Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Matsumoto

Tetsuya Matsumoto 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: 20080019660
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including a first recording apparatus (optical disk drive) for recording information on a removable/loadable recording medium and a second recording apparatus (HDD) for recording information on a recording medium incorporated therein, in which the first recording apparatus is provided with a lid portion to be opened/closed for removing/loading a recording medium and a lid opening/closing mechanism for opening/closing the lid portion and opening operation of the lid portion by the lid opening/closing mechanism is inhibited while the second recording apparatus is in an access state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20070228980
    Abstract: In a gas discharge display apparatus, a dielectric layer overlies the row electrode pairs provided between the opposing front and back glass substrates placed across the discharge space. A protective layer for the dielectric layer includes a crystalline MgO layer that has a property causing a cathode-luminescence emission having a peak within a wavelength range of 200 nm to 300 nm upon excitation by electron beams. A red phosphor layer generating visible light by being excited by vacuum ultraviolet light includes a mixed phosphor of a first phosphor of (Y, Gd)BO3:Eu or the like which is a borate-system red phosphor and a second phosphor of Y(V, P)O4:Eu which is a phos-vana system red phosphor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Takashi Miyata, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Yukihiko Sugio, Yoshihiko Kamo
  • Patent number: 7244343
    Abstract: A sputtering apparatus is provided with a DC power supply 1, an inverter 2 that converts DC voltage to AC voltage, a matching circuit 10 that transforms the AC voltage, a rectifier 4 that converts the transformed AC voltage to direct current, and a sputtering load 6. The matching circuit 10 has a transformer 3 that transforms AC voltage from the inverter 2, inductance L provided in series with at least one of the primary winding 31 and secondary winding 32, and a condenser C provided in parallel with at least one of the primary winding 31 and secondary winding 32 through inductance L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Origin Electric Company Limited
    Inventors: Kiyomi Watanabe, Kiyoshi Komatsu, Kazuo Sakai, Hiroyuki Ikoshi, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Toshio Kobayashi, Tadashi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20070055648
    Abstract: The contents presenting apparatus comprises: a registering device which registers user information that is specific to a user; a judging device which judges user interface attributes which are suited to the user, according to the user information registered in the registering device; a producing device which produces contents having the user interface attributes judged by the judging device; and a presenting device which presents the contents produced by the producing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20060267670
    Abstract: A semiconductor circuit apparatus includes a booster which is connected to a single power supply and outputs a power supply voltage of the power supply or a voltage different from the power supply voltage, and a boost controller which controls whether to output the power supply voltage of the power supply or the voltage different from the power supply voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Koyama, Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20060077265
    Abstract: An image management method of recording image data, together with date information indicative of a recording date at a predetermined recording medium to manage the image data in day-by-day groups based on the date information of the image data, has the step of detecting an image source of image data to be recorded. When image data from a first image source and image data from a second image source are recorded on the same day, the image data from the first image source is managed in a first group based on the date information, while the image data from the second image source is managed in a new second group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsumoto, Keiji Nagayama, Akinobu Ishizuka, Hiroshi Kawano
  • Patent number: 6998780
    Abstract: A plasma display panel includes a pair of substrates disposed to face each other, with a discharge space sandwiched therebetween; plural surface-discharge electrode pairs comprising scanning electrodes and common electrodes formed at an inner surface of the front substrate (one of the pair of substrates); and a dielectric layer covering the surface-discharge electrode pairs with respect to the discharge space. Extraction electrode portions of the scanning electrodes are led to an end portion of one side of the front substrate. Extraction electrode portions of the common electrodes are led to an end portion of the other side of the front substrate. An island-shaped assembly electrode terminal portion that commonly connects the extraction electrode portions of the common electrodes is disposed. Plural micro openings are defined in the assembly electrode terminal portion to form a mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsumoto, Chiharu Koshio
  • Patent number: 6998791
