome, Masashi Nishimura, Masaaki Taniguchi, Yoshio Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20080043400
    Abstract: A monolithic capacitor includes a laminate of ceramic layers, the laminate having first and second surfaces, at least one pair of first and second internal electrodes, first and second external electrodes disposed on the first surface, third and fourth external electrodes disposed on the second surface, a first via conductor that electrically connects the first external electrode to the first internal electrode and to the third external electrode and that contains a metal oxide, and a second via conductor that electrically connects the second external electrode to the second internal electrode and to the fourth external electrode and that contains a metal oxide, wherein, in each of the first and second via conductors, the metal oxide content at an end on the second surface side is higher than the metal oxide content at a center or at an end on the first surface side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Fukudome, Masashi Nishimura, Masaaki Taniguchi, Yoshio Kawaguchi