Patents by Inventor Norio Fujimori

Norio Fujimori 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: 9577292
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a storing unit which is provided on a battery pack and which retains power information of the battery pack, an acquiring unit which is provided in the main unit and which acquires the power information of the battery pack from the storing unit, and a control unit which is provided in the main unit and which controls the operation of the main unit based on the power information of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Yajima, Keiichi Komaki, Norio Fujimori, Tsuyoshi Ookubo
  • Publication number: 20140193676
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a storing unit which is provided on a battery pack and which retains power information of the battery pack, an acquiring unit which is provided in the main unit and which acquires the power information of the battery pack from the storing unit, and a control unit which is provided in the main unit and which controls the operation of the main unit based on the power information of the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: TAKAYUKI YAJIMA, KEIICHI KOMAKI, NORIO FUJIMORI, TSUYOSHI OOKUBO
  • Patent number: 8700956
    Abstract: A debug circuit of a microcomputer, providing an on-chip debug function, is provided as a measurement permission circuit for outputting a measurement permission signal to a timer that measures, as a measurement object, a time period between two events in a program execution period of the CPU, according to a user-specified condition. The measurement permission circuit includes an interrupt level register for setting an interrupt level that either permits or prohibits a time measurement operation of the timer, and a comparator for determining by comparison a high-low relationship between an interrupt level of an interrupt process executed by the CPU and an interrupt level set in the interrupt level register, and a determination result of the comparator is specified as the measurement permission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Asada, Naoki Ito, Kyouichi Suzuki, Norio Fujimori
  • Publication number: 20130286568
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a storing unit which is provided on a battery pack and which retains power information of the battery pack, an acquiring unit which is provided in the main unit and which acquires the power information of the battery pack from the storing unit, and a control unit which is provided in the main unit and which controls the operation of the main unit based on the power information of the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Takayuki Yajima, Keiichi Komaki, Norio Fujimori, Tsuyoshi Ookubo
  • Patent number: 8486547
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a storing unit which is provided on a battery pack and which retains power information of the battery pack, an acquiring unit which is provided in the main unit and which acquires the power information of the battery pack from the storing unit, and a control unit which is provided in the main unit and which controls the operation of the main unit based on the power information of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Yajima, Keiichi Komaki, Norio Fujimori, Tsuyoshi Ookubo
  • Patent number: 8387113
    Abstract: An authenticating system according to the present invention has a characteristic structure of which an authenticating section 32 of a note type PC 10 and an authenticating section 42 of a battery 20 are directly connected through I/O ports 51 and 61, respectively. Thus, the authenticating system according to the present invention can be relatively easily accomplished using a conventional system. The present invention can be applied to a system that is composed of a plurality of electronic devices that perform an authenticating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Shimada, Norio Fujimori, Keiichi Komaki, Keisuke Koide, Tsuyoshi Ookubo, Kenichiro Kamijo, Daiki Yokoyama, Kenichi Takahira, Katsuhisa Tatsukawa
  • Patent number: 8305044
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: an obtaining unit for obtaining computation information for calculating a charge current including temperature information of a battery; a computation unit for computing a charge current for the battery based on the computation information; and a notification unit for notifying a computer of the charge current computed by the computation unit. The notification unit uses a dedicated command to notify the computer of the charge current. The battery pack includes: a storage unit for storing therein a first threshold value and a second threshold value relating to the temperature information, and the computation unit may compute the optimal charge current depending on which of ranges divided by the first threshold value and the second threshold value the temperature information belongs to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawamoto, Satoshi Okachi, Kenichiro Kamijo, Seiji Tsukada, Keisuke Koide, Norio Fujimori, Hidetoshi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20120137176
    Abstract: A debug circuit of a microcomputer, providing an on-chip debug function, is provided as a measurement permission circuit for outputting a measurement permission signal to a timer that measures, as a measurement object, a time period between two events in a program execution period of the CPU, according to a user-specified condition. The measurement permission circuit includes an interrupt level register for setting an interrupt level that either permits or prohibits a time measurement operation of the timer, and a comparator for determining by comparison a high-low relationship between an interrupt level of an interrupt process executed by the CPU and an interrupt level set in the interrupt level register, and a determination result of the comparator is specified as the measurement permission signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Asada, Naoki Ito, Kyouichi Suzuki, Norio Fujimori
  • Patent number: 7688025