    Abstract: This discharge power supply apparatus is for supplying a D.C. voltage to a discharge load 6 and discharging the same. The discharge power supply apparatus includes an inverter circuit 2 that converts D.C. voltage to A.C. voltage; a transformer 3 having a primary winding 3a to which the A.C. voltage output by the inverter circuit 2 is supplied and a secondary winding 3b; a full-wave rectifier circuit 4 that has a plurality of diodes 4A to 4D and rectifies the A.C. voltage generated by the secondary winding 3b; and a trigger capacitor 7 connected in parallel to a part of the diodes of the full-wave rectifier circuit 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Origin Electric Company, Limited
    Inventors: Toshio Kobayashi, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Tadashi Masuda, Hiroyuki Ikoshi, Kazuo Sakai, Kiyoshi Komatsu, Kiyomi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20050286463
    Abstract: The communications terminal comprises: a playback device which playbacks content; a reading device which reads in access information recorded on a prescribed recording medium, the access information being necessary for downloading the content which can be played back by the playback device, via a network; a communications device which downloads via communications the content corresponding to the access information according to the access information read in; a storage device which stores the downloaded content, the storage device storing details of the access information in association with the content, the details of the access information being used in downloading the content; a judging device which judges whether or not the content corresponding to the read access information is present in the storage device, according to information which is stored in the storage device, when the access information is read in by the reading device; and a control device which controls the playback device, the reading devic
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20050278230
    Abstract: The server comprises: an uploading device which receives an uploading of an image to be printed; a first database which manages additional information related to the image; an access information generating device which generates access information necessary in order for a user terminal to acquire the additional information via a network; a print instruction information creating device which creates instruction information whereby the access information and the image are recorded on a same print medium by a prescribed printer; an access information receiving device which receives the access information inputted to the user terminal according to the print medium from the user terminal; a second database which manages advertisement information; and a downloading device which, when the access information is received from the user terminal, downloads the advertisement information to the user terminal of an access source, the advertisement information being downloaded together with the additional information corres
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Hajime Shirasaka, Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20050274804
    Abstract: The barcode creation apparatus which creates a barcode read in by a prescribed terminal device, comprises: a function specification device which specifies a function which allows the terminal device to startup when the barcode is read in, from a plurality of functions that the terminal device has; a color specification device which specifies a color of the barcode, the color representing the function specified by the function specification device; and a barcode creation device which creates the barcode in the specified color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6927720
    Abstract: An analog signal outputting circuit comprises two unit analog circuits for outputting an analog signal, corresponding to levels “?1” or “1”, and a low-pass filter for smoothing the analog signal output from the two unit analog circuits, as selected by codes output from the four-valued delta-sigma modulator. In case the input signal is ?2 or +2, outputs of the unit analog circuits are summed together to output an analog signal corresponding to ?2 or +2. In case the input signal is ?1 or +1, outputs of the unit analog circuits are alternately used to output an analog signal corresponding to ?1 or +1 to reduce the non-linearity error resulting from variations in the analog devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: NEC Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20050130982
    Abstract: General formula (I) The present invention provides an oral therapeutic or preventive drug for urinary frequency and incontinence or oral hypnotic, which contains as the active ingredient compound represented by the general formula (I) or pharmacologically acceptable salts thereof and exhibits excellent peroral absorbability: (I) wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group with 1-3 carbon atoms in a linear or branched carbon chain; R2 is a hydrogen atom or an isopropyl group; and Ar is an un-substituted heteroaromatic group with 2 hetero atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Applicant: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro Koga, Hiroko Yamazaki, Shin-ichi Matsumoto, Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20050078023
    Abstract: An analog signal outputting circuit comprises two unit analog circuits for outputting an analog signal, corresponding to levels “?1” or “1”, and a low-pass filter for smoothing the analog signal output from the two unit analog circuits, as selected by codes output from the four-valued delta-sigma modulator. In case the input signal is ?2 or +2, outputs of the unit analog circuits are summed together to output an analog signal corresponding to ?2 or +2. In case the input signal is ?1 or +1, outputs of the unit analog circuits are alternately used to output an analog signal corresponding to ?1 or +1 to reduce the non-linearity error resulting from variations in the analog devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: NEC Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20050045475
