Patents by Inventor Takanori Okada

Takanori Okada 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: 11406567
    Abstract: A medicine cassette 100 includes a side-wall constituent body 110, a first rotating body 120, a second rotating body 130 and a medicine discharging part 144c. The medicine cassette 100 can scrape up medicines prepared in a medicine containing part 182 along with a rotation of the first rotating body 120 to transfer and place the medicines onto the second rotating body 130 and transfer the medicines toward a downstream side of a rotational direction of the second rotating body 130 to discharge the medicines from the medicine discharging part 144c. An expanding portion 110a expanding toward an outer side of a radial direction of the second rotating body 130 is provided in the side-wall constituent body 110 on a lower side of the second rotating body 130.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Takanori Yorozu, Shoichiro Okada, Kenichi Takada
  • Patent number: 9516219
    Abstract: A camera system includes a plurality of camera devices and a switching device. The switching device transmits a reference signal to the camera devices via a network. Each of the camera devices transmits a video signal based on the time when the camera device receives the reference signal. The switching device determines one or more priority images for transmitting video signals with priority, in accordance with operation by a user. The camera system has a configuration in which transmission of a video signal from each of one or more of the camera devices not capturing the one or more priority images is delayed relative to transmission of a video signal from each of one or more of the camera devices capturing the one or more priority images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Okada
  • Patent number: 9332213
    Abstract: A recording device that improves the stability of an operation of recording data in a recording medium is provided. Recording device includes mounting unit, protective cover, open/close detecting unit, buffer, and recording controller. The recording controller performs a control of storing data into the buffer, reading, from the buffer, the data stored in the buffer, and recording the data into the recording medium. When the open/close detecting unit detects that the protective cover is opened, the recording controller performs a control of continuing the operation of storing data into the buffer, and yet stopping the operation of reading, from the buffer, the data stored in the buffer and recording the data into the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20150244970
    Abstract: A recording device that improves the stability of an operation of recording data in a recording medium is provided. Recording device includes mounting unit, protective cover, open/close detecting unit, buffer, and recording controller. The recording controller performs a control of storing data into the buffer, reading, from the buffer, the data stored in the buffer, and recording the data into the recording medium. When the open/close detecting unit detects that the protective cover is opened, the recording controller performs a control of continuing the operation of storing data into the buffer, and yet stopping the operation of reading, from the buffer, the data stored in the buffer and recording the data into the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Takanori OKADA
  • Patent number: 9055204
    Abstract: An image capture device as an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: an image capturing section configured to generate video data by performing an image capturing session; a first interface that is connectable to a first storage medium; a second interface that is connectable to a second storage medium; a network interface configured to transmit and receive data by connecting itself to a network; and a controller configured to control writing the video data on the first and second storage media so that if the image capturing section's image capturing session overlaps with transmission of the video data from the first storage medium over the network via the network interface, the video data that has been generated as a result of the image capturing session is written on the second storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20140253741
    Abstract: A camera system includes a plurality of camera devices and a switching device. The switching device transmits a reference signal to the camera devices via a network. Each of the camera devices transmits a video signal based on the time when the camera device receives the reference signal. The switching device determines one or more priority images for transmitting video signals with priority, in accordance with operation by a user. The camera system has a configuration in which transmission of a video signal from each of one or more of the camera devices not capturing the one or more priority images is delayed relative to transmission of a video signal from each of one or more of the camera devices capturing the one or more priority images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takanori OKADA
  • Publication number: 20140049654
    Abstract: An information providing method includes: obtaining first information indicating a position and direction of image capture device; obtaining, based on the first information, second information indicating geography and layout of buildings in surroundings of the image capture device; obtaining, based on the first information, third information indicating at least one of a running status of a public transportation system and a solar orbit; determining whether or not one of a shooting object and a non-shooting object is within a shooting range of the image capture device based on the first information to the third information; and displaying information indicating a result of the determination on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Takanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20130235215
    Abstract: An image capture device as an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: an image capturing section configured to generate video data by performing an image capturing session; a first interface that is connectable to a first storage medium; a second interface that is connectable to a second storage medium; a network interface configured to transmit and receive data by connecting itself to a network; and a controller configured to control writing the video data on the first and second storage media so that if the image capturing section's image capturing session overlaps with transmission of the video data from the first storage medium over the network via the network interface, the video data that has been generated as a result of the image capturing session is written on the second storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori OKADA
  • Patent number: 8346051
    Abstract: A recording and reproducing apparatus (100) can record information on a recording memory (111) having a recording region where a smallest unit for erasing recorded information is a block, on a unit of a cluster that is a unit smaller than the block. The recording and reproducing apparatus (100) includes: an input unit (130) that receives a request for starting or ending recording a file; and a system control unit (101) that records a header section of the file and a data section following the header section, from the beginning of the block in the recording region, when the request for starting recording is received; and updates the header section and records the updated header section on another cluster different from the cluster on which the header section before update is recorded when the request for ending recording is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Hoshino, Seiji Horita, Takayuki Nakamura, Takanori Okada, Hideaki Mita
  • Patent number: 8301862
    Abstract: A formatting device (200) which formats a memory module in such a manner that delay in updating management information is prevented is a formatting device that formats a memory card (100) including a first recording area (110) and a second recording area (120) having different characteristics, the formatting device including: a use determination unit (210) configured to hold a ratio of recording areas to be allocated to each of directories that are to be created when the memory card (100) is formatted; and a management information generation unit (220) configured to allocate, to each directory, a recording area having a size determined for the directory according to the ratio held by the use determination unit (210), the recording area being included in the first recording area (110) of the memory card (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Okada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Seiji Horita
  • Patent number: 8250410
    Abstract: Achieving improvement in protection of recorded data and reproduction performance and editing performance of video data and audio data, in addition to minimizing the number of disk devices, an inexpensive and high-performance video recording and reproducing apparatus (100) and a method thereof include: a first disk device and a second disk device; a mirroring unit which mirrors video data and audio data to an identical logical address employed by the first disk device and the second disk device; a reading unit which reads (i) the video data out of one of the first disk device and the second disk device, and (ii) the audio data out of another one of the first disk device and the second disk device; and a reproducing unit which reproduces, via synchronization, the video data and the audio data read by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Hideaki Mita, Takanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20120144115
    Abstract: A storage medium adapter 200 includes storage medium interfaces 230, 240, to which multiple storage media 250, 260 are to be connected, a host interface 210, which is to be connected to an external device, and a control section 220, which is electrically connected to the storage medium interfaces 230, 240 and the host interface 210. The control section 220 determines whether or not the same data can be written on those storage media 250, 260 simultaneously. If the answer is YES, the control section 220 writes data that has been received by way of the host interface 210 on the respective storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori MITSUZUMI, Takanori OKADA
  • Patent number: 8019197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a recording/reproduction device that can perform post-record editing on a disk on which post-record editing has been determined to be impossible by conventional methods, and that can reproduce data that thus has been subjected to post-record editing, by devising a method for access in one cycle of repetitive processes of post-record editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Okada, Masafumi Shimotashiro, Yoshiho Gotoh, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 7823213
    Abstract: An encryptor is provided for encrypting AV data sent from an interface. A controller controls recording of the encrypted AV data by controlling a recorder for recording the encrypted AV data in a magnetic disk. The recorder is controlled by the controller so as to reproduce the data recorded on the disk. A decrypter decrypts the reproduced data that is sent to the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Yoshida, Takanori Okada, Yoshiki Kuno, Jyun-ichi Komeno, Toshikazu Koudo, Ryosuke Shimizu, Noriaki Kubo
  • Publication number: 20100205396
    Abstract: A formatting device (200) which formats a memory module in such a manner that delay in updating management information is prevented is a formatting device that formats a memory card (100) including a first recording area (110) and a second recording area (120) having different characteristics, the formatting device including: a use determination unit (210) configured to hold a ratio of recording areas to be allocated to each of directories that are to be created when the memory card (100) is formatted; and a management information generation unit (220) configured to allocate, to each directory, a recording area having a size determined for the directory according to the ratio held by the use determination unit (210), the recording area being included in the first recording area (110) of the memory card (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Takanori Okada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Seiji Horita
  • Publication number: 20100185900
    Abstract: Achieving improvement in protection of recorded data and reproduction performance and editing performance of video data and audio data, in addition to minimizing the number of disk devices, an inexpensive and high-performance video recording and reproducing apparatus (100) and a method thereof include: a first disk device and a second disk device; a mirroring unit which mirrors video data and audio data to an identical logical address employed by the first disk device and the second disk device; a reading unit which reads (i) the video data out of one of the first disk device and the second disk device, and (ii) the audio data out of another one of the first disk device and the second disk device; and a reproducing unit which reproduces, via synchronization, the video data and the audio data read by the reading unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Hideaki Mita, Takanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20100177250
    Abstract: A recording and reproducing apparatus (100) can record information on a recording memory (111) having a recording region where a smallest unit for erasing recorded information is a block, on a unit of a cluster that is a unit smaller than the block. The recording and reproducing apparatus (100) includes: an input unit (130) that receives a request for starting or ending recording a file; and a system control unit (101) that records a header section of the file and a data section following the header section, from the beginning of the block in the recording region, when the request for starting recording is received; and updates the header section and records the updated header section on another cluster different from the cluster on which the header section before update is recorded when the request for ending recording is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Hiromasa Hoshino, Seiji Horita, Takayuki Nakamura, Takanori Okada, Hideaki Mita
  • Patent number: 7706531
    Abstract: An encryptor is provided for encrypting AV data sent from an interface. A controller controls recording of the encrypted AV data by controlling a recorder for recording the encrypted AV data in a magnetic disk. The recorder is controlled by the controller so as to reproduce the data recorded on the disk. A decrypter decrypts the reproduced data that is sent to the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Yoshida, Takanori Okada, Yoshiki Kuno, Jyun-ichi Komeno, Toshikazu Koudo, Ryosuke Shimizu, Noriaki Kubo
  • Patent number: 7613379
    Abstract: A recording and reproduction apparatus includes a first decoding section for outputting first decoded data generated by decoding the first data; a second decoding section for outputting second decoded data generated by decoding the second data; and a control section for calculating a first time period, from a start point of a seek operation of the reading section from the read finish point of first data to the read start point of second data until the first decoding section completes output of the first decoded data, and a second time period, from the start point of the seek operation until the second decoded data is allowed to be output by the second decoding section; and comparing a length of the calculated first time period and a length of the calculated second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Okada, Yoshiho Gotoh, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Publication number: 20080046675
    Abstract: It is possible to solve the problem that a memory block of a group containing information frequently updated quickly reaches the rewrite service life end when the number of spare blocks prepared in a non-volatile semiconductor recording medium cannot be modified or when the memory block is divided into a plurality of groups so as to be processed alternately. The non-volatile semiconductor recording medium includes a partition management information area and a partition area. Partition area start position information is recorded in the partition management information area. The start position information contains a value assuring a predetermined area between the end of the partition management information area and the head of the partition area. The area assured between the end of the partition management information area and the head of the partition area is set to a state where data is physically erased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Takanori Okada, Keiichi Ishida, Hiroshi Saitoh