Patents by Inventor Michiaki Okano

Michiaki Okano 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: 8339408
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a contents receiving apparatus includes: a communication unit configured to receive contents data; a display unit configured to display an image included in the contents data; and a controller configured to instruct the communication unit to receive contents data, and to control the display unit to display the image, wherein, when estimated time of completion for receiving the contents data is longer than a given time, the controller controls the display unit to change a luminance level of the display unit from a first luminance level to a second luminance level that is lower than the first luminance level or not to display the contents, and wherein, when the estimated time is equal to or shorter than the given time, the controller controls the display unit to maintain the luminance level at the first luminance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventor: Michiaki Okano
  • Publication number: 20090244087
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a contents receiving apparatus includes: a communication unit configured to receive contents data; a display unit configured to display an image included in the contents data; and a controller configured to instruct the communication unit to receive contents data, and to control the display unit to display the image, wherein, when estimated time of completion for receiving the contents data is longer than a given time, the controller controls the display unit to change a luminance level of the display unit from a first luminance level to a second luminance level that is lower than the first luminance level or not to display the contents, and wherein, when the estimated time is equal to or shorter than the given time, the controller controls the display unit to maintain the luminance level at the first luminance level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Michiaki OKANO
  • Publication number: 20090247235
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an information processing apparatus includes: an input unit; a display unit; an image output unit; an image storage unit that stores images; an image selection unit that controls the display unit to display a list of information for identifying the images stored in the image storage unit, selects one item from the list by a first operation input to the input unit, and decides the selected item as a decided item by a second operation input to the input unit; and an image display control unit that controls the image output unit to output an image identified by the decided item to exterior of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Michiaki OKANO
  • Publication number: 20080261589
    Abstract: Even if domestic roaming setting is ON (domestic roaming setting flag is ON) (YES in step 2h), it is discriminated on the basis of information transmitted from the other carrier network whether the mobile radio terminal is permitted to execute roaming and whether the other carrier network permits the own carrier network to execute the roaming (step 2m). If the roaming is not permitted, the roaming setting is turned OFF (step 2n) and, after that, the other carrier network is not searched (NO in step 2h).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Michiaki Okano, Yukio Kagami
  • Patent number: 6658266
    Abstract: In the present invention, when there is incoming voice call notification from the network in an active state (i.e. in a period in which the packet data is actually transmitted and received and in a period passing until the time when clocking interval time T0 is finished) while a line for packet transmission is held, incoming-call-in-packet-transmission controlling means makes a response of rejecting the incoming voice call. When there is incoming voice call notification in a standby state (i.e. in a period other than the periods of the active state), the incoming-call-in-packet-transmission controlling means makes a response of receiving the incoming voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hamami Inokura, Michiaki Okano, Katsuhiko Kuma
  • Patent number: 6134692
    Abstract: A control unit transmits address area designation information designating an arbitrary bit position in ID data. At least a response unit transmits a response signal with an error detection code attached to predetermined information in the unique information held in itself by means of a time slot determined by the address area designation information and the ID data of the particular response unit. The control unit checks for the presence or absence of an error of the information in each time that has arrived, fetches only the response signal free of error, and transmits the error presence-absence information indicating the inspection result. Further, in the case where there exists a time slot having an error, the control unit transmits new address area designation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sekiya, Katsumi Nitta, Hirobumi Karasawa, Michiaki Okano, Katsuhiko Kuma, Kazunori Iwasaki, Kensuke Uehara, Satoru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 5493573
    Abstract: Since a transmission route is set in accordance with the number of relaying broad band switching nodes present between two terminating nodes of a plurality of broad band switching nodes, a through-put characteristic, an affecting degree due to occurrence of a defect, the traffic of the entire network is distributed. In addition, when the system is started up, transmission routes with a minimum band width necessary for routing control have been set in all the broad band switching nodes. Whenever a call takes place, a transmission route is set and the band width is variably set by using an intelligent inference mechanism. Moreover, an intelligent distributed control for distributing such an intelligent inference mechanism in the broad band switching nodes is used. Thus, the load of processing a call can be decreased, while the reliability of the network and the improvement of the operating efficiency can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kunihiko Sekiya, Yoshihiro Hidaka, Kazuo Aida, Michiaki Okano, Shigenobu Minami, Takashi Ikeda, Shoichiro Yamasaki, Hideaki Haruyama, Kazuyoshi Ozawa
  • Patent number: 4635253
    Abstract: An exchange system includes a plurality of terminal devices, a plurality of interface devices for transmitting signal data and control data among the terminal devices and the interface devices on the basis of a two way bidirectional burst transmission system, and a control circuit which assigns a time slot to a PCM highway according to control data transmitted through a control highway from one of the interface devices, and transmits within the assigned time slot the signal data through the PCM highway to a selected one of the interface devices, through the PCM highway. Each of the terminal circuits generates 2-bit mode data representing the type of the terminal device. The control circuit assigns one or two time slots to the PCM highway according to the mode data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Urui, Kiyoshi Ishikawa, Michiaki Okano
  • Patent number: 4503552
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a simple mounting structure for a dental X-ray apparatus. The structure is used in combination with a substantially horizontal treatment bed in such manner that irradiation tube of an X-ray head is designed to take a correct position with respect to the mouth region of a patient lying on the treatment bed with his head resting on the headrest of the bed. The structure includes the treatment bed, an X-ray head support connected to one side of the bed and made up of an assembly of a plurality of hollow tubes adjustable in length in the three-dimensional directions of length, width and height of the bed and an X-ray head mounted at the end of the support and swingable in a back-and-forth direction with respect to an axis of the irradiation tube. The irradiation tube is mounted on the X-ray head and movable toward and away from the mouth region. The structure permits simple and correct positioning of the X-ray apparatus with respect to a patient lying on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Morita Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masato Miyahara, Michiaki Okano, Daryl R. Beach
  • Patent number: 4402326
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an occlusion pressure image display system which is designed to make visual display of the output signals of the occlusion pressure sensor in the form of a black-and-white or color brilliance image on a CRT screen. The system comprises in combination, a novel occlusion pressure sensor designed to convert information on the occlusion pressure of the teeth into electric signal output by mere biting with the teeth and a raster scanning type CRT display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1983
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Morita Seisakusho
    Inventors: Michiaki Okano, Shuhei Furuichi
  • Patent number: 4390028
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an occlusion pressure sensor of the construction in which pressure sensitive block changing in electric characteristic under external pressure are arranged in multiple rows. The occlusion pressure sensor is designed to detect an electric signal responsive to occlusion pressure from the pressure sensitive blocks by successively and electrically scanning the blocks in the state of a patient engaging his teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Morita Seisakusho
    Inventors: Michiaki Okano, Shuhei Furuichi
  • Patent number: 4086478
    Abstract: A mark position detecting apparatus including a pattern signal generating circuit, a presettable counter, a detector circuit, a first register, a memory device, a second register, a divider and a control signal generating circuit. The pattern signal generating circuit produces a pattern signal corresponding to a pattern region of a document to be delivered. Based on the pattern signal, the presettable counter counts clock pulses corresponding to the distance between first and second reference marks. The detector circuit detects a mark signal contained in the pattern signal corresponding to the mark and the first register stores the count data of the presettable counter. The memory device stores the number of mark columns in the pattern region and is coupled to the second register. The divider is connected to the first and second registers so as to divide the count data of the first register by that of the second register and produces data which shows the position of the column containing the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1978
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michiaki Okano
  • Patent number: 4081843
    Abstract: A facsimile transmission apparatus comprising a picture signal producing circuit for producing picture signals by scanning a region including the original sheet face of the original sheet of the maximum size in those sheets to be transmitted, circuitry for storing the picture signals produced by the picture signal producing circuit alternately in two memories under the control of clock signals having different frequencies corresponding to the size of the original document and giving a predetermined number of bits for each horizontal scanning line irrespective of the size of the original sheet, and a read-out circuit for reading out the picture signals stored in the two memories for transmission at the rate corresponding to the scanning rate in a receiver side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1978
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michiaki Okano