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: 7801418
    Abstract: A whole stream consisting of a plurality of partial streams each composed of content information including still image information is multiplexed/recorded in packet basis on an information medium. The information record medium includes a file for storing object data consisting of a plurality of packets each containing a content information piece and a file for storing information defining an object data reproduction sequence. Furthermore, the medium includes an object information file for storing stream identification information for identifying each of the plurality of partial streams among the plurality of packets and address information indicating a recording position of an access unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Takeshi Koda, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Yasuko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7801007
    Abstract: An information recording medium includes at least a disc-shaped first recording layer having a first recording track formed for recording record information and a disc-shaped second recording layer having a second recording track formed for recording the record information in the same recording direction as the first recording track of the first recording layer. A second place serving as a reference of a pre-format address for indicating the start position of the data area in the second recording track (position of a circle of address 30000h in the radius direction in the L1 layer) is located at an outer side as compared to a first position serving as the pre-format address for indicating the start position of the data area in the first recording track (position of a circle of address 30000h in the radius direction in the L0 layer) at least by a predetermined first offset amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kato, Tsuyoshi Namiki, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata, Masami Oishi
  • Patent number: 7787743
    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: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20100177612
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus mutually communicates with a number-of-copying-times management server via a communication network, the server performing management by correlating medium identification information that enables unique identification of an information recording medium, with information related to number of allowable copying times of digital contents recorded on the information recording medium. The apparatus acquires the medium identification information of the inserted information recording medium, and acquires information related to the number of allowable copying times correlated with the acquired medium identification information, from the number-of-copying-times management server, for recordation in a storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Shimizu, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7742683
    Abstract: An information recording medium includes a file for storing object data consisting of a plurality of packets and a file for storing, as its reproduction control information, (i) correspondence definition information for defining relationship between a plurality of packets and a plurality of partial streams multiplexed on the time axis and (ii) reproduction output group definition information for defining as the reproduction output group a set of partial streams which can be switched among the plurality of partial streams. The partial streams include a plurality of channel streams wherein audio information on plural channels is recorded in one stream. The reproduction output group definition information defines the reproduction output group in such a way that a plurality of channel streams can redundantly belong to it. The reproduction output group to which plural channel streams redundantly belong is added by channel specification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20100154067
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus mutually communicates with a server via a communication network, the server performing management by correlating medium identification information that enables unique identification of an information recording medium with information related to number of allowable copying times of digital contents recorded on the information recording medium. The apparatus acquires the medium identification information of the inserted information recording medium, and acquires information related to the number of allowable copying times correlated with the acquired medium identification information, from the server, and acquires copy destination history information in a copying process, for recordation in a storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Yuji Shimizu, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20100115026
    Abstract: A content distribution system (100) includes a server device (3) and a client device (2) which are contained in a network (17), and an information recording medium (1) capable of being set in the client device and recordable. The client device, when the information recording medium on which prepaid information or content identification information is recorded is set, transmits the recorded information to the server device. The server device distributes the contents corresponding to the content identification information to the client device within the prepaid range indicated by the prepaid information. The client device stores the contents to be distributed in a storage element (9) and further copies them to the information recording medium. With this, content distribution excellent in promptness and safety can be achieved and also an information recording medium on which desired contents are recorded can be safely and surely delivered to the user's hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Takeshi Koda, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Masayoshi Yoshida, Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 7697387
    Abstract: An information recording medium is provided with: a recording area divided into a plurality of partial areas; and an information area for recording therein (i) management information for managing recording conditions of the plurality of partial areas at least for each of the plurality of partial areas and (ii) reliability information for indicating reliability of the management information for each of the plurality of partial areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Patent number: 7680002
    Abstract: An information recording medium includes an object data file for storing object data as a series of content information such as video information and audio information and play list information file for storing play list information defining a reproduction sequence on play list basis. Furthermore, the medium includes a disc information file for storing a plurality of title play lists each containing information specifying play list information defining a play list to be reproduced, pre-command information and post-command information specifying commands to be executed before and after a reproduction, respectively, according to the play list information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Akira Imamura
  • Patent number: 7681113
    Abstract: An information recording medium has recorded thereon a plurality of sets of still image information to be continuously played back in the form called a slide show audio information to be played back in synchronization with the still image information. Also recorded on the information recording medium is playback control information for playing back the audio information in synchronization with the sets of still image information. When the still image information sets are sequentially played back, the audio information is played back in synchronization with the still image information according to the playback control information. The playback control information includes audio repeat information for controlling the repetition of the audio information. The repeated playback of the audio information is controlled according to the audio repeat information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Takao Sawabe, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda, Tohru Kanegae, Yasuko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7675830
    Abstract: A write-once-type recording medium (10) is provided with: a data area (11) to record therein record data; and a plurality of management areas in which a plurality of types of management information for managing the record data and index information for indicating newest management information can be recorded a plurality of times, each of the plurality of management areas having a setup area for recording therein a management information block including a plurality of types of management information constructed from the newest management information and the index information indicating the plurality of types of management information constructed from the newest management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 7656762
    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: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Masayoshi Yoshida, Keiji Katata
  • Publication number: 20100014400
    Abstract: A recording device (200) includes a first recording layer (L0 layer) and a second recording layer (L1 layer) where recording information is recorded by irradiation of a laser beam (LB). Each of the first recording layer and the second recording layer includes: recording means (352) for recording the recording information on a recording medium (100) having a buffer area (102, 109, 118, 119) for preventing erroneous operation and a calibration area (103a, 103b, 113, 113b) for calibrating laser beam power or on a recording medium having a calibration area; setting means (354) for setting a reserved area of a predetermined size for extending or generating a buffer area for each recording unit of the calibration area; calibration means (354) for controlling the recording means so that the recording information is recorded in the reserved area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Masahiro Kato, Tsuyoshi Hasebe, Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata
  • Publication number: 20100014829
    Abstract: An information reproducing apparatus (100) is for reproducing an information recording medium (10) on which each of first data according to a reproduction standard and second data according to a recording standard is recorded, and is provided with: a reproducing device (112, 130) for reproducing the first data or the second data; and a controlling device (129) for controlling the reproducing device such that the reproducing device starts the reproduction of the second data if the reproducing device reproduces the first data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata, Masayoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20100014395
    Abstract: An information recording medium such as DVD-R, DVD-RW or the like is provided with: an user information recording area in which user information can be recorded. The user information recording area has a pre-recorded area for preventing recording/reproduction of the user information, in an edge portion corresponding to a recording area portion in which reproduction control information for a read-only recording medium such as DVD-Video is recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Kazuo Kuroda, Takeshi Koda, Takao Sawabe
  • Publication number: 20100008645
    Abstract: An information recording/reproducing apparatus (100) is provided with: a recording device (106) for recording content data and sub data onto an information recording medium (109); a first displaying device (107) for displaying a menu screen which displays a list of the content data; and a second displaying device (107) for displaying a list of the sub data on the menu screen together with the list of the content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Katata, Takeshi Koda, Masayoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7646684
    Abstract: There are included a plurality of record information recording areas (OPC areas PCA0, user data areas 109-0 or spare areas SA) for recording record information; a management information recording area (management area MA) for recording a plurality of management information for managing the respective ones of the plurality of record information recording areas; and a reliability information recording area (management area MA) for recording a plurality of reliability information (reliability flag group 150) that indicate, for each of the plurality of management information (120, 130 or 140), reliability as to whether the plurality of management information are correctly updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20090296539
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus (200) is provided with: a recording device (353) for recording data onto an information recording medium (100) being provided with a first recording layer (L0) and a second recording layer (L1); a first controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device to record the data into each of the first recording layer and the second recording layer; a forming device (354) for forming a compatibility area (106, 109, 116, 119) for realizing reproduction compatibility of the information recording medium on an information recording apparatus, following the data recorded in each of the first recording layer and the second recording layer; and a second controlling device (354) for controlling the recording device to record the data into the formed compatibility area if the data is recorded after the compatibility area is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Keiji Katata, Masahiro Kato, Masayoshi Yoshida, Marashiro Miura, Eiji Muramatsu, Shoji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7626901
    Abstract: A write-once-type recording medium (10) is provided with: a data area (11) to record therein record data; and a plurality of management areas in which a plurality of types of management information for managing the record data and index information for indicating newest management information can be recorded a plurality of times, each of the plurality of management areas having a setup area for recording therein a management information block including a plurality of types of management information constructed from the newest management information and the index information indicating the plurality of types of management information constructed from the newest management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20090279402
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Masahiro Miura, Keiji Katata, Masahiro Kato, Eiji Muramatsu, Masayoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Koda, Shoji Taniguchi