Patents by Inventor Takeshi Koda

Takeshi Koda 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: 8018802
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus is for recording user data and recording management data onto an information recording medium being provided with: a first recording layer; and a second recording layer, each of the first recording layer and the second recording layer having a user data area to record therein at least the user data and a recording management area to record therein at least the recording management data for managing recording of the user data, the information recording apparatus is provided with: a recording device for dividing the recording management area into a plurality of recording management segments and for recording the recording management data into at least one of the plurality of recording management segments; and a first controlling device for controlling the recording device to dispose each of the plurality of recording management segments in a single recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Miura, Keiji Katata, Masahiro Kato, Eiji Muramatsu, Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda, Shoji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20110216382
    Abstract: A hologram recording apparatus (300) is provided with: a recording device (100) for recording record information into a hologram recording medium (1); a measuring device (325) for measuring a time elapsed from when the recording of the record information is stopped to when the recording of the record information is restarted; a first controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device to multiplex-record the record information, if the measured elapsed time is shorter than a time length in which the record information can be multiplex-recorded; and a second controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device not to multiplex-record the record information, if the measured elapsed time is longer than the time length in which the record information can be multiplex-recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Kazuo Kuroda
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7948843
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information recording medium (100) comprising a first recording layer (L0 layer) which is provided with a first recording track for recording record information, and a second recording layer (L1 layer) which is provided with a second recording track for recording record information. Each recording zone (zone #n) including one recording area in the first recording layer and another recording area in the second recording layer which is opposite to the recording area in the first recording layer has a management information recording area (RMA) for recording management information (RMD) for recording the record information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Toshiro Tanikawa, Tsuyoshi Hasebe, Shinji Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Namiki, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7940626
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a recording device for recording record information onto at least one of (i) a recording medium including: a first recording layer and a second recording layer in which the record information is recorded by irradiating laser light thereon, each of the first and second recording layers including a buffer area and a calibration area, and (ii) a recording medium including: the first recording layer and the second recording layer, each of the first and second recording layers including the calibration area; a setting device for setting a reserved area having a predetermined size for extending or generating the buffer area, by each recording unit in the calibration area; a calibrating device for calibrating the power by using the calibration area other than the set reserved area; and a controlling device for controlling the recording device to record the record information into at least the reserved area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Masahiro Kato, Tsuyoshi Hasebe, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7940633
    Abstract: A recording device has a recording unit for recording information in a medium having a first layer and a second layer; a forming unit for forming a buffer area in each of the first and second layers; and a control unit for controlling the forming unit to form the buffer area in the first layer to have a prescribed size and an edge on an outer circumference side of the buffer area in the second layer at a position, shifted from an area section of the second layer corresponding to the edge on the outer circumference side of the buffer area by a relative positional shift between an address at a prescribed position in the first layer and an address relating to the prescribed position in the second layer, or at a position shifted by a tolerance length indicating a tolerance range of such positional shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kato, Masahiro Miura, Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7940635
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus (200) is provided with: a first recording device (354) for recording user data into a user data area (105, 115) provided for an information recording medium (100), with a data area attribute added; and a second recording device (354) for recording a marker (108) following an end edge portion of the recorded user data, with a predetermined flag bit set to a first value and with the data area attribute added, the flag bit indicating at least whether or not the marker is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7936491
    Abstract: A hologram recording apparatus (300) is provided with: a recording device (100) for recording record information into a hologram recording medium (1); a measuring device (325) for measuring a time elapsed from when the recording of the record information is stopped to when the recording of the record information is restarted; a first controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device to multiplex-record the record information, if the measured elapsed time is shorter than a time length in which the record information can be multiplex-recorded; and a second controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device not to multiplex-record the record information, if the measured elapsed time is longer than the time length in which the record information can be multiplex-recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Kazuo Kuroda
  • Patent number: 7933192
    Abstract: At least a first recording layer (L0 layer) and a second recording layer (L1 layer) are provided. The first recording layer is disc-shaped, and has a first recording track path formed for recording recording information. The second recording layer is disc-shaped, arranged on the first recording layer and has a second recording track path formed in an opposite direction to the first recording track path for recording recording information. On edge parts on the outer circumference sides of the first recording layer and the second recording layer, first buffer areas (104-0 and 104-1) are further provided for preventing a recording or reproducing position from deviating from the first recording layer or the second recording layer and for interlayer jump. At least a part of the first buffer area is previously formed as a pre-recording area by an embossed pit (in the case of DVD-RW) or by a pit formed by recording laser irradiation (in the case of DVD-R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kuroda, Takeshi Koda
  • 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: 7903525
    Abstract: A hologram recording apparatus (300) records record information into a hologram recording medium (100) on which a hologram recording layer (11) and a position information recording layer (13). The hologram recording apparatus is provided with: a first recording device (101) for recording the record information into the hologram recording layer; and a second recording device (121) for setting an area portion of the position information recording layer in a recorded state, the area portion of the position information recording layer corresponding to an area portion of the hologram recording layer in which the record information is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Kazuo Kuroda
  • Patent number: 7882730
    Abstract: There is provided an ignition diagnosis apparatus that detects ignition abnormality in a multi-point-ignition internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiko Tanaya, Yumi Takaoka, Takahiko Inada, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7869318
    Abstract: A write-once-type recording medium (100) on which record data can be recorded only once, provided with: a data area (108) to record therein the record data; and a shared area (104, 105) to temporarily record therein evacuation data which is record data to be recorded or already recorded at a position of a defect in the data area and defect management information (120) including an evacuation source address of the evacuation data, the evacuation data being recorded with one predetermined point which exists in the shared area as a start point, the defect management information being recorded with another predetermined point which exists at a different point from the one point as a start point, in the shared area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Masayoshi Yoshida, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7863903
    Abstract: A combustion state detection apparatus for an internal combustion engine, includes convexity detection means (30) for detecting that domain within the detection interval in which the change shape of the ionic current is upwardly convex, on the basis of the ionic current data extracted by data extraction means (20), and preignition decision means (40) including comparison setting means for setting a comparison value with which the upwardly convex domain is compared, and functioning to decide the occurrence of the preignition or the premonitory phenomenon thereof when the upwardly convex domain lies at a timing earlier than the comparison value, wherein the convexity detection means (30) includes leak current judgment means for judging the appearance of a leak current across electrodes, and it enables the detection of the upwardly convex domain when the appearance of the leak current has been judged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Takahiko Inada, Kimihiko Tanaya
  • Patent number: 7860368
    Abstract: An information recording medium (100) on which there are recorded: a series of content information which includes an image portion which can be a background image; button information (301) for defining a button menu which allows an operation as for the content information and which is displayed during the reproduction of the content information; and play list information (120) for defining reproduction sequence of the content information by a unit of item, which constitutes the content information and which is accessible upon reproduction, the button information including a plurality of button pages (301p) each of which can constitute the button menu and whose display can be changed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7848214
    Abstract: An information record medium contains a plurality of content informations and a plurality of play list sets each including a plurality of play list informations defining the reproduction sequence of the content informations. In addition, the information recording medium contains title information designating at least one play list set, which corresponds to the content informations to be reproduced, from among the plurality of play list sets to reproduce the plurality of content informations as a title, the title being a logical information unit of the plurality of content informations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20100257921
    Abstract: There is provided an ignition diagnosis apparatus that detects ignition abnormality in a multi-point-ignition internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimihiko TANAYA, Yumi TAKAOKA, Takahiko INADA, Takeshi KODA
  • Publication number: 20100258081
    Abstract: There is provided a combustion state detecting apparatus capable of detecting combustion-state abnormality in an internal combustion engine. A comparison timing is set to be advanced in terms of the rotation angle of the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine with respect to the ending timing of an electric quantity based on an ion that occurs when ignition is performed normally through a predetermined ignition signal among the plurality of ignition signals; in the case where, as a result of the comparison between the detected ending timing of an electric quantity based on an ion and the comparison timing, the ending timing is advanced in terms of the rotation angle of the crankshaft with respect to the comparison timing, it is determined that the combustion based on ignition through the predetermined ignition signal is abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiko TANAYA, Takahiko Inada, Yumi Takaoka, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7805677
    Abstract: An information recording medium (100) on which there are recorded: a series of content information which includes an image portion which can be a background image; button information (301) for defining a button menu which allows an operation as for the content information and which is displayed during the reproduction of the content information; and play list information (120) for defining reproduction sequence of the content information by a unit of item, which constitutes the content information and which is accessible upon reproduction, the button information including a plurality of button pages (301p) each of which can constitute the button menu and whose display can be changed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7801015
    Abstract: An optical disk (100) comprises recording management areas (103, 113) in which record management data for managing data recording is recorded. The record management data includes (i) physical position information (122, 125, 126) indicating the positions of physical buffer areas in which buffer data for buffering recording operation is physically recorded and (ii) logical position information (121) indicating the position of a logical buffer area in which buffer data is logically recorded or to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Keiji Katata, Takeshi Koda, Shoji Taniguchi, Eiji Muramatsu, Masahiro Kato, Masahiro Miura, Tsuyoshi Hasebe