Patents by Inventor Masahiko Nagoshi

Masahiko Nagoshi 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: 20180352934
    Abstract: A health and beauty device includes: a cartridge that stores a fluid content which is applied to a body surface of a human body to impart at least one of a cosmetic effect and a health effect, equipped with an outlet from which the content flows out, and a feeding portion that causes the content to flow out from the outlet by an externally applied force; and a housing that removably accommodates the cartridge. A coating portion having a discharge outlet aligned with the outlet of the cartridge and a coating surface for applying the content that flows out of the outlet and the discharge outlet to the body surface of the human body; a temperature operation portion incorporated in the coating portion that heats or cools the coating surface by receiving electric power; and a battery housing portion that houses a battery are provided in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mieko NASU, Akiko TAKAHASHI, Masahiko NAGOSHI, Motoki TAKATA
  • Publication number: 20180340866
    Abstract: A kit is constituted by: a stratum corneum collecting device formed by a rod shaped portion having a grip portion to be gripped by a user at one end, a columnar portion which is continuous with the other end of the rod shaped portion, and an adhesive layer formed on a circumferential surface of the columnar portion; and a solvent container, a solvent container, which is a bottomed cylindrical container having an opening in an upper portion thereof, containing a solvent for extracting a component from stratum corneum collected by the adhesive layer, the solvent container receiving the columnar portion of the stratum corneum device through the opening so as to enable the adhesive layer to be immersed in the solvent. A lid and a solvent outlet, which is opened to take the solvent out from the interior of the solvent container, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Motoki TAKATA, Mieko NASU, Akihito TORII, Masahiko NAGOSHI
  • Patent number: 9461356
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes first and second antenna elements. The first antenna element operates as a loop antenna that resonates at a first wavelength, and the antenna apparatus operates as an inverted-F antenna that resonates at a second wavelength. The first antenna elements includes a first element portion formed to have a predetermined height from a surface of a dielectric substrate, and the second antenna element includes a second element portion which is formed to be substantially parallel to the first element portion at least at a predetermined distance apart from the first antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yurugi, Wataru Noguchi, Masahiko Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 9288787
    Abstract: An access point terminal includes: a communication-terminal-status determination unit which determines a communication status of one wireless communication terminal out of wireless communication terminals, by obtaining a wireless signal transmitted or received by the one wireless communication terminal; and a frequency control unit which uses (i) a first frequency band for wireless communication with the one wireless communication terminal and (ii) a frequency band other than the first frequency band for the wireless communication with one or more of the wireless communication terminals other than the one wireless communication terminal, when the communication-terminal-status determination unit determines that the communication status of the one wireless communication terminal satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Arashin, Osamu Tanaka, Toyoshi Yamada, Masahiko Nagoshi, Akihiko Shiotsuki, Akira Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9087185
    Abstract: A server device for transmitting and receiving data to and from a client device over a wireless communication network including an access point, the server device comprising: wireless connection determining means for determining whether or not the client device is wirelessly communicatively connected over the wireless communication network; security determining means for determining whether or not the client device is securely connected to the access point; and permitting means for permitting an automatic connection of the client device to the server device, when the wireless connection determining means determines that the client device is wirelessly communicatively connected, and when the security determining means determines that the client device is securely connected to the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Arashin, Osamu Tanaka, Toyoshi Yamada, Masahiko Nagoshi, Akihiko Shiotsuki
  • Patent number: 9055516
    Abstract: A first wireless communication apparatus acquires communication qualities of a first communication path, a second communication path and a direct communication path, respectively, adopts as a communication quality of an indirect communication path a lower communication qualities selected from the communication qualities of the first and second communication paths, and selects a communication path having a higher one of a communication performance corresponding to the direct communication path and a communication performance corresponding to the indirect communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yamasaki, Osamu Tanaka, Toyoshi Yamada, Nobuhiko Arashin, Akihiko Shiotsuki, Masahiko Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 8954532
    Abstract: A first communication device stores a transmission rate table including response times, and transmission rates associated with the response times, each first response time indicating a time for transmitting test data between the first and second communication devices, while transmitting load data between any pair of communication devices at one of different transmission rates. The first communication device determine a necessary transmission rate for actual data; detect a response time indicating a time for transmitting the test data between the first and second communication devices; determine a transmission rate associated with the response time, as a used transmission rate, based on the transmission rate table; determine an effective remaining transmission rate based on a maximum transmission rate of the communication network and the used transmission rate; and start transmission of the actual data when the effective remaining transmission rate is higher than the necessary transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Tanaka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Toyoshi Yamada, Nobuhiko Arashin, Masahiko Nagoshi, Kazuaki Inokuchi
