Patents by Inventor Masakazu Hattori

Masakazu Hattori 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: 10889134
    Abstract: To shorten the time to be taken to start executing a process to handle conveyance trouble of a print medium after the occurrence of the conveyance trouble, a printing apparatus of the present invention, upon sensing of conveyance trouble by a sensing unit during a printing operation, stops the conveyance of the print medium in the conveyance trouble and any print medium located upstream of it, and moves a printing head from a first position at which the printing head performs printing on a print medium to a second position to which the printing head is retreated from the first position, in parallel with a discharge operation for conveying, to a discharge unit, any print medium located downstream of the print medium in the conveyance trouble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaaki Ishida, Seiji Ogasawara, Masakazu Tsukuda, Shuichi Tokuda, Masaaki Matsuura, Kazuki Matsuo, Tomofumi Nishida, Yuna Hattori
  • Patent number: 10870550
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus, the ends of print media fed continuously can be prevented from colliding with each other. The printing apparatus includes a printing unit configured to perform a print operation, a detecting unit configured to detect a conveyance abnormality, a conveying unit configured to convey a preceding print medium and a succeeding print medium, a conveying path having a first area including a curved portion at which a conveying direction of the print medium is curved and a second area upstream of the first area, and an opening unit capable of opening the first area of the conveying path. In a case in which a leading edge of the succeeding print medium is located in the second area at the time of the detecting unit detecting conveyance abnormality of the preceding print medium, the conveying unit conveys the succeeding print medium so that the leading edge of the succeeding print medium reaches the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Tokuda, Seiji Ogasawara, Takaaki Ishida, Masakazu Tsukuda, Masaaki Matsuura, Kazuki Matsuo, Tomofumi Nishida, Yuna Hattori
  • Patent number: 10764594
    Abstract: There is provided an image encoding device and an image encoding method, and an image processing device and an image processing method that enable easier bitstream concatenation. A structure according to the present disclosure includes: a setting unit that sets header information related to a hypothetical reference decoder in accordance with information about a position and information about reference, the information about a position and the information about reference being of the current picture of image data to be processed; and an encoding unit that encodes the image data and generates a bitstream containing the encoded data of the image data and the header information set by the setting unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices or image encoding devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Tanaka, Akihiro Imamura, Ohji Nakagami, Takefumi Nagumo, Yuichi Araki, Yuji Fujimoto, Shinobu Hattori, Masakazu Kouno
  • Publication number: 20200226110
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a calculating device performs at least a calculation for a database system. A database of the database system is split into a plurality of partitions and placed in a plurality of nodes. The device is configured to accept statistical information relating to the plurality of partitions and the plurality of nodes and being collected by the plurality of nodes, and generate fluctuation information by using the statistical information and perturbation information. The perturbation information corresponds to statistical fluctuation of the statistical information. The device is configured to calculate a placement of the plurality of partitions in the plurality of nodes by using the statistical information and the fluctuation information. The placement is capable of improving a performance of the database system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuo NAMIOKA, Akihiro YAMAGUCHI, Masakazu HATTORI, Koichi YAMAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200206773
    Abstract: The present application discloses a coating device including: a coating gun configured to apply a coating agent to an object; a sensor device configured to form a detection area in which the coating agent is detected on the object; a bracket on which the coating gun and the sensor device are mounted; and a robot configured to hold and rotate the bracket about a predetermined first axis of rotation. When the robot rotates the bracket from a first rotational position, at which the coating gun applies the coating agent to a coating position on the object, to a second rotational position in which the bracket is angularly changed by a predetermined rotational angle about the first axis of rotation, the detection area overlaps with the coating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki HATTORI, Masanori TAKASAKI, Masakazu TSUJI, Go ISHIZAKI, Yasuhide FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 10685041
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a database system includes nodes and a management device. The management device includes first and second assigning units. Depending on change in state of each node, the first assigning unit assigns a first node storing data pieces and receiving an access request to the data pieces, and assigns a second node serving as a backup node, and instructs each node to perform operations according to assignment. Depending on state of nodes and change in assignment state, the second assigning unit assigns a third node as a candidate node serving as the first node, and instructs each node to make preparation for causing the third node to operate as the first node. Each node sends, to the third node, a snapshot of the data pieces at the first time point and an operation log according to the access request at and after the first time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Patent number: 10662316
    Abstract: A magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) includes a matrix resin (12) and a magnetic powder (11). The magnetic powder (11) is contained in an amount of 30 to 70% by volume based on 100% by volume of the composition. The magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) has an Asker C hardness of 5 to 60 as determined by the Standard SRIS0101 of the Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan. The average particle size of the magnetic powder is preferably 2 to 500 ?m, and the matrix resin is preferably an organopolysiloxane. The storage modulus of the magneto-rheological elastomer composition preferably changes by five times or more upon application of a magnetic force with a magnetic flux density of 200 mT. Thus, the present invention provides a magneto-rheological elastomer composition that greatly changes its storage modulus upon application of magnetism, a method for producing the same, and a vibration absorbing device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Kobayashi, Mai Sugie, Masakazu Hattori, Toshihiko Komatsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20200078811