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a battery-pack installing portion that holds a battery pack in a detachable manner; sensing means for sensing that a battery pack is installed in the battery-pack installing portion; detecting means for detecting data related with a state of the installed battery pack sensed by the sensing means; determining means for determining whether the battery pack has a fault based on the detected data; and first restricting means for restricting a recharging operation of the battery pack if the battery pack is determined to have the fault by the determining means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Komaki, Norio Fujimori, Takayuki Yajima
  • Publication number: 20100007310
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: an obtaining unit for obtaining computation information for calculating a charge current including temperature information of a battery; a computation unit for computing a charge current for the battery based on the computation information; and a notification unit for notifying a computer of the charge current computed by the computation unit. The notification unit uses a dedicated command to notify the computer of the charge current. The battery pack includes: a storage unit for storing therein a first threshold value and a second threshold value relating to the temperature information, and the computation unit may compute the optimal charge current depending on which of ranges divided by the first threshold value and the second threshold value the temperature information belongs to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawamoto, Satoshi Okachi, Kenichiro Kamijo, Seiji Tsukada, Keisuke Koide, Norio Fujimori, Hidetoshi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20090125979
    Abstract: An authenticating system according to the present invention has a characteristic structure of which an authenticating section 32 of a note type PC 10 and an authenticating section 42 of a battery 20 are directly connected through I/O ports 51 and 61, respectively. Thus, the authenticating system according to the present invention can be relatively easily accomplished using a conventional system. The present invention can be applied to a system that is composed of a plurality of electronic devices that perform an authenticating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Shimada, Norio Fujimori, Keiichi Komaki, Keisuke Koide, Tsuyoshi Ookubo, Kenichiro Kamijo, Daiki Yokoyama, Kenichi Takahira, Katsuhisa Tatsukawa
  • Publication number: 20050248311
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a battery-pack installing portion that holds a battery pack in a detachable manner; sensing means for sensing that a battery pack is installed in the battery-pack installing portion; detecting means for detecting data related with a state of the installed battery pack sensed by the sensing means; determining means for determining whether the battery pack has a fault based on the detected data; and first restricting means for restricting a recharging operation of the battery pack if the battery pack is determined to have the fault by the determining means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Keiichi Komaki, Norio Fujimori, Takayuki Yajima
  • Publication number: 20050136320
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a storing unit which is provided on a battery pack and which retains power information of the battery pack, an acquiring unit which is provided in the main unit and which acquires the power information of the battery pack from the storing unit, and a control unit which is provided in the main unit and which controls the operation of the main unit based on the power information of the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Takayuki Yajima, Keiichi Komaki, Norio Fujimori, Tsuyoshi Ookubo
  • Patent number: 6687382
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising an image-sensing means for sensing an image of a subject, an extracting means for extracting predetermined feature data from the image sensed by the image-sensing means, a setting means for setting sound data to be reproduced and a reproducing means for reproducing the sound data set by the setting means according to the feature data extracted by the extracting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Nagahara, Norio Fujimori, Takahiko Sueyoshi
  • Publication number: 20030053652
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising an image-sensing means for sensing an image of a subject, an extracting means for extracting predetermined feature data from the image sensed by the image-sensing means, a setting means for setting sound data to be reproduced and a reproducing means for reproducing the sound data set by the setting means according to the feature data extracted by the extracting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: JUNICHI NAGAHARA, NORIO FUJIMORI, TAKAHIKO SUEYOSHI
  • Patent number: 6014075
    Abstract: A zero-position stopper to stop the pointer when it is returned to the zero position and a maximum-position stopper to stop the pointer when it is located at the maximum position are provided. A microcomputer generates a zero-start signal when an ignition switch is turned on so that pointer moves from the zero position and engages the maximum position stopper, and thereafter generates a zero-return signal so that the pointer returns to the zero-position stopper. When the pointer engages the zero-position stopper, the computer does not generate a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Fujimori, Hideyuki Nakane, Tatsuya Seto
  • Patent number: 5371510
    Abstract: An automotive display apparatus displays synthetically an ordinary information like a vehicle speed value and a warning information like a remaining fuel amount by using a half mirror as a close range view and a distant range view. A control means determines contents of the ordinary information and the warning information on the basis of input signals from a plurality of sensors. When the warning information is displayed, the warning information is provided at a position that the warning information overlaps with the ordinary information in the line direction of a driver's sight and the warning information is away from the ordinary information by a predetermined distance to enable the driver to notice and observe the warning information easily. At the same time, the ordinary information at the overlap portion of the ordinary and warning information in the line direction of the driver's sight is inhibited from being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Miyauchi, Masaji Aono, Motoharu Esaki, Norio Fujimori, Tetsuya Kobayashi