Patents by Inventor Takashi Torii

Takashi Torii 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: 8267368
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present invention includes a plate-shaped stand member rotatably attached to a back surface of the housing, and a holding member capable of holding the stand member at a predetermined upright support angle with respect to the back surface of the housing, wherein the holding member regulates the rotation of the stand member at a predetermined rotation angle exceeding the upright support angle from a stored position with respect to the housing. With such a configuration, an electronic device such as a portable television can be provided, in which a stand is unlikely to be broken even when the electronic device topples over and a pressing force further is applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Torii, Masahiro Mizuta
  • Publication number: 20120036317
    Abstract: A system has a data structure in which a value can be obtained from a key. In a write access, a first pair <Key,Hash(Value)> and a second pair <Hash(Value),Value> are stored respectively in a volatile storage device. The first pair <Key,Hash(Value)> is saved in a nonvolatile storage device before returning a response, and the second pair <Hash(Value),Value> is saved in the first storage device at any time with the second pair saved in the volatile storage device. In a read access in which a value is obtained from a key, it is determined that data is not stored normally if the second pair is not found in processing in which after obtaining the hash value of the value from the first pair, the second pair is read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Takashi Torii
  • Publication number: 20110320750
    Abstract: The present invention provides information storage system and method capable of changing an information storage format to a format suitable for the data utilization form. There are provided a means that records history information of information processing on data, a plurality of information storing means that store information in mutually different information storage formats, and an information storage format control means that changes an information storage format of data, on the basis of a history of processing relating to the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Masaki Kan, Yoshiaki Sakae, Michitaro Miyata, Yasuo Itabashi, Dai Kobayashi, Takashi Torii
  • Publication number: 20110231508
    Abstract: A slave computer out of a plurality of slave computers that are connected to a plurality of clients through a front network and provide the front network with a single IP address that is a same IP address comprises: a responsible client table that indicates a client for which each of the plurality of slave computers is responsible; and an ARP processing unit that refers to the responsible client table when an ARP request for the single IP address has been received from one of the plurality of clients and sends an ARP response when a client that has sent the ARP request is present in the responsible client table, and otherwise does not send the ARP response, wherein a client in the responsible client table is added, changed, or deleted by a master computer connected through a back-end network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Takashi Torii
  • Patent number: 7818287
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage management system including at least one client, a first server having a primary storage, a second server having a secondary storage, and an intermediate device logically arranged between the client and the first and second servers. The primary storage includes a stub file in which there is recorded the position information of the real file migrated from the primary storage to the secondary storage. The intermediate device exercises control so that, when a file access request of the primary storage of a first server, issued by the client, is received by the intermediate device, the intermediate device receives the file access request and, if the file to be accessed is a stub file, and the access request necessitates accessing to the real file, the intermediate device accesses the real file of the secondary storage using the information of the stub file to return a response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Torii, Satoshi Yamakawa, Yoshihiro Kajiki
  • Publication number: 20100250634
    Abstract: A management policy is given to a predetermined storage area by an administrator or a predetermined end user of end users as users of a plurality of client terminals. At this time, a file server generates a setting file in which the management policy is written, to set in a directory corresponding to the predetermined storage area. A write instruction (change data) is given by the administrator or the predetermined end user. The file server changes the management policy based on the change data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Takashi Torii, Yoshihiro Kajiki
  • Patent number: 7765217
    Abstract: Each of the sites interconnected to one another through a wide area network includes at least one client, a switch device logically disposed between the client and at least one server including a storage device, for providing to the client a file access virtually unifying of a plurality of storage devices, and an analysis device connected to the switch device. The switch device takes log information on the file access from the client. The analysis device determines data to be migrated to the server in a site to which the client belongs or the server in a site in vicinity of the site to which the client belongs, and commands the switch device to migrate the data. The switch device migrates the data based on the command from the analysis device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamakawa, Takashi Torii, Yoshihiro Kajiki
  • Patent number: 7725588
