Patents by Inventor Motoki Kato

Motoki Kato 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: 20190225076
    Abstract: Provided is an electric vehicle includes a power control unit, a driving motor, a first cooling channel fitted with a first pump that causes a first cooling liquid cooled in a first heat exchanger to flow through the power control unit and a second heat exchanger in this order and return to the first heat exchanger, and a second cooling channel fitted with a second pump that causes a second cooling liquid cooled by the first cooling liquid in the second heat exchanger to flow through the driving motor and return to the second heat exchanger. The second pump starts or stops circulation of the second cooling liquid, or increases or reduces a circulation volume of the second cooling liquid, based on one or both of the temperature of the power control unit and the temperature of the first cooling liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoki Takeno, Hiroki Kato
  • Patent number: 10330309
    Abstract: The boiler (1) according to an aspect of the present invention is provided with a boiler main body (3) and a steel support frame (5) that suspends and supports the boiler main body (3). The boiler main body (3) is provided with: a furnace wall (11) composed of water pipes (15) and plate-like fins (16) arranged in an alternating manner; an internal element (4) housed inside the furnace wall (11); and a buffering mechanism (20) configured to attenuate vibration energy when relative displacement, of the internal element (4) with respect to the furnace wall (11), occurs that exceeds a predetermined value. The buffering mechanism (20) is disposed between the furnace wall (11) and the internal element (4) in the main vibration direction of the internal element (4), and the load on the buffering mechanism (20) caused by interference is transmitted to the fins (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Morishita, Masaki Shimono, Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 10309643
    Abstract: A structure for seismic isolation 10 provided on a structure plane 17 including a pair of left and right columns 5, 5 spaced apart in a horizontal direction, and a pair of upper and lower beams 7A, 7B spaced apart in a vertical direction, wherein the structure for seismic isolation comprises: a seismic isolation device 11 provided in a middle of each of the column 5, 5 to be displaced toward the beam 7A; and a horizontal rigid bearing element that is provided between an area in which the seismic isolation device 11 is provided and the beam 7B and that includes a connection beam 13 connecting the pair of columns 5, 5 and vertical braces 15L, 15R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Shimono, Kunihiro Morishita, Motoki Kato, Yuji Kuroda, Tatsuya Amano, Keiichi Moritsuka
  • Publication number: 20190137118
    Abstract: In an all-aluminum heat exchanger using aluminum as a material of a refrigerant pipe, a dissimilar metal contact with a bottom plate, which is made of iron, of an outdoor unit increases a risk of corrosion of the refrigerant pipe. An outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus includes a placement plate, which is provided on a bottom plate of a casing and has a heat exchanger placement surface having a planar shape on which the heat exchanger is placed. With this configuration, water and dust generated in the casing can be caused to drop from the heat exchanger placement surface to the bottom plate and discharged to an outside of the casing. As a result, even when the all-aluminum heat exchanger is used as a heat exchanger of an air-conditioning apparatus, leakage of refrigerant can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Motoki OTSUKA, Yohei KATO, Yudai SAKABE, Tsubasa TANDA, Masaharu MIWA
  • Patent number: 10204107
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an application execution unit configured to perform a record data generation process according to a first file system, a second medium compatible file system unit configured to perform a data recording process according to a second file system different from the first file system, and a file conversion processing unit configured to perform a conversion process between a file compatible with the first file system and a file compatible with the second file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 10100546
    Abstract: In a boiler support structure in which certain seismic isolators are provided with a pullout countermeasure, the seismic isolators to be provided with the pullout countermeasure are individually identified according to whether the seismic isolator satisfies Formula (1): NDn+NEQn>Ntn . . . Formula (1), where NDn (NDn<0) is a compressive load occurring on each of the seismic isolators and calculated on the basis of a permanent load imposed on the boiler support structure; NEQn (NEQn>0) is a pullout force occurring on each of the seismic isolators and calculated on the assumption that an earthquake has occurred; and Ntn (Ntn>0) is an allowable pullout force of each of the seismic isolators and calculated using an allowable pullout stress of each of the seismic isolators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Shimono, Kunihiro Morishita, Motoki Kato, Yuji Kuroda, Tatsuya Amano, Keiichi Moritsuka
  • Publication number: 20180106473
    Abstract: A structure for seismic isolation 10 provided on a structure plane 17 including a pair of left and right columns 5, 5 spaced apart in a horizontal direction, and a pair of upper and lower beams 7A, 7B spaced apart in a vertical direction, wherein the structure for seismic isolation comprises: a seismic isolation device 11 provided in a middle of each of the column 5, 5 to be displaced toward the beam 7A; and a horizontal rigid bearing element that is provided between an area in which the seismic isolation device 11 is provided and the beam 7B and that includes a connection beam 13 connecting the pair of columns 5, 5 and vertical braces 15L, 15R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Shimono, Kunihiro Morishita, Motoki Kato, Yuji Kuroda, Tatsuya Amano, Keiichi Moritsuka
