Patents by Inventor Tadashi Matsumura

Tadashi Matsumura 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: 10809997
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, an execution unit executes a first program and a second program. While the information processing apparatus acts as a slave that performs a program update process in response to instructions from a different information processing apparatus, an update control unit updates the first program to a first updated program as a program to be executed. While the information processing apparatus acts as a master that controls the program update process, the update control unit updates the second program to a second updated program as a program to be executed, and notifies a management apparatus of a progress state of the program update process according to the first program or first updated program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiko Muroyama, Noriyuki Yasu, Tadashi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10726409
    Abstract: A point-of-sale (POS) system includes a counter, a cash processing machine, and a register machine. The cash processing machine has a cash receiving port and a cash dispensing port that are accessible from a first lateral side of the counter but not a second lateral side of the counter that is opposite to the first lateral side. The register machine has a display and an operational panel and coupled with the cash processing machine such that the display and the operational panel face the second lateral side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadashi Nakayama, Kazuyuki Matsumura, Ryohei Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200232671
    Abstract: A setting facilitation apparatus (1400) includes a keyword input reception section (1410), a control command selection section (1420), and a specific control registration section (1430) and is used to facilitate setting of specific control in a control system (1001) that controls a control device through sound inputs. The keyword input reception section (1410) receives an input of information corresponding to a keyword. The control command selection section (1420) displays a certain control command to the control device (1010, 1020) on an edit screen (G) and receives selection of the control command. The specific control registration section (1430) registers a keyword (K) input by the keyword input reception section (1410) and the control command selected by the control command selection section (1420) to a specific control (DB 1104T) while associating the keyword and the control command with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akio TASAKA, Tadashi HIROSE, Yoshihiro KITAURA, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Kousuke TSUBOI, Shimei TEI, Naoko KURIYAMA, Seiichi SAKAI, Naoki MATSUMURA, Hisanori OHSHIMA, Naveen GUNTURU, Toshiyuki MAEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Patent number: 10617048
    Abstract: A component supplier of the present disclosure includes a magazine that stores pallets, a table that is provided in front of the magazine and is provided with a standby tables in multiple tiers in an up-and-down direction, a first lift that moves the table up and down, and a pallet supplier that is provided in front of the table and that includes a supply table which holds at least one of the pallets at a component supply position where the component is supplied. The table has a first placing and withdrawing unit that places and withdraws the pallet between the magazine and the standby tables and a second lift that moves the first placing and withdrawing unit up and down. The pallet supplier has a second placing and withdrawing unit that places and withdraws the pallet between the standby tables and the supply table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Syozo Kadota, Hiroshi Matsumura, Katsuhiko Itoh, Makoto Nakashima, Tadashi Endo, Hiroyuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10587085
    Abstract: Looseness of a rotary connector and lifting of the rotary connector which occurs depending on a harness wiring state are prevented, to reduce inconvenience such as generation of an abnormal sound due to the rotary connector contacting a steering wheel. In a fixing structure of a rotary connector, which includes a projecting piece 15 to fix the rotary connector to a combination switch and a locked portion 22a to be locked by the projecting piece 15 and in which a laterally protruding locking claw 31 is formed in a tip portion of the projecting piece 15, the locking claw 31 of the projecting piece 15 is integrally provided with a flexible urging portion 15a that displaces and urges the locking claw 31 in a locking direction. A contact surface 32 is formed on the locking claw 31, the contact surface 32 obliquely coming into contact with a locking side corner 23 of the locked portion 22a from the opposing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Shuji Hirai, Kazutaka Kamiya, Toshihiko Kosugi, Shigeo Shigeyama, Nobuyuki Ishigure, Yoshio Chiba, Kunihiko Ikegame, Hideki Matsumura, Tadashi Usuya
  • Publication number: 20200002850
    Abstract: A first aspect of the present invention is carbon fiber wherein the surface of a monofilament has a center line average roughness Ra of 6.0 nm or more and 13 nm or less, and the monofilament has a long diameter/short diameter ratio of 1.11 or more and 1.245 or less. A second aspect of the present invention is carbon fiber precursor acrylic fiber wherein the surface of a monofilament has a center line average roughness Ra of 18 nm or more and 27 nm or less, and the monofilament has a long diameter/short diameter ratio of 1.11 or more and 1.245 or less. The carbon fiber according to the first aspect is obtained by stabilizing and carbonizing under specific conditions the carbon fiber precursor acrylic fiber according to the second aspect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Naomasa Matsuyama, Yuutarou Nakamura, Norifumi Hirota, Hiroko Matsumura, Katsuhiko Ikeda, Kouki Wakabayashi, Tadashi Ootani, Akihiro Itou, Kenji Hirano, Akito Hatayama, Kenji Kaneta, Atsushi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10372009
