Patents by Inventor Masanori Itoh

Masanori Itoh 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: 20190320308
    Abstract: A control apparatus transmits a confirmation request to confirm whether a direct communication is possible to each terminal as a target of the direct communication. Each terminal confirms whether the direct communication is possible and transmits the confirmation result to the control apparatus. The control apparatus judges whether the direct communication is possible based on the confirmation result transmitted from the terminal and when judging as possible, transmits a switch request for the direct communication to the terminal side. Consequently, a situation where a communication cannot actually be established when switching to the direct communication can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: MASANORI SATO, KATSUTOSHI ITOH, HIDEYUKI SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10375550
    Abstract: A control apparatus that transmits a confirmation request to confirm whether a direct communication is possible to each terminal as a target of the direct communication. Each terminal confirms whether the direct communication is possible and transmits the confirmation result to the control apparatus. The control apparatus judges whether the direct communication is possible based on the confirmation result transmitted from the terminal and transmits a switch request for the direct communication to the terminal side. Therefore, a situation where a communication cannot actually be established when switching to the direct communication can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Katsutoshi Itoh, Hideyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10348710
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a determination unit which determines whether a predetermined condition for performing communication processing between an information processing system relating to a service provider and a wireless communication apparatus is satisfied, and a control unit which sets a connection right to connect to a predetermined network using wireless communication for the wireless communication apparatus, and performs control in a manner that the wireless communication apparatus connects to the network based on the set connection right and performs the communication processing with the information processing system, when the predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Takae, Katsutoshi Itoh, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10321407
    Abstract: There is provided a communication control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a result of determination of whether a predetermined condition for connection of a wireless communication terminal to a wireless communication network that is different from a mobile communication network is satisfied, and a control unit configured to control a mobile communication terminal that communicates via the mobile communication network to switch an operation mode from a first mode to a second mode when the predetermined condition is satisfied. The operation mode is an operation mode for communication performed in a first wireless communication scheme that the wireless communication terminal and the mobile communication terminal support. The first mode is a mode in which power consumption is smaller than in the second mode. The second mode is a mode in which the mobile communication terminal is capable of transmitting or receiving data in the first wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Katsutoshi Itoh, Hideyuki Suzuki, Shinji Takae
  • Patent number: 8831410
    Abstract: To provide means for editing a content data stream quickly. A data processor according to the present invention can edit a content that has been written on a medium. The content is stored in a file as a data stream including multiple packets of the same packet size. And a file system for accessing data on a cluster size basis has been established on the medium. The data processor includes: a receiving section, which receives an instruction on a partial deletion range including the beginning of the file; and a media control section for deleting data, the size of which is an integral number of times as large as the least common multiple of the cluster size and the packet size, from the beginning of the file within the partial deletion range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoyuki Okada, Masanori Itoh
  • Patent number: 8824864
    Abstract: To provide means for editing a content data stream quickly. A data processor according to the present invention can edit a content that has been written on a medium. The content is stored in a file as a data stream including multiple packets of the same packet size. And a file system for accessing data on a cluster size basis has been established on the medium. The data processor includes: a receiving section, which receives an instruction on a partial deletion range including the beginning of the file; and a media control section for deleting data, the size of which is an integral number of times as large as the least common multiple of the cluster size and the packet size, from the beginning of the file within the partial deletion range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoyuki Okada, Masanori Itoh
  • Patent number: 8783820
    Abstract: A printer is provided to improve the conveying accuracy of a Y-bar, thus improving printed image quality. The printer includes the Y-bar that extends in a first direction above a flatbed on which a medium is mounted, holds an ink droplet ejecting head unit so that the head unit is movable in the first direction, and is held so as to be movable with respect to the flatbed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The printer includes a drive mechanism that conveys the Y-bar in the second direction, a drive control device that carries out a drive control of the drive mechanism, and a measuring device that directly measures an amount of movement of the Y-bar with respect to the flatbed. The drive control device corrects controlled variables of the drive mechanism based on the amount of movement of the Y-bar measured by the measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Itoh, Tadashi Kishida, Yoshito Yamaguchi, Hideto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8683146
    Abstract: A storage apparatus including: a first controller that generates an access to a storage device; the first controller includes: a first relay unit configured to relay the access to the storage device; and an access control unit configured to be activated after activation of the first relay unit and to relay the access to the storage device via a second relay unit; and a second controller that includes the second relay unit and generates the access to the storage device, wherein when the first relay unit receives a connection request for an access path between the first relay unit and the storage device from the second controller, the first relay unit establishes the access path to the storage device irrespective of an activation state of the access control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Wataru Iizuka, Atsushi Ishii, Noboru Ishiwata, Masanori Itoh, Yoshihito Konta
  • Patent number: 8660404
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus includes a reproducing section picking up any signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods from a recording medium. The recording medium records the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods and record management information denoting association of the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods with each other, respectively. A decoding section decodes the signal picked up from said recording medium, and a recording section records reproduction management information including reproduction-interruption information in the reproducing section associated with the record management information onto the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Itoh
  • Patent number: 8598370
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing Droxidopa or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof comprising a step of reacting threo-N-phthaloyl-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-L-serine represented by the formula (1) with methylamine, whereby a process for producing threo-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-L-serine (common name: Droxidopa), which is useful as an agent for treatment of peripheral orthostatic hypotension or an agent for treatment of Parkinson's disease, with high production efficiency and without requiring troublesome operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Yagi, Koji Koyama, Masanori Itoh
  • Patent number: 8320748