  • Patent number: 8843067
    Abstract: A wireless communications apparatus (1) in the present invention transmits, via wireless communications, data recorded on a memory unit (13) to a recording apparatus (2). The wireless communications apparatus (1) includes: a communication area determining unit (19) determining whether or not the wireless communications apparatus (1) is in a communication area having a threshold value equal to MIDDLE or higher; a stillness detecting unit (15) detecting whether or not the wireless communications apparatus (1) remains still; and a wireless communications unit (17) starting to transmit, via the wireless communications, the data recorded on the memory unit (13) to the recording apparatus (2) in the case where (i) the communication area determining unit (19) determines that the wireless communications apparatus (1) is in the communication area having the threshold value equal to MIDDLE or higher, and (ii) the stillness detecting unit (15) detects that the wireless communications apparatus (1) remains still.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagoshi, Wataru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Sotaro Shinkai, Akihiko Shiotsuki, Osamu Tanaka, Toyoshi Yamada, Nobuhiko Arashin
  • Patent number: 8797224
    Abstract: An antenna unit is provided with: steerable antennas, each having one active antenna element and two parasitic antenna element; and metal blocks. Each of the active antenna elements is associated with at least one of the metal blocks such that the metal block is disposed remote from the active antenna element by a predetermined distance and operates as a reflector for the active antenna element. Each of the parasitic antenna elements is provided with a switching circuit for changing an electrical length of the parasitic antenna element, and the parasitic antenna element operates as a reflector for an active antenna element of the same steerable antenna as the parasitic antenna element by changing the electrical length using the switching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Sotaro Shinkai, Wataru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Masahiko Nagoshi, Akihiko Shiotsuki, Osamu Tanaka, Toyoshi Yamada, Nobuhiko Arashin
  • Patent number: 8681053
    Abstract: In an inverted F pattern antenna apparatus having a first antenna element and an electrical length of a quarter wavelength of a first resonance frequency, the inverted F pattern antenna apparatus having two resonance frequencies is configured to include a third antenna element and a second antenna element at an end portion of the first antenna element, and setting a length having an electrical length obtained by adding the electrical length of a further provided antenna element to the electrical length of the inverted F pattern antenna apparatus to the electrical length of a quarter wavelength of a second resonance frequency to achieve resonance at the second resonance frequency. In addition, a loop antenna is configured to include the first, third and second antenna elements and the grounding antenna element by capacitively coupling another end of the third antenna element to the grounding antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagoshi, Wataru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Yurugi
  • Patent number: 8604994
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes an antenna element and a parasitic element provided on a first surface of a dielectric substrate, and an antenna element and a parasitic element provided on a second surface of the dielectric substrate. Each of the parasitic elements is provided at a position away from the antenna elements by a distance of one-fourth of an operating wavelength ? in communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Sotaro Shinkai, Wataru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Akihiko Shiotsuki, Masahiko Nagoshi, Koichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8583052
    Abstract: When controlling antenna apparatuses to select a predetermined combination from among a plurality of combinations of antenna elements, a controller measures RSSIs of wireless signals received by the antenna apparatuses, and sets a detection packet interval and a changeover threshold based on measured RSSIs with reference to a detection packet interval table and a changeover threshold table. Then, the combination of the antenna elements is changed over by using the set detection packet interval and the changeover threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Noguchi, Toyoshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Osamu Tanaka, Nobuhiko Arashin, Masahiko Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 8570895
    Abstract: A communication apparatus (10) includes: a measurement data transmitting unit (120) which transmits a first measurement data to a relay apparatus (20), and a second measurement data to a partner apparatus (30); a response data receiving unit (130) which receives first and second response data; a network measurement unit (140) which calculates a first communication time using the first response data, and a second communication time using the second response data; a connection mode judging unit (150) which judges, based on a partner section communication time that is difference between the second and the first communication times, whether or not the relay apparatus (20) and the partner apparatus (30) are wirelessly connected; and a connection mode switching unit (160) which switches, when judged that the relay apparatus (20) and the partner apparatus (30) are wirelessly connected, the communication with the partner apparatus (30) from indirect to direct wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Tanaka, Nobuhiko Arashin, Toyoshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Masahiko Nagoshi, Akihiko Shiotsuki
  • Patent number: 8525748