    Abstract: A switch device has an object ID rewrite unit and a file access control unit. The object ID rewrite unit, when an original object ID is contained in a reply to be transferred, rewrites the original object ID to an information entraining object ID by inserting server identification information into the original object ID, while when the information entraining object ID is contained in a reply to be transferred, restores the information entraining object ID to the original object ID. The file access control unit includes a table for managing a combination of address information of a server and server identification information, estimating address information of a server corresponding to server identification information contained in an information entraining object of a request to be transferred with reference to the table, and determines a destination of the request on the basis of the address information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamakawa, Jun Ishikawa, Takashi Torii
  • Patent number: 7716337
    Abstract: An intermediate device which can be introduced and removed in seamless way is disclosed. The state information acquiring means acquires state information required to maintain the state of a session established between the first information processing device and the second information processing device for the information processing service, from the first information processing device or the second information processing device. The intermediate service managing means generates, based on the state information, transfer rules for applying the intermediate service to data of the information processing service, and transferring the data to which the intermediate service is applied. The transfer control means maintains the state of the existing session between itself and the second information processing device, establishes a new session between itself and the first information processing device, and transfers the data using the existing session and the new session, according to the transfer rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamakawa, Takashi Torii, Wataru Katsurashima
  • Publication number: 20100088318
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system in which an index registration unit registers an index, which will be used for search processing, as a partitioned index which is partitioned on a time series basis, and a search means reads indexes older than a specified point in time, which is used as a search base point, to perform search processing, thereby searching for information based on a point in time in the past.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Masaki Kan, Yoshihiro Kajiki, Satoshi Yamakawa, Takashi Torii, Yuji Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20090302175
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present invention includes a plate-shaped stand member rotatably attached to a back surface of the housing, and a holding member capable of holding the stand member at a predetermined upright support angle with respect to the back surface of the housing, wherein the holding member regulates the rotation of the stand member at a predetermined rotation angle exceeding the upright support angle from a stored position with respect to the housing. With such a configuration, an electronic device such as a portable television can be provided, in which a stand is unlikely to be broken even when the electronic device topples over and a pressing force further is applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Torii, Masahiro Mizuta
  • Patent number: 7438598
    Abstract: The connector housing 30 is formed with a pair of guide grooves 50a, 50b and a pair of side walls 60. The guide grooves 50a, 50b support the both side edges of the upper body portion 21 of the thick first card 20 and also the both side edges of the card body 11 of the thin second card 10 and guide these cards as they are inserted or extracted. The side walls 60 define, below a space between the paired guide grooves 50a, 50b, a space in which to accommodate the lower body portion 23 of the first card 20. This construction ensures that, whichever of the first and second cards is inserted, the elastic displacements of the contact terminals 40 of a card connector 1 remain the same, allowing the card to be electrically connected stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignees: Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Ito, Masaaki Oya, Kazutaka Taguchi, Takashi Torii, Hideki Kawai
  • Publication number: 20080162608
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system which includes at least one client, a plural number of file servers, each having a file system, and a switch logically arranged between the client and the plural file servers to provide file access services which virtually render the plural file services accessible as a single file system, termed a ‘pseudo file system’, when viewed from the terminal. The switch distributes a command for start of generation of snapshots to the plural file servers, which file servers formulate respective snapshots responsive to the command for start of formation of the snapshots. The switch sets the plural snapshots, generated by the plural file servers, so as to be associated with the file system structure of the virtual file system at the time of formation of the snapshots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi TORII, Satoshi YAMAKAWA, Yoshihiro KAJIKI
  • Publication number: 20080162607
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system which includes at least one client, a plural number of file servers, each having a file system, and a switch logically arranged between the client and the plural file servers to provide file access services which virtually render the plural file services accessible as a single file system, termed a ‘pseudo file system’, when viewed from the terminal. The switch distributes a command for start of generation of snapshots to the plural file servers, which file servers formulate respective snapshots responsive to the command for start of formation of the snapshots. The switch sets the plural snapshots, generated by the plural file servers, so as to be associated with the file system structure of the virtual file system at the time of formation of the snapshots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi TORII, Satoshi YAMAKAWA, Yoshihiro KAJIKI
  • Patent number: 7324347
    Abstract: A memory card includes: a main body of the memory card in which a notched section is formed; a semiconductor memory; and a write/nonwrite setting element for setting the write/nonwrite state of data in the semiconductor memory, the write/nonwrite setting element being slidably fitted in the notched section, wherein the main body of the memory card includes an upper main body and a lower main body; at least one of the upper main body and the lower main body has an elastic guide formed within the notched section; the write/nonwrite setting element slides along the elastic guide so as to set the write/nonwrite state of the data in the semiconductor memory; and the elastic guide has an engagement portion for engagedly stopping the write/nonwrite setting element so as to select the position of the write/nonwrite setting element with respect to the elastic guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Nakanishi, Takashi Torii, Noriaki Furuta, Takahiro Sakamoto, Masayoshi Yano
  • Publication number: 20070192494
    Abstract: An intermediate device which can be introduced and removed in seamless way is disclosed. The state information acquiring means acquires state information required to maintain the state of a session established between the first information processing device and the second information processing device for the information processing service, from the first information processing device or the second information processing device. The intermediate service managing means generates, based on the state information, transfer rules for applying the intermediate service to data of the information processing service, and transferring the data to which the intermediate service is applied. The transfer control means maintains the state of the existing session between itself and the second information processing device, establishes a new session between itself and the first information processing device, and transfers the data using the existing session and the new session, according to the transfer rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamakawa, Takashi Torii, Wataru Katsurashima
  • Publication number: 20060288056
    Abstract: Disclosed is a version management device which comprises a file access verification unit that receives a request packet sent from the client and a response packet sent from the server, extracts a processing request and a response result from the packets, and checks if the processing request and the response result match an access pattern corresponding to a file data update processing operation by an application running on the client; a user management unit that manages user information in a format defined for each file access protocol to verify from which user the processing request, included in the request packet from the client, is issued; a version control unit that controls the creation operation of a version management file when it is found that an operation corresponding to processing pattern corresponding to file data update processing by the application running on the client is executed in the file access verification unit; and a setting information management unit that holds operation setting informa
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamakawa, Takashi Torii
  • Publication number: 20060149748
    Abstract: Each of the sites interconnected to one another through a wide area network includes at least one client, a switch device logically disposed between the client and at least one server including a storage device, for providing to the client a file access virtually unifying of a plurality of storage devices, and an analysis device connected to the switch device. The switch device takes log information on the file access from the client. The analysis device determines data to be migrated to the server in a site to which the client belongs or the server in a site in vicinity of the site to which the client belongs, and commands the switch device to migrate the data. The switch device migrates the data based on the command from the analysis device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamakawa, Takashi Torii, Yoshihiro Kajiki
  • Publication number: 20060129537
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage management system including at least one client, a first server having a primary storage, a second server having a secondary storage, and an intermediate device logically arranged between the client and the first and second servers. The primary storage includes a stub file in which there is recorded the position information of the real file migrated from the primary storage to the secondary storage. The intermediate device exercises control so that, when a file access request of the primary storage of a first server, issued by the client, is received by the intermediate device, the intermediate device receives the file access request and, if the file to be accessed is a stub file, and the access request necessitates accessing to the real file, the intermediate device accesses the real file of the secondary storage using the information of the stub file to return a response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Torii, Satoshi Yamakawa, Yoshihiro Kajiki
  • Publication number: 20060080370
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system which includes at least one client, a plural number of file servers, each having a file system, and a switch logically arranged between the client and the plural file servers to provide file access services which virtually render the plural file services accessible as a single file system, termed a ‘pseudo file system’, when viewed from the terminal. The switch distributes a command for start of generation of snapshots to the plural file servers, which file servers formulate respective snapshots responsive to the command for start of formation of the snapshots. The switch sets the plural snapshots, generated by the plural file servers, so as to be associated with the file system structure of the virtual file system at the time of formation of the snapshots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Takashi Torii, Satoshi Yamakawa, Yoshihiro Kajiki