    Abstract: The present application discloses a coating method including: detecting a shape of an object over a coating zone which extends from a start point position to an end point position to generate first detection data before application of coating agent to the object; moving a bracket for holding a nozzle for discharging the coating agent with bringing the bracket into contact with the object to apply the coating agent to the object over the coating zone; detecting a shape of the object after application of the coating agent over the coating zone, to generate second detection data; extracting first extraction data and second extraction data in correspondence to detection positions intermittently set in the coating zone from the first detection data and the second detection data; and comparing the first extraction data with the second extraction data to detect a coating state of the coating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki HATTORI, Masanori TAKASAKI, Masakazu TSUJI, Go ISHIZAKI, Yasuhide FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20190281314
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image encoding device and an image encoding method, and an image processing device and an image processing method that enable easier bitstream concatenation. A structure according to the present disclosure includes: a setting unit that sets header information related to a hypothetical reference decoder in accordance with information about a position and information about reference, the information about a position and the information about reference being of the current picture of image data to be processed; and an encoding unit that encodes the image data and generates a bitstream containing the encoded data of the image data and the header information set by the setting unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices or image encoding devices, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi TANAKA, Akihiro IMAMURA, Ohji NAKAGAMI, Takefumi NAGUMO, Yuichi ARAKI, Yuji FUJIMOTO, Shinobu HATTORI, Masakazu KOUNO
  • Patent number: 10384890
    Abstract: A paper feeding device of an embodiment includes a paper feed tray, a blower, and a flow regulating member. A paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper are stacked can be placed on the paper feed tray. The blower is positioned next to the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The blower can generate airflow. The flow regulating member is positioned above the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The airflow from the blower causes the flow regulating member to generate a negative pressure between the flow regulating member and the uppermost sheet of paper of the paper bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Matsuoka, Shinichi Tatsuta, Shunsuke Hattori, Takamitsu Sunaoshi, Yusuke Hashizume, Masakazu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190240996
    Abstract: To shorten the time to be taken to start executing a process to handle conveyance trouble of a print medium after the occurrence of the conveyance trouble, a printing apparatus of the present invention, upon sensing of conveyance trouble by a sensing unit during a printing operation, stops the conveyance of the print medium in the conveyance trouble and any print medium located upstream of it, and moves a printing head from a first position at which the printing head performs printing on a print medium to a second position to which the printing head is retreated from the first position, in parallel with a discharge operation for conveying, to a discharge unit, any print medium located downstream of the print medium in the conveyance trouble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki Ishida, Seiji Ogasawara, Masakazu Tsukuda, Shuichi Tokuda, Masaaki Matsuura, Kazuki Matsuo, Tomofumi Nishida, Yuna Hattori
  • Publication number: 20190241383
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to prevent the ends of print media fed continuously from colliding with each other. The present invention is a printing apparatus including: a printing unit configured to perform print operation; a detecting unit configured to detect conveyance abnormality; a conveying unit configured to convey a preceding print medium and a succeeding print medium; a conveying path having a first area including a curved portion at which a conveying direction of the print medium is curved and a second area upstream of the first area; and an opening unit capable of opening the first area of the conveying path, wherein, in a case where a leading edge of the succeeding print medium is located in the second area at the time of the detecting unit detecting conveyance abnormality of the preceding print medium, the conveying unit conveys the succeeding print medium so that the leading edge of the succeeding print medium reaches the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Shuichi Tokuda, Seiji Ogasawara, Takaaki Ishida, Masakazu Tsukuda, Masaaki Matsuura, Kazuki Matsuo, Tomofumi Nishida, Yuna Hattori
  • Patent number: 10375406
    Abstract: There is provided an image encoding device and an image encoding method, and an image processing device and an image processing method that enable easier bitstream concatenation. A structure according to the present disclosure includes: a setting unit that sets header information related to a hypothetical reference decoder in accordance with information about a position and information about reference, the information about a position and the information about reference being of the current picture of image data to be processed; and an encoding unit that encodes the image data and generates a bitstream containing the encoded data of the image data and the header information set by the setting unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices or image encoding devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Tanaka, Akihiro Imamura, Ohji Nakagami, Takefumi Nagumo, Yuichi Araki, Yuji Fujimoto, Shinobu Hattori, Masakazu Kouno
  • Publication number: 20190232892
