Patents by Inventor Tohru Matsui

Tohru Matsui 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: 10372674
    Abstract: In an approach to determining a storage to which to store a file in a storage system including at least one server and at least two storages which can communicate with the at least one server through a communication network, a computer obtains a file name of a file to be stored in a storage. The computer determines an effect of deduplication of data of the file based on the file name, and responsive to determining the effect of deduplication exists, selects a part of the file name. The computer then calculates a hash value using the part of the file name and determines a storage to which to store the file based on the hash value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10356489
    Abstract: An advertisement provider issues coupons to an audiences of television set in exchange of viewing a commercial message and receives advertising rate from the advertiser of the commercial message in exchange of informing of the coupon issuance. A television station allows the audience to decompress a downloaded digital image data of a television program in exchange of presentation of the coupon. The television station receives allotment of the advertising rate in exchange of informing of the coupon presentation form audiences. The television station sorts the presented coupons by the advertisement providers to inform each advertisement provider of the coupon presentation. The television station allows the decompression even in a shortage of the presented coupon, provided that it will be compensated by money or later presentation of coupon by due data. The commercial messages are provided automatically or by request. The audience may voluntarily replace television program by commercial message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20190196736
    Abstract: According to one embodiment there is provided a method for managing a location of an object in a storage system having hierarchical storage with a plurality of storage layers. The method includes transmitting a get-list request for viewing contents of a designated directory on the hierarchical storage. The method also includes receiving a response to the get-list request, the response including a list of objects in the designated directory and listing each storage layer corresponding to the objects. The list is output, and a select request to select a different storage layer for one of the objects is received. The select request is transmitted to the storage system for invoking migration of the selected object to the different storage layer. A second response is received from the storage system indicating the selected object is stored in the different storage layer, and an updated list is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Itagaki, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190189155
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a damaged area of a magnetic tape loaded in a tape drive, according to one embodiment, includes: determining a first error location on a magnetic tape where a first error occurred in response to experiencing the first error. Moreover, the method includes determining one or more areas on the magnetic tape to be examined. The one or more areas are determined using a predetermined algorithm which incorporates the first error location. Independent of a read and/or write operation, relative motion is induced between a tape head and the magnetic tape such that the tape head is positioned adjacent to each of the respective one or more areas in turn. Furthermore, each of the one or more areas having a respective number of measured servo errors which exceeds a threshold value is identified as a damaged area of the magnetic tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Noriko Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Hiroshi Itagaki, Tohru Hasegawa, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma
  • Publication number: 20190138706
    Abstract: In a biometrics system for a building entrance unlocking or a bank account authentication, reference information registered under administration by the system is transmitted to a room or mobile-phone for private storage, with the original reference information deleted from the system. Biologic information gotten upon authentication is transmitted through wireless system to the room or mobile-phone for comparison with the reference, the result being returned to the system. Or, the reference is tentatively sent back to the system for comparison with the gotten biologic information. The biologic information sent to mobile-phone also includes health control information for storage and display. Mobile-phone also can receive blood pressure information at a waiting lounge of medical institution though wireless local communication even if the main power shut down. The communication between the biometrics system and the mobile-phone is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10284803
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180302675
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10028024
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180063600
    Abstract: An advertisement provider issues coupons to an audiences of television set in exchange of viewing a commercial message and receives advertising rate from the advertiser of the commercial message in exchange of informing of the coupon issuance. A television station allows the audience to decompress a downloaded digital image data of a television program in exchange of presentation of the coupon. The television station receives allotment of the advertising rate in exchange of informing of the coupon presentation form audiences. The television station sorts the presented coupons by the advertisement providers to inform each advertisement provider of the coupon presentation. The television station allows the decompression even in a shortage of the presented coupon, provided that it will be compensated by money or later presentation of coupon by due data. The commercial messages are provided automatically or by request. The audience may voluntarily replace television program by commercial message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20170302999
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20170192971
    Abstract: In a digital camera having a wireless communicator with a server, a storage controller treats full size image data and display size image data unequally if the full size image data has been already sent to the server. For example, the display size image data is not allowed to be replaced by new digital image data unless the digital camera is not in use over a prescribed time. Own image data and other's image data are treated equally. Image data received from outside and retrieved from inside memory are treated equally. Search key for own image data and related search keys existing in the outside are indicated in a comparable manner. The digital camera receives search key from neighboring advertiser to send it for Internet search of advertisement. Search key received from neighboring notable site is sent for Internet search of photographs of the notable site taken by others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 9600065
    Abstract: In a digital camera having a wireless communicator with a server, a storage controller treats full size image data and display size image data unequally if the full size image data has been already sent to the server. For example, the display size image data is not allowed to be replaced by new digital image data unless the digital camera is not in use over a prescribed time. Own image data and other's image data are treated equally. Image data received from outside and retrieved from inside memory are treated equally. Search key for own image data and related search keys existing in the outside are indicated in a comparable manner. The digital camera receives search key from neighboring advertiser to send it for Internet search of advertisement. Search key received from neighboring notable site is sent for Internet search of photographs of the notable site taken by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20160198224
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 9319615
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20160044386
    Abstract: An advertisement provider issues coupons to an audiences of television set in exchange of viewing a commercial message and receives advertising rate from the advertiser of the commercial message in exchange of informing of the coupon issuance. A television station allows the audience to decompress a downloaded digital image data of a television program in exchange of presentation of the coupon. The television station receives allotment of the advertising rate in exchange of informing of the coupon presentation form audiences. The television station sorts the presented coupons by the advertisement providers to inform each advertisement provider of the coupon presentation. The television station allows the decompression even in a shortage of the presented coupon, provided that it will be compensated by money or later presentation of coupon by due data. The commercial messages are provided automatically or by request. The audience may voluntarily replace television program by commercial message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 9197939
    Abstract: An advertisement provider issues coupons to an audiences of television set in exchange of viewing a commercial message and receives advertising rate from the advertiser of the commercial message in exchange of informing of the coupon issuance. A television station allows the audience to decompress a downloaded digital image data of a television program in exchange of presentation of the coupon. The television station receives allotment of the advertising rate in exchange of informing of the coupon presentation form audiences. The television station sorts the presented coupons by the advertisement providers to inform each advertisement provider of the coupon presentation. The television station allows the decompression even in a shortage of the presented coupon, provided that it will be compensated by money or later presentation of coupon by due data. The commercial messages are provided automatically or by request. The audience may voluntarily replace television program by commercial message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20150067757
    Abstract: A moving image viewing apparatus or system automatically records all available broadcast programs simultaneously on air even if power a switch off. A list of the broadcast programs simultaneously on air is displayed for selection with the power switch on. The system retrieves a selected broadcast program during the preceding part of the same broadcast program is being recorded. Such a broadcast program as has started to record on the way or given up in midstream is disposed not to be retrieved. The system allows the memory to automatically overwrite the recorded broadcast program with a new one after the recorded broadcast program has been retrieved to the end. Also unselected broadcast program is allowed to be automatically overwritten with a new one after the on air of the broadcast program is over. The overwritten can be inhibited if a user wants to save the broadcast program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20150066534
    Abstract: In a biometrics system for a building entrance unlocking or a bank account authentication, reference information registered under administration by the system is transmitted to a room or mobile-phone for private storage, with the original reference information deleted from the system. Biologic information gotten upon authentication is transmitted through wireless system to the room or mobile-phone for comparison with the reference, the result being returned to the system. Or, the reference is tentatively sent back to the system for comparison with the gotten biologic information. The biologic information sent to mobile-phone also includes health control information for storage and display. Mobile-phone also can receive blood pressure information at a waiting lounge of medical institution though wireless local communication even if the main power shut down. The communication between the biometrics system and the mobile-phone is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 8913796
    Abstract: In a biometrics system for a building entrance unlocking or a bank account authentication, reference information registered under administration by the system is transmitted to a room or mobile-phone for private storage, with the original reference information deleted from the system. Biologic information gotten upon authentication is transmitted through wireless system to the room or mobile-phone for comparison with the reference, the result being returned to the system. Or, the reference is tentatively sent back to the system for comparison with the gotten biologic information. The biologic information sent to mobile-phone also includes health control information for storage and display. Mobile-phone also can receive blood pressure information at a waiting lounge of medical institution though wireless local communication even if the main power shut down. The communication between the biometrics system and the mobile-phone is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Publication number: 20140118546
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui