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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 9396189
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a structured document management device includes a parser; a constraint acquiring unit; and a parse tree rewriting unit. The structured document receiving unit is configured to receive an input of a structured document having a layered logical structure. The parser is configured to parse the syntax of received query data to acquire a parse tree in which the query data is decomposed so as to meet a static single assignment form which is defined such that each variable is assigned exactly once. The constraint acquiring unit is configured to acquire a hierarchical condition that the variables of the parse tree need to meet and constraints that include conditions for values of the respective variables. The parse tree rewriting unit is configured to rewrite the query data in such a form that the structured document is refinable by the constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yosuke Kuroda, Masakazu Hattori
  • Patent number: 9378301
    Abstract: A structured document searching apparatus that stores structured document data each including hierarchized elements stores a data stream in which the elements included in the structured document data are arranged in the order of the syntactic analysis result, and stores while at least one index stream in which the elements included in the structured document data and serving as an index in a structured document data search are arranged in the order of the syntactic analysis. The structured document searching apparatus creates a scanning plan that instructs the scanning of the data stream and the index stream, based on a search criterion for the structured document data search, and executes the scanning of at least either one of the data stream and the index stream instructed by the scanning plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20160171073
    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: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20160162562
    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: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20160130492
    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: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Tomoki MATSUMURA, Masakazu HATTORI, Seiji NIITAKA, Kimitoshi KONO
  • Publication number: 20150261454
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a database device includes a volatile first storing unit, a non-volatile second storing unit, an access processing unit configured to execute an operation corresponding to an access request for each of a plurality of blocks obtained by dividing data pieces, a backup processing unit configured to write data of each of the plurality of blocks at a backup time to the second storing unit, and a block management unit. The block management unit writes, under certain conditions, data of any block stored in the first storing unit to the second storing unit, and reads data of a block targeted by an access request from the second storing unit to the first storing unit. The backup processing unit writes data of a block that is not yet written to the second storing unit among the plurality of blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventor: Masakazu HATTORI
  • Patent number: 9047391
    Abstract: In a searching apparatus: a first receiving unit receives a search request from a client; based on the search request, a first generating unit generates a distributed search request to request a server to conduct a search and an integration request to integrate search results of the distributed search request; a first transmitting unit transmits the distributed search request to the server; a second transmitting unit transmits identification information of an execution result of the integration request to the client; a second receiving unit receives, from the client, an obtainment request to obtain the execution result identified by the identification information; a receiving unit receives the search results of the distributed search request from the server; an executing unit executes the integration request on the received search results; and a third transmitting unit transmits the execution result of the integration request to the client that transmitted the obtainment request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20150008361
    Abstract: A putty-like heat transfer material of the present invention includes heat conductive particles dispersed in an organopolysiloxane. The organopolysiloxane is a silicone sol produced by partially crosslinking a base polymer (a) with a crosslinking component (b). The base polymer (a) includes an organopolysiloxane that contains an average of two or more alkenyl groups each bound to a silicon atom located at a terminal of a molecular chain in a molecule. The crosslinking component (b) includes an organopolysiloxane that contains an average of two or more hydrogen atoms each bound to a silicon atom in a molecule, and the partial crosslinking is carried out at such a ratio that the amount of the crosslinking component (b) is less than 1 mol with respect to 1 mol of the alkenyl groups bound to silicon atoms contained in the component (a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori