Patents by Inventor Shuuhei Taniguchi

Shuuhei Taniguchi 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: 6337715
    Abstract: A broadcasting reception apparatus includes a display unit for presenting a display showing a plurality of channels, with which the user can recognize whether decoding software programs for decoding program signals being currently broadcast via each channel are held in a library buffer, or not, thereby making possible pleasant zapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Inagaki, Atsushi Ishizu, Tetsuji Maeda, Shuuhei Taniguchi, Yutaka Nio, Etsuyoshi Sakaguchi, Kenjirou Tsuda
  • Patent number: 6067383
    Abstract: A coding method comprises a hierarchical coding step of performing hierarchical coding for data to be coded to generate first and second code sequences, each comprising a plurality of code layers; a storage control step of storing the first and second code sequences in a storage region of a code storage means having successive addresses, respectively from opposed ends of the storage region, according to priority given to the code layers; and a priority judge step of storing a code layer in either of the first and second code sequences, which code layer has the highest priority at present, prior to the other code sequence, when an overlap occurs in the storage control step. Therefore, the code layers are stored in the storage element having limited capacity with high efficiency, whereby the utilization efficiency of the storage capacity is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuuhei Taniguchi, Norio Aoki, Hirotoshi Uehara, Shouichi Gotoh
  • Patent number: 5822493
    Abstract: A real-time image recording/reproducing apparatus which receives an image signal and compresses the image signal so as to produce compressed data which the apparatus stores. The apparatus judges whether or not sufficient empty space for storing the compressed data exists. The apparatus stores the compressed data if sufficient empty space exists, or allocates required empty space by releasing oldest data among the stored compressed data if sufficient empty space does not exist. The apparatus receives a replay instruction and expands the compressed data in response to the replay instruction so as to produce image data, and outputs the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Uehara, Takanari Kadowaki, Shuuhei Taniguchi, Norio Aoki