Patents by Inventor Takao Sawabe

Takao Sawabe 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: 8577206
    Abstract: On an information record medium, there are recorded: a plurality of content informations; and a plurality of play list sets each including a plurality of play list informations defining reproduction sequence thereof. The plurality of content informations, whose reproduction sequences are defined by the plurality of play list informations in a same play list set, are different from each other in reproduction functions required for an information reproduction system to reproduce the plurality of content informations and are adapted to at least partially construct titles, each of which is a logically united information unit and which are same to each other. Required function information indicating the reproduction function required for the information reproduction system is further recorded for each of the plurality of play list informations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20130188929
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus is provided with a storing device for storing one or a plurality of content data and records at least one portion of the one or plurality of content data onto a recording medium having a recordable recording layer. The information recording apparatus is provided with: a management data generating device for generating management data with reference to an application program corresponding to the at least one portion of the content data when the at least one portion of the content data is recorded onto the recording medium, the management data including information indicating the application program as specific information, the management data being data for managing reproduction of the at least one portion of the content data; and a recording device for recording the at least one portion of the content data, the application program, and the generated management data onto the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Takao Sawabe, Mutsumi Fujita, Yoshimi Tomita, Nobuyuki Takakuwa
  • Patent number: 8488947
    Abstract: Provided is an information recording apparatus which, in a state where the content of moving picture image information, etc. can be prevented from being inadvertently recognized by the user due to inadvertent presentation to the user of a relevant representative picture image, enables recording the respective information into a recording medium. A reproduction list PL that is to be reproduced is not only recorded into an optical disc 1 but is there also recorded in it a reproduction list display prohibition flag PHF indicating at least whether limiting the display of a representative picture image that represents the content of the reproduction list PL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8488948
    Abstract: Provided is an information recording apparatus which, in a state where the content of moving picture image information, etc. can be prevented from being inadvertently recognized by the user due to inadvertent presentation to the user of a relevant representative picture image, enables recording the respective information into a recording medium. A reproduction list PL that is to be reproduced is not only recorded into an optical disc 1 but is there also recorded in it a reproduction list display prohibition flag PHF indicating at least whether limiting the display of a representative picture image that represents the content of the reproduction list PL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8428434
    Abstract: Provided herein are: a data acquiring unit which acquires a plurality of angle video data equal or less than the angle video data and relative display position information from a recording unit which records the plurality of angle video data corresponding to the plurality of angle videos taken at a plurality of taking angles different from one another in which a taken object is taken and records the relative display position information indicating a relative display position of each angle video in consideration of each taking angle; a video signal output unit which outputs a plurality of angle video signals corresponding to the plurality of angle videos to display units based on the plurality of angle video data; and an arrangement determining unit which determines a display position arrangement of the plurality of angle videos based on the relative display position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kato, Toshio Suzuki, Eiji Muramatsu, Shoji Taniguchi, Takao Sawabe, Kazuo Kuroda, Akira Imamura
  • Publication number: 20120109871
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus (100) is provided with: a detecting device (102) for detecting, when one title out of a plurality of titles is reproduced, a title unbound application associated with another title out of the plurality of titles under the condition that the one title is composed of a BD-J object; and an executing device (102) for executing the detected title unbound application. According to the reproducing apparatus, even if the one title is reproduced without reproducing another title which is to be reproduced before the one title, the title unbound application associated with the other application is executed. Thus, it is possible to appropriately reproduce the one title.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Sawabe, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8139917
    Abstract: An information record medium comprises video information for indicating a main-video, sub-video information for indicating a sub-video which can be displayed at least partially over the main-video, and sub-video control information including (i) a plurality of types of control information elements for display control of the sub-video information in various methods set in advance and (ii) type indicating information to indicate presence or absence, or effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the control information elements by each of the types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Takao Sawabe, Masanori Nakahara, Tohru Kanegae, Yasuko Fukuda, Akira Imamura
  • Patent number: 8098980
    Abstract: On an information recode medium, a whole stream containing a plurality of partial streams each consisting of content information including still picture information is multiplexed and recorded on packet basis. The information record medium includes a file for storing object data consisting of a plurality of packets each containing a fragment of content information and a file for storing information defining the reproduction sequence of the object data. Furthermore, the information record medium includes an object information file for storing classification information indicating whether each object data corresponds to a first encoding method or a second encoding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Takeshi Koda, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Yasuko Fukuda, Akira Imamura
  • Patent number: 8089840
    Abstract: To limit the time capable of reproducing a plurality of contents as a whole recorded on a recording medium. Provided herein are a recording medium on which a plurality of contents and reproduction-enabled time which is a period of time for allowing a user to freely reproduce the plurality of contents as a whole are recorded, a reproduction device having an acquisition unit which acquires the reproduction-enabled time and a reproduction inhibit unit which inhibits the reproduction of each of the contents when the accumulated reproduction time of the plurality of contents as a whole exceeds the acquired reproduction-enabled time during the reproduction of each of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Muramatsu, Kazuo Kuroda, Takao Sawabe, Toshio Suzuki, Shoji Taniguchi, Akira Imamura, Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 8081871
    Abstract: An information recording medium on which a plurality of stream groups are multiplexed and recorded by a unit of packet, which is a physically accessible unit, each of the stream groups including one video stream, the information recording medium provided with: an object data file for storing object data which comprises a plurality of packets; and an object information file for storing correspondence definition information for controlling the reproduction of the object data. The object data is divided by a divisional unit in at least one portion of a reproduction section, which is provided with the plurality of packets and corresponds to one of the plurality of stream groups. The object information file stores unit address information indicating an address of each of divisional units, as the reproduction control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 8036074
    Abstract: An information recording medium (10) is provided with: a first area in which first data is recorded, first data region information being assigned to the first data; a second area in which second data is recorded, second data region information being assigned to the second data; and a control area in which control data including setting command data (72) is recorded, the setting command data setting the first data region information as reference region information, which is referred to by an information reproducing apparatus, if the first data is reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kuroda, Takao Sawabe
  • Patent number: 8027567
    Abstract: Provided is an information recording apparatus which, in a state where the content of moving picture image information, etc. can be prevented from being inadvertently recognized by the user due to inadvertent presentation to the user of a relevant representative picture image, enables recording the respective information into a recording medium. A reproduction list PL that is to be reproduced is not only recorded into an optical disc 1 but is there also recorded in it a reproduction list display prohibition flag PHF indicating at least whether limiting the display of a representative picture image that represents the content of the reproduction list PL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8023797
    Abstract: A series of content information; menu information, which is to be displayed with the content information during reproduction of the content information; and play list information for defining reproduction sequence of the content information by a unit of item, which constitutes the content information and which is accessible upon reproducing, are recorded on the information record medium. The play list information includes: item information for specifying each item which constitutes the content information; and slave item information for specifying the menu information corresponding to the each item as a slave item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda, Akira Imamura
  • Patent number: 8019196
    Abstract: A series of content information; menu information, which is to be displayed with the content information during reproduction of the content information; and play list information for defining reproduction sequence of the content information by a unit of item, which constitutes the content information and which is accessible upon reproducing, are recorded on the information record medium. The play list information includes: item information for specifying each item which constitutes the content information; and slave item information for specifying the menu information corresponding to the each item as a slave item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda, Akira Imamura
  • Patent number: 7970255
    Abstract: An information record medium contains video information indicating a main-video, sub-video information indicating a sub-video which can be displayed at least partially over the main-video, and sub-video control information including sub-frame range information specifying at least a part of the region in the sub-video as a sub-frame and sub-frame control information for controlling display of a sub-frame displayed over the main-video. The sub-frame control information includes dynamic control information includes dynamic control information for dynamically displaying the sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Takao Sawabe, Masanori Nakahara, Tohru Kanegae, Yasuko Fukuda, Akira Imamura
  • Publication number: 20110145855
    Abstract: Provided herein is a disc player having a read-out unit, a network connector, and a controller. The read-out unit reads out from an optical disc recorded with a main content and CM insertion information as information on an insertion of a Advertisement in the main content thereon. The network connector acquires the advertisement from an external apparatus based on CM insertion information. The controller controls to insert the acquired Advertisement in the main content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Eiji Muramatsu, Kazuo Kuroda, Takao Sawabe, Akira Imamura, Toshio Suzuki, Masahiro Kato, Shoji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7929829
    Abstract: An information recording medium is provided with: a file for storing object data which constitutes a series of content information, such as picture information or video information and audio information, and a play list information file for storing play list information which defines a reproduction sequence of the object data by a unit of play list. The information recording medium is further provided with a disc information file for storing a plurality of title play lists including information for specifying the play list information which defines the play list to be reproduced, Pre command information and Post command information, which indicate commands to be executed before and after the reproduction, respectively, based on the play list information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Akira Imamura
  • Patent number: RE42146
    Abstract: DVD 1? has recording information areas VOR, AOR in which recording information is recorded and reproducing procedure information recording areas VNA, ANA in which reproducing procedure information indicating reproducing procedures of the recording information is recorded. In addition, this DVD 1? has an integrated reproducing procedure information recording area GNA in which an integrated reproducing procedure information is recorded. The integrated reproducing procedure information indicates reproducing procedures to sequentially reproduce a plurality of recording information including recording information recorded in other DVD. Upon reproducing, the recording information recorded astride a plurality of DVDs is reproduced in accordance with the integrated reproducing procedure information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Sawabe, Masanori Nakahara
  • Patent number: RE42506
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus (SSI) is provided with: a signal process device (72) for applying a predetermined signal process to a plurality of partial record information blocks constructing whole record information (R) to thereby generate processed partial record information blocks (Sr) each composed of a plurality of predetermined information units (IU), and for generating and outputting recording position information (Sac), which is to be recorded by each of predetermined reproduction units (VOBU) composing the information units, for respective one of the reproduction units. The recording position information indicates recording positions of the reproduction units corresponding to reproduction times of the partial record information blocks within a predetermined range before and after the respective one of the reproduction units on an axis of reproduction time of each of the partial record information blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Yamamoto, Akihiro Tozaki, Takao Sawabe, Ryuichiro Yoshimura, Yoshiaki Moriyama, Junichi Yoshio
  • Patent number: D870179
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Sawabe, Hideaki Nasu, Akihiro Negishi, Satoshi Tsuji, Kenichi Furukawa, Yoshihide Majima, Satoshi Ajiki, Kenji Zusai