    Abstract: A sputtering apparatus is provided with a DC power supply 1, an inverter 2 that converts DC voltage to AC voltage, a matching circuit 10 that transforms the AC voltage, a rectifier 4 that that converts the transformed AC voltage to direct current, and a sputtering load 6. The matching circuit 10 has a transformer 3 that transforms AC voltage from the inverter 2, inductance L provided in series with at least one of the primary winding 31 and secondary winding 32, and a condenser C provided in parallel with at least one of the primary winding 31 and secondary winding 32 through inductance L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Kiyomi Watanabe, Kiyoshi Komatsu, Kazuo Sakai, Hiroyuki Ikoshi, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Toshio Kobayashi, Tadashi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20050007034
    Abstract: This discharge power supply apparatus is for supplying a D. C. voltage to a discharge load 6 and discharging the same. The discharge power supply apparatus includes an inverter circuit 2 that converts D. C. voltage to A. C. voltage; a transformer 3 having a primary winding 3a to which the A. C. voltage output by the inverter circuit 2 is supplied and a secondary winding 3b; a full-wave rectifier circuit 4 that has a plurality of diodes 4A to 4D and rectifies the A. C. voltage generated by the secondary winding 3b; and a trigger capacitor 7 connected in parallel to a part of the diodes of the full-wave rectifier circuit 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Toshio Kobayashi, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Tadashi Masuda, Hiroyuki Ikoshi, Kazuo Sakai, Kiyoshi Komatsu, Kiyomi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20040217708
    Abstract: A plasma display panel includes a pair of substrates disposed to face each other, with a discharge space sandwiched therebetween; plural surface-discharge electrode pairs comprising scanning electrodes and common electrodes formed at an inner surface of the front substrate (one of the pair of substrates); and a dielectric layer covering the surface-discharge electrode pairs with respect to the discharge space. Extraction electrode portions of the scanning electrodes are led to an end portion of one side of the front substrate. Extraction electrode portions of the common electrodes are led to an end portion of the other side of the front substrate. An island-shaped assembly electrode terminal portion that commonly connects the extraction electrode portions of the common electrodes is disposed. Plural micro openings are defined in the assembly electrode terminal portion to form a mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsumoto, Chiharu Koshio
  • Patent number: 6497878
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating or preventing cerebral stroke, cerebral infarction, cerebral edema, reperfusion injury and increased cerebral vascular permeability which employ an agent that prevents the binding of IL-8 to its receptor are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junkoh Yamashita, Kiyonobu Ikeda, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Kouji Matsushima
  • Patent number: 6400081
    Abstract: To facilitate evaluation of the amount of a deviation in a column direction between a front substrate and a rear substrate upon assembly of a plasma display panel, thereby improving alignment accuracy between the front substrate and the rear substrate and performances of the resultant plasma display panel, there is provided a plasma display panel comprising partition 15 and position alignment-use ribs 20. The partition 15 is formed of vertical walls 15a extending in a column direction and horizontal walls 15b extending in a row direction on a rear glass substrate 13 so as to partition a discharge space S between a front glass substrate 10 and the rear glass substrate 13 in the row and column directions in accordance with unit luminous regions. The position alignment-use rib 20 is formed on the rear glass substrate, and is positioned in cell Ca which is positioned at the outside of the display region of the plasma display panel within spaces partitioned by the partition 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsumoto, Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 6289766
    Abstract: A foot-operated parkin brake apparatus for a vehicle has a base plate, a pedal lever, a sector gear, and a locking pawl. The base plate has a pivot and is fixed with respect to the body of the vehicle. The pedal lever is rotatably supported by the base plate. By stepping on the pedal lever, the parking brake is applied. The sector gear is provided on the pedal lever. The locking pawl has a covering of resin that covers its surface, a bearing hole that is rotatably supported by the pivot of the base plate, and a meshing surface that meshes with the sector gear. The mating surface and the peripheral surface of the bearing hole are exposed metal surfaces which are not covered with the resin. By a meshing between the sector gear and the locking pawl, the pedal lever is locked at the position to which it has been pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Otsuka Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi Sukeshita, Hitoshi Tomura, Yukiyoshi Akutsu, Tetsuya Matsumoto