    Abstract: An audio/video information recording/reproducing device capable of easily implementing a post-recording function on an optical disk by using even a low-cost disk drive having a comparatively low-speed seek time. When recording a video file, it is recorded on an optical disk continuously for a duration equivalent to more than three times a seek time. When recording dubbing audio, it is recorded continuously only with constant data size at the same time with the reproducing of the recorded video file, thereby enabling concurrent real-time continuous reproducing and recording. Accordingly, concurrent reproductions of a video file and an audio file are ensured when reproducing dubbing audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Itoh, Masafumi Shimotashiro
  • Publication number: 20120239888
    Abstract: A storage apparatus including: a first controller that generates an access to a storage device; the first controller includes: a first relay unit configured to relay the access to the storage device; and an access control unit configured to be activated after activation of the first relay unit and to relay the access to the storage device via a second relay unit; and a second controller that includes the second relay unit and generates the access to the storage device, wherein when the first relay unit receives a connection request for an access path between the first relay unit and the storage device from the second controller, the first relay unit establishes the access path to the storage device irrespective of an activation state of the access control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Wataru IlZUKA, Atsushi ISHII, Noboru ISHIWATA, Masanori ITOH, Yoshihito KONTA
  • Publication number: 20120182336
    Abstract: A printer is provided to improve the conveying accuracy of a Y-bar, thus improving printed image quality. The printer includes the Y-bar that extends in a first direction above a flatbed on which a medium is mounted, holds an ink droplet ejecting head unit so that the head unit is movable in the first direction, and is held so as to be movable with respect to the flatbed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The printer includes a drive mechanism that conveys the Y-bar in the second direction, a drive control device that carries out a drive control of the drive mechanism, and a measuring device that directly measures an amount of movement of the Y-bar with respect to the flatbed. The drive control device corrects controlled variables of the drive mechanism based on the amount of movement of the Y-bar measured by the measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Itoh, Tadashi Kishida, Yoshito Yamaguchi, Hideto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8208797
    Abstract: The present invention provides a recording apparatus that generates a transport stream so that a boundary between recording units (aligned units) and a file division point (i.e., a boundary between GOPs) always coincide with each other without obtaining information on the file size or the like. When generating a transport stream by time-division multiplexing transport packets, n or more transport packets (e.g., null packets N) other than a video packet are inserted between a video packet group generated from a single encoding unit (GOP) and a video packet group subsequent to the video packet group. When d indicates the data length of the transport packet, h indicates the data length of a fixed-length header added to each of the transport packets before being recorded on a data recording medium, and L indicates a recording unit length to the data recording medium, L?(n+1)×(d+h) is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Sato, Hiroaki Shimazaki, Masanori Itoh
  • Publication number: 20120121233
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus includes a reproducing section picking up any signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods from a recording medium. The recording medium records the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods and record management information denoting association of the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods with each other, respectively. A decoding section decodes the signal picked up from said recording medium, and a recording section records reproduction management information including reproduction-interruption information in the reproducing section associated with the record management information onto the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori ITOH
  • Publication number: 20120095256
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing Droxidopa or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof comprising a step of reacting threo-N-phthaloyl-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-L-serine represented by the formula (1) with methylamine, whereby a process for producing threo-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-L-serine (common name: Droxidopa), which is useful as an agent for treatment of peripheral orthostatic hypotension or an agent for treatment of Parkinson's disease, with high production efficiency and without requiring troublesome operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SUMITOMO PHARMA CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Yagi, Koji Koyama, Masanori Itoh
  • Patent number: 8145041
    Abstract: A video processing device includes: encoder for generating a compressed video data by compressing and encoding a video data from camera unit; and system control unit for recording the compressed video data during a recording period from a recording start time to a recording end time as a video file and for recording, into recording memory, additional data as an index file that is information related to a compressed video data to be recorded in recording memory and, for reading the additional data together with the compressed video data from recording memory. System control unit records, into recording memory, the additional data recorded in the index file. The additional data is composed of additional data regarding the compressed video data recorded during the recording period and another additional data including a time code value showing a time at which a compressed video data to be recorded next is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hisataka Ueda, Hiroshi Yahata, Masanori Itoh, Hideaki Mita
  • Patent number: 8090238
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus includes a reproducing section picking up any signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods from a recording medium. The recording medium records the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods and record management information denoting association of the signals compressed in a plurality of different compression methods with each other, respectively. A decoding section decodes the signal picked up from said recording medium, and a recording section records reproduction management information including reproduction-interruption information in the reproducing section associated with the record management information onto the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Itoh
  • Publication number: 20110305431
    Abstract: To provide means for editing a content data stream quickly. A data processor according to the present invention can edit a content that has been written on a medium. The content is stored in a file as a data stream including multiple packets of the same packet size. And a file system for accessing data on a cluster size basis has been established on the medium. The data processor includes: a receiving section, which receives an instruction on a partial deletion range including the beginning of the file; and a media control section for deleting data, the size of which is an integral number of times as large as the least common multiple of the cluster size and the packet size, from the beginning of the file within the partial deletion range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAHATA, Tomoyuki OKADA, Masanori ITOH
  • Publication number: 20110305125
    Abstract: To provide means for editing a content data stream quickly. A data processor according to the present invention can edit a content that has been written on a medium. The content is stored in a file as a data stream including multiple packets of the same packet size. And a file system for accessing data on a cluster size basis has been established on the medium. The data processor includes: a receiving section, which receives an instruction on a partial deletion range including the beginning of the file; and a media control section for deleting data, the size of which is an integral number of times as large as the least common multiple of the cluster size and the packet size, from the beginning of the file within the partial deletion range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAHATA, Tomoyuki OKADA, Masanori ITOH