Patents by Inventor Takao Fukui

Takao Fukui 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: 10914376
    Abstract: An automatic transmission that includes a lubricating oil supply source that supplies lubricating oil; a plurality of friction engagement elements that can attain a plurality of shift speeds according to combinations of the friction engagement elements to be engaged simultaneously; a plurality of hydraulic servos that engage and disengage the plurality of friction engagement elements according to whether an oil pressure is supplied thereto or not; and a rotary shaft that can transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Terada, Masaru Katsuya, Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10917108
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program that make it possible to cope with an output of a PCM signal using one DSD signal. A distribution apparatus includes an extraction section that, in a case where a PCM signal having a predetermined sampling frequency is generated from a DSD signal, extracts a predetermined number of samples from the DSD signal around samples at a predetermined interval determined by the predetermined sampling frequency, and a filtering section that generates the PCM signal having the predetermined sampling frequency by filtering the extracted predetermined number of samples. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a distribution apparatus, etc., that distributes the PCM signal to a client apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10861471
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program that permit switching between a plurality of DSD signals having different sampling frequencies using a simple configuration. An acquisition section acquires a digital audio signal having a given sampling frequency selected from among the plurality of digital audio signals acquired by delta-sigma modulating an audio signal at a plurality of sampling frequencies. An interpolation section subjects the acquired digital audio signal to a pre-interpolation process when the sampling frequency of the acquired digital audio signal is lower than an operating clock of a delta-sigma demodulator. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a signal processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Publication number: 20200327879
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing device, a signal processing method, and a program that enable implementation of more effective distance feeling control. The signal processing device includes a reverb processing unit that generates a signal of a reverb component on the basis of object audio data of an audio object and a reverb parameter for the audio object. The present technology can be applied to a signal processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tsuji, Toru Chinen, Takao Fukui, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 10742231
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a compression/encoding apparatus and method, a decoding apparatus and method, and a program that allow for provision of a lossless compression technology with higher compression ratio. A GOB data configuration section configures GOB data with a group of digital data that includes a plurality of blocks by treating a frame of delta-sigma-modulated digital data as a block. A table generation section generates a conversion table for encoding the GOB data. An encoding section compresses and encodes the digital data of each block included in the GOB data by using the conversion table. The present technology is applicable, for example, to audio signal compression and encoding, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Fukui, Toru Chinen
  • Patent number: 10706862
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program that permit switching between a plurality of DSD signals having different sampling frequencies using a simple configuration. An acquisition section acquires a digital audio signal having a given sampling frequency selected from among the plurality of digital audio signals acquired by delta-sigma modulating an audio signal at a plurality of sampling frequencies. An interpolation section subjects the acquired digital audio signal to a pre-interpolation process when the sampling frequency of the acquired digital audio signal is lower than an operating clock of a delta-sigma demodulator. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a signal processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Publication number: 20200212930
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program that make it possible to cope with an output of a PCM signal using one DSD signal. A distribution apparatus includes an extraction section that, in a case where a PCM signal having a predetermined sampling frequency is generated from a DSD signal, extracts a predetermined number of samples from the DSD signal around samples at a predetermined interval determined by the predetermined sampling frequency, and a filtering section that generates the PCM signal having the predetermined sampling frequency by filtering the extracted predetermined number of samples. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a distribution apparatus, etc., that distributes the PCM signal to a client apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: TAKAO FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20200051576
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program that can smoothly switch and reproduce a DSD signal and a PCM signal. A communication unit acquires a PCM signal and a DSD signal. A PCM upsampling unit upsamples the PCM signal to a sampling frequency of the DSD signal. An LPF removes a high-frequency component of the DSD signal. A correlation analysis unit analyzes a correlation between the DSD signal from which a high-frequency component has been removed and the PCM signal after upsampling, and detects a delay amount. A crossfade unit adjusts timing of the DSD signal and the PCM signal after upsampling by using the detected delay amount, and crossfades the DSD signal and the PCM signal after upsampling. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a system that acquires and reproduces audio data, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: TAKAO FUKUI
  • Patent number: 10513807
    Abstract: A knitting machine capable of changing a pile length includes a low-pile sinker and a high-pile sinker, a low-pile selector jack arranged on the rear end side of the low-pile sinker, a high-pile selector jack arranged on the rear end side of the high-pile sinker, an actuator operable to, when a pile yarn and a ground yarn are drawn in by a knitting needle, selectively perform the first control in which the actuator acts on the low-pile selector jack, the second control in which the actuator acts on the high-pile selector jack, and the third control in which the actuator does not act on any of the low-pile and high-pile selector jacks, and a cam operable to push out the selector jack subjected to the action of the actuator and the sinker which is in contact with the selector jack to an area between the knitting needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10487426
    Abstract: A bent part of a sock has (i) a bulging part having a first bulging region which includes a region in which the number of wales decreases, and a second bulging region which includes a region in which the number of wales increases and (ii) an extended part having a first extended region in which the number of wales increases, and a second extended region in which the number of wales decreases. The extended part is located so as to be closer to a bend direction side than the bulging part. The extended part has a boundary part between the first extended region and the second extended region which boundary part has a bend direction side first end. The bend direction side first end is located on a center line in a direction in which a width of the sock extends, or within a predetermined distance from the center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kaneda, Takao Fukui
  • Publication number: 20190190537
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a compression/encoding apparatus and method, a decoding apparatus and method, and a program that allow for provision of a lossless compression technology with higher compression ratio. A GOB data configuration section configures GOB data with a group of digital data that includes a plurality of blocks by treating a frame of delta-sigma-modulated digital data as a block. A table generation section generates a conversion table for encoding the GOB data. An encoding section compresses and encodes the digital data of each block included in the GOB data by using the conversion table. The present technology is applicable, for example, to audio signal compression and encoding, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Fukui, Toru Chinen
  • Publication number: 20190178377
    Abstract: An automatic transmission that includes a lubricating oil supply source that supplies lubricating oil; a plurality of friction engagement elements that can attain a plurality of shift speeds according to combinations of the friction engagement elements to be engaged simultaneously; a plurality of hydraulic servos that engage and disengage the plurality of friction engagement elements according to whether an oil pressure is supplied thereto or not; and a rotary shaft that can transmit power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke TERADA, Masaru KATSUYA, Takao FUKUI
  • Patent number: 10193565
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a compressive encoding apparatus, a compressive encoding method, a decoding apparatus, a decoding method, and a program which can provide a lossless compression technology having a higher compression rate. An encoding unit of the compressive encoding apparatus converts M bits of a ??-modulated digital signal into N bits (M>N) with reference to a first conversion table, and when the M bits are not able to be converted into the N bits with the first conversion table, converts the M bits into the N bits with reference to a second conversion table. When the number of bit patterns of the N bits is P, the first conversion table is a table storing (P?1) number of codes having higher generation frequencies for past bit patterns, and the second conversion table is a table storing (P?1) number of codes having higher generation frequencies for past bit patterns, which follow those of the first conversion table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10094054
    Abstract: A knit product includes a compression region and is formed by a circular knitting machine knitting first and second stitches having different stitch sizes in the same course. The second stitch has a smaller stitch size. The second stitch is selectively provided on a stitch-by-stitch basis. The knitting needles have a density of 14 to 24 per inch in a circumferential direction. A face yarn of a knitting yarn has a cotton count larger than 10. A back yarn of the knitting yarn is a covering yarn having a core yarn of polyurethane of 70 denier or less or a man-made fiber of 140 denier or less subjected to texturing. The size difference between the first and second stitches is 0.1 mm to 2.0 mm. The elongation difference between a first-stitch region of the first stitch and a second-stitch region of the second stitch is 20% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10060055
    Abstract: A knit product includes a compression region and is formed by a circular knitting machine knitting first and second stitches having different stitch sizes in the same course. The second stitch has a smaller stitch size. The second stitch is selectively provided on a stitch-by-stitch basis. The knitting needles have a density of 14 to 24 per inch in a circumferential direction. A face yarn of a knitting yarn has a cotton count larger than 10. A back yarn of the knitting yarn is a covering yarn having a core yarn of polyurethane of 70 denier or less or a man-made fiber of 140 denier or less subjected to texturing. The size difference between the first and second stitches is 0.1 mm to 2.0 mm. The elongation difference between a first-stitch region of the first stitch and a second-stitch region of the second stitch is 20% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Publication number: 20180211675
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program that permit switching between a plurality of DSD signals having different sampling frequencies using a simple configuration. An acquisition section acquires a digital audio signal having a given sampling frequency selected from among the plurality of digital audio signals acquired by delta-sigma modulating an audio signal at a plurality of sampling frequencies. An interpolation section subjects the acquired digital audio signal to a pre-interpolation process when the sampling frequency of the acquired digital audio signal is lower than an operating clock of a delta-sigma demodulator. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a signal processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10011927
    Abstract: A circular knitting machine includes sinkers and selector jacks corresponding thereto that are provided as separate components. The selector jacks are arranged radially outside the sinkers, and are provided with selector butts such that the selector butts of circumferentially adjacent selector jacks are arranged at different radial positions. An actuator that acts on the selector butts is arranged radially outside the cylinder. The circular knitting machine prevents a failure of sinker selection, while increasing a rotation speed of a cylinder holding knitting needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Publication number: 20180115322
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a compressive encoding apparatus, a compressive encoding method, a decoding apparatus, a decoding method, and a program which can provide a lossless compression technology having a higher compression rate. An encoding unit of the compressive encoding apparatus converts M bits of a ??-modulated digital signal into N bits (M>N) with reference to a first conversion table, and when the M bits are not able to be converted into the N bits with the first conversion table, converts the M bits into the N bits with reference to a second conversion table. When the number of bit patterns of the N bits is P, the first conversion table is a table storing (P?1) number of codes having higher generation frequencies for past bit patterns, and the second conversion table is a table storing (P?1) number of codes having higher generation frequencies for past bit patterns, which follow those of the first conversion table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Publication number: 20180094367
    Abstract: A bent part of a sock has (i) a bulging part having a first bulging region which includes a region in which the number of wales decreases, and a second bulging region which includes a region in which the number of wales increases and (ii) an extended part having a first extended region in which the number of wales increases, and a second extended region in which the number of wales decreases. The extended part is located so as to be closer to a bend direction side than the bulging part. The extended part has a boundary part between the first extended region and the second extended region which boundary part has a bend direction side first end. The bend direction side first end is located on a center line in a direction in which a width of the sock extends, or within a predetermined distance from the center line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Masatoshi KANEDA, Takao FUKUI
  • Patent number: 9706326
    Abstract: Provided is an audio signal processing device including a signal processing section that changes, at a time of generating and outputting 2-channel audio signals to be subjected to sound reproduction by two electroacoustic transducing means located at positions in the vicinities of both ears of a listener, from audio signals of a plurality of and more than two channels, virtual sound image localization positions on a circle around the listener, across the virtual sound image localization positions, the virtual sound image localization position that is supposed for each of the plurality of channels of audio signals provided on the circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Fukui, Ayataka Nishio