Patents by Inventor Shintaro Nakano

Shintaro Nakano 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: 11116019
    Abstract: A datacenter, a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a communication control method in a communication system are provided that can enhance the versatility of a datacenter and a virtual network constructed therein. A communication system includes: a plurality of wireless communication facilities owned by a plurality of network operators, respectively; and a datacenter in which a virtual core network is constructed, wherein the virtual core network implements mobile communication functions by using the plurality of wireless communication facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Patent number: 11082297
    Abstract: A network system includes multiple processing units (21-1, 21-2, 22-1, 22-2) on each of which a desired virtual network function can be configured and a management apparatus that determines a communication path that connects the processing units so as to deploy a set of desired virtual network functions. At least one of the processing units includes a first communication interface that is connectable to any different processing unit and at least one second communication interface that is directly connectable to a predetermined different processing unit. The management apparatus determines the communication path for deploying the set of the desire virtual network functions, in accordance with respective connectable communication interfaces of the processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiya Shibata, Takashi Takenaka, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii, Shintaro Nakano
  • Patent number: 11054702
    Abstract: An optical compensation device used in a liquid crystal display unit of the present invention includes: a first underlayer (332A) including a plurality of structures (332A1) that each includes at least two surfaces having inclination angles different from each other; a first multilayered film (332B) provided on the first underlayer (332A), and including at least two refractive index films (332b1 and, 332b2) that are alternately stacked and have refractive indices different from each other: a second underlayer (332C) including a plurality of structures (332C1) that each includes at least two surfaces having inclination angles different from each other, and being opposed to the first underlayer (332A) with the first multilayered film (332B) interposed therebetween; and a second multilayered film (332D) provided on the second underlayer (332C), and including at least two refractive index films (332d1 and 332d2) that are alternately stacked and have refractive indices different from each other, and an array pitch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shintaro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210153298
    Abstract: A first data center includes a first virtual network that provides a communication service in cooperation with at least a part of a communication facility of a first communication operator and a first communication unit that is operable to communicate with a second data center. The second data center includes a second virtual network that provides a communication service in cooperation with at least a part of a communication facility of a second communication operator and a second communication unit that is operable to communicate with the first data center. The first communication unit is operable to transmit to the second communication unit, communication data to be transmitted from a first terminal connecting to the first virtual network via a communication facility of the first communication operator to a second terminal connecting via a communication facility of the second communication operator to the second virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro NAKANO, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210136677
    Abstract: A data center adapted to connect via a first wide area network to a core network connected with a base station and to a wireless LAN, variably controls service provided in a virtual core network of the data center to a terminal enabled to select connection to either a wireless LAN or a base station and connect to the data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru ISHII, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shintaro NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10966146
    Abstract: A data center adapted to connect via a first wide area network to a core network connected with a base station and to a wireless LAN, variably controls service provided in a virtual core network of the data center to a terminal enabled to select connection to either a wireless LAN or a base station and connect to the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Ishii, Hideo Hasegawa, Shintaro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210084172
    Abstract: User identification information for identifying a user of a first terminal connecting to a communication network of a virtual communication operator via a communication network of a first communication operator is specified, and, based on the user identification information, charging for communication of the first terminal and charging for a service that the virtual communication operator is enabled to provide to the user identified by the user identification information are managed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro NAKANO, Satoru ISHII, Hideo HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10924989
    Abstract: A data center adapted to connect via a first wide area network to a core network connected with a base station and to a wireless LAN, variably controls service provided in a virtual core network of the data center to a terminal enabled to select connection to either a wireless LAN or a base station and connect to the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Ishii, Hideo Hasegawa, Shintaro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210037002
    Abstract: A system according to this invention is directed to a virtual network system that prevents unauthorized registration, alteration, or occurrence of erroneous registration when registering a virtual network function produced by a third party or system vender. The virtual network system includes an acceptor that accepts a virtual network function performing one of functions included in a virtual network service and information of a provider providing the virtual network function from the provider, a first authenticator that authenticates, based on the virtual network function and the provider information, that the provider is a valid provider, and a registration unit that registers the virtual network function when the first authenticator authenticates that the provider is a valid provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro NAKANO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Satoru ISHII
  • Patent number: 10897793
    Abstract: A first data center includes a first virtual network that provides a communication service in cooperation with at least a part of a communication facility of a first communication operator and a first communication unit that is operable to communicate with a second data center. The second data center includes a second virtual network that provides a communication service in cooperation with at least a part of a communication facility of a second communication operator and a second communication unit that is operable to communicate with the first data center. The first communication unit is operable to transmit to the second communication unit, communication data to be transmitted from a first terminal connecting to the first virtual network via a communication facility of the first communication operator to a second terminal connecting via a communication facility of the second communication operator to the second virtual network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200409198