    Abstract: A variable directivity antenna apparatus is configured to include a parasitic element, a plurality of antenna elements each provided to be away from the parasitic element by an electrical length of a quarter-wavelength, and a PIN diode connected to the parasitic element and changing over whether or not to ground the parasitic element. A radiation pattern from the variable directivity antenna apparatus is changed by outputting a control signal for changing over whether or not the parasitic element operates as a parasitic element by selectively turning on or off the PIN diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Masahiko Nagoshi, Sotaro Shinkai, Akihiko Shiotsuki
  • Patent number: 8396442
    Abstract: A directional pattern table memory stores combined directional pattern groups in each of which combined directional patterns are ordered by different predetermined priority according to a different radio propagation environment. A controller computes a communication performance expected value based on RSSIs for when an initial combined directional pattern is set on steerable antenna apparatuses; selects one combined directional pattern group based on relative strengths of RSSIs; and according to the priority, sequentially sets combined directional patterns of the selected one combined directional pattern group, on the steerable antenna apparatuses, computes a communication performance value based on a PHY rate and a PER at each of sequential settings, and performs communication using a combined directional pattern with a communication performance value that first exceeds the communication performance expected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toyoshi Yamada, Osamu Tanaka, Wataru Noguchi, Nobuhiko Arashin, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Masahiko Nagoshi, Akihiko Shiotsuki
  • Publication number: 20120331165
    Abstract: A server device for transmitting and receiving data to and from a client device over a wireless communication network including an access point, the server device comprising: wireless connection determining means for determining whether or not the client device is wirelessly communicatively connected over the wireless communication network; security determining means for determining whether or not the client device is securely connected to the access point; and permitting means for permitting an automatic connection of the client device to the server device, when the wireless connection determining means determines that the client device is wirelessly communicatively connected, and when the security determining means determines that the client device is securely connected to the access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Nobuhiko ARASHIN, Osamu TANAKA, Toyoshi YAMADA, Masahiko NAGOSHI, Akihiko SHIOTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20120287807
    Abstract: A first wireless communication apparatus acquires communication qualities of a first communication path, a second communication path and a direct communication path, respectively, adopts as a communication quality of an indirect communication path a lower communication qualities selected from the communication qualities of the first and second communication paths, and selects a communication path having a higher one of a communication performance corresponding to the direct communication path and a communication performance corresponding to the indirect communication path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Akira YAMASAKI, Osamu Tanaka, Toyoshi YAMADA, Nobuhiko ARASHIN, Akihiko SHIOTSUKI, Masahiko NAGOSHI
  • Publication number: 20120274517
    Abstract: In an inverted F pattern antenna apparatus having a first antenna element and an electrical length of a quarter wavelength of a first resonance frequency, the inverted F pattern antenna apparatus having two resonance frequencies is configured to include a third antenna element and a second antenna element at an end portion of the first antenna element, and setting a length having an electrical length obtained by adding the electrical length of a further provided antenna element to the electrical length of the inverted F pattern antenna apparatus to the electrical length of a quarter wavelength of a second resonance frequency to achieve resonance at the second resonance frequency. In addition, a loop antenna is configured to include the first, third and second antenna elements and the grounding antenna element by capacitively coupling another end of the third antenna element to the grounding antenna element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Masahiko NAGOSHI, Wataru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Yurugi
  • Patent number: 8301100
    Abstract: A plurality of directional patterns are classified into groups and stored in a directional pattern memory, such that among the plurality of directional patterns, the directional patterns strongly correlated with each other are classified into the same group, while the directional patterns weakly correlated with each other are classified into the different groups. One directional pattern is selected from each group in the directional pattern memory. One directional pattern is determined from the selected directional patterns, in accordance with a communication quality of signals each received when each one of the selected directional patterns is set for steerable antenna element. The determined directional pattern is set for the steerable antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Shiotsuki, Sotaro Shinkai, Masahiko Nagoshi, Nobuhiko Arashin, Hiroyuki Yurugi, Wataru Noguchi, Toyoshi Yamada, Osamu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8284718
    Abstract: Before start of streaming, a server apparatus obtains from client apparatuses their respective numbers of antenna combinations, determines a training time t1 according to the maximum of the numbers of antenna combinations, and notifies the client apparatuses of the training time t1. Each client apparatus determines a training time t2 required to estimate transmission path conditions for one antenna combination, based on the training time t1. The server apparatus transmits a training signal during the training time t1. Each client apparatus estimates transmission path conditions using the training signal during the training time t2 for each antenna combination, and selects and sets an antenna combination based on the estimated transmission path conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yurugi, Wataru Noguchi, Masahiko Nagoshi, Sotaro Shinkai, Akihiko Shiotsuki