Patents by Inventor Mikio Oda

Mikio Oda 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: 10652689
    Abstract: Audio processing architectures are described for implementing a multi-band audio compression algorithm with advanced surround processing. Exemplary architectures can improve the fidelity and perceived sound field spread of inexpensive, cabinet mounted, stereo speakers such as those that might be found in televisions, wireless speaker systems and sound bars. Embodiments of the present disclosure can improve inexpensive, cabinet mounted, stereo speakers by providing, e.g., (i) an Advanced Surround algorithm that adds depth and height to the left/right/center sound field images, (ii) a Soft Clip algorithm to minimize the perceived artifacts caused by compressor overshoot, (iii) configurable crossover filter order adjustment to allow better isolation between bands, (iv) a compressor maximum gain adjustment to reduce overshoot and minimize noise boost, and/or (v) a center gain adjustment to emphasize the perception of the center image (dialog) in high ambient noise situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THAT Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Easley, Mikio Oda
  • Publication number: 20180285995
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing device and the like capable of facilitating confirmation of a claim structure even when the number of claims is large. The information processing device includes subordinate relationship extraction means for extracting a claim number and a subordinate relationship between claims from claim data including a plurality of claims; and relationship diagram generation means for generating, based on the subordinate relationship between claims, a relationship diagram in which the claim number is disposed on or in a periphery of circularly-arranged points or a circling line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: NEC Patent Service,Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohisa GOTOH, Yukiko MORIOKA, Hirotaka HOKKYO, Mikio ODA, Yuji NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180192229
    Abstract: Audio processing architectures are described for implementing a multi-band audio compression algorithm with advanced surround processing. Exemplary architectures can improve the fidelity and perceived sound field spread of inexpensive, cabinet mounted, stereo speakers such as those that might be found in televisions, wireless speaker systems and sound bars. Embodiments of the present disclosure can improve inexpensive, cabinet mounted, stereo speakers by providing, e.g., (i) an Advanced Surround algorithm that adds depth and height to the left/right/center sound field images, (ii) a Soft Clip algorithm to minimize the perceived artifacts caused by compressor overshoot, (iii) configurable crossover filter order adjustment to allow better isolation between bands, (iv) a compressor maximum gain adjustment to reduce overshoot and minimize noise boost, and/or (v) a center gain adjustment to emphasize the perception of the center image (dialog) in high ambient noise situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Easley, Mikio Oda
  • Patent number: 8956056
    Abstract: An optical connector has a pair of coil springs (30) which are disposed so as to sandwich an optical fiber (50) led out of the rear of a ferrule (20) in substantially the axial direction (A) and which extend in the axial direction (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Limited
    Inventors: Naoki Katagiyama, Yuichi Koreeda, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 8915652
    Abstract: Optical connectors can be easily attached to and detached from a housing. An optical connector device 11 adapted to be connected to a mating optical connector device 81 includes a first housing 31 for receiving and holding optical connectors 61, a second housing 41 for holding the first housing 31 in a floating manner, and a fixing member 51 for fixedly attaching the second housing 41 to an attachment object 201. To-be-locked portions 35, 37 of the first housing 31 and locking portions 43, 44 of the second housing 41 detachably engage with each other and cause the first housing 31 to engage with the second housing 41 in a floating manner. The to-be-locked portions 35, 37 and the locking portions 43, 44 engage with each other in a direction perpendicular to a direction A1 of connection to the mating optical connector device 81.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Naoki Katagiyama, Yuichi Koreeda, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 8767064
    Abstract: The light source is disposed in a direction traversing the axial direction A of the optical connector. The optical connector holder comprises an inspection light reflecting portion. The inspection light reflecting portion deflects and reflects the inspection light from the light source to the axial direction A so that the inspection light enters the reference hole portion of the optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Hiroyuki Honma, Kazuhito Asada, Tomohiko Aso, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 8419295
    Abstract: In a photoelectric conversion/connection device (100) including an optical element (320), a mounting board (310) on which the optical element is mounted, and an optical connector (400) which is connected to the mounting board so as to be optically connected to the optical element, the optical connector (400) is arranged on a surface (310a) opposite to a mounting surface (310b) of the mounting board (310) and the optical element (320) is exposed. The photoelectric conversion/connection device (100) includes a motherboard (210) having a main surface (210a) and an electric connector (220) to be mounted on the main surface of the motherboard. The electric connector (220) is detachably connected to the mounting board (310).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited, NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Wataru Ohtsu, Mikio Oda, Hisaya Takahashi, Takashi Ohtsuka, Hikaru Kouta, Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 8358892
    Abstract: Optical elements (light sources 16 or photodetectors 18) are arranged in a two-dimensional array, and the relative positional relationship between the optical elements and optical waveguides 12 is defined such that optical waveguides 12 extend between the optical elements in the two-dimensional array substantially parallel to substrate 19 for increased parallelism. Micromirrors 15 are disposed in respective optical waveguides 12 to bend light beams through 90 degrees to realize a highly efficient optical coupling between the optical elements and optical waveguides 12. The optical waveguides are stacked in multiple stages, and light beams are lead to the optical waveguides in the multiple stacks through micromirrors 15 across the stacked plane of the optical waveguides, thereby realizing parallel connection between the two-dimensional array of optical elements and a two-dimensional array of optical waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mikio Oda, Hikaru Kouta, Kaichirou Nakano, Hisaya Takahashi, Kohroh Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8345424
    Abstract: Provided is an optical interconnection device in which a volume required for cooling is reduced. In the optical interconnection device, a plurality of optical modules (12) are arranged on a periphery of an LSI (11) electrically connected to an electric wiring board (10), and liquid cooling mechanisms (13, 14) are respectively placed on the LSI (11) and the optical modules (12). The plurality of optical modules (12) may be arranged only on a surface of the electric wiring board (10) where the LSI (11) is mounted, only on a surface opposite to the surface where the LSI (11) is mounted, or on both the same surface as and the opposite surface to the surface where the LSI (11) is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Oda, Tomotaka Ishida, Hisaya Takahashi, Hideyuki Ono, Jun Sakai, Takashi Ohtsuka, Arihide Noda, Hikaru Kouta
  • Publication number: 20120141072
    Abstract: An optical connector has a pair of coil springs (30) which are disposed so as to sandwich an optical fiber (50) led out of the rear of a ferrule (20) in substantially the axial direction (A) and which extend in the axial direction (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Katagiyama, Yuichi Koreeda, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20120128302
    Abstract: Optical connectors can be easily attached to and detached from a housing. An optical connector device 11 adapted to be connected to a mating optical connector device 81 includes a first housing 31 for receiving and holding optical connectors 61, a second housing 41 for holding the first housing 31 in a floating manner, and a fixing member 51 for fixedly attaching the second housing 41 to an attachment object 201. To-be-locked portions 35, 37 of the first housing 31 and locking portions 43, 44 of the second housing 41 detachably engage with each other and cause the first housing 31 to engage with the second housing 41 in a floating manner. The to-be-locked portions 35, 37 and the locking portions 43, 44 engage with each other in a direction perpendicular to a direction A1 of connection to the mating optical connector device 81.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Katagiyama, Yuichi Koreeda, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20110268299
    Abstract: A sound field control apparatus, which offers clear sound quality of speech and voice of a center channel signal, a wide service area, and a level easily perceived, and also achieves 5.1 sound image localization and the sense of reality by a two-channel loudspeaker structure, is implemented by a simple structure. The sound field control apparatus includes: adders (4, 5, 10, 12), a delay unit (9), and an inverting unit (11) for achieving the clear sound quality of speech and voice of a center channel signal; a VCA (3), a maximum value detection unit (6), a level comparison unit (7), and a level control unit (8) for controlling a level to be easily perceived; delay units (15, 16) and sound quality modification equalizers (17, 18) for achieving the same sound quality and sound image localization of surround signals from among 5.1 channel signals by using surround channel loudspeakers so as to obtain 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Oda
  • Patent number: 8047725
    Abstract: In an optical connector adapter for use in connecting a first and a second optical connector plug to each other, a second adapter half is butted against a first adapter half in a predetermined direction. The first and second adapter halves have engaging means for maintaining the first and second adapter halves in a butted state in the predetermined direction. The engaging means is configured to be disposed inside the optical connector adapter and to be prevented from releasing engagement thereof by at least one of the first and second optical connector plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited, NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Katagiyama, Yuichi Koreeda, Hikaru Kouta, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 8033740
    Abstract: In an optical connector including a base housing, a cover housing, and a clamp fixing the cover housing to the base housing, the base housing is provided with a groove for positioning and holding an optical fiber of an optical cable, a first recessed portion continuously formed from the groove, and a second recessed portion continuously formed from the first recessed portion. The first and the second recessed portions have bottom portions different in level from each other to have a stepped portion formed therebetween. The cover housing has a first coating portion for covering the groove and a second coating portion for covering the first and the second recessed portions. The bottom portion of the second recessed portion and the second coating portion presses a coating member of the optical cable to clamp the optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20100328894
    Abstract: Provided is an optical interconnection device in which a volume required for cooling is reduced. In the optical interconnection device, a plurality of optical modules (12) are arranged on a periphery of an LSI (11) electrically connected to an electric wiring board (10), and liquid cooling mechanisms (13, 14) are respectively placed on the LSI (11) and the optical modules (12). The plurality of optical modules (12) may be arranged only on a surface of the electric wiring board (10) where the LSI (11) is mounted, only on a surface opposite to the surface where the LSI (11) is mounted, or on both the same surface as and the opposite surface to the surface where the LSI (11) is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Mikio Oda, Tomotaka Ishida, Hisaya Takahashi, Hideyuki Ono, Jun Sakai, Takashi Ohtsuka, Arihide Noda, Hikaru Kouta
  • Publication number: 20100295936
    Abstract: The light source is disposed in a direction traversing the axial direction A of the optical connector. The optical connector holder comprises an inspection light reflecting portion. The inspection light reflecting portion deflects and reflects the inspection light from the light source to the axial direction A so that the inspection light enters the reference hole portion of the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Hiroyuki Honma, Kazuhito Asada, Tomohiko Aso, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 7760791
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus for communicating using UWB (ultra wideband) transmission includes a transmitter configured to transmit the UWB transmission; a receiver configured to receive the UWB transmission; and a monitor unit configured to present data representing a relationship between two types of parameters of the received UWB transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Oda, Yuki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20100158450
    Abstract: In an optical connector including a base housing, a cover housing, and a clamp fixing the cover housing to the base housing, the base housing is provided with a groove for positioning and holding an optical fiber of an optical cable, a first recessed portion continuously formed from the groove, and a second recessed portion continuously formed from the first recessed portion. The first and the second recessed portions have bottom portions different in level from each other to have a stepped portion formed therebetween. The cover housing has a first coating portion for covering the groove and a second coating portion for covering the first and the second recessed portions. The bottom portion of the second recessed portion and the second coating portion presses a coating member of the optical cable to clamp the optical cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20100098383
    Abstract: In a photoelectric conversion/connection device (100) including an optical element (320), a mounting board (310) on which the optical element is mounted, and an optical connector (400) which is connected to the mounting board so as to be optically connected to the optical element, the optical connector (400) is arranged on a surface (310a) opposite to a mounting surface (310b) of the mounting board (310) and the optical element (320) is exposed. The photoelectric conversion/connection device (100) includes a motherboard (210) having a main surface (210a) and an electric connector (220) to be mounted on the main surface of the motherboard. The electric connector (220) is detachably connected to the mounting board (310).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Wataru Ohtsu, Mikio Oda, Hisaya Takahashi, Takashi Ohtsuka, Hikaru Kouta, Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20100002999
    Abstract: In an optical connector adapter for use in connecting a first and a second optical connector plug to each other, a second adapter half is butted against a first adapter half in a predetermined direction. The first and second adapter halves have engaging means for maintaining the first and second adapter halves in a butted state in the predetermined direction. The engaging means is configured to be disposed inside the optical connector adapter and to be prevented from releasing engagement thereof by at least one of the first and second optical connector plugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Naoki Katagiyama, Yuichi Koreeda, Hikaru Kouta, Hisaya Takahashi, Mikio Oda, Hideyuki Ono