Patents by Inventor Satoru Maeda

Satoru Maeda 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: 20220191384
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that allows a photographer to easily recognize whether or not a blurring generated in an image at the time of image capturing is due to a spherical aberration variable mechanism is provided. The image capturing apparatus, to/from which a lens barrel can be attached/detached, comprising a mounting unit configured to mount the lens barrel, a processor; and a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the image capturing apparatus to obtain an adjustment amount of spherical aberration from the lens barrel mounted on the mounting unit, and control a display device to display information about the adjustment amount together with an image obtained through the lens barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Satoru Matsumoto, Ryo Maeda, Yasuhiro Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20220172875
    Abstract: A magnetic ribbon according to an embodiment has a crystallinity degree of 0.05 or higher and 0.4 or lower when the magnetic ribbon is subjected to XRD analysis, the magnetic ribbon being Fe—Nb—Cu—Si—B-base, and the crystallinity degree being expressed by “a peak total area of a crystalline phase”/(“a peak area of an amorphous phase”+“the peak total area of the crystalline phase”). Also, the magnetic ribbon is preferred to have a region in which a KIKUCHI pattern is detected when the crystalline phase is subjected to EBSD analysis. Also, the thickness of the magnetic ribbon is preferred to be 25 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao SAITO, Takahiro MAEDA, Satoru HABU
  • Publication number: 20210032415
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing cellulose particles or cellulose acetate particles. By a production method including: (a) dissolving cellulose acetate in an organic solvent and preparing a cellulose acetate solution; (b) obtaining an emulsion of the cellulose acetate solution and an aqueous medium using a porous membrane; and (c) precipitating cellulose acetate particles from the emulsion, cellulose acetate particles are produced. By further saponifying the cellulose acetate obtained by the production method, cellulose particles are produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka YOSHIMURA, Takeshi KUROKAWA, Yuya MACHIDA, Satoru MAEDA, Junji TANOUE, Yasutaka IWASA, Shinichi FURUSATO
  • Publication number: 20210032372
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing cellulose particles or cellulose acetate particles. By a production method including: (a) dissolving cellulose acetate in an organic solvent and preparing a cellulose acetate solution; (b) obtaining an emulsion by passing the cellulose acetate solution and an aqueous medium through a gap between an outer cylinder and an inner cylinder arranged coaxially inside the outer cylinder and rotating at least one of the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder; and (c) precipitating cellulose acetate particles from the emulsion, cellulose acetate particles are produced. By further saponifying the cellulose acetate obtained by the production method, cellulose particles are produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka IWASA, Takeshi KUROKAWA, Satoru MAEDA, Junji TANOUE, Shinichi Furusato
  • Publication number: 20170272832
    Abstract: The present invention propose an broadcast reception system, wherein a program reception control apparatus is connected to Internet via a network interface to which a terminal apparatus carrying by a user. The broadcast received at an antenna is selected by a tuner, A/D converted, compressed at a compression unit, and encrypted at an encryption unit. The encrypted data from the encryption unit changed to packets at packet creation unit, and transmitted to the terminal apparatus via the network interface. A User is able to view the program in real time before the end of the broadcast for the program by successively creating data based on the received data, and transmitting them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Satoru MAEDA, Manabu ONISHI, Shinji OKAZAKI, Katsutoshi SAKAO
  • Patent number: 9699511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus with improved operatability. With the information processing apparatus in which the user is capable of watching a television program and connecting to the Internet, the index panel 1 shows channel buttons 2 to be operated to select a desired program, a site button 71 to be operated to make an access to site A available on the Internet and a site button 72 to be operated to make an access to site B on the Internet. The present invention allows the user to watch a television program and can be applied to an information processing apparatus such as a personal computer, which can be connected to the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Sakao, Nobutàka Tani, Satoru Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140379905
    Abstract: A node device provided on a network has a log-information storage unit in which log information on the node device is stored, a control unit that performs processing of producing the log information during operation to store the log information in the log-information storage unit, a first sending and receiving unit that receives data from an outside of the node device and to send data to the outside of the node device, and a log processing unit that receives the data from the outside of the node device through the first sending and receiving unit and to perform processing of reading the log information from the log-information storage unit to cause the first sending and receiving unit to send the log information irrespective of the control unit when the received data comprises a log request command expressing a request for the log information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Akahoshi, Satoru Maeda
  • Patent number: 8890646
    Abstract: A laminated-type electronic component including: plural magnetic material layers; plural conductive patterns; a laminated layer body formed by laminating the plural magnetic material layers and the plural conductive patterns; a coil formed in the laminated layer body by connecting the conductive patterns between the magnetic material layers; and at least one magnetic gap formed in the laminated layer body, wherein the magnetic gaps are formed of a compound of Ni and Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toko, Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Noguchi, Makoto Yamamoto, Satoru Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140189752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus with improved operatability. With the information processing apparatus in which the user is capable of watching a television program and connecting to the Internet, the index panel 1 shows channel buttons 2 to be operated to select a desired program, a site button 71 to be operated to make an access to site A available on the Internet and a site button 72 to be operated to make an access to site B on the Internet. The present invention allows the user to watch a television program and can be applied to an information processing apparatus such as a personal computer, which can be connected to the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Sakao, Nobutaka Tani, Satoru Maeda
  • Patent number: 8741807
    Abstract: A compound useful as a plant activator for activating an endogenous defense system of a plant to control disease damage is provided. A compound represented by the formula: (R3)NH—(CH2)4—N(R1)—(CH2)3—NH(R2) (one of R1 and R2 represents a linear C6-18 alkanoyl group or alkenoyl group, the other represents hydrogen atom or a protective group of amino group; and R3 represents hydrogen atom or a protective group of amino group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Riken
    Inventors: Tadao Asami, Masashi Hikosaka, Masaki Mori, Satoru Maeda, Fumio Matsuda, Kazuki Saito
  • Patent number: 8695035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus with improved operatability. With the information processing apparatus in which the user is capable of watching a television program and connecting to the Internet, the index panel 1 shows channel buttons 2 to be operated to select a desired program, a site button 71 to be operated to make an access to site A available on the Internet and a site button 72 to be operated to make an access to site B on the Internet. The present invention allows the user to watch a television program and can be applied to an information processing apparatus such as a personal computer, which can be connected to the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Sakao, Nobutaka Tani, Satoru Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140029270
    Abstract: A processing machine is configured to include a processing device capable of applying processing for forming many holes to a processing area as a part of a region to be processed in a workpiece, a transferring device to relatively move the workpiece with respect to the processing device after the processing is applied to a certain area in the region to be processed, and to position an unprocessed area as a new area to be processed by the processing device, a processing pattern storage unit to store information defining arrangement positions of the holes formed by the processing device, and a control unit to determine a target processing position of each of the holes by adding a position correction amount of each hole on a random basis to the position of each hole defined by the information stored in the processing pattern storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: KATAOKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami Suzuki, Satoshi Tokuoka, Satoru Maeda
  • Publication number: 20130298153
    Abstract: The present invention propose an broadcast reception system, wherein a program reception control apparatus is connected to Internet via a network interface to which a terminal apparatus carrying by a user. The broadcast received at an antenna is selected by a tuner, A/D converted, compressed at a compression unit, and encrypted at an encryption unit. The encrypted data from the encryption unit changed to packets at packet creation unit, and transmitted to the terminal apparatus via the network interface. A User is able to view the program in real time before the end of the broadcast for the program by successively creating data based on the received data, and transmitting them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Satoru MAEDA, Manabu ONISHI, Shinji OKAZAKI, Katsutoshi SAKAO
  • Publication number: 20130271254
    Abstract: A laminated-type electronic component including: plural magnetic material layers; plural conductive patterns; a laminated layer body formed by laminating the plural magnetic material layers and the plural conductive patterns; a coil formed in the laminated layer body by connecting the conductive patterns between the magnetic material layers; and at least one magnetic gap formed in the laminated layer body, wherein the magnetic gaps are formed of a compound of Ni and Cu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: TOKO, INC.
    Inventors: Yutaka NOGUCHI, Makoto YAMAMOTO, Satoru MAEDA
  • Patent number: 8561124
    Abstract: In an information-processing system shown in FIG. 1, a server (106) for delivering remote-operation control information in accordance with an audio/video instrument (110) and an information-processing apparatus (103) with a remote-operation screen display function for remote-controlling the audio/video instrument (110) based on control information acquired from this server (106) are connected to each other through the Internet (105) etc. The information-processing apparatus (103) makes a request to the server (106) to deliver the remote-operation control information in accordance with this audio/video instrument (110) and, based on the control information delivered from the server (106) owing to this delivery request, performs display processing of a remote-operation screen and, based on remote-operation information input by operations on the remote-operation screen, remote-controls the audio/video instrument (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Sakao, Satoru Maeda, Manabu Onishi
  • Publication number: 20130172189
    Abstract: A compound useful as a plant activator for activating an endogenous defense system of a plant to control disease damage is provided. A compound represented by the formula: (R3)NH—(CH2)4—N(R1)—(CH2)3—NH(R2) (one of R1 and R2 represents a linear C6-18 alkanoyl group or alkenoyl group, the other represents hydrogen atom or a protective group of amino group; and R3 represents hydrogen atom or a protective group of amino group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, RIKEN, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGROBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Tadao Asami, Masashi Hikosaka, Masaki Mori, Satoru Maeda, Fumio Matsuda, Kazuki Saito
  • Patent number: 8220028
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a content transmission apparatus connected to a content reception apparatus at a remote place via a network, the content transmission apparatus including: a broadcast signal reception section configured to receive a broadcast content on one or more channels; a recording/reproducing section configured to compress and record data of at least 24 hours of broadcast content on each channel, and reproduce the recorded compressed data; a communication section configured to transmit the compressed data to the content reception apparatus via the network; and a delay control section configured to control the recording/reproducing section to control a delay time between a broadcasting time of the content and a time at which the compressed data is transmitted. The delay time is set in accordance with time difference information indicating a time difference between places where the content transmission apparatus and the content reception apparatus are placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Ohga, Satoru Maeda
  • Patent number: 8197425
    Abstract: A measurement device (10) for quantitatively measuring stiffness, torque or range of motion (ROM) around the joint axis of the ankle-foot complex of a lower limb in the sagittal and coronal planes, the device (10) comprising: a plate (13, 21) for placement of the ankle-foot complex, the plate (13, 21) operatively connected to an actuator (14, 16) for manual actuation; an angular measurement device (12, 17) to measure an angular position of the ankle-foot complex; a torquemeter (11) to measure resistance torque of the ankle-foot complex; an electromyograph (48) to monitor muscular activity of muscles of the lower limb; and computer software to record the measured angular position, resistance torque of the ankle-foot complex and EMG of the lower limb muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Toshiki Kobayashi, Kam Lun Leung, Yasushi Akazawa, Satoru Maeda, Toshiya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8190759
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transmission/reception apparatus capable of achieving both a high processing speed and good extensibility in performing communication protocol processes. Used for transmitting data in accordance with a predetermined communication protocol and receiving data transmitted in accordance with the predetermined communication protocol, the transmission/reception apparatus has a configuration capable of executing communication protocol processes by using hardware (in first and second communication-protocol-processing units) and software (in first and second control units). The hardware or the software can be selected properly in accordance with the type of data. For example, a communication protocol process for data regarded as a heavy processing load can be carried out by using the hardware at the high processing speed whereas a communication protocol process for data regarded as a light processing load can be carried out by using the software, which offers the good extensibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Maeda, Hideki Yoshida, Manabu Onishi, Kei Yamashita, Kazuyuki Ikeda, Daisuke Kawaguchi, Munehiro Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 8156525
    Abstract: In an information-processing system shown in FIG. 1, a server (106) for delivering remote-operation control information in accordance with an audio/video instrument (110) and an information-processing apparatus (103) with a remote-operation screen display function for remote-controlling the audio/video instrument (110) based on control information acquired from this server (106) are connected to each other through the Internet (105) etc. The information-processing apparatus (103) makes a request to the server (106) to deliver the remote-operation control information in accordance with this audio/video instrument (110) and, based on the control information delivered from the server (106) owing to this delivery request, performs display processing of a remote-operation screen and, based on remote-operation information input by operations on the remote-operation screen, remote-controls the audio/video instrument (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Sakao, Satoru Maeda, Manabu Onishi