Patents by Inventor Shinichi Yamamoto

Shinichi Yamamoto 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: 8697774
    Abstract: The ink for ink jet recording includes a sparingly water-soluble alkanediol, a resin, and a coloring material, wherein the content of the coloring material is from 1 to 3% by mass based on the total mass of the ink, the surface tension is from 21 to 25 mN/m, and the thixotropic index (TI) represented by the following formula (1), as determined at a time point when its content becomes 40% by mass based on the total mass before the evaporation of the ink by the evaporation of the ink, is from 2 to 110: TI=?(1 s?1)/?(1000 s?1)??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Tomura, Akira Mizutana, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8700103
    Abstract: A vehicle terminal apparatus has a connection monitoring unit for monitoring a disconnection of a communication link between a wireless communication device and a portable terminal, considering an abnormal disconnection of the communication link as a link loss, considering a disconnection of the communication link by a disconnection process by the wireless communication device as a first disconnection, and considering a disconnection of the communication link by a disconnection process, by the portable terminal as a second disconnection; and a connection condition determination unit for determining a wireless connection condition of the wireless communication device based on a disconnection reason that accounts for a reason for disconnection and a pre-disconnection call condition that is a call condition of the portable terminal immediately before the disconnection when the disconnection of the communication link is detected by the connection monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahisa Ozaki, Soichi Saito, Suguru Matsushita, Ryuuji Sakata, Kazushige Hayashi, Shinichi Yamamoto, Hirokazu Ishida, Yosuke Nakanishi, Masao Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8665689
    Abstract: [Problem] In a conventional multilayer optical disc, management information needs to be retrieved from the control area of its reference layer to find how many information layers there are in the optical disc. [Means for Solving the Problem] A multilayer optical disc according to the present invention has multiple information layers that are stacked one upon the other. The information layers include at least one layer on which layer number information, indicating its own place in the multiple information layers, and information about the total number of information layers included are both stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Katsuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8620217
    Abstract: A short range wireless communication apparatus is disclosed. When multiple communication protocols including a first communication protocol and a second communication protocol are simultaneously connected between the short range wireless communication apparatus and another short range wireless communication apparatus, the short range wireless communication apparatus notifies the another short range wireless communication apparatus a second communication protocol connection request if the first communication protocol is disconnected in response to transmission of a first communication protocol disconnection request to the another short range wireless communication apparatus and then the second communication protocol is disconnected in response to transmission of a second communication protocol disconnection request from the another short range wireless communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Soichi Saito, Suguru Matsushita, Takahisa Ozaki, Hirokazu Ishida, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazushige Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8611198
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for determining what group a given multilayer optical disc belongs to. The disc is one of a number of multilayer optical discs, which are designed so that information stored is retrievable from any of the discs by irradiating the disc with a light beam having the same wavelength and which have been classified into multiple groups. According to this method, performed first is Step (A) of measuring either a distance from a first one of multiple information layers of the given multilayer optical disc to a second one thereof, which is located adjacent to the first information layer, or a distance from the first information layer to the surface of the optical disc. Next, Step (B) of determining, by the distance measured, what group the given multilayer optical disc belongs to is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8605001
    Abstract: Radome equipment that includes an antenna device, and a radome that protects the antenna device by housing the antenna device therein and that transmits electric power necessary for communication, in which: a matching layer made of a single-layer dielectric is attached to an inner surface of the radome; and the matching layer has a thickness that is set to a value that minimizes reflection based on an impedance estimated from an interface between the matching layer and the radome before the matching layer of the radome is attached, a characteristic impedance of a medium of the matching layer, a wavelength in the matching layer, and a characteristic impedance of a medium of a space in which the radome is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Shuji Nuimura, Izuru Naito
  • Patent number: 8582403
