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: 8284642
    Abstract: An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention includes: a controller 111, which receives an instruction that a layer-to-layer jump be performed from a current layer to a target layer; a layer-to-layer jump control section 146, which adjusts a spherical aberration correction value to the target layer and then gets the layer-to-layer jump attempted; a decision section 146 for determining whether the layer-to-layer jump has been carried out successfully; and a layer determining section 146 for determining, if the focus position has been set on a non-target storage layer as a result of the layer-to-layer jump, where the non-target storage layer is located in the optical disk. The layer-to-layer jump control section 146 shifts the focus position of the light beam from that non-target storage layer to the target layer by reference to information indicating which of the multiple storage layers the non-target storage layer is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8284638
    Abstract: A storage medium with electronic paper is provided with a disk drive that can refresh the display on the electronic paper using a simple arrangement. A disk drive includes a motor that generates rotational force and a drive shaft support for clamping a disk thereon by contacting with the disk and for turning the disk thereon by the rotational force. The drive shaft support includes at least one output terminal for outputting an electrical signal. If the disk includes electronic paper on which the display is refreshable in response to the electrical signal, the at least one output terminal of the disk drive is arranged so as to contact with at least one input terminal that is arranged on the disk to supply the electrical signal to the electronic paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8274870
    Abstract: An optical disc according to the present invention has a first defect management area to which first defect management information corresponding to non-permanent defects is added, and a second defect management area to which second defect management information corresponding to permanent defects is added. The second defect management information added to the second defect management area is non-rewritable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120232203
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Tomura, Akira Mizutani, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120227620
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a cyclic saccharide and hydantoin or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Koganehira, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120227619
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a first saccharide and a second saccharide. The first saccharide is a linear saccharide having 4 or more saccharide units and the second saccharide is at least one selected from the group consisting of trehalose, maltotriose, and a cyclic saccharide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Koganehira, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8247485
    Abstract: Fibrous basic magnesium sulfate-containing pellets comprising an olefin polymer and fibrous basic magnesium sulfate in a weight ratio of 80:20 to 20:80 and further comprising a nucleating agent in an amount of 0.3 to 8 weight parts based on 100 weight parts of the olefin polymer and in an amount of 0.2 to 4 weight parts based on 100 weight parts of the fibrous basic magnesium sulfate are favorably employable for producing molded fibrous basic magnesium sulfate-containing propylene polymer products which show high flexural modulus, high flexural strength and high yield strength in tension as well as excellent thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: UBE Material Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Takashi Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 8232339
    Abstract: A molded fibrous basic magnesium sulfate filler-containing olefin polymer composition product is produced by a process comprising the steps of preparing a fibrous basic magnesium sulfate tiller-containing master batch composition which comprises an olefin polymer, a fibrous basic magnesium sulfate filler, an elastomer, a specific lubricant and a specific filler-surface treating agent; mixing the master batch composition and a propylene polymer-containing diluent resin; kneading the resulting mixture in a molten state; and molding the molten mixture to give the molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Ube Material Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Takeuchi, Shinichi Yamamoto, Takashi Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20120176307
    Abstract: A telephone book data processor includes: a connection element for connecting to an external device via a short range communication manner to transfer a telephone book data; a telephone book data obtaining element for obtaining the telephone book data; a memory having multiple memory regions for storing the telephone book data; and a controller for executing a telephone book data transfer process and a telephone book data utilizing process. The controller defines one memory region as an object of the telephone book data transfer process and another memory region as an object of the telephone book data utilizing process. The controller executes the telephone book data utilizing process with using the telephone book data in the another memory region while the controller executes the telephone book data transfer process for storing a new telephone book data in the one memory region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Sakata, Soichi Saito, Suguru Matsushita, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazushige Hayashi, Masao Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8217388
    Abstract: A curable organopolysiloxane composition comprising at least the following components: (A) a linear diorganopolysiloxane with a mass average molecular weight of at least 3,000, (B) a branched organopolysiloxane, (C) an organopolysiloxane having, on average, at least two silicon-bonded aryl groups and, on average, at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in one molecule, and (D) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst; has excellent curability and, when cured, forms a flexible cured product of high refractive index, optical transmissivity, excellent adherence to various substrates, high hardness and slight surface tack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Kato, Yoshitsugu Morita, Shinichi Yamamoto, Toshio Saruyama
  • Publication number: 20120150977
