Patents by Inventor Nobuo Shimizu

Nobuo Shimizu 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: 20200097505
    Abstract: Provided are an AP node to which a plurality of sensors is connected; and a DB node connected to the AP node. The AP node includes: a receiving unit configured to receive measurement data including values of a plurality of measurement items output from each of the sensors; a queue that stores a most recent value in units of measurement items of each of the sensors; a determination unit configured to refer to the queue and then determine whether the value of each of the measurement items has changed, every time the measurement data is output from each of the sensors; a transmission unit configured to, in a case where there is a measurement item having a value change, generate storage data including the value of the measurement item for each of the measurement items and transmit the generated data to the DB node; and an overwriting unit configured to overwrite the most recent value in the queue with a newest value of the measurement item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yuzo ISHIDA, Nobuo SUGA, Satoshi OTAKE, Daisuke SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200084502
    Abstract: A broadcast reception device includes: a program recording execution unit that stores, into a recording-content storage area, program identification information for identifying a broadcast program, and storage-destination information for specifying a server device storing the broadcast program; a reception function execution unit that transmits the program identification information and the program storage-destination information to the server device specified from the program storage-destination information; and an output unit that outputs sound information and image information on the broadcast program transmitted from the server device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10547892
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a first receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a first transmission method; a second receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a second transmission method; a first decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the first receiving unit; a second decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the second receiving unit; a video output unit outputting video, the video being generated based on data decoded by the first or second decoding unit; an operation input unit receiving control information from a remote controller; and a control unit controlling the units based on the control information received by the operation input unit. The remote controller includes a button to output control information for switching between a display state and a non-display state of service, the service being linked with a broadcasting program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Nobuo Masuoka, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10523997
    Abstract: A broadcast reception device includes: a program recording execution unit that stores, into a recording-content storage area, program identification information for identifying a broadcast program, and storage-destination information for specifying a server device storing the broadcast program; a reception function execution unit that transmits the program identification information and the program storage-destination information to the server device specified from the program storage-destination information; and an output unit that outputs sound information and image information on the broadcast program transmitted from the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20190390313
    Abstract: A method for determining a microstructure of a titanium alloy includes determining a microstructure morphology of a titanium alloy based on a relational expression including a mechanical property parameter relating to a mechanical property of the titanium alloy, a microstructure parameter relating to a microstructure of the titanium alloy, and a composition parameter relating to a composition of the titanium alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUKUSHIMA, Naoki SEO, Nobuo SHIMIZU, Shingo AMANO, Ikuo OKADA
  • Patent number: 10515078
    Abstract: Provided is a database management apparatus, having a processor, a memory, and a storage device, whereby a database which is stored in the storage device is managed, the database management apparatus further comprising: a query acceptance unit which accepts a query to the database; a query execution plan generating unit which generates a query execution plan which includes a database operation which is necessary for executing the accepted query; and a query execution unit which, in executing the accepted query on the basis of the generated query execution plan, dynamically generates a task for executing the database operation, and executes the dynamically generated task. The query execution unit acquires a resource usage state, and, when executing the next database operation, generates a new task on the basis of the resource usage state, and executes the new task in parallel with the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Akira Shimizu, Shinji Fujiwara, Kazuhiko Mogi, Nobuo Kawamura, Kazuo Goda, Masaru Kitsuregawa
  • Publication number: 20190354527
    Abstract: A database management system (DBMS) generates a query execution plan including information representing one or more database (DB) operations necessary for executing a query and executes the query based on the query execution plan. In the execution of the query, the DBMS dynamically generates a task for executing a DB operation and executes the dynamically generated task. The DBMS executes a task in a plurality of threads executed by a processor core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Akira SHIMIZU, Seisuke TOKUDA, Michiko YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko MOGI, Shinji FUJIWARA, Nobuo KAWAMURA, Masaru KITSUREGAWA, Kazuo GODA
  • Publication number: 20190306576
    Abstract: In a broadcast receiving apparatus including: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive control information regarding contents of digital broadcasting and content protection for the contents; an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; a video output unit configured to output video of the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit or video of the contents accumulated by the accumulation unit to external equipment; an interface; and a control unit, switching of content protecting processes are executed in accordance with the number of pixels of video of contents in a first video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment without accumulation, a second video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment after an accumulating process, a copying process state, and a moving process state, and control is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Nobuo MASUOKA
  • Patent number: 10417227
    Abstract: A database management system (DBMS) generates a query execution plan including information representing one or more database (DB) operations necessary for executing a query and executes the query based on the query execution plan. In the execution of the query, the DBMS dynamically generates a task for executing a DB operation and executes the dynamically generated task. The DBMS executes a task in a plurality of threads executed by a processor core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Akira Shimizu, Seisuke Tokuda, Michiko Yoshida, Kazuhiko Mogi, Shinji Fujiwara, Nobuo Kawamura, Masaru Kitsuregawa, Kazuo Goda
  • Publication number: 20190236928
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user can be provided. The lighting apparatus includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; and a projection-type image display unit that projects an image. The projection-type image display unit is configured so that a setting menu screen settable about an image displayed by the projection-type image display unit can be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Katsuyuki WATANABE, Hiroyuki URATA, Tatsuya ISHIKAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA
  • Publication number: 20190238929
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Nobuo MASUOKA, Masayuki HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190215566
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value is provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus configured to receive contents includes: a receiving unit configured to receive the contents; an interface through which the contents received by the receiving unit are outputted; and a control unit configured to control an output state of the contents from the interface. The control unit is configured to determine an output state of the contents from the interface in accordance with a combination of control information indicating a copy control state of the contents, control information for specifying whether protection is required or not when the contents are to be outputted, information indicating resolution of video of the contents, and information indicating transmission characteristics of the video of the contents, which are received by the receiving unit together with the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Nobuo MASUOKA, Nobuaki KABUTO
  • Patent number: 10345515
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a bonded structure, a method for manufacturing the same, and a bonding state detection method which are capable of determining whether or not members are bonded together appropriately. A bonded structure 10 includes a laminated sheet 12A, a laminated sheet 12B, an adhesive 14 that bonds the laminated sheet 12A and the laminated sheet 12B together, and a distributed optical fiber 16 sandwiched between the laminated sheet 12A and the laminated sheet 12B. The cross-sectional shape of the distributed optical fiber 16 is deformed in accordance with the bonding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Nozomi Saito, Takayuki Shimizu, Toshio Abe, Shu Minakuchi, Nobuo Takeda, Yutaka Terada
  • Publication number: 20190208255
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a first receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a first transmission method; a second receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a second transmission method; a first decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the first receiving unit; a second decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the second receiving unit; a video output unit outputting video, the video being generated based on data decoded by the first or second decoding unit; an operation input unit receiving control information from a remote controller; and a control unit controlling the units based on the control information received by the operation input unit. The remote controller includes a button to output control information for switching between a display state and a non-display state of service, the service being linked with a broadcasting program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Nobuo MASUOKA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190202243
    Abstract: A non directional pneumatic tire is provided for an agricultural irrigation system. The tire includes first and second side walls and a radially outer wall defining an internal inflation chamber. A non directional tread pattern is defined on the tire and includes a plurality of longitudinal protrusions positioned substantially parallel to a rotational axis of the tire. The longitudinal protrusions are arranged in first and second rows extending from the first and second side walls toward and across the equatorial plane of the tire. The longitudinal protrusions of the first and second rows circumferentially alternate with each other and there is a circumferential spacing between adjacent longitudinal protrusions at the equatorial plane so that no portion of one longitudinal protrusion circumferentially coincides with or overlaps another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bill J. Wallet, John J. Regallis, Jeffrey D. Parker, Nobuo Shimizu, Andrew T. Miklic, Keith A. Dumigan
  • Patent number: 10321038
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 1 includes: a GPS receiver unit 115 for acquiring GPS signals; a position information acquisition unit 1022 for acquiring position information corresponding to a position where the image data acquired from the GPS signals received by the GPS receiver unit 115 is acquired; a recording medium 106 for storing the image data and metadata; and an image recording unit 1024 for recording, in the recording medium 106, the image data stored in the RAM 103 and the metadata. If the GPS signals cannot be acquired, the position information acquisition unit 1022 performs a position information acquisition processing for acquiring position information within a preset time. When the position information acquisition unit 1022 acquires the position information, the image recording unit 1024 records, in the recording medium 106, the image data stored in the RAM 103 and the metadata to which the acquired position information is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Nishimura, Motoyuki Suzuki, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10306295
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Mitsunobu Watanabe, Nobuo Masuoka, Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10295896
    Abstract: Since a display device is used in a relatively large room, it often displays images on a large screen. On the other hand, a display terminal often displays images on a small screen. Therefore, when the same image is displayed on the display device and the display terminal, the displayed image on the display terminal is so small that the viewer has difficulty in discerning details of the image, which poses a problem that the display terminal is disadvantageous. In a display system including a display terminal and a display device, the display device detects position coordinates optically pointed out by a pointer on a displayed image, and displays a given pointer mark at the detected position coordinates. The display terminal displays a magnified version of the displayed image approximately around received position coordinates serving as a center thereof, and displays a given pointer mark at the position coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hideo Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10272724
    Abstract: A non directional pneumatic tire is provided for an agricultural irrigation system. The tire includes first and second side walls and a radially outer wall defining an internal inflation chamber. A non directional tread pattern is defined on the tire and includes a plurality of longitudinal protrusions positioned substantially parallel to a rotational axis of the tire. The longitudinal protrusions are arranged in first and second rows extending from the first and second side walls toward and across the equatorial plane of the tire. The longitudinal protrusions of the first and second rows circumferentially alternate with each other and there is a circumferential spacing between adjacent longitudinal protrusions at the equatorial plane so that no portion of one longitudinal protrusion circumferentially coincides with or overlaps another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Bill J. Wallet, John J. Regallis, Jeffrey D. Parker, Nobuo Shimizu, Andrew T. Miklic
  • Patent number: 10160265
    Abstract: A tire includes a circumferential tread constructed of a base material. The circumferential tread has a plurality of bars, each of the plurality of bars having a top surface and a plurality of side surfaces. The circumferential tread further has a plurality of valleys disposed between the plurality of bars. A reinforcement layer covers at least some of the plurality of valleys and an outer layer covers at least a portion of the reinforcement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel O. Givens, Dennis W. Snyder, Bradley J. Harris, Steven M. Sawyer, Kevin J. Kosmac, Jeffrey D. Parker, Masataka Uchiyama, Nobuo Shimizu, Leonard M. Shoun, Matthew T. Schreiner