Patents by Inventor Satoshi Suda

Satoshi Suda 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: 20210289257
    Abstract: Channel bonding is realized in a receiving apparatus that receives terrestrial digital broadcasting compliant with an ATSC 3.0 Standard. A receiving section selects any one of a plurality of frequency channels as a bonding source channel and receives a frame from the bonding source channel. A control section performs processing for obtaining one frequency channel in which packets are to be bonded with the bonding source channel among the plurality of frequency channel as a bonding destination channel on the basis of the frame and processing for controlling the receiving section to newly receive a frame from the bonding destination channel. A decoding section decodes the frame and acquires the packets. A bonding section bonds together the packets corresponding to the bonding source channel and the packets corresponding to the bonding destination channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: SATOSHI OKADA, YUTAKA NAKADA, RYOSUKE SUDA
  • Patent number: 11110891
    Abstract: An onboard authentication device (60) includes: a communication unit (62) configured to receive key information; an existing electronic key determining unit (65C) configured to determine whether the key information received by the communication unit matches registered information; and an execution unit (65D, 65F) configured to execute a registration process of registering a second electronic key in the onboard authentication device or an invalidation process of invalidating the first electronic key registered in the onboard authentication device at a first time in a case that the existing electronic key determining unit determines the received key information matches the key information of the first electronic key and to execute the registration process or the invalidation process at a second time later than the first time in a case that the existing electronic key determining unit determines the received key information does not match the key information of the first electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210150859
    Abstract: A gaming machine for providing a skill-based wagering game to a player is described herein. The gaming machine includes a controller programmed to display the skill-based wagering game on a display device, receive a signal indicating a wager being received from the player, and initiate the skill-based wagering game. The controller determines a player skill level value associated with the player based on player skill operations received during game play and accesses RTP value data to determine an RTP value based on the determined player skill level value and the received wager amount. The controller generates a plurality of primary awards as a function of the determined RTP value, displays a primary award selection screen to select a primary award from the plurality of primary awards, and adjust the credit balance based on the player selected primary award.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Delekta, Michael Kuhlmann, Satoshi Suda
  • Publication number: 20210110663
    Abstract: A gaming machine is described herein. The gaming machine includes a control unit programmed to initiate an instance of a primary game and spin and stop virtual reel strips to display an outcome of the primary game. The control unit detects an appearance of a winning combination of game symbols in the outcome and provides an initial award based on the winning combination, and detects an appearance of the collect symbol and a credit prize symbol in the outcome, determines an amount of credits associated with the credit prize symbol, and a bonus award including the determined amount of credits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, William Langston
  • Publication number: 20210097804
    Abstract: A gaming system including one or more gaming machines provides a game to one or more players. The game includes a primary game and a bonus game with first and second features. In the first feature a plurality of objects are presented to a player. The player is allowed to select one of the objects and an associated award may be awarded. Any unselected objects are added to an escrow meter. In the second feature, the player is allowed to select one or more of the escrow objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji Ohno, Satoshi Suda, Yuji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10901242
    Abstract: Provided is a driving device for PWM control of voltage pulses for controlling the temperature of a heater in a phase controller, the driving device being capable of increasing the response speed of an optical element such as an optical switch. Phase controllers include first and second heaters for changing the temperatures of first and second optical waveguides extending in parallel. Driving devices include pulse generation circuits that generate voltage pulses to apply to the first and second heaters. To start raising the temperature of the second heater, the pulse generation circuit generates a first voltage pulse and consecutive second voltage pulses to apply to the second heater with zero voltage pulse being applied to the first heater, the first voltage pulse having a long pulse width and the second voltage pulses following the first voltage pulse and having a shorter pulse width than the first voltage pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ken Tanizawa, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Satoshi Suda, Haruhiko Kuwatsuka, Keijiro Suzuki, Guangwei Cong, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Hitoshi Kawashima, Shu Namiki
  • Patent number: 10878665
    Abstract: A gaming machine for providing multiple games to a player with the same reel is described herein. The gaming machine displays a first game that includes a first portion of a reel in a first display area and concurrently displays a second game that includes a second portion of the reel being displayed in a second display area. The gaming machine randomly generates an outcome of the first game and spins and stops the at least one reel to display the first game outcome in the first display area and awards the player an award as a function of the first game outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Suda
  • Patent number: 10850704
    Abstract: An electronic key management device includes a generator (152, 153) configured to generate at least one of a first execution key and a second execution key for obtaining a permission for transiting to a registration mode for registering an electronic key of a vehicle in an in-vehicle authentication device or to an invalidation mode for invalidating the electronic key registered in the in-vehicle authentication device, in response to a predetermined request, and a communication controller (154) configured to transmit the first execution key generated by the generator to a first terminal device, and transmit the second execution key generated by the generator to a second terminal device that is a terminal device different from the first terminal device and is registered in advance as a terminal device of an authorized owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Patent number: 10843661
    Abstract: An electronic key management system assisting device including: a connector (31) that is mounted in a vehicle and is used for a connection with an in-vehicle authentication device communicating with a management server using an in-vehicle communication device; and a requester (35B) that requests the management server to transmit an execution key for obtaining a permission for a transition to a registration mode in which an electronic key of the vehicle is registered in the in-vehicle registration device or an invalidation mode in which the electronic key registered in the in-vehicle registration device is invalidated using a communication device other than the in-vehicle communication device in a case which the in-vehicle authentication device connected through the connector is not able to communicate with the management server using the in-vehicle communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Patent number: 10839654
    Abstract: A game machine is provided. The machine comprises a display and a controller. The display is configured to display a plurality of symbol cells displayed in a grid. The grid defines a plurality of columns, each column having an associated reel, each reel having an associated reel strip, each reel strip including a plurality of symbol positions and a plurality of game symbols displayed in each of the symbol cells in a predetermined order defining a reel layout, at least one of the reel strips having a second reel layout, the second reel layout having an identical symbol in a plurality of consecutive symbol positions. The controller is configured to replace the reel layout with the second reel layout in the at least one of the reel strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Delekta, Keith Rucker, Satoshi Suda
  • Patent number: 10793110
    Abstract: A vehicle authentication apparatus including an acquisition unit (65D) configured to acquire information indicating a content of a manipulation on a vehicle from a detection unit mounted on the vehicle; a manipulation determination unit (65E) configured to determine whether a predetermined collaborative manipulation executable by two or more manipulators is performed on the basis of information acquired by the acquisition unit; and an execution unit (65F, 65H) configured to execute a registration process of registering an electronic key of the vehicle in the on-vehicle authentication apparatus or an invalidation process of invalidating the electronic key registered in the on-vehicle authentication apparatus, in a case that it is determined by the manipulation determination unit that the collaborative manipulation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Masashi Sato, Shinichi Ueda
  • Publication number: 20200271962
    Abstract: Provided is a driving device for PWM control of voltage pulses for controlling the temperature of a heater in a phase controller, the driving device being capable of increasing the response speed of an optical element such as an optical switch. Phase controllers include first and second heaters for changing the temperatures of first and second optical waveguides extending in parallel. Driving devices include pulse generation circuits that generate voltage pulses to apply to the first and second heaters. To start raising the temperature of the second heater, the pulse generation circuit generates a first voltage pulse and consecutive second voltage pulses to apply to the second heater with zero voltage pulse being applied to the first heater, the first voltage pulse having a long pulse width and the second voltage pulses following the first voltage pulse and having a shorter pulse width than the first voltage pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ken TANIZAWA, Hiroyuki MATSUURA, Satoshi SUDA, Haruhiko KUWATSUKA, Keijiro SUZUKI, Guangwei CONG, Kazuhiro IKEDA, Hitoshi KAWASHIMA, Shu NAMIKI
  • Patent number: 10733845
    Abstract: A gaming machine is described herein. The gaming machine includes a control unit programmed to initiate an instance of a primary game and spin and stop virtual reel strips to display an outcome of the primary game. The control unit detects an appearance of a winning combination of game symbols in the outcome and provides an initial award based on the winning combination, and detects an appearance of the collect symbol and a credit prize symbol in the outcome, determines an amount of credits associated with the credit prize symbol, and a bonus award including the determined amount of credits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, William Langston
  • Patent number: 10706662
    Abstract: A gaming system including one or more gaming machines provides a game to one or more players. The game includes a primary game and a bonus game with first and second features. In the first feature a plurality of objects are presented to a player. The player is allowed to select one of the objects and an associated award may be awarded. Any unselected objects are added to an escrow meter. In the second feature, the player is allowed to select one or more of the escrow objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Ohno, Satoshi Suda, Yuji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10679461
    Abstract: A system for providing an award to a player is described herein. The system includes a plurality of gaming devices and a controller coupled to each of the gaming devices. Each gaming device is configured to receive a wager from a player and responsively display a game. The controller is configured to receive a signal indicative of a wager being received by at least one of the gaming devices, determine a range of award numbers as a function of at least one previous wager, randomly select an award number from the range of award numbers, and responsively provide an award to the player being associated with the at least one gaming device as a function of the randomly selected award number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Arthur Lee
  • Patent number: 10442305
    Abstract: A system includes; a first power line connectable with a first fuse and feeds electric power from a battery to a controller; a second power line connectable with a second fuse and feeds electric power from the battery to the controller; a first detector that detects whether the first fuse is connected; a second detector that detects whether the second fuse is connected; and the controller that causes specific equipment to operate upon detection of receipt of a signal by a receiver that operates intermittently to receive signals from a mobile terminal. The controller sets a cycle of operation of the receiver to a first cycle when the first fuse is connected, and set the cycle of operation of the receiver to a second cycle longer than the first cycle, when it is detected that the first fuse is not connected, and the second fuse is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Sato, Shinichi Ueda, Takashi Ito, Yujiro Koda, Satoshi Suda
  • Publication number: 20190291695
    Abstract: An electronic key management system assisting device including: a connector (31) that is mounted in a vehicle and is used for a connection with an in-vehicle authentication device communicating with a management server using an in-vehicle communication device; and a requester (35B) that requests the management server to transmit an execution key for obtaining a permission for a transition to a registration mode in which an electronic key of the vehicle is registered in the in-vehicle registration device or an invalidation mode in which the electronic key registered in the in-vehicle registration device is invalidated using a communication device other than the in-vehicle communication device in a case which the in-vehicle authentication device connected through the connector is not able to communicate with the management server using the in-vehicle communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190295377
    Abstract: A gaming machine is described herein. The gaming machine includes a control unit programmed to initiate an instance of a primary game and spin and stop virtual reel strips to display an outcome of the primary game. The control unit detects an appearance of a winning combination of game symbols in the outcome and provides an initial award based on the winning combination, and detects an appearance of the collect symbol and a credit prize symbol in the outcome, determines an amount of credits associated with the credit prize symbol, and a bonus award including the determined amount of credits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, William Langston
  • Publication number: 20190291694
    Abstract: A vehicle authentication apparatus including an acquisition unit (65D) configured to acquire information indicating a content of a manipulation on a vehicle from a detection unit mounted on the vehicle; a manipulation determination unit (65E) configured to determine whether a predetermined collaborative manipulation executable by two or more manipulators is performed on the basis of information acquired by the acquisition unit; and an execution unit (65F, 65H) configured to execute a registration process of registering an electronic key of the vehicle in the on-vehicle authentication apparatus or an invalidation process of invalidating the electronic key registered in the on-vehicle authentication apparatus, in a case that it is determined by the manipulation determination unit that the collaborative manipulation is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Masashi Sato, Shinichi Ueda
  • Publication number: 20190291693
    Abstract: An electronic key management device includes a generator (152, 153) configured to generate at least one of a first execution key and a second execution key for obtaining a permission for transiting to a registration mode for registering an electronic key of a vehicle in an in-vehicle authentication device or to an invalidation mode for invalidating the electronic key registered in the in-vehicle authentication device, in response to a predetermined request, and a communication controller (154) configured to transmit the first execution key generated by the generator to a first terminal device, and transmit the second execution key generated by the generator to a second terminal device that is a terminal device different from the first terminal device and is registered in advance as a terminal device of an authorized owner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato