Patents by Inventor Takeaki Kato

Takeaki Kato 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).

  • Publication number: 20190204770
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a printing system includes an information processing apparatus and an image forming apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus via a network. The information processing apparatus includes a memory device that stores information on an application program and information on a default print profile in association with each other. The information processing apparatus obtains, where printing is to be executed by the image forming apparatus, from the memory device, the information on the default print profile in association with the application program used to generate printable data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Takeaki KATO, Shinya NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20190065121
    Abstract: A Data Storage Device (DSD) includes a first memory for storing data and a Storage Class Memory (SCM) for storing data. The SCM has at least one characteristic of being faster than the first memory in storing data, using less power to store data than the first memory, and providing a greater usable life than the first memory for repeatedly storing data in a same memory location. At least a portion of the SCM is allocated or reserved for use by a host, and logical addresses assigned to the SCM are mapped to device addresses of the first memory identifying locations for storing data in the first memory. The host is provided with an indication of the logical addresses assigned to the SCM to allow the host to retrieve data from and store data in the DSD or to directly access data using the logical addresses assigned to the SCM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: James N. Malina, Albert H. Chen, Takeaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10126981
    Abstract: A write command is received to store data in a Data Storage Device (DSD). At least one of a Non-Volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM) and a Storage Class Memory (SCM) is selected for storing the data of the write command based on a number of previously received write commands indicating an address of the write command or a priority of the write command. The SCM has at least one characteristic of being faster than the NVRAM in storing data, using less power to store data, and providing a greater usable life for repeatedly storing data in a same memory location. In one example, at least a portion of the SCM is allocated for use by a host. Logical addresses assigned to the SCM are mapped to device addresses of the NVRAM. The host is provided with an indication of the logical addresses assigned to the SCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James N. Malina, Albert H. Chen, Takeaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20180067434
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a printing system includes an information processing apparatus and an image forming apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus via a network. The information processing apparatus includes a memory device that stores information on an application program and information on a default print profile in association with each other. The information processing apparatus obtains, where printing is to be executed by the image forming apparatus, from the memory device, the information on the default print profile in association with the application program used to generate printable data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Takeaki KATO, Shinya Nagano
  • Publication number: 20180052641
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a plurality of slots into which a storage device container including a storage device and a first memory that stores first position information representing a slot to which the storage device is to be attached is inserted, a second memory that stores configuration information including second position information representing a slot into which the storage device has been attached, a controller that compares the first position information and the second position information and determines whether or not the storage device has been attached to a slot represented by the first position information, on a basis of a comparison result, and a processor that outputs the first position information when the storage device has not been attached to a slot represented by the first position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: SHINHO HAYASHI, Mikio Morita, Takeaki Kato
  • Patent number: 9043675
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory is configured with blocks as deletion units, each block having several pages that are configured as write units. A controller for the nonvolatile memory includes an error correcting circuit, which detects and corrects an error in data read out of a page in one of the blocks of the nonvolatile memory, the page being referenced by a logical address. The controller also determines an error occurrence when the error cannot be corrected. An error block table is provided to store the logical address where the error occurred, and a physical address corresponding to the logical address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeaki Kato, Hitoshi Shimono, Akinori Kamizono
  • Publication number: 20140281226
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory card includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory which includes a first memory area that is not accessed by specifying an address thereof by a host device and a second memory area that is accessed by specifying an address thereof by the host device and stores read codes set to output preset data stored in the first memory area to the host device when the host device issues a plurality of commands to specified addresses in the second memory area in a specified order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takeaki KATO, Hideo AIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20130219244
