Patents by Inventor Ryo Igarashi

Ryo Igarashi 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: 20240031035
    Abstract: A coherent optical reception device includes a coherent receiver that receives signal light in which an AMCC signal is superimposed on a main signal by phase modulation and outputs a reception signal and a digital signal processor, in which a modulation signal of the AMCC signal superimposed on the main signal is multiplied by a clock, the digital signal processor includes a symbol output, an AMCC signal code sequence demodulator, and a main signal code sequence demodulator, and the AMCC signal code sequence demodulator includes a main signal component remover that removes the main signal included in the reception signal output from the symbol output, and a clock component remover that removes a clock component included in the reception signal from which the main signal has been removed by the main signal component remover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Takuya KANAI
  • Publication number: 20240025191
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Patent number: 11870497
    Abstract: An optical reception device including: a local light transmission unit configured to generate a plurality of local lights having different wavelengths, select a local light having a wavelength that is close to the wavelength of a received optical signal from among the plurality of generated local lights having different wavelengths, and transmit the selected local light to a coherent receiver; a demultiplexing unit configured to demultiplex a received optical signal and transmit the demultiplexed optical signal to the coherent receiver via a first path; and a wavelength detection unit configured to input the optical signal demultiplexed by the demultiplexing unit via a second path, split the input optical signal into different paths according to wavelengths by using a wavelength multiplexer/demultiplexer, and output, to the local light transmission unit, a control signal for causing the local light transmission unit to output a local light having a frequency that corresponds to a path in which the optical sig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Igarashi, Takuya Kanai, Masamichi Fujiwara, Junichi Kani
  • Patent number: 11863211
    Abstract: An optical communication system configured with a station-side apparatus and a plurality of subscriber-side apparatuses in a bus network topology includes an optical amplification unit installed on a station side, and a drop unit configured to branch an optical signal and excitation light, wherein the optical amplification unit includes an amplifier configured to amplify a downlink signal, and an excitation light output unit configured to output the excitation light for amplifying an uplink signal to a communication path, and the drop unit changes a branching ratio in accordance with a wavelength of the optical signal so that a transmission loss of the excitation light with respect to a trunk fiber is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Igarashi, Masamichi Fujiwara, Kazutaka Hara, Takuya Kanai, Yasutaka Kimura, Atsuko Kawakita
  • Publication number: 20230403080
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is a receiving apparatus including a reception unit that receives signal light frequency-modulated by a signal obtained by adding a main signal and a control signal having a lower frequency than the main signal, and converts the signal light into an analog electric signal, and a processing unit that acquires a code sequence corresponding to the control signal on the basis of the analog electric signal, in which the processing unit includes a frequency offset amount acquisition unit that acquires a frequency offset amount of the signal light acquired on the basis of the analog electric signal, and a determination unit that determines the code sequence corresponding to the control signal on the basis of the frequency offset amount acquired by the frequency offset amount acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Ryo KOMA
  • Patent number: 11828602
    Abstract: A location estimating device has a processor that is configured to calculate a first estimated location of a vehicle using positional information representing the location of a vehicle and first map data overlapping with a first section of a vehicle traveling route, to calculate a second estimated location of the vehicle using positional information and second map data that overlaps with a second section of the traveling route, the first section and the second section having an overlapping section, and to assess whether or not the precision of the second estimated location satisfies a predetermined assessment criterion when the vehicle is traveling in the overlapping section from the first section toward the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11818633
    Abstract: A map update system includes a data transmission device mounted on a vehicle and a map server which stores map data. The data transmission device generates sensor data representing a road environment of surroundings of the vehicle in a predetermined position, calculates a matching degree between the road environment of the surroundings of the vehicle and a road environment in the predetermined position represented by the map data, and causes a communication circuit mounted on the vehicle to transmit the sensor data and information representing the matching degree to the map server. The map server transmits the map data by utilizing sensor data, among the sensor data received via a communication device, having a matching degree less than a matching degree threshold with a higher priority than sensor data having a matching degree or greater than the matching degree threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11806995
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20230347666
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230344522
    Abstract: A coherent optical reception device includes a coherent receiver that receives signal light in which an AMCC signal is superimposed on a main signal, converts the signal light into an analog electric signal, and outputs an in-phase component and a quadrature-phase component of a reception signal for each polarization state, and a polarization combiner that performs polarization combining on the in-phase component and the quadrature-phase component of the reception signal output from the coherent receiver for each polarization state and outputs the reception signal as an AMCC signal identification reception signal that is the reception signal used for identification of the AMCC signal and a main signal identification reception signal that is the reception signal used for identification of the main signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Takuya KANAI
  • Publication number: 20230318713