    Abstract: The optical device (100) includes a first substrate (10), a second substrate (20), and an optical layer (30). The first substrate includes a first electrode (11) and a second electrode (12) configured to be provided with mutually different electrical potentials within a pixel. The optical layer may include a medium (31) and a plurality of shape-anisotropic particles (32) dispersed in the medium. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode may include a plurality of comb teeth portions (11a, 12a) arranged at predetermined intervals along the first direction (D1). When an electric potential difference is applied between the first electrode and the second electrode, the pixel may be configured to have an electrical field distribution in which a strong electric field region having a stronger field intensity than another region is periodically formed parallel to the surface of the optical layer along a second direction (D2) orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoko Teranishi, Hiroyuki Moriwaki, Eiji Satoh, Tadashi Ohtake, Hidefumi Yoshida, Satoshi Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20190221979
    Abstract: Looseness of a rotary connector and lifting of the rotary connector which occurs depending on a harness wiring state are prevented, to reduce inconvenience such as generation of an abnormal sound due to the rotary connector contacting a steering wheel. In a fixing structure of a rotary connector, which includes a projecting piece 15 to fix the rotary connector to a combination switch and a locked portion 22a to be locked by the projecting piece 15 and in which a laterally protruding locking claw 31 is formed in a tip portion of the projecting piece 15, the locking claw 31 of the projecting piece 15 is integrally provided with a flexible urging portion 15a that displaces and urges the locking claw 31 in a locking direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Shuji HIRAI, Kazutaka KAMIYA, Toshihiko KOSUGI, Shigeo SHIGEYAMA, Nobuyuki ISHIGURE, Yoshio CHIBA, Kunihiko IKEGAME, Hideki MATSUMURA, Tadashi USUYA
  • Patent number: 9990155
    Abstract: A storage control device configured to be coupled to a storage device including a first portion and a second portion, the storage control device includes a memory, and a processor configured to control an operation mode of the first portion of the storage device to be in a first mode and a second mode, a first power consumed by the first portion in the first mode being less than a second power consumed by the first portion in the second mode, set the operation mode of the first portion in the first mode, receive a first request, determine whether the received first request is a polling access request, and when the received first request is the polling access request, keep the operation mode of the first portion in the first mode, and read first data from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumura, Tomohiko Muroyama, Motoki Sotani, Noriyuki Yasu
  • Patent number: 9696929
    Abstract: When a power-saving period registered in device management information is reached, a processor of a storage control apparatus sets an operation mode of the corresponding storage device to a power-saving mode. In addition, the processor deletes identification information of data stored in a storage device whose power-saving period is registered in the device management information, from data management information in which identification information of data that could be copied to a cache from at least one access-destination storage device asynchronously with access by the host apparatus is registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiko Muroyama, Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Motoki Sotani
  • Publication number: 20170139698
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, an execution unit executes a first program and a second program. While the information processing apparatus acts as a slave that performs a program update process in response to instructions from a different information processing apparatus, an update control unit updates the first program to a first updated program as a program to be executed. While the information processing apparatus acts as a master that controls the program update process, the update control unit updates the second program to a second updated program as a program to be executed, and notifies a management apparatus of a progress state of the program update process according to the first program or first updated program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiko Muroyama, Noriyuki Yasu, Tadashi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 9606789
    Abstract: A storage device includes first and second data transceivers connected to an upper level device through first and second paths, respectively, and a third processor. The first data transceiver includes a first processor configured to perform an access control of a first logical memory group by executing first firmware. The second data transceiver performs an access control of a second logical memory group. The third processor is configured to change, when all of logical memories included in the first logical memory group are included in the second logical memory group, recommendation levels of the first path and the second path such that a first recommendation level of the first path is lower than a second recommendation level of the second path if the first recommendation level is higher than or equal to the second recommendation level, and update the first firmware when no data is flowing through the first path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiko Muroyama, Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Motoki Sotani
  • Patent number: 9507703
    Abstract: In a storage control apparatus, an acquiring unit acquires first information indicating the frequency of random access to a first logical region and second information indicating the data size of random access, based on the content of access from the information processing apparatus. A controlling unit determines the size of storage areas to be allocated to a second logical region based on the second information indicating the data size of random access when the first information indicates that the frequency of random access is equal to or greater than a threshold value. The controlling unit creates the second logical region using a plurality of storage devices. The controlling unit controls access from the information processing apparatus such that the access is made to the second logical region instead of the first logical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiko Muroyama, Masahiro Yoshida, Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Motoki Sotani