    Abstract: A layer-to-layer jumping method according to the present invention includes, after a layer-to-layer jump has been started in a multilayer optical disc, the step ST7 of detecting an S-curve signal from an information layer, which is located shallower than the target information layer of the layer-to-layer jump, with a spherical aberration correction made adaptively to that shallower information layer, and the step ST8 of generating a deceleration signal based on the S-curve signal detected to get the layer-to-layer jump done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8575847
    Abstract: A control circuit of a light-emitting element comprises a rectifying unit (30), a switching element (38), a transformer (48) having a first winding (L1) which generates a magnetic field using a current controlled by switching of the switching element (38), a second winding (L2) which is magnetically coupled to the first winding (L1) and which generates a current flowing to an LED (102), and a third winding (L3) which is magnetically coupled to the first winding (L1) and which generates a voltage (Sfbk), and an averaging capacitor (32) which averages a voltage derived by superposing a voltage (Srec) rectified by the rectifying unit (30) and the voltage (Sfbk), and a voltage averaged by the averaging capacitor (32) is applied to the first winding (L1), so that light is emitted from the LED (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: ON Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Fujimura, Shinichi Yamamoto, Feng Xu
  • Publication number: 20130280597
    Abstract: A battery having a box-shaped secondary battery storage case including a lower case and an upper case, and a secondary battery to be housed therein are provided. A roof insertion piece of the upper case is inserted into the lower case so as to be in contact with a roof sheet portion of the lower case, an upper insertion piece of the upper case is inserted into the lower case so as to be in contact with a back side wall of the lower case, and a lower insertion piece of the lower case is inserted into the upper case so as to be in contact with a back side wall of the upper case. This allows the secondary battery to be housed in the secondary battery storage case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130283313
    Abstract: An information processing device in an embodiment includes a network interface configured to perform communication with a first server that stores an electronic document, a second server that stores a recorded program, and a third server that stores keyword information associated to the recorded program; a user interface configured to accept an operation made by a user; and a controller configured to cause a display screen to display the electronic document acquired from the first server. The controller transmits, in response to a selection made by the user, information relevant to selected contents in the electronic document to the third server, acquires, from the third server, information specifying at least one recorded program associated to keyword information matching to, or similar to, the transmitted information, and reproduces the recorded program stored on the second server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro MIYAMOTO, Shinichi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130275858
    Abstract: An information processing device 10 acquires first and second document information distributed through a network and causes the first and second document information to be displayed on a display screen. The second document information is distributed after the first document information. The device 10 includes: a network interface 11 configured to perform communication of information via the network; and a controller 16 configured to cause the first and second document information to be displayed on the display screen. The controller 16 accepts, while the first document information is being displayed, from the user a selection of partial information contained in the first document information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro MIYAMOTO, Shinichi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8542818
    Abstract: A vehicle call device, a call system, a center, and a calling method capable of detecting a problem while controlling the cost increase are disclosed. The vehicle call device includes a speaker mounted in a vehicle, the speaker outputting a received voice of an opposite communication party; a microphone mounted in the vehicle; an echo canceller unit removing the received voice that has been output from the speaker and input into the microphone; a detecting unit detecting an emergency situation of the vehicle; and a remove preventing unit preventing the eco canceller unit from removing the received voice when the detecting unit detects the emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8452349
    Abstract: A controller acquires first phonebook data from a portable Bluetooth phone via a Bluetooth interface portion, and stores the first phonebook data in a storage portion. A use flag is attached to the first phonebook data of the portable Bluetooth phone stored in the storage portion. When the use flag is set to “1,” the controller stores a copy of the first phonebook data of the portable Bluetooth phone in the storage portion as second phonebook data for an in-vehicle phone. When the in-vehicle phone is selected, as a used phone, the second phonebook data for the in-vehicle phone stored in the storage portion is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Suguru Matsushita, Soichi Saito, Ryuuji Sakata, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazushigo Hayashi, Masao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130071591
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid curable silicone rubber composition containing the following components of (A), (B), (C) and (D): (A) 100 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane having one or more silicon atom-bonded alkenyl groups on average in one molecule, (B) (B-1) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least three silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in one molecule, wherein at least one of the hydrogen atoms is present as a siloxane unit represented by the formula of R1HSi02/2 (wherein R1 represents a non-substituted or substituted monovalent hydrocarbon group containing no aliphatic unsaturated bond) in the molecule and (B-2) a linear organohydrogenpolysiloxane having one silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atom only at each of both terminals of the molecular chain and having no aliphatic unsaturated bond(s) in a molecule, [provided that the blending amount of component (B-1) and component (B-2) is an amount such that the molar ratio of silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms contained in component (B-1) and component (B-2):
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicants: DOW CORNING CORPORATION, DOW CORNING TORAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Yuichi Tsuji, William R. Blackwood
  • Patent number: 8388915
    Abstract: A method for producing basic magnesium sulfate granules, by heating a water-containing granular composition to a temperature of 50-250° C. to dryness. The granular composition has a water content of 10-60 wt. % and comprises fibrous basic magnesium sulfate particles, magnesium hydroxide in an amount of 5-300 weight parts per 100 weight parts of the fibrous basic magnesium sulfate particles, magnesium sulfate in an amount of 0.1-200 weight parts per 100 weight parts of a total amount of the fibrous basic magnesium sulfate particles and magnesium hydroxide. This method can give basic magnesium sulfate granules having a low bulk density and a high crushing strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ube Material Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Takashi Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 8383704
    Abstract: A molded propylene polymer product improved in flexural properties and/or impact resistance is prepared by a process comprising the steps of blending fibrous inorganic filler-containing pellets with a propylene polymer-containing matrix resin composition, in which the pellets comprises 35-80 wt. % of a fibrous inorganic filler, 1-45 wt. % of an olefin polymer, 5-45 wt. % of an elastomer, and 0.3-10.0 wt. % of a specific lubricant; kneading the blended product under molten condition; and molding the kneaded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Ube Material Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Takeuchi, Shinichi Yamamoto, Takashi Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20130029728
    Abstract: A controller acquires first phonebook data from a portable Bluetooth phone via a Bluetooth interface portion, and stores the first phonebook data in a storage portion. A use flag is attached to the first phonebook data of the portable Bluetooth phone stored in the storage portion. When the use flag is set to “1,” the controller stores a copy of the first phonebook data of the portable Bluetooth phone in the storage portion as second phonebook data for an in-vehicle phone. When the in-vehicle phone is selected, as a used phone, the second phonebook data for the in-vehicle phone stored in the storage portion is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Matsushita, Soichi Saito, Ryuuji Sakata, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazushige Hayashi, Masao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130029604
    Abstract: A subject short-range wireless communication apparatus capable of simultaneously connecting multiple profiles with another short-range wireless communication apparatus acting as a connection counterpart is disclosed. The subject apparatus comprises: a communication disconnection detection device that, in cases where a first profile is connected between the subject apparatus and the another apparatus, detects whether or not the first profile is disconnected due to the subject apparatus' non-acceptance of a connection request of a second profile sent from the another apparatus; and a communication re-connection device that, in response to disconnection of the first profile detected by the communication disconnection detection device, re-connects the first profile with the another apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Saito, Suguru Matsushita, Takahisa Ozaki, Ryuji Sakata, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazushige Hayashi, Masao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130029045
    Abstract: A coating liquid comprising: an oxazoline group-containing resin; an alkanediol having 7 or more carbon atoms; a surfactant; and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Koganehira, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120309315
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus selects, as a profile connection mode, one connection mode out of a first connection mode and a second connection mode, and performs profile connection using the selected one connection mode. The first connection mode is to transmit a profile connection request signal to a communication partner so as to start a connection procedure; the second connection mode is to wait for reception of a profile connection request signal from the communication partner for a predetermined time so as to start the connection procedure. When the profile connection using the selected one connection mode fails, a connection procedure using the other connection mode that was not selected previously is started. When the profile connection using the other connection mode is successful, upon occurrence of a next profile connection request, the other connection mode is selected as a profile connection mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuuji Sakata, Soichi Saito, Suguru Matsushita, Takahisa Ozaki, Masao Sasaki, Kazushige Hayashi, Shinichi Yamamoto