Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Kimura

Tomohiro Kimura 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: 11075714
    Abstract: A transmission device that performs multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission of transmit data using a plurality of fundamental bands. The transmission device includes an error correction coding unit, a mapping unit, and a MIMO coding unit. The error correction coding unit, for each data block of predefined length, performs error correction coding and thereby generates an error correction coded frame. The mapping unit maps each predefined number of bits in the error correction coded frame to a corresponding symbol and thereby generates an error correction coded block. The MIMO coding unit performs MIMO coding with respect to the error correction coded block. Components of data included in the error correction coded block are allocated to at least two of the fundamental bands and transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Mikihiro Ouchi, Noritaka Iguchi, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 11070281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a relay method including: receiving, as input, respective reception signals by two receive antennas, the reception signals each including a reception signal resulting from multiplexing respective transmission signals transmitted by two transmission antennas in a first frequency band; performing frequency conversion on the reception signal received by one of the receive antennas so as to obtain a signal of a third frequency band; and performing frequency multiplexing on the signal having the third frequency band and the reception signal received by the other of the receive antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20210218518
    Abstract: When transmitting signals from a plurality of base stations (broadcasting stations), the base stations include at least a first base station having a first antenna with a first polarization and a second base station having a second antenna with a second polarization that is different from the first polarization. Then, when the first base station transmits a signal from the first antenna having the first polarization, the second base station transmits the same signal as the first antenna of the first base station from a second antenna having the second polarization, at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210214696
    Abstract: To find a novel lipase suitable for processing of oils and fats and to use and apply the lipase. Provided are a novel lipase including an amino acid sequence having 90% or more identity with an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2, and an enzyme preparation containing the same as an active ingredient. The enzyme preparation is used for modifying and improving the physical properties of oils and fats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: AMANO ENZYME INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kimura, Tomoya Ryoki, Yusuke Tanaka, Naoto Katsumata, Yukihide Sato
  • Patent number: 11063805
    Abstract: A signal generation method includes phase-changing baseband signals with respective phase changing patterns to generate respective phase-changed signals, each of the phase changing patterns being different from each other, and inverse-fast-Fourier-transforming the phase-changed signals to respective orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission signals. Each phase changing pattern has N candidates for an amount of change in a phase, N being an integer greater than two, and each candidate is periodically selected from the N candidates based on subcarriers of the respective OFDM transmission signals, a phase of the respective baseband signals being changed by the each candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11063609
    Abstract: One coding scheme is selected from a plurality of coding schemes, an information sequence is encoded by using the selected coding scheme, and an obtained encoded sequence is modulated to obtain a modulated signal. The obtained modulated signal is subjected to a phase change and is transmitted. The plurality of coding schemes include at least a first coding scheme and a second coding scheme. The first coding scheme is a coding scheme with a first coding rate for forming a generated first codeword as a first encoded sequence by using a first parity check matrix. The second coding scheme is a coding scheme with a second coding rate obtained after puncturing processing, for generating a second encoded sequence by performing the puncturing processing on a generated second codeword by using a second parity check matrix different from the first parity check matrix. The number of bits of the first encoded sequence is equal to the number of bits of the second encoded sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11057084
    Abstract: Provided are M signal processors that respectively generate modulated signals for M reception apparatuses (where M is an integer equal to 2 or greater), a multiplexing signal processor, and N antenna sections (where N is an integer equal to 1 or greater). When transmitting multiple streams, each of the M signal processors generates two mapped signals, generates first and second precoded signals by precoding the two mapped signals, periodically changes the phase of signal points in the IQ plane with respect to the second precoded signal, outputs the phase-changed signal, and outputs the first precoded signal and the phase-changed second precoded signal as two modulated signals. When transmitting a single stream, each of the M signal processor outputs a single modulated signal. The multiplexing signal processor multiplexes the modulated signals output from the M signal processors, and generates N multiplexed signals. The N antenna sections respectively transmit the N multiplexed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20210204196
    Abstract: A communication apparatus having a direct wireless communication function includes a generation unit configured to generate a first two-dimensional code including an address of the communication apparatus and an SSID corresponding to the direct wireless communication function, and a second two-dimensional code including the address of the communication apparatus and not including the SSID corresponding to the direct wireless communication function, and an output unit configured to output the first two-dimensional code and the second two-dimensional code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210203389
    Abstract: A transmission method simultaneously transmitting a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal at a common frequency performs precoding on both signals using a fixed precoding matrix and regularly changes the phase of at least one of the signals, thereby improving received data signal quality for a reception device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210203403
    Abstract: Provided is control information related to polarizations of antennas for MISO communication. The control signal generator generates polarization information indicating whether antennas used for transmission by MISO have only a first polarization or have a second polarization as well as the first polarization. With this structure, the present invention allows for the use of combinations of SISO, MISO and MIMO, taking the polarization of antennas. Furthermore, the present invention enables the receiver to reduce the power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Mikihiro OUCHI, Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210203540