  • Publication number: 20180045402
    Abstract: The boiler (1) according to an aspect of the present invention is provided with a boiler main body (3) and a steel support frame (5) that suspends and supports the boiler main body (3). The boiler main body (3) is provided with: a furnace wall (11) composed of water pipes (15) and plate-like fins (16) arranged in an alternating manner; an internal element (4) housed inside the furnace wall (11); and a buffering mechanism (20) configured to attenuate vibration energy when relative displacement, of the internal element (4) with respect to the furnace wall (11), occurs that exceeds a predetermined value. The buffering mechanism (20) is disposed between the furnace wall (11) and the internal element (4) in the main vibration direction of the internal element (4), and the load on the buffering mechanism (20) caused by interference is transmitted to the fins (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kunihiro MORISHITA, Masaki SHIMONO, Motoki KATO
  • Patent number: 9871661
    Abstract: To realize a configuration to output content to a medium and to use the content stored in the medium under control of the use of content. A content-output-device outputs an encrypted content and an encryption key to be applied to the using process to the medium, and a management server generates a media ID verification value based on a media ID that is an identifier of the medium and transmits the value to the medium. The medium stores the encrypted content, the encryption key, and the media ID verification value in a storage unit. A reproduction device loads the medium and calculates a verification value based on the media ID acquired from the medium, and executes a reproducing process of the encrypted content stored in the medium by data processing to which the encryption key is applied on condition that a matching process performed between the verification value and the media ID verification value stored in the medium is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Motoki Kato, Hiroshi Kuno, Takamichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9786323
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a recording unit that records a flag representing that actual state information as an actual state of contents, which is referred to by reproduction information, is referred to by other reproduction information; a search unit that searches for the actual state information that is deletable by using the flag, in a case where deletion of the reproduction information is instructed; and a deletion unit that deletes the reproduction information of an object to be deleted and the deletable actual state information, in a case where the deletion of the reproduction information is instructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 9781402
    Abstract: The present invention relating to an information processing device, information processing method, playing device, playing method, and program that enables playing of stereo image (3D image) contents appropriately. In the case that 3D playing using Base view video and D1 view video is instructed, “10000.ilvt (ref_to_D1-B_interleaved_file_name) described in interleaved_file_info ( ) of the PlayList file is specified, and Base view video chunks and D1 view video chunks are read out from an optical disc through a UDF file system. The Base view video chunks and D1 view video chunks that are read out are supplied to a decoder unit and played. The present invention is applicable to a playing device compatible with the BD-ROM standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Publication number: 20170260767
    Abstract: In a boiler support structure in which certain ones of seismic isolators are provided with a pullout countermeasure, the seismic isolators to be provided with the pullout countermeasure are individually identified according to whether the seismic isolator satisfies Formula (1) : NDn+NEQn>Ntn . . . Formula (1) , where NDn (ND<0) is a compressive load occurring on each of the seismic isolators and calculated on the basis of a permanent load imposed on the boiler support structure; NEQn (NEQn>0) is a pullout force occurring on each of the seismic isolators and calculated on the assumption that an earthquake has occurred; and Ntn (Ntn>0) is an allowable pullout force of each of the seismic isolators and calculated using an allowable pullout stress of each of the seismic isolators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Masaki SHIMONO, Kunihiro MORISHITA, Motoki KATO, Yuji KURODA, Tatsuya AMANO, Keiichi MORITSUKA
  • Patent number: 9600638
    Abstract: The present invention enables execution of predetermined content usage control processing without depending on a framework of a content playback program (application). Upon content playback processing, a flag which sets information of determination as to whether or not it is necessary to refer to a management information file such as a token or a usage control information file associated with content is recorded in a content file including encrypted content to be stored in a recording medium. Upon the content playback processing, a playback apparatus acquires the content file including the encrypted content stored in the recording medium, refers to a flag recorded in the content file and determines whether or not it is necessary to refer to the management information file based on a setting of the flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Motoki Kato, Hiroshi Kuno, Takamichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9495998
    Abstract: Contents data that have been enciphered and transmitted are recorded as they are on a recording medium, and the contents key used to encipher these data is enciphered in a way used in this recording system and is recorded on the medium. Moreover, a step is taken to ensure that fine trick plays can be performed. In recording contents data that have been enciphered and transmitted, the contents data themselves are recorded in the enciphered state on the recording medium. However, the contents data are decoded by a contents data decoding circuit 46, and a map file containing necessary management information for reproduction is created by a map file creating circuit 47 and this file is recorded together with the contents data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Yoshitomo Osawa, Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 9454996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a playback apparatus, a playback method, and a program that are capable of appropriately playing back content of 3D images. A Base view video stream (L image) and a Dependent view video stream (R image), which are generated using H.264 AVC/MVC encoding method, and a PlayList, which is information for controlling playback, are recorded on an optical disc 2. If the value of MVC_flag that is set in the PlayList represents that information regarding 3D playback is included, 3D playback is performed while also referring to the description of ExtensionData( ) in the PlayList. Information regarding playback of the Dependent view video stream is described in the field for ExtensionData( ). The present invention is applicable to a Blu-Ray (registered trademark) Disc player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Publication number: 20160265243
    Abstract: A boiler support structure is provided that is capable of significantly reducing an effect of a seismic force and also capable of vibrating integrally during an earthquake. The boiler support structure is provided with a main boiler body (3), a support steel frame (11) that supports the main boiler body (3) in a suspended state and that includes a plurality of pillars (11a) that each stand on a foundation (1) with a pillar legs (11b) placed therebetween and a plurality of beams (11c) that connect the adjacent pillars (11a), and seismic isolation devices (5) that support the plurality of respective pillars (11a). In the boiler support structure (10), seismic isolation characteristics of each of the seismic isolation devices (5) are set in accordance with horizontal reaction forces occurring in the plurality of pillar legs (11b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Masaki SHIMONO, Kunihiro MORISHITA, Motoki KATO, Yuji KURODA, Tatsuya AMANO, Keiichi MORITSUKA
  • Patent number: 9171570
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a data processing unit which performs copy processing for recording recorded data of a first medium in a second medium, wherein the data processing unit receives playlist sequence information which represents the use sequence of a playlist applied to reproduction processing of copy data recorded in the second medium, from a management server and performs processing for generating an attribute file which stores the playlist sequence information and recording the generated attribute file in the second medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sont Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Tateo Oishi, Kenjiro Ueda, Kazuo Yamamoto, Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 9106884
    Abstract: A computer readable medium may have a data structure for managing reproduction of a data stream including a navigation area for storing navigation data associated with the data stream representing a portion of at least one reproduction path, the navigation data including data of minimum extent size and indication information, the indication information for indicating whether the data stream represents multiple reproduction paths or the data stream represents a single reproduction path. The navigation data may include path number information and an indicator associated with each reproduction path, the path number information for identifying path numbers respectively of the multiple reproduction paths, and the indicator for indicating a file associated with the associated one of the multiple reproduction paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Hamada, Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 9076495
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus includes a playback data acquisition unit for acquiring playback data containing encoded stream data, a decoding unit for decoding the stream data, a mixing unit for mixing data to be mixed, different from the stream data, with the stream data decoded by the decoding unit, and a selecting unit for selecting between supplying the stream data to the decoding unit and outputting the stream data, and a control unit for controlling the selecting unit. The control unit acquires, from the playback data acquired by the playback data acquisition unit, determination information indicating whether the playback data contains the data to be mixed with the stream data, and controls the selecting unit to output the stream data if the determination information determines that the playback data contains no data to be mixed and if data processed by the playback data processing unit is output as encoded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinobu Hattori, Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 9070414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a playback apparatus, a playback method, a program, a recording medium, and a data structure that enable interactive operations when playing back AV content. A controller 34 obtains an order list of audio stream numbers in advance. In response to an instruction to switch audio by a user, the controller obtains the audio stream number subsequent to the audio stream number which is being played back. It is then checked whether a stream that is found to be playable by the playback apparatus is included in a main clip or a sub clip, and the main clip referred to by the Main Path is read together with the clip in which the corresponding audio stream is multiplexed. Then, the audio stream file of the corresponding clip and the file to be played back included in the main clip are selected by the switches 57 through 59, and 77. The selected files are combined by a video data processor 96 and an audio data processor 97, and the combined data is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoki Kato, Toshiya Hamada