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes a relay apparatus and a first processor connected with the relay apparatus to be able to perform communication with the relay apparatus. The relay apparatus includes a first port for retrofitting a second processor and a second port for connecting a third processor that performs a communication setting process for the second processor connected at the first port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Tomokazu Moriya, Yoshinori Kakiya, Masakazu Hattori
  • Patent number: 10162875
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, database system includes nodes that communicate with each other to elect one node among the nodes, serving as a management device. The management device includes first and second assigning units. Depending on change in state of each node, the first assigning unit assigns a first node storing data pieces and receiving an access request to the data pieces, and assigns a second node storing the data pieces and serving as a backup node for the first node, and instructs each node to perform operations according to assignment. Depending on the state of nodes and a change in assignment state of the first and second nodes, the second assigning unit assigns a third node as a candidate node to serve as the first or second node, and instructs each node to make preparation for causing the third node to operate as the first or second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Patent number: 10007666
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a structured document management device includes a query data receiving unit; a structural condition dividing unit; a structural condition rewriting unit; and a query execution unit. The query data receiving unit is configured to receive query data for searching a structured document. The structural condition dividing unit is configured to divide the query data into elements including a structural condition. The structural condition rewriting unit is configured to rewrite the structural condition into a rewritten query when a type of the structural condition is other than a descendant structural condition. The rewritten query is predetermined to include a joining process with a descendant structural condition so as not to affect structural conditions appearing before and after the structural condition. The query execution unit is configured to output a search result in response to query data that includes the structural condition and the rewritten query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yosuke Kuroda, Minoru Inata, Masakazu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20180150501
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a database system includes a client device and server devices including a master server and at least one slave server for backing up the master. Each server device includes an operation unit, a log processor, and a recovery unit. The operation unit causes the identifier memory unit to store the identifier when changing the database according to the operation information. The log processor causes the log storage to store a log including the identifier when the database is changed. The recovery unit, when the server restarts, restores the database based on the log and restores a list of the identifier based on the identifier included in the log. The operation unit does not change the database according to the operation information in a case where the identifier of the operation information received from the client device is stored in the identifier memory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Patent number: 9838032
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a data compression device includes a receiving unit, generating unit, a selecting unit, and a compressing unit. The receiving receives input data pieces. The generating unit generates starting point candidates representing the data having an error within a threshold value with respect to starting point data input at a first timing. The selecting unit refers to the starting point candidates, end point data input at a second timing, and intermediate data input at a timing in between the first timing and the second timing; and selects the starting point candidate which, as compared to the other candidates, has a greater number of pieces of the intermediate data approximated using the starting point candidate and using the end point data in such a way that the error is within the threshold value. The compressing unit outputs the selected starting point candidate and the end point data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20170275438
    Abstract: A magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) includes a matrix resin (12) and a magnetic powder (11). The magnetic powder (11) is contained in an amount of 30 to 70% by volume based on 100% by volume of the composition. The magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) has an Asker C hardness of 5 to 60 as determined by the Standard SRIS0101 of the Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan. The average particle size of the magnetic powder is preferably 2 to 500 ?m, and the matrix resin is preferably an organopolysiloxane. The storage modulus of the magneto-rheological elastomer composition preferably changes by five times or more upon application of a magnetic force with a magnetic flux density of 200 mT. Thus, the present invention provides a magneto-rheological elastomer composition that greatly changes its storage modulus upon application of magnetism, a method for producing the same, and a vibration absorbing device including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Mai SUGIE, Masakazu HATTORI, Toshihiko KOMATSUZAKI
  • Patent number: 9745498
    Abstract: A heat storage composition (20) of the present invention includes a matrix resin (21) and heat storage inorganic particles (22). The heat storage inorganic particles (22) are composed of a material that undergoes an electronic phase transition and has a latent heat of 1 J/cc or more for the electronic phase transition. The amount of the heat storage inorganic particles is 10 to 2000 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the matrix resin. The heat conductivity of the heat storage composition is 0.3 W/m·K or more. The heat storage composition may further include heat conductive particles (23, 24). The heat storage inorganic particles are preferably metal oxide particles containing vanadium as the main metal component. The heat storage composition has high heat storage properties and high heat conduction properties, and is used as a heat storage silicone material provided between a heat generating component and a case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd., RIKEN
    Inventors: Tomoki Matsumura, Masakazu Hattori, Seiji Niitaka, Kimitoshi Kono