Patents by Inventor Ryoji Yamaguchi

Ryoji Yamaguchi 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: 20090153885
    Abstract: An output control device includes an output unit configured to output information externally received or to be transmitted outside, a display unit configured to display a predetermined image, a position detecting unit configured to detect a position specified on the predetermined image displayed on the display unit, a display control unit configured to control the display unit to display the predetermined image when the output unit outputs the information, an area specifying unit configured to specify a predetermined area on the predetermined image as an output control area for controlling an output condition of the information to be outputted from the output unit, and an output control unit configured to control the output condition of the information when the specified position on the predetermined image detected by the position detecting unit is within the output control area specified by the area specifying unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryoji YAMAGUCHI, Tetsuya KATO, Tadahiro KUNII
  • Patent number: 7386180
    Abstract: An image signal reproduction apparatus and an image signal reproduction method that can reproduce video signals at high speed with stability. A skip decoding field counter is set on the basis of a factor by which the reproduction speed is multiplied and the number of fields included in one frame image. When decoding of coded data corresponding to one frame to be decoded is completed, it is judged whether the skip decoding field counter is larger than zero or not. When the counter is larger than zero, the number of fields corresponding to a picture to be skipped is subtracted from the counter, and when the picture to be skipped is I or P coded data, the decoding is instructed, while when the picture is B coded data, the skipping is instructed. These processes are repeated until the counter becomes 0 or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Sota, Katsumi Hoashi, Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20080030619
    Abstract: The present invention provides a digital image receiving device and a digital image receiving method, wherein VBI (Vertical Blanking Interval) data can also be used as valid data. The digital image receiving device includes: an image capturing section for capturing digital image data, including image data and VBI data, and outputting the captured data; a storage section for storing the captured data; an image output section for reading out data stored in the storage section and outputting the read-out data; and a control section for controlling the image capturing section so that when the capturing process is performed, not only the image data but also the VBI data are captured and output to, and stored in, the storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Katsumi Hoashi, Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20080025410
    Abstract: A decode control section 103 sets allocated times required for decoding a plurality of coded streams in processing units based on input stream information on the plurality of coded streams. A decode section 101 decodes the plurality of coded streams while switching the input between the plurality of coded streams based on the allocated times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Katsumi Hoashi
  • Publication number: 20070286275
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated circuit for video/audio processing in which the design resources obtained by the development of video/audio devices can be used also for other types of video/audio devices. The integrated circuit comprises a microcomputer block 2 including a CPU, a stream I/O block 4 for inputting/outputting video and audio streams to and from an external device, a media processing block 3 for executing the media processing including at least one of the compression and decompression of the video and audio streams, etc. inputted to the stream I/O block 4, an AV IO block 5 for converting the video and audio streams subjected to the media processing in the media processing block 3 into video and audio signals and outputting these signals to the external device, etc, and a memory IF block 6 for controlling the data transfer between the microcomputer block 2, the stream I/C block 4, the media processing block 3 and the AV IO block 5 and an external memory 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Kimura, Tokuzo Kiyohara, Hiroshi Mizuno, Junji Michiyama, Tomohiko Kitamura, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Manabu Kuroda, Nobuhiko Yamada, Hideyuki Ohgose, Akifumi Yamana
  • Publication number: 20070206870
    Abstract: There are included an image decoder (10) for decoding encoded image data; a processor (11) for performing both a partial decoding of encoded image data and a control of the image decoder (10); an internal command memory (12) for storing programs to be executed by the processor (11); an external command memory (13) for storing all of programs to be transferred to a RAM area of the processor (11); and a frame memory (14) for storing decoded data outputted from the image decoder (10). The programs used for decoding the encoded image data are divided into functional module units. While the programs are interchanged from the external command memory (13) to the internal command memory (12) for each of predetermined command memory transfer unit during reproduction, the encoded image data is decoded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Katsumi Hoashi, Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20070015109
    Abstract: A jaw denture is provided which is capable of being attached and detached easily without pain during daily oral care. An obturator appliance is put on the mucosa side of a denture base. The obturator appliance is made into a sealed bag by using an expandable, shrinkable material that is detachably put at a reception part on the mucosa side of the denture base. An injection valve is attached to the obturator appliance to inject air inside and hold air therein. The portion projecting from the reception part of the obturator appliance is expanded in a three dimensional shape of the lost space to fill the lost space inside the bone loss portion. The air in the obturator appliance is discharged to shrink the obturator appliance and it can be taken out from the lost space. This makes it possible to clean the obturator appliance and the denture base completely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventor: Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6892025
    Abstract: A picture signal reproducing apparatus for synchronously reproducing a variety of digital coded data strings, comprises: data transmission controlling unit for inputting a series of digital multiplexed coded data strings including a plurality of packs connected with each other in serial, each of the packs having a SCR, and inserting a reproduction unit switching information at a seamless point between two packs in the series of digital multiplexed coded data strings according to the SCR for each of the packs; and reproduction controlling unit for detecting the seamless point on the basis of the reproduction unit switching information from the series of digital multiplexed coded data strings to synchronously reproduce the variety of digital coded data strings at the detected seamless point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoi Togashi, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Hashimoto, Ken Monda, Keiichi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 6847687
    Abstract: According to the data amount and the nature of a video stream and an audio stream included in a program stream which is to be decoded, an audio and video processing apparatus performs processing while allocating higher priority to one or the other of the video and audio streams. Without any increase in circuit complexity or clock speed, this apparatus can reproduce streams in at least two formats, in which the ratios of the amounts of encoded signal data and of the amounts of calculation required for decoding for the video and the audio are very different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujita, Takashi Katayama, Masahiro Sueyoshi, Kousuke Nishio, Masaharu Matsumoto, Akihisa Kawamura, Kazutaka Abe, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Makoto Meiarashi, Ken Monda
  • Publication number: 20040179611
    Abstract: An image signal reproduction apparatus and an image signal reproduction method that can reproduce video signals at high speed with stability. A skip decoding field counter is set on the basis of a factor by which the reproduction speed is multiplied and the number of fields included in one frame image. When decoding of coded data corresponding to one frame to be decoded is completed, it is judged whether the skip decoding field counter is larger than zero or not. When the counter is larger than zero, the number of fields corresponding to a picture to be skipped is subtracted from the counter, and when the picture to be skipped is I or P coded data, the decoding is instructed, while when the picture is B coded data, the skipping is instructed. These processes are repeated until the counter becomes 0 or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Akira Sota, Katsumi Hoashi, Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6647202
    Abstract: A video signal reproduction apparatus is provided for reproducing a multiplexed encoded stream including audio data, video data, sub-picture data, and additional information digitally encoded and multiplexed on a packet-by-packet basis. The multiplexed encoded stream includes a plurality of packs, each of the plurality of packs including at least one packet, the at least one packet including a packet header and packet encoded data. The packet encoded data includes at least one of packet audio encoded data, packet video encoded data, packet sub-picture encoded data, and packet navigation encoded data. The packet audio encoded data forms sub-picture encoded data, the sub-picture encoded data including a first reproduction unit and a second reproduction unit. The first reproduction unit includes a first unit header, first encoded bit map data, and first display control information, and the second reproduction unit includes a second unit header, second encoded bit map data, and second display control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Yamaguchi, Makoto Meiarashi, Masaru Iwasa
  • Publication number: 20010038747
    Abstract: A picture signal reproducing apparatus for synchronously reproducing a variety of digital coded data strings, comprises: data transmission controlling unit for inputting a series of digital multiplexed coded data strings including a plurality of packs connected with each other in serial, each of the packs having a SCR, and inserting a reproduction unit switching information at a seamless point between two packs in the series of digital multiplexed coded data strings according to the SCR for each of the packs; and reproduction controlling unit for detecting the seamless point on the basis of the reproduction unit switching information from the series of digital multiplexed coded data strings to synchronously reproduce the variety of digital coded data strings at the detected seamless point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: Motoi Togashi, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Hashimoto, Ken Monda, Keiichi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20010031007