    Abstract: An optical transmission apparatus includes an optical transmitter that generates an optical signal in an uplink direction by modulating output light of a laser that outputs light of a first frequency with a subcarrier on which transmission data is superimposed, a heterodyne detection unit that receives an optical signal in a downlink direction by heterodyne detection, a control unit that calculates a first intermediate frequency based on the frequency of the downlink signal received by the heterodyne detection and the first frequency of the laser, and controls the first frequency of the laser when there is a difference between the calculated first intermediate frequency and a reference second intermediate frequency by a threshold or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230308189
    Abstract: There is provided an optical power feeding system including: an optical power feeding unit; and a plurality of drop units configured to be able to receive light from the optical power feeding unit as an input, branch the input light, and output branched light, in which, the optical power feeding unit includes a power-feed light generating unit that outputs power-feed light, and the drop unit includes: an optical splitter that branches the power-feed light into first branch light and second branch light and outputs the second branch light to another drop unit; a photoelectric conversion unit that performs photoelectric conversion of the first branch light; and a branch ratio control unit that is driven by electricity generated by the photoelectric conversion and controls a branch ratio that is a ratio between the first branch light and the second branch light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Takuya KANAI
  • Publication number: 20230299848
    Abstract: An optical access system includes an optical transmission device and an optical reception device. In the optical access system, the optical transmission device includes: a signal generation unit that generates a plurality of optical signals by generating monitoring control signals including identical information in predetermined cycles and superimposing the monitoring control signal on a main signal each time generating the monitoring control signal; and a transmission unit that transmits the generated optical signals to the optical reception device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi FUJIWARA, Ryo IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20230291484
    Abstract: A branch ratio setting system includes: a branch ratio control unit; and a plurality of drop units configured to be able to receive an optical signal from the branch ratio control unit, and configured to branch and output the received optical signal, and the branch ratio control unit outputs light to the plurality of drop units via an optical fiber to measure characteristics of the optical fiber, and outputs a branch ratio determination signal to each of the plurality of drop units via the optical fiber based on the measured characteristics of the optical fiber, and the drop unit includes an optical splitter connected to the optical fiber and having a variable branch ratio and a branch ratio setting unit that sets the branch ratio of the optical splitter based on the branch ratio determination signal input via the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Takuya KANAI
  • Publication number: 20230261750
    Abstract: A branch ratio calculation method in an optical communication system constituting a tree-structured network in which a first communication device is used as a root node, a plurality of optical splitters are used as intermediate nodes, and a plurality of second communication devices are used as leaf nodes, the method including a calculation step of calculating branch ratios of the plurality of optical splitters based on a length of a transmission path between the first communication device and the optical fiber in order from a hierarchy of the tree-structured network so that the second communication device receives light transmitted by the first communication device at a target intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 11718110
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230227282
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230224034
    Abstract: An optical amplification estimation method includes by an excitation light output unit connected to a first end of a first optical transmission line, making excitation light incident on the first optical transmission line, by a monitoring unit connected to the same side as the first end of the first optical transmission line, making monitoring light incident on the first optical transmission line, the monitoring light having a wavelength different from a wavelength of the excitation light, by the monitoring unit, measuring intensity of light incident on the monitoring unit when the excitation light is incident, and intensity of light incident on the monitoring unit when the excitation light is not incident, and by an amplification estimation unit, estimating a gain of an optical signal in the first optical transmission line based on the light intensity measured in the measuring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Takuya KANAI
  • Publication number: 20230208528
    Abstract: An optical reception apparatus includes an optical coherent reception unit that generates an I-axis component of a reception signal and a Q-axis component of the reception signal based on an optical signal subjected to continuous phase frequency shift keying, a conversion unit that generates a digital signal of the I-axis component of the reception signal and a digital signal of the Q-axis component of the reception signal, a differential detection unit that generates a differential detection signal, a frequency offset compensation unit that derives a phase change amount or a temporal change in the Q-axis component of the differential detection signal whose component of a frequency offset has been compensated, a clock error detection unit that detects an amount of shift of a sampling phase of the differential detection signal whose component of the frequency offset has been compensated, based on the phase change amount or the temporal change in the Q-axis component of the differential detection signal, and a
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20230198630
    Abstract: An optical reception apparatus includes: an optical coherent reception unit that receives a frequency-modulated optical signal whose optical intensity is approximately constant and generates an I-axis component of a reception signal and a Q-axis component of the reception signal based on the optical signal; a conversion unit that generates a digital signal of the I-axis component of the reception signal and a digital signal of the Q-axis component of the reception signal; a differential detection unit that generates a differential detection signal by controlling a delay amount of the digital signal of the I-axis component and a delay amount of the digital signal of the Q-axis component so that a distance between symbols on an IQ plane is increased and by performing differential detection on the digital signal of the I-axis component whose delay amount is controlled and on the digital signal of the Q-axis component whose delay amount is controlled; and an inter-symbol-distance measuring unit that measures a di
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo IGARASHI