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory is configured with blocks as deletion units, each block having several pages that are configured as write units. A controller for the nonvolatile memory includes an error correcting circuit, which detects and corrects an error in data read out of a page in one of the blocks of the nonvolatile memory, the page being referenced by a logical address. The controller also determines an error occurrence when the error cannot be corrected. An error block table is provided to store the logical address where the error occurred, and a physical address corresponding to the logical address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takeaki KATO, Hitoshi Shimono, Akinori Kamizono
  • Publication number: 20120278536
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory device includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory, and control section. The nonvolatile semiconductor memory includes a first memory area, and second memory area other than the first memory area. The control section receives a first command from a host, and permits use of the second memory area on the basis of the first command. The control section receives a second command from the host, and transmits a parameter indicating the capacity of the first memory area to the host on the basis of the second command. The control section further receives a third command from the host, and accesses the first memory area on the basis of the third command. When use of the second memory area is permitted, the control section receives the third command from the host, and accesses the second memory area on the basis of the third command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Takeaki KATO, Hideo Aizawa
  • Patent number: 7762577
    Abstract: An active knee bolster (28) and a knee bolster (42), whose accommodated positions are different, are mounted within an instrument panel (18) along a curved configuration of a wall portion (24) of the instrument panel (18) which, in a vehicle transverse direction, is convex and concave in a vehicle body longitudinal direction. At a time of a vehicle body collision, a main body (30) of the active knee bolster (28) moves from an accommodated position to a leg restraining position, and a leg restraining position of the active knee bolster (28) and a leg restraining position of the fixed-type knee bolster (42) become equal positions in the vehicle body longitudinal direction. In accordance with this invention, legs of an occupant can be reliably protected, and degrees of freedom in designing a vehicle interior wall such as the instrument panel or the like are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeaki Kato, Osamu Fukawatase, Takuya Nezaki
  • Publication number: 20080157508
    Abstract: An active knee bolster (28) and a knee bolster (42), whose accommodated positions are different, are mounted within an instrument panel (18) along a curved configuration of a wall portion (24) of the instrument panel (18) which, in a vehicle transverse direction, is convex and concave in a vehicle body longitudinal direction. At a time of a vehicle body collision, a main body (30) of the active knee bolster (28) moves from an accommodated position to a leg restraining position, and a leg restraining position of the active knee bolster (28) and a leg restraining position of the fixed-type knee bolster (42) become equal positions in the vehicle body longitudinal direction. In accordance with this invention, legs of an occupant can be reliably protected, and degrees of freedom in designing a vehicle interior wall such as the instrument panel or the like are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeaki Kato, Osamu Fukawatase, Takuya Nezaki
  • Publication number: 20080054117
    Abstract: A webbing retractor 10 has a structure in which a housing 48, to which a motor 44 is attached, faces in an axial direction of a worm gear 34, and is assembled and fixed to an end face of a case 30 which is orthogonal to a direction of thickness of the case 30, in which a clutch 26 which is attached in a joined state to a side face of one leg plate 16 is accommodated, and at an opposite side from a back plate 14. Moreover, this is a structure in which a rotation shaft of the motor 44 is between the leg plate 16 and a leg plate 18 in a state of being orthogonal to a winding shaft 20, and the motor 44 is disposed directly below the winding shaft 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Katsuki Asagiri, Takuhiro Saito, Kiyomi Shikata, Katsuhiro Okumura, Takeaki Kato, Takuya Nezaki
  • Patent number: 7328916
    Abstract: In a knee protection system according to the present invention, a knee protection panel is driven from a standby position surrounded by an interior member to the vehicle rear side to a knee-protecting position in front of the knees of an occupant by a drive mechanism when the vehicle is crashing, whereby the knees moving forward are protected by the knee protection panel thus driven. The drive mechanism includes a holding portion for holding the knee protection panel in such a manner that the knee protection panel is moved rearward. Engagement portions are provided, respectively, at locations where the holding portion and the knee protection panel connect with each other in such a manner as to be brought into engagement with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tajima, Takahiko Sato, Akiyoshi Nagano, Masakazu Hashimoto, Osamu Fukawatase, Takeaki Kato, Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Tadanori Hisamoto, Shinichi Horibata
