Patents by Inventor Shinichi Honda

Shinichi Honda 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: 20080269930
    Abstract: In FIG. 1, a user selects a plurality of pieces of music data desired to be reproduced concurrently, at an input unit 18 of an audio processing apparatus 16, from music data stored in a storage device 12. A reproducing apparatus 14 reproduces selected music data respectively and generates a plurality of audio signals under the control of a control unit 20. An audio processing unit 24 performs allocation of frequency band, extraction of a frequency component, time-division, periodic modulation, processing and allocation of a sound image, to respective audio signals under the control of the control unit 20. Then the audio processing unit 24 attaches segregation information of audio signals and information on the degree of emphasis to respective audio signals. The down mixer 26 mixes a plurality of audio signals and outputs as an audio signal having a predetermined number of channels, then an output unit 30 outputs the signal as sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kosei Yamashita, Shinichi Honda
  • Publication number: 20080204408
    Abstract: An image display field, a whole map display field, a cursor are displayed on the music data selection screen. In the image display field is displayed an array of images which belong to one partition that can be displayed at a time and which are included in an array of images which represent whole audio data and is defined fixedly in advance. In the whole map display field is displayed a whole map indicating a display-area guide which shows where a partition being displayed now is located in the whole array and indicating a trajectory line which represents the trajectory of the cursor in the past. A plurality of pieces of music data represented by an image, which the cursor indicates, and images located around the image are reproduced concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kosei Yamashita, Shinichi Honda
  • Publication number: 20080071958
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus in which a CPU and an audio processing unit are coupled by a bus. The audio processing unit includes a ring buffer that temporarily retains audio data, and performs an input/output process of the audio data. An interrupt signal generator generates a buffer empty signal, when the audio data is output from a buffer in the ring buffer and the buffer is empty, decimates the buffer empty signal in accordance with a sampling frequency of audio, and then feeds the interrupt signal that survives the decimation to the CPU. The CPU, upon receiving the buffer empty signal, issues a DMA transfer instruction for writing the audio data into the empty buffer in the ring buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi HONDA, Yoshikazu TAKAHASHI, Kaoru YAMANOUE, Takashi TOYODA, Nobuo SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20070130381
    Abstract: A DMA controller controls DMA transfer in an information processing system. Input and output devices are a transfer source or a transfer destination in DMA transfer and request DMA transfer. A DMAC activating unit is provided with an event monitoring unit and an event register. The event register registers an event subject to monitoring. The event monitoring unit detects an event generated in the input and output devices and determines whether the detected event matches an event registered in the event register. If it is determined that the events match, the event monitoring unit activates the DMA controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Nobuo Sasaki, Kaoru Yamanoue, Yoshikazu Takahashi, Shinichi Honda
  • Patent number: 6478185
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tablet vessel feed apparatus comprising a stock container for storing a plurality of tablet vessels, a vessel takeout section for taking out the tablet vessels from the stock container, and a conveyor for conveying the tablet vessels taken out from the stock container. The apparatus further comprises an auxiliary conveyor for conveying the tablet vessel taken out from the stock container toward the conveyor; a delivery table for receiving the tablet vessel conveyed by the auxiliary conveyor to retain and then deliver the tablet vessel to the conveyor; a tablet vessel sensor for detecting the tablet vessel on at least any one of the auxiliary conveyor and the delivery table; and a controller. The controller allows the vessel takeout section to stop taking out the tablet vessels from the stock container while the tablet vessel sensor detects the tablet vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kodama, Shinichi Honda, Takafumi Imai, Hidenori Murakami, Yasushi Okubo
  • Patent number: 6394308
    Abstract: A tablet feeder of the type in which tablets in a storage case are discharged by rotating a rotor. The tablet feeder can prevent tablets, which are about to be discharged by slight rotation of the rotor, from being inadvertently discharged when the storage case is mounted on or dismounted from a support base. The storage case is detachably mounted on the support base. The rotor is mounted in a bottom portion of the storage case so as to be rotatable about a rotary shaft, and is coupled to a motor through rotary gears at its bottom end. A plurality of small magnets are provided on the outer circumference of the bottom portion, and small magnets are provided at a plurality of locations on the outer circumference of the rotor at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yuyama Seisakusho
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Shinichi Honda, Hiroyasu Hamada
  • Publication number: 20020007868
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tablet vessel feed apparatus comprising a stock container for storing a plurality of tablet vessels, a vessel takeout section for taking out the tablet vessels from the stock container, and a conveyor for conveying the tablet vessels taken out from the stock container. The apparatus further comprises an auxiliary conveyor for conveying the tablet vessel taken out from the stock container toward the conveyor; a delivery table for receiving the tablet vessel conveyed by the auxiliary conveyor to retain and then deliver the tablet vessel to the conveyor; a tablet vessel sensor for detecting the tablet vessel on at least any one of the auxiliary conveyor and the delivery table; and a controller. The controller allows the vessel takeout section to stop taking out the tablet vessels from the stock container while the tablet vessel sensor detects the tablet vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kodama, Shinichi Honda, Takafumi Imai, Hidenori Murakami, Yasushi Okubo
  • Patent number: 6119737
    Abstract: A tablet packing apparatus of the present invention have a tablet feeding section 2 for feeding tablets, tablet vessel feeding sections 3 for feeding tablet vessels 11, and a tablet packing section 4 for packing tablets fed from the tablet feeding section 2, into a tablet vessel 11 fed from the tablet vessel feeding sections 3. The tablet feeding section comprises a plurality of feeder vessels 36 for storing different types of tablets and a tablet conveyor 27 for conveying the tablets discharged from the feeder vessels 36, to the tablet packing section 4. In the apparatus, the following restoring process is executed. After the apparatus is stopped due to abnormality, the tablets remaining in the guide paths 31 and the tablets conveyor means 27 are conveyed to the tablet packing section 4 by the tablets conveyor means 27 to recover them into the tablet vessel 11 and then the tablet vessel 11 is transferred to the container chamber 6 of the storage shelves 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Tsuyoshi Kodama, Shinichi Honda, Hirotaka Hayashi, Hirofumi Hayashi, Kouichi Sugimoto, Akitomi Kohama
  • Patent number: 5839257
    Abstract: A drug packaging machine which can provide patients with information of any drug which cannot be packaged in a drug bag if prescribed drugs include such a drug. If prescribed drugs include a drug which cannot be packaged in a drug bag, an empty bag is formed at a position corresponding to the order in which this particular drug is to be taken, and the data for taking this particular drug is printed on the empty bag. A patient can thus take all of his or her necessary drugs simply by following the order in which the drug bags are series-connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignees: AutoMed Technologies Incorporated, Kabushiki Kaisha Yuyama Seisakusho
    Inventors: Jan Soderstrom, David A. Shultz, Shinichi Honda, Hiroyasu Hamada, Ryuji Kitai
  • Patent number: 4085010
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for powder-dispersed composite plating in which a plating solution is recycled while a pulverulent material contained is being uniformly dispersed therein, and a plating tank is located in the recycling circuit, so that a uniform composite-plated coating is formed on an object or objects to be plated, while the consumption and dilution of the ions in the bath are being avoided by the constant renewal of the plating solution due to the recycling. This arrangement permits attainment of the highest possible plating efficiency through the use of an increased current density. Moreover, the particle size and concentration of the pulverulent material mixed in the plating solution can be controlled and thereby improvements in both plating quality and productivity can be achieved. In the case where the objects to be plated are cylinder- or ring-shaped or flat pieces, they can be stacked up in a cylindrical formation and compositely plated altogether to attain a remarkably high productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Company Limited
    Inventors: Shigeru Ishimori, Shinichi Honda