  • Patent number: 9507585
    Abstract: A storage unit stores information on the compatibility between different versions of firmware used for controlling two redundant modules provided in a storage apparatus. Upon updating firmware of the modules from a first version to a second version incompatible with the first version, a computing unit applies, alternately to one of the modules, firmware of a version that is one of versions from the first version to the second version, that is compatible with firmware of a version currently applied to the other one of the modules, and that is more recent than the version currently applied to the other one of the modules, by referring to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoki Sotani, Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Tomohiko Muroyama
  • Publication number: 20160321006
    Abstract: A storage control device configured to be coupled to a storage device including a first portion and a second portion, the storage control device includes a memory, and a processor configured to control an operation mode of the first portion of the storage device to be in a first mode and a second mode, a first power consumed by the first portion in the first mode being less than a second power consumed by the first portion in the second mode, set the operation mode of the first portion in the first mode, receive a first request, determine whether the received first request is a polling access request, and when the received first request is the polling access request, keep the operation mode of the first portion in the first mode, and read first data from the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumura, Tomohiko Muroyama, Motoki Sotani, Noriyuki Yasu
  • Publication number: 20160210073
    Abstract: When a power-saving period registered in device management information is reached, a processor of a storage control apparatus sets an operation mode of the corresponding storage device to a power-saving mode. In addition, the processor deletes identification information of data stored in a storage device whose power-saving period is registered in the device management information, from data management information in which identification information of data that could be copied to a cache from at least one access-destination storage device asynchronously with access by the host apparatus is registered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiko Muroyama, Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Motoki Sotani
  • Publication number: 20160062761
    Abstract: A storage device includes first and second data transceivers connected to an upper level device through first and second paths, respectively, and a third processor. The first data transceiver includes a first processor configured to perform an access control of a first logical memory group by executing first firmware. The second data transceiver performs an access control of a second logical memory group. The third processor is configured to change, when all of logical memories included in the first logical memory group are included in the second logical memory group, recommendation levels of the first path and the second path such that a first recommendation level of the first path is lower than a second recommendation level of the second path if the first recommendation level is higher than or equal to the second recommendation level, and update the first firmware when no data is flowing through the first path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiko Muroyama, Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Motoki Sotani
  • Publication number: 20150347124
    Abstract: A storage unit stores information on the compatibility between different versions of firmware used for controlling two redundant modules provided in a storage apparatus. Upon updating firmware of the modules from a first version to a second version incompatible with the first version, a computing unit applies, alternately to one of the modules, firmware of a version that is one of versions from the first version to the second version, that is compatible with firmware of a version currently applied to the other one of the modules, and that is more recent than the version currently applied to the other one of the modules, by referring to the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Motoki Sotani, Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Tomohiko Muroyama
  • Patent number: 9201734
    Abstract: A storage control system includes: storage units each including a first storage area storing information and a second storage area storing management information that contains attribute information of partition information indicating how information is stored in partitions obtained by partitioning the first storage area; an obtaining unit to obtain the management information from the plurality of storage units; a determination unit to determine whether abnormal management information is present in the obtained management information by comparing the obtained management information with itself; and a recovery unit to reconfigure, when it is determined there is the abnormal management information, for each unit of partition, information stored in the first storage area of the storage unit from which the abnormal management information has been obtained by using one of the storage units from which normal management information has been obtained, based on attribute information of the normal management information
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumura, Noriyuki Yasu, Tomohiko Muroyama, Motoki Sotani
  • Patent number: 9053056
    Abstract: In order to more efficiently use a cache memory to realize improved response ability in a storage system, there provided are a cache memory which stores the data read from the storage apparatus, an access monitoring unit which monitors a state of access from the upper apparatus to the data stored in the storage apparatus, a schedule information creating unit which creates schedule information that determines contents to be stored in the cache memory based on the access state, and a memory controlling unit which controls record-processing of the data from the storage apparatus to the cache memory and removal-processing of the data from the cache memory based on the schedule information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshida, Tadashi Matsumura, Taichi Ohno