    Abstract: According to the data amount and the nature of a video stream and an audio stream included in a program stream which is to be decoded, an audio and video processing apparatus performs processing while allocating higher priority to one or the other of the video and audio streams. Without any increase in circuit complexity or clock speed, this apparatus can reproduce streams in at least two formats, in which the ratios of the amounts of encoded signal data and of the amounts of calculation required for decoding for the video and the audio are very different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujita, Takashi Katayama, Masahiro Sueyoshi, Kousuke Nishio, Masaharu Matsumoto, Akihisa Kawamura, Kazutaka Abe, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Makoto Meiarashi, Ken Monda
  • Patent number: 5815209
    Abstract: A method for encoding a picture based on an intra-picture coding and an inter-picture prediction coding having an absolute value of a maximum range of motion compensation between continuous pictures in terms of time being H pixels (H: a positive integer) in a first direction and V pixels (V: a positive integer) in a second direction, the method includes the steps of: receiving a picture and judging whether the picture is directly/indirectly referred to by a further picture among the continuous pictures in terms of time or not; determining a maximum distance L (L: a positive integer) between the picture and the further picture directly/indirectly referring to the picture; dividing the picture into a first to an Nth sub-pictures (N: an integer equal to or larger than 2), a size of the first to the Nth sub-pictures being larger by at least L.times.V pixels in the first direction or at least L.times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kondo, Yoshinari Takemura, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5737481
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus for continuously recording information without losing any information even if the apparatus temporarily falls into a recording-disable state owing to the shock externally applied, etc. is provided. A disability detector for detecting the recording-disable state is provided in the information recording apparatus, thereby interrupting the recording operation and the reading operation from the buffer memory under the recording-disable state, and making a coding rate reduction controller instruct a coder to temporarily reduce the coding rate of the input information. A remaining capacity detector is provided for monitoring the remaining capacity in the buffer memory and instructing the coder to temporarily reduce the coding rate of the input information when the remaining capacity becomes a predetermined value or less. As a result, the reduction in the remaining capacity of the buffer memory under the recording-disable state is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoji Gushima, Yoshiharu Kobayashi, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Satoshi Kondo, Katsuhiko Yoshida, Shigeru Furumiya, Kenji Koishi, Yoshinari Takemura
  • Patent number: 5265087
    Abstract: An information memory medium (10) includes disk-shaped substrates (30a, 30b) and recording layers (32a, 32b). It also has a centering member (38a, 38b) whose coefficient of thermal expansion resembles that of the substrates (30a, 30b). Two flat magnetic members (40a, 40b) are situated in annular depressions (68a, 68b) provided in the centering member. The annular depressions are larger than the magnetic members so that differences in thermal expansion can be absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nobuo Inage, Kazuharu Odawara, Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4896312
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading a disc-containing cartridge into a reproducing device having a head, the cartridge including a window for exposing a portion of the disc, and a movable shutter for covering the window when the cartridge is removed from the apparatus. The apparatus including a main body having a port for receiving and discharging the cartridge therethrough, a cartridge moving mechanism for moving a cartridge inserted into the port to a prescribed position within the main body adjacent to the head, including a shutter opening mechanism, and a preventing mechanism for preventing the cartridge from moving to the prescribed position when the shutter is not fully opened by the opening mechanism for reducing damage to the head during loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuharu Odawara, Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4866697
    Abstract: An optical disk comprising a disk-like body having two base plates made of synthetic resin and two recording layers formed on the base plates, respectively. The body is formed by bonding the base plates, with a spacer interposed therebetween, such that the recording layers face each other. The disk further comprises two centering members, each projecting from the surface of the center portion of one base plate. Each centering member is made of synthetic resin, and one magnetic member is mounted on the centering member. The centering member is inserted in a hole formed in the center portion of the body. The centering member has a center hole defining the center of rotation of the body, and also three projections formed in the surface thereof which faces away from the recording layer. The magnetic member has three engaging holes and is mounted on the centering member, with the projections of the centering member fitted in the engaging holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryoji Yamaguchi, Kazuharu Odawara, Nobuo Inage
  • Patent number: D306861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Oshima, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Masayuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: D307145
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Oshima, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Masayuki Ikeda