    Abstract: Provided is a transmission method that improves data reception quality in radio transmission using a single-carrier scheme and/or a multi-carrier scheme. The transmission method includes: generating a plurality of first modulated signals s1(i) and second modulated signals s2(i) from transmission data, the plurality of first modulated signals s1(i) being signals generated using a QPSK modulation scheme, and the plurality of second modulated signals s2(i) being signals generated using 16QAM modulation; generating, from the plurality of first modulated signals s1(i) and the plurality of second modulated signals s2(i), a plurality of first signal-processed signals z1(i) and a plurality of second signal-processed signals z2(i) which satisfy a predetermined equation; and transmitting the plurality of first signal-processed signals z1(i) and the plurality of second signal-processed signals z2(i) using a plurality of antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Patent number: 11050597
    Abstract: Transmission quality is improved in an environment in which direct waves dominate in a transmission method for transmitting a plurality of modulated signals from a plurality of antennas at the same time. All data symbols used in data transmission of a modulated signal are precoded by hopping between precoding matrices so that the precoding matrix used to precode each data symbol and the precoding matrices used to precode data symbols that are adjacent to the data symbol in the frequency domain and the time domain all differ. A modulated signal with such data symbols arranged therein is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20210194550
    Abstract: All data symbols used in data transmission of a modulated signal are precoded by hopping between precoding matrices so that the precoding matrix used to precode each data symbol and the precoding matrices used to precode data symbols that are adjacent to the data symbol in the frequency domain and the time domain all differ. A modulated signal with such data symbols arranged therein is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210194738
    Abstract: A transmitting method includes: configuring a frame using a plurality of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, by allocating a plurality of transmission data to a plurality of areas; and transmitting the frame. The plurality of areas are each identified by at least one time resource among resources and at least one frequency resource among frequency resources. The frame includes a first period in which a preamble is transmitted, and a second period in which the plurality of transmission data are transmitted by at least one of time division and frequency division. The second period includes a first area, and the first area includes a data symbol generated from first transmission data, a data symbol generated from second transmission data and subsequent to the data symbol generated from the first transmission data, and a dummy symbol subsequent to the data symbol generated from the second transmission data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Yoshio URABE, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210194625
    Abstract: A communication method includes executing a cyclic block permutation for a codeword generated based on a quasi-cyclic parity-check code including a repeat-accumulate quasi-cyclic low-density parity-check code, where the cyclic block permutation is permutation of cyclic blocks within the codeword, and mapping each bit of the codeword for which the cyclic block permutation is executed to any one of constellation point of a non-uniform constellation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Peter KLENNER, Frank HERRMANN, Tomohiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11044131
    Abstract: A transmission device that improves data reception quality includes: a first pilot inserter that inserts a pilot signal into a first precoded signal; a phase changer that applies a phase change of i×?? to the second precoded signal, where i is a symbol number and an integer that is greater than or equal to 0; an inserter that inserts a pilot signal into the second precoded signal applied with the phase change; and a phase changer that applies a phase change to the second precoded signal applied with the phase change and inserted with the pilot signal. ?? satisfies ?/2 radians<??<? radians or ? radians<??<3?/2 radians. When the communications scheme is an OFDM scheme, the phase changer and the phase changer apply a phase change, and when the communications scheme is a single-carrier scheme, do not apply a phase change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi, Hiroyuki Motozuka
  • Publication number: 20210184731
    Abstract: Provided is a precoding method for generating, from a plurality of baseband signals, a plurality of precoded signals to be transmitted over the same frequency bandwidth at the same time, including the steps of selecting a matrix F[i] from among N matrices, which define precoding performed on the plurality of baseband signals, while switching between the N matrices, i being an integer from 0 to N?1, and N being an integer at least two, generating a first precoded signal z1 and a second precoded signal z2, generating a first encoded block and a second encoded block using a predetermined error correction block encoding method, generating a baseband signal with M symbols from the first encoded block and a baseband signal with M symbols the second encoded block, and precoding a combination of the generated baseband signals to generate a precoded signal having M slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Patent number: 11038565
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transmission scheme for transmitting a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal in the same frequency at the same time. According to the transmission scheme, a precoding weight multiplying unit multiplies a precoding weight by a baseband signal after a first mapping and a baseband signal after a second mapping and outputs the first modulated signal and the second modulated signal. In the precoding weight multiplying unit, precoding weights are regularly hopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11038560
    Abstract: By a transmission method according to one aspect of the present disclosure, in a broadcasting system that generates a first broadcasting signal and a second broadcasting signal by performing multi-antenna encoding on program data, and wirelessly transmits a first broadcasting signal and a second broadcasting signal, a first transmit station transmits the first broadcasting signal, a second transmit station transmits the second broadcasting signal, the first transmit station and the second transmit station transmit the first broadcasting signal and the second broadcasting signal to an overlapping area at an identical time using an overlapping frequency band, polarized wave transmitted from the first transmit station differs from polarized wave transmitted from the second transmit station, and arrangement of the first transmit station differs from arrangement of the second transmit station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kimura, Yutaka Murakami, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20210175939
    Abstract: A transmission method includes generating a first precoded signal and a second precoded signal by performing a precoding process on a first baseband signal and a second baseband signal, outputting a third signal by inserting a pilot signal into the first precoded signal, outputting a fourth signal by applying a first phase change to the second precoded signal, outputting a fifth signal by inserting a pilot signal into the fourth signal, and outputting a sixth signal by applying a second phase change to the fifth signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI