Patents by Inventor Shinichi Kawamoto

Shinichi Kawamoto 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).

  • Patent number: 10664496
    Abstract: A computer system, comprising a plurality of computers; and a management computer, wherein a plurality of data stores which store data obtained from a data source and having differing attributes, wherein the management computer has a request allocation unit and holds metadata management information. The request allocation unit is configured to: refer to the metadata management information to select a candidate data store based on analysis results of the data obtaining request including the time attribute of the requested data; determine whether the requested data can be obtained from the candidate data store; determine a data store to which to issue a request for obtaining the requested data; and issue the request to the determined data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Miyuki Hanaoka, Shinichi Kawamoto, Satoshi Katsunuma
  • Publication number: 20190372335
    Abstract: A body of a power feed control device includes a housing recess to house a module including a holder, the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, the third sub-bus bar, and a zero-phase-sequence current transformer. Lengths of respective extended pieces of the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, and the third sub-bus bar are different from each other. The holder includes a rod portion, a post portion, and an extended portion. The extended portion covers the respective extended pieces of the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, and the third sub-bus bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi KAWAMOTO, Takao AKIOKA, Naoki FUKUO, Shinichi NAKAMURA, Masahiko KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190268572
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a plurality of entrance cameras that capture each of visitors from multiple different angles when the each of visitors enters a facility in which a plurality of intra-facility cameras are installed at respective prescribed positions, and a monitoring apparatus that accumulates visitor data which associates captured images of the each of visitors with identification information of the each of visitors, and monitors the each of visitors in the facility. The monitoring apparatus specifies one intra-facility camera installed at or near a position of detection of the abnormality as a near-abnormality-position intra-facility camera in response to a notice of detection of an abnormality in the facility, extracts one or more visitors found in a video captured by the near-abnormality-position intra-facility camera based on the visitor data; and employs the one or more visitors as security action target persons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi TSUKAHARA, Hideaki TAKAHASHI, Koji KAWAMOTO, Kosuke SHINOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180218418
    Abstract: Provided is a transaction system that supports a transaction between a plurality of consumers and a plurality of suppliers, the transaction system including a server computer that is connected to a network, in which a plurality of consumer-side computers of the transaction and a plurality of supplier-side computers of the transaction are connected to the network, in which the server computer includes a processor that performs processing for interposing in a transaction performed between at least one of the plurality of consumer-side computers and at least one of the plurality of supplier-side computers, and a memory that records consumer-side information regarding the transaction which is output from each of the plurality of consumer-side computers and supplier-side information regarding the transaction which is output from each of the plurality of supplier-side computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiro Yuasa, Takashi Fukumoto, Shinichi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10019483
    Abstract: A search system executes: a first write procedure of extracting, for data in a data sequence, metadata from the data in input order and writing the metadata into a first storage module in association with identification information uniquely identifying the data; a second write procedure of writing, in parallel with the first write procedure, the data in the data sequence into a second storage module in input order in association with the identification information, and writing the identification information in the second storage module into a third storage module; a reception procedure of receiving a search request including a first search condition relating to search target data; a search procedure of searching a search destination, which is selected from the first and third storage modules in accordance with the search request received, for the identification information satisfying the first search condition; and an output procedure of outputting a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Miyuki Hanaoka, Shinichi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 9870385
    Abstract: A computer system comprising a plurality of computers and a storage system, further comprising: a first data processing module configured to process data transmitted from an apparatus; a memory store; a database; a memory store control module; a second data processing module configured to execute predetermined processing using processed data included in a first data range; and a third data processing module configured to execute predetermined processing using the processed data included in a second data range, the memory store control module being configured to: specify a third data range, which is a time range of the processed data to be written to the database; and specify deletable processed data based on the first data range and the third data range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawamoto, Miyuki Hanaoka
  • Publication number: 20170039263
    Abstract: A computer system, comprising a plurality of computers; and a management computer, wherein a plurality of data stores which store data obtained from a data source and having differing attributes, wherein the management computer has a request allocation unit and holds metadata management information. The request allocation unit is configured to: refer to the metadata management information to select a candidate data store based on analysis results of the data obtaining request including the time attribute of the requested data; determine whether the requested data can be obtained from the candidate data store; determine a data store to which to issue a request for obtaining the requested data; and issue the request to the determined data store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Miyuki HANAOKA, Shinichi KAWAMOTO, Satoshi KATSUNUMA
  • Publication number: 20160282445
    Abstract: A position information acquisition system has a terminal and a position information acquisition server for acquiring position information for the terminal. The terminal has a radio wave intensity measurement unit for receiving first radio wave intensities of radio waves received by a plurality of access points and associating the received first radio wave intensities with access point identifiers, and a moving/stationary determination unit for determining whether the terminal is moving or stationary. The position information acquisition server has a position information table in which second radio wave intensities of radio waves received from the plurality of access points are associated with position information, and a radio-wave-intensity/position conversion unit for retrieving second radio wave intensities corresponding to the received first radio wave intensities, and acquiring position information corresponding to the retrieved second radio wave intensities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi KAWAMOTO, Miyuki HANAOKA
  • Patent number: 9322152
    Abstract: The shower head contains a nozzle body and a handle. The nozzle body contains a connecting rod, a support disc, and a container. The container is rotated by water from the handle and its stored liquid soap, essence, or lotion is released by centrifugal force. Water mixed with soap or essence is then ejected from the nozzle head. When the connecting rod is twisted towards a direction, the container is prevented by the support disc from contacting with water and therefore pure water is ejected from the nozzle head. A special flow path is provided in the handle. As water flows through handle, the speed of the water increases and, due to the Venturi effect, outside air is sucked into the handle and mixed with the water, thereby producing a large number of tiny bubbles. The shower head therefore provides a significantly enhanced cleaning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Shinichi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 9298854
    Abstract: Disclosed is a time-series management device capable of filtering time-series data having a possibility of matching a specified search pattern and reading in the data from a storage device when performing a time-series analysis. A data accumulation unit (120) creates a time-series index having a feature value of a data series calculated at a specific regular time interval. In addition, a data search unit (130) makes a decision as to the feature value for each regular time interval included in the time-series index using an evaluation formula of a specified search condition, identifies a time period of a complying data series group, and performs a time-series analysis for only the data series of the identified time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Ikawa, Shinichi Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20160019266
    Abstract: Provided is a query generating method for generating a query which processes an inputted data stream with a computer provided with a processor and memory, said method comprising: a first step of the computer separating the inputted data stream into a required column and an optional column, and loading a template which defines a process with respect to the required column; and a second step of the computer separating the inputted data stream into a required column and an optional column, processing the required columns with the template, and generating a query which outputs the result of the processing of the template and the optional column as one instance of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi KATSUNUMA, Tsuneyuki IMAKI, Shinichi KAWAMOTO, Tsunehiko BABA
  • Publication number: 20160004749
    Abstract: A search system executes: a first write procedure of extracting, for data in a data sequence, metadata from the data in input order and writing the metadata into a first storage module in association with identification information uniquely identifying the data; a second write procedure of writing, in parallel with the first write procedure, the data in the data sequence into a second storage module in input order in association with the identification information, and writing the identification information in the second storage module into a third storage module; a reception procedure of receiving a search request including a first search condition relating to search target. data; a search procedure of searching a search destination, which is selected from the first and third storage modules in accordance with the search request received, for the identification information satisfying the first search condition; and an output procedure of outputting a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Miyuki HANAOKA, Shinichi KAWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150292186
    Abstract: The shower head contains a nozzle body and a handle. The nozzle body contains a connecting rod, a support disc, and a container. The container is rotated by water from the handle and its stored liquid soap, essence, or lotion is released by centrifugal force. Water mixed with soap or essence is then ejected from the nozzle head. When the connecting rod is twisted towards a direction, the container is prevented by the support disc from contacting with water and therefore pure water is ejected from the nozzle head. A special flow path is provided in the handle. As water flows through handle, the speed of the water increases and, due to the Venturi effect, outside air is sucked into the handle and mixed with the water, thereby producing a large number of tiny bubbles. The shower head therefore provides a significantly enhanced cleaning effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Shinichi Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20150234882
    Abstract: A computer system comprising a plurality of computers and a storage system, further comprising: a first data processing module configured to process data transmitted from an apparatus; a memory store; a database; a memory store control module; a second data processing module configured to execute predetermined processing using processed data included in a first data range; and a third data processing module configured to execute predetermined processing using the processed data included in a second data range, the memory store control module being configured to: specify a third data range, which is a time range of the processed data to be written to the database; and specify deletable processed data based on the first data range and the third data range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawamoto, Miyuki Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 8914546
    Abstract: A method of controlling a virtual computer system, the method comprising: obtaining, by a management computer, a load value for each of the plurality of groups, and comparing the load value against a preset threshold; identifying, a group whose load value exceeds the preset threshold as a first group; selecting, a second group from the plurality of groups minus the first group; identifying, as a migration target computer, a given physical computer out of physical computers that run virtual computers allocated to the second group; migrating, virtual computers that are provided by the migration target computer to other physical computers within the second group; changing, settings of the network switch in a manner that enables the migration target computer to operate in the first group; adding, the migration target computer to the first group; and controlling, the migration target computer to run virtual computers of the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawamoto, Tsuyoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140317137
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide a log management computer that shortens log search time while reducing log storage volume. The log management computer manages a log acquired from a log generating system that generates the log, which is an operation record. The log management computer is characterized by: extracting from a log message contained in the log, both a common portion that is common with another log message and a different portion that is different from another log message; storing the extracted common portion in common portion information of a storage area; storing the extracted different portion in different portion information of the storage area; and if a search request containing a search condition is received, searching for a log message that matches the search condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Miyuki Hanaoka, Shinichi Kawamoto, Tadataka Matsubayashi
  • Patent number: 8782666
    Abstract: A method for executing component-based software includes creating a first relation between a first identifier identifying a first software component and an interface for a first container created for the first component, starting a second component defined as a substitution component for the first component when a replacement condition is met, creating a second relation between a second identifier identifying the second component and an interface for a second container created for the second component when starting the second component, changing the first identifier to the second identifier in the first relation and the second identifier to the first identifier in the second relation when starting the second component, using the first component to process requests to the first component received prior to completion of starting the second component, and using the second component to execute requests to the first component newly received after completion of starting the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8645319
    Abstract: An information processing system, a data update method and a data update program are disclosed. In a data base system of master-slave configuration, the update result can be accessed also on slave side with the access request immediately after the particular update. The data base system DBS includes a master DB computer and at least a slave DB computer. The slave DB computer judges from the count on an update counter table whether the update log received from the master DB computer is to be reflected in a duplicate data base or not. Thus, the lost update problem is solved while at the same time realizing a high-speed process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Iwaki, Takeshi Anzai, Yuki Sugimoto, Katsushi Yako, Shinichi Kawamoto, Natsuko Sugaya
  • Patent number: 8603748
    Abstract: The phylogeny of twelve Campylobacter species was determined based on partial (1020-bp) gyrB gene sequences. Methods have been described for detection and speciation of Campylobacter, including 16S rRNA sequence analysis. However, gyrB provides a better resolution than the 16S rDNA gene for Campylobacter species with interspecies sequence similarities ranging from 58.3 to 89.2% compared to those reported for the 16S rRNA gene (ranging from 89 to 99%). A universal primer set, designed to amplify a 960-bp fragment of the gyrB gene in Campylobacter spp., was developed and used for (PCR-RFLP) of 19 strains representing twelve Campylobacter species and resulted in unique digest patterns for all twelve Campylobacter species. PCR assays for amplification of regions of the gyrB gene specific for each Campylobacter species were also developed. Using these PCR and PCR-RFLP methods results in unambiguous identification of the majority of Campylobacter species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Pina Fratamico, Susumu Kawasaki, Shinichi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8574843
    Abstract: The phylogeny of twelve Campylobacter species was determined based on partial (1020-bp) gyrB gene sequences. Methods have been described for detection and speciation of Campylobacter, including 16S rRNA sequence analysis. However, gyrB provides a better resolution than the 16S rDNA gene for Campylobacter species with interspecies sequence similarities ranging from 58.3 to 89.2% compared to those reported for the 16S rRNA gene (ranging from 89 to 99%). A universal primer set, designed to amplify a 900-bp fragment of the gyrB gene in Campylobacter spp., was developed and used for PCR-RFLP of 19 strains representing twelve Campylobacter species and resulted in unique digest patterns for all twelve Campylobacter species PCR assays for amplification of regions of the gyrB gene specific for each Campylobacter species were also developed. Using these PCR and PCR-RFLP methods results in unambiguous identification of the majority of Campylobacter species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, National Agriculture & Food Research Organization
    Inventors: Pina Fratamico, Susumu Kawasaki, Shinichi Kawamoto