  • Patent number: 7290730
    Abstract: A pinion of a pretensioner is provided at a side of a torsion shaft, which side is opposite a side connected integrally to a spool via a sleeve. A base lock of a lock mechanism is connected to the pinion. Due to the lock mechanism operating, a leg plate side end portion of the torsion shaft is locked. In this way, due to operation of the pretensioner, the pinion, which is connected to a rotating portion of a sleeve, also is locked by the locking mechanism. Therefore, a piston of the pretensioner is not lowered, and internal pressure of a cylinder does not affect deformation of the torsion shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-Rika-Denki-Seisakusho, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomonori Nagata, Toshimasa Yamamoto, Hitoshi Takamatsu, Yasuho Kitazawa, Takeaki Kato, Makoto Sekizuka, Shigekazu Imanaka, Kiyoka Matsubayashi, Takuya Nezaki
  • Patent number: 7240919
    Abstract: The invention provides a vehicular shock absorbing body which absorbs a shock by a grid-like rib formed on a support plate portion and can inhibit a load point at an initial stage and a terminal stage, in a load—displacement (F-S) curve of the vehicular shock absorbing body. A shock absorbing body (40) used for absorbing a shock in a vehicle and made of a synthetic resin, is provided with a support plate portion (42), and a shock absorbing portion (45) formed in a grid shape on the support plate portion (42) by a plurality of thin ribs (44, 44), and plastically deforming at a time of applying a shock load so as to be absorbable a shock energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tajima, Takahiko Sato, Osamu Fukawatase, Takeaki Kato
  • Patent number: 7152881
    Abstract: An actuator of an active knee bolster is provided with a drive force generation device and a one way lock mechanism that is disposed in a vicinity of an operation end of the drive force generation device. The one way lock mechanism is configured such that, if attempted movement of a piston member in an inward insertion direction occurs, respective engagement portions are moved to a taper portion by urging force of a spring, whereby the engagement portions are abutted against an external periphery surface of the piston member such that the piston member and the engagement portions are fixed. Accordingly, as a result of the one way lock mechanism, a main body of the active knee bolster that has been moved to a restraining position cannot return in a vehicle forward direction, and thus it is possible to generate a substantial lower limb restraining force that restrains a lower limb of an occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Takeaki Kato, Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Tadanori Hisamoto, Shinichi Horibata
  • Publication number: 20060132813
    Abstract: In a printer driver of the invention, a setting confirmation screen of “Graphical Preview” and a setting confirmation screen of “Text Preview” can easily be switched by clicking a Graphics key or a Text key, which are provided at a lower part of the screen. Only by clicking a setting item to be changed on the setting confirmation screen, can a jump be executed to a location for actual setting. In addition, a common Graphical Preview is displayed at the same location in all tabs. A menu of the printer driver is displayed such that menu items are arranged from upper left to lower right in an order according to a frequency of use and a frequency of change of settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masateru Mitani, Shinji Ohira, Takeaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20060136413
    Abstract: A CPU displays a watermark setting button on a display unit. When the watermark setting button is pressed, the CPU confirms whether there is mismatch between a character sequence and a font, which are selected in order to print a watermark, on the basis of a printer driver that is stored in a hard disk drive. If there is mismatch, the CPU switches the font to a system default font, and executes a watermark generation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20060066884
    Abstract: The present invention stores color setting and monochromatic setting including the number of print copies respectively in different Devmode structures, at the time of color print and monochromatic print, refers to the respective storage locations, performs printing, thereby can obtain simultaneously both color print and monochromatic print.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki kaisha
    Inventor: Takeaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20050218641
    Abstract: In a knee protection system according to the present invention, a knee protection panel is driven from a standby position surrounded by an interior member to the vehicle rear side to a knee-protecting position in front of the knees of an occupant by a drive mechanism when the vehicle is crashing, whereby the knees moving forward are protected by the knee protection panel thus driven. The drive mechanism includes a holding portion for holding the knee protection panel in such a manner that the knee protection panel is moved rearward. Engagement portions are provided, respectively, at locations where the holding portion and the knee protection panel connect with each other in such a manner as to be brought into engagement with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tajima, Takahiko Sato, Akiyoshi Nagano, Masakazu Hashimoto, Osamu Fukawatase, Takeaki Kato, Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Tadanori Hisamoto, Shinichi Horibata