    Abstract: An optical compensation device used in a liquid crystal display unit of the present invention includes: a first underlayer (332A) including a plurality of structures (332A1) that each includes at least two surfaces having inclination angles different from each other; a first multilayered film (332B) provided on the first underlayer (332A), and including at least two refractive index films (332b1 and, 332b2) that are alternately stacked and have refractive indices different from each other: a second underlayer (332C) including a plurality of structures (332C1) that each includes at least two surfaces having inclination angles different from each other, and being opposed to the first underlayer (332A) with the first multilayered film (332B) interposed therebetween; and a second multilayered film (332D) provided on the second underlayer (332C), and including at least two refractive index films (332d1 and 332d2) that are alternately stacked and have refractive indices different from each other, and an array pitch
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: SHINTARO NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200401432
    Abstract: A management method, a management apparatus, and a network system, for efficiently managing a network including programmable logic circuits as a VNF infrastructure, are provided. A management apparatus (10) for a network including servers on which virtual network functions operate stores at least one virtual network function (VNF-1 to VNF-5) operating on a server (A, B, C, D), and server attribute information indicating whether or not the server supports a programmable logic circuit as an operation subject of the virtual network function, wherein the at least one virtual network function and the server attribute information are associated with each other. The management apparatus, at least, manages the server that includes the programmable logic circuit based on the associated information, wherein the virtual network function operations on the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro NAKANO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Satoru ISHII, Seiya SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10863037
    Abstract: User identification information for identifying a user of a first terminal connecting to a communication network of a virtual communication operator via a communication network of a first communication operator is specified, and, based on the user identification information, charging for communication of the first terminal and charging for a service that the virtual communication operator is enabled to provide to the user identified by the user identification information are managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Satoru Ishii, Hideo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10849018
    Abstract: A datacenter, a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a communication control method in a communication system are provided that can enhance the versatility of a datacenter and a virtual network constructed therein. A communication system includes: a communication facility owned by at least one network operator; and a datacenter connected to the communication facility over a network, wherein the datacenter includes: a first virtual network that implements mobile communication functions by using the communication facility; a second virtual network that provides a cloud service; and a communication means, wherein the communication means includes: a reception means for receiving traffic from the communication facility; and a distributing means for distributing the received traffic to either the first virtual network or the second virtual network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Patent number: 10841296
    Abstract: A system according to this invention is directed to a virtual network system that prevents unauthorized registration, alteration, or occurrence of erroneous registration when registering a virtual network function produced by a third party or system vender. The virtual network system includes an acceptor that accepts a virtual network function performing one of functions included in a virtual network service and information of a provider providing the virtual network function from the provider, a first authenticator that authenticates, based on the virtual network function and the provider information, that the provider is a valid provider, and a registration unit that registers the virtual network function when the first authenticator authenticates that the provider is a valid provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200301747
    Abstract: A control method, a control apparatus, a network system, and a server, for efficiently controlling a network including programmable logical circuits as a VM/VNF infrastructure, are provided. A control apparatus (10), for a network including servers on which virtual network functions operate, includes a storage means (102, 103) that stores a correspondence relation among a programmable logic circuit included in a server, a virtual machine operating on the server, and a virtual network function implemented by the virtual machine of the server, and a control means (106) that controls at least the virtual machine and the programmable logic circuit on which the virtual machine operates, based on the correspondence relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru ISHII, Shintaro NAKANO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Seiya SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10764088
    Abstract: The present invention provides secure communication between a data center, in which a wide area network (WAN) is interposed between the data center and a wireless LAN to which a terminal connects to, comprises a VPN apparatus (GW) that connects with the terminal using a VPN through the wide area network and the wireless LAN; and a virtual core network virtualizing at least a part of constituent elements of a core network, wherein the VPN apparatus is connected to the virtual core network, and the terminal communicates with a connection destination, from the VPN via the VPN apparatus, via the virtual core network, and further via a packet data network to which the virtual core network connects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Ishii, Hideo Hasegawa, Shintaro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10719894
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a mode setting acceptance unit that accepts a setting of a time to control a plurality of devices, on the basis of a mode in which operation contents of the devices are set, and an execution unit that outputs the operation contents of the plurality of devices at the set time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Mori, Shintaro Nakano, Satoru Ishii, Hideo Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20200229025
    Abstract: Traffic is allocated to a dedicated apparatus that performs a predetermined network function or a predetermined virtual network function corresponding to the predetermined network function of the dedicated apparatus, according to a service level set in correspondence with information relating to the traffic, and the traffic is forwarded to the dedicated apparatus or the predetermined virtual network function, based on a result of the allocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200187278
    Abstract: A datacenter, a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a communication control method in a communication system are provided that can enhance the versatility of a datacenter and a virtual network constructed therein. A communication system includes: a plurality of wireless communication facilities owned by a plurality of network operators, respectively; and a datacenter in which a virtual core network is constructed, wherein the virtual core network implements mobile communication functions by using the plurality of wireless communication facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro NAKANO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Satoru ISHII