    Abstract: A communication unit connects an e-mail data transfer protocol to transfer e-mail data item via near-field wireless communications with an external device. A retrieval unit retrieves the e-mail data item transferred from the external device when the protocol is connected. A storage unit stores the retrieved e-mail data item. A control unit causes the external device to transfer the e-mail data item in each indication unit of the indication device thereby to cause the storage unit to store the retrieved e-mail data item, when the protocol is connected, and even when a user does not implement a browsing operation of an e-mail list. The control unit further causes an indication device to indicate the e-mail list of the stored e-mail data item when the user implements the browsing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Sakata, Soichi Saito, Suguru Matsushita, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazushige Hayashi, Masao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20120150976
    Abstract: A communication unit connects an e-mail data transfer protocol to transfer e-mail data items with an external device. An e-mail data storage unit stores the e-mail data items transferred from the external device. The control unit does not cause the external device to transfer the e-mail data items when the e-mail data transfer protocol is connected and when a total number of subjects of the e-mail data items and a data content of a latest e-mail data item stored in the external device respectively coincide with a total number of subjects of the e-mail data items and a data content of a latest e-mail data item stored in the e-mail data storage unit, at the time point when the e-mail data transfer protocol is connected between the communication unit and the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji Sakata, Soichi Saito, Suguru Matsushita, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazushige Hayashi, Masao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20120127057
    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: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Shuji Nuimura, Izuru Naito
  • Patent number: 8178069
    Abstract: Basic magnesium sulfate granules having a bulk density of 0.5-1.0 g/cm3, a mean crushing strength of 700-900 g and a water content of 3 wt. % or less which comprises agglomerated particles of fibrous basic magnesium sulfate particles and fibrous xonotolite particles in a weight ratio of 95:5 to 70:30, wherein the fibrous basic magnesium sulfate particles have a mean length of 5-200 ?m and a mean thickness of 0.2-1.0 ?m and the fibrous xonotolite particles have a mean length less than that of the fibrous magnesium sulfate particles. The basic magnesium sulfate granules can be produced by drying a water-containing granular composition comprising agglomerated particles of fibrous basic magnesium sulfate particles and fibrous xonotolite particles which have a water content of 40 to 60 wt. % for 36 hours or more, thereby obtaining a granular composition having a water content of 3 wt. % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Ube Material Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Akifumi Sekitani
  • Patent number: 8174943
    Abstract: An optical disc apparatus according to the present invention includes: a laser light source for emitting multiple light beams, of which the wavelengths are different from each other and include a first wavelength and a second wavelength that is longer than the first wavelength; an optical system for converging an arbitrarily selected one of the light beams on an optical disc that has a surface and at least one information storage layer; a focus control section for controlling the focus position of the light beam with respect to the optical disc; and a defect detecting section, which senses light reflected from the surface of the optical disc with the focus position of the light beam set on the surface, thereby determining, based on the intensity of the reflected light, whether or not there is a fingerprint on the optical disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120098723
    Abstract: An antenna device including: a reflector antenna including a primary radiator, a feed waveguide for feeding radio waves to the primary radiator, and a reflector; and a radome that covers the reflector antenna, in which the antenna device further includes a sidelobe reduction member attached to a vicinity of the primary radiator or the feed waveguide, the sidelobe reduction member reducing a sidelobe in a specific direction of an antenna by at least one of scattering and absorbing of radio waves reflected by the radome out of the radio waves radiated from the reflector antenna. Therefore, it is possible to reduce a sidelobe deterioration caused by reflection waves from the radome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Shuji Nuimura, Izuru Naito, Toshiyuki Horie, Hiroyuki Sato, Makio Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8149666
    Abstract: An optical disc apparatus according to the present invention includes a disc type recognizing section for determining whether the optical disc loaded is a first type, of which the number of information storage layers is less than a setting T (where T is an integer that is greater than two), or a second type, of which the number of information storage layers is equal to or greater than the setting T. Depending on whether the optical disc loaded has turned out to be the first type or the second type, the apparatus determines the read/write preprocessing (such as whether a fingerprint detection process needs to be performed or not).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8149992
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an X-ray tube target. The X-ray tube target has a structure in which a carbon base material is bonded with an Mo base material or Mo alloy base material with a joint layer. The joint layer includes an MoNbTi diffusion phase, an NbTi alloy phase, an Nb-rich phase and a ZrNb alloy phase when the ratios of components in the joint layer are detected by EPMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihisa Nitta, Shinichi Yamamoto, Hiromichi Horie
  • Publication number: 20120073468
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a slightly water-soluble alkanediol having 7 to 10 carbon atoms and cyclodextrin compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Shuichi KOGANEHIRA, Shinichi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8145123
    Abstract: A beam forming apparatus of a satellite is configured to: define a perimeter of a coverage area, and define a coordinate grid of a polar coordinate system so as to divide the coverage area into a plurality of small areas; calculate coordinates of borders between basic cells in a Cartesian coordinate system, the basic cells being shaped into regular hexagons arranged to be in contact with one another along their sides and at their vertices or into circles circumscribing the regular hexagons; define a plurality of new cells by converting, through coordinate transformation, the coordinates of the borders between the basic cells in the Cartesian coordinate system into coordinates of borders in the polar coordinate system; and set amplitudes and phases to the plurality of antenna devices that are suitable to form a plurality of beams in respective directions of the plurality of new cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Tamotsu Nishino, Izuru Naito, Yoshihiko Konishi