Patents by Inventor Takeshi Kokubo

Takeshi Kokubo 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: 11058509
    Abstract: A medical safety control apparatus that includes processing circuitry that obtains a surgical instrument-biological tissue distance, determine whether the surgical instrument-biological tissue distance is greater than a predetermined first restricted distance, in response to determining that the surgical instrument-biological tissue distance is not greater than the predetermined first restricted distance, issues an instruction for stopping a motion of an arm of a support arm apparatus that supports the surgical instrument, in response to determining that the surgical instrument-biological tissue distance is greater than the predetermined first restricted distance, determines whether the surgical instrument-biological tissue distance is greater than a predetermined second restricted distance, and in response to determining that the surgical instrument-biological tissue distance is not greater than the predetermined second restricted distance, issues a first instruction for restricting a motion speed of the arm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru Kokubo, Takeshi Maeda, Tatsumi Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20210008127
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel food material effective for improving skin conditions. The present invention provides a composition for use in improving skin conditions, comprising a Lactococcus bacterium as an active ingredient. Examples of the Lactococcus bacterium include Lactococcus lactis. The skin conditions are skin conditions deteriorated by light exposure, such as an increase in skin redness and a decrease in skin moisture content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Kirin Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryohei TSUJI, Munekimi NANAO, Toshio FUJII, Takeshi KOKUBO
  • Patent number: 10051100
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20170208164
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Patent number: 9642015
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Mobile Communications, Inc., Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20150326703
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Patent number: 9119078
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20140080448
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Patent number: 8611862
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20130324563
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide: a method for safely and effectively enhancing the physiological action of caffeine even from a low intake of caffeine, when utilized various types of a physiological action of a caffeine which involve stimulation of the central nerve to promote mental function; and a composition for improving physiological function, which comprises, as an active ingredient, the caffeine whose physiological action has been enhanced. As a means to solve the above-mentioned object, the physiological action of caffeine is enhanced by combining caffeine with ornithine or a salt thereof. In addition, the ornithine or a salt thereof in an amount equivalent to 0.1 to 100 parts by weight of free ornithine based on 1 part by weight of the caffeine is mixed with caffeine, as an agent for enhancing the physiological action of caffeine, thereby providing a composition for improving a physiological function comprising caffeine as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Takeshi Kokubo, Masaya Kanayama, Kyoko Tazumi, Yuri Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20130311931
    Abstract: A task display switching method, a portable apparatus and a portable communications apparatus which, when a plurality of software applications are activated and processed in parallel, make it possible to switch a display between each of the software applications with ease. According to the task display switching method, a portable apparatus capable of processing a plurality of tasks in parallel and of displaying a plurality of display regions for displaying data, an icon associated with a task displayed on a first display region is generated automatically or manually, and the generated icon is displayed in a second display region. When any icon thus generated is selected from a plurality of icons displayed on the second display region, the task associated with the selected icon is restored and displayed in the first display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: MOBILEMEDIA IDEAS LLC
    Inventor: Takeshi KOKUBO
  • Patent number: 8498674
    Abstract: A task display switching method, a portable apparatus and a portable communications apparatus which, when a plurality of software applications are activated and processed in parallel, make it possible to switch a display between each of the software applications with ease. According to the task display switching method, a portable apparatus capable of processing a plurality of tasks in parallel and of displaying a plurality of display regions for displaying data, an icon associated with a task displayed on a first display region is generated automatically or manually, and the generated icon is displayed in a second display region. When any icon thus generated is selected from a plurality of icons displayed on the second display region, the task associated with the selected icon is restored and displayed in the first display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Mobilemedia Ideas LLC
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20120289287
    Abstract: A task display switching method, a portable apparatus and a portable communications apparatus which, when a plurality of software applications are activated and processed in parallel, make it possible to switch a display between each of the software applications with ease. According to the task display switching method, a portable apparatus capable of processing a plurality of tasks in parallel and of displaying a plurality of display regions for displaying data, an icon associated with a task displayed on a first display region is generated automatically or manually, and the generated icon is displayed in a second display region. When any icon thus generated is selected from a plurality of icons displayed on the second display region, the task associated with the selected icon is restored and displayed in the first display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Takeshi KOKUBO
  • Publication number: 20120240208
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Patent number: 8219071
    Abstract: An information acquisition section acquires application halfway information, user preference, updated date and time, real-timeness, usage frequency, usage history, radio wave state, remaining battery level, billing information or other information. A controller calculates recommendation values indicating recommended degrees to recommend the use to a user for each of a plurality of applications and for each of the contents of each of the applications, using the information that the information acquisition section acquired. Then, for example, when a specific button is pressed, the controller gives priorities to the plurality of applications and contents based on the recommendation values, causing the applications and contents to be displayed on a display of a display section 15 in the order of priority. Thus, of the various applications and contents, it makes it possible to select one that is more matched to the user preference and suitable for the terminal usage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kokubo, Naoki Kokubo, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8208901
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20110171942
    Abstract: A task display switching method, a portable apparatus and a portable communications apparatus which, when a plurality of software applications are activated and processed in parallel, make it possible to switch a display between each of the software applications with ease. According to the task display switching method, a portable apparatus capable of processing a plurality of tasks in parallel and of displaying a plurality of display regions for displaying data, an icon associated with a task displayed on a first display region is generated automatically or manually, and the generated icon is displayed in a second display region. When any icon thus generated is selected from a plurality of icons displayed on the second display region, the task associated with the selected icon is restored and displayed in the first display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Patent number: 7917179
    Abstract: A task display switching method, a portable apparatus and a portable communications apparatus which, when a plurality of software applications are activated and processed in parallel, make it possible to switch a display between each of the software applications with ease. According to the task display switching method, a portable apparatus capable of processing a plurality of tasks in parallel and of displaying a plurality of display regions for displaying data, an icon associated with a task displayed on a first display region is generated automatically or manually, and the generated icon is displayed in a second display region. When any icon thus generated is selected from a plurality of icons displayed on the second display region, the task associated with the selected icon is restored and displayed in the first display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Mobilemedia Ideas LLC
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Patent number: 7606294
    Abstract: Channel quality can be detected accurately in a wireless transmission system such as an HSDPA method. In the case of estimating a channel quality of a signal transmitted by a Code Division Multiple Access method and of estimating the channel quality in a system having a synchronization channel not orthogonal to a channel receiving data, a noise component of a desired channel is estimated; degree of a noise component caused by the synchronization channel is estimated with respect to the estimated noise; and a channel quality of a receiving channel is detected based on the estimated degree of the noise component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20090247130
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus checks if a user is a proper user based on the operation of the user and, if the result of authentication is negative, uploads predetermined data, which is part of data stored in a memory, to a predetermined server. After the transmission is completed, the mobile terminal apparatus erases the uploaded data from the memory. It is also possible to instruct the mobile terminal apparatus to upload and erase data from an external source using an electronic mail or a telephone tone signal sequence. This may protect data contained in mobile terminal apparatus that has been lost, from a person who improperly attempts to access the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kokubo