Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Asano

Tomoyuki Asano 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: 20190252190
    Abstract: The laser doping apparatus may irradiate a predetermined region of a semiconductor material with a pulse laser beam to perform doping. The laser doping apparatus may include: a solution supplying system configured to supply dopant-containing solution to the predetermined region, and a laser system including at least one laser device configured to output the pulse laser beam to be transmitted by the dopant-containing solution, and a time-domain pulse waveform changing apparatus configured to control a time-domain pulse waveform of the pulse laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: Kyushu University, Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OHKUBO, Hiroshi IKENOUE, Akihiro IKEDA, Tanemasa ASANO, Osamu WAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9495998
    Abstract: Contents data that have been enciphered and transmitted are recorded as they are on a recording medium, and the contents key used to encipher these data is enciphered in a way used in this recording system and is recorded on the medium. Moreover, a step is taken to ensure that fine trick plays can be performed. In recording contents data that have been enciphered and transmitted, the contents data themselves are recorded in the enciphered state on the recording medium. However, the contents data are decoded by a contents data decoding circuit 46, and a map file containing necessary management information for reproduction is created by a map file creating circuit 47 and this file is recorded together with the contents data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Yoshitomo Osawa, Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 9467287
    Abstract: The invention provides an enciphering apparatus and method, a deciphering apparatus and method and an information processing apparatus and method by which illegal copying can be prevented with certainty. Data enciphered by a 1394 interface of a DVD player is transmitted to a personal computer and a magneto-optical disk apparatus through a 1394 bus. In the magneto-optical disk apparatus with which a change to a function is open to a user, the received data is deciphered by a 1394 interface. In contrast, in the personal computer with which a change to a function is open to a user, the enciphered data is deciphered using a time variable key by a 1394 interface, and a result of the decipherment is further deciphered using a session key by an application section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji Ishiguro, Yoshitomo Osawa, Yoshio Osakabe, Makoto Sato, Hisato Shima, Tomoyuki Asano
  • Patent number: 9390254
    Abstract: A security module is provided in a data recording medium, data to be written to the data recording medium is encrypted with an content key different from one data to another, and the content key is safely stored in the security module. Also, the security module makes a mutual authentication using the public-key encryption technology with a drive unit to check that the counterpart is an authorized (licensed) unit, and then gives the content key to the counterpart, thereby preventing data from being leaked to any illegal (unlicensed) unit. Thus, it is possible to prevent copyrighted data such as movie, music, etc. from being copied illegally (against the wish of the copyrighter of the data).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Yoshitomo Osawa
  • Patent number: 9386101
    Abstract: There is provided an analysis server including a first verifying unit that analyzes data acquired from a local power management system composed of an electronic appliance provided with a sensor and a power management apparatus managing power supply to the electronic appliance connected to a power network, by using history information of the local power management system or data acquired from another local power management system with a power usage state similar to that of the local power management system, a second verifying unit that analyzes the data acquired from the local power management system, by using an estimated value calculated by simulation using characteristics information and/or specification information of the electronic appliance, and a control unit that controls the first verifying unit and the second verifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Kawamoto, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9270947
    Abstract: A terminal device, which includes an encrypting section encrypting input data in a fully homomorphic encryption scheme to generate encrypted data. The terminal device includes an encrypted data transmission section transmitting the encrypted data generated by the encrypting section to a server. The terminal device includes an encrypted data reception section receiving the encrypted data on which the server implements a predetermined process and a decrypting section decrypting the encrypted data on which the predetermined process is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Tanaka, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda, Shiho Moriai
  • Patent number: 9263916
    Abstract: There is provided a power management system including a power receiving unit for receiving power from outside according to consumption of power, an electrical storage unit for storing the power received by the power receiving unit, and a discharge control unit for controlling a second power amount discharged from the electrical storage unit so that a first power amount provided by the power receiving unit attains a predetermined time-series pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda, Yu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150381359
    Abstract: The invention provides an enciphering apparatus and method, a deciphering apparatus and method and an information processing apparatus and method by which illegal copying can be prevented with certainty. Data enciphered by a 1394 interface of a DVD player is transmitted to a personal computer and a magneto-optical disk apparatus through a 1394 bus. In the magneto-optical disk apparatus with which a change to a function is open to a user, the received data is deciphered by a 1394 interface. In contrast, in the personal computer with which a change to a function is open to a user, the enciphered data is deciphered using a time variable key by a 1394 interface, and a result of the decipherment is further deciphered using a session key by an application section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Ryuji Ishiguro, Yoshitomo Osawa, Yoshio Osakabe, Makoto Sato, Hisato Shima, Tomoyuki Asano
  • Publication number: 20150317460
    Abstract: Based on the detailed reproduction control information defining the reproduction control state of data to be transmitted, the CPU 12 of the data transmission apparatus creates a simplified reproduction control information roughly defining the reproduction control state of the data, stores the simplified reproduction control information of the data in the packet header of a data packet carrying the data, stores the detailed reproduction control information in the data, and transmits the simplified reproduction control information and the detailed reproduction control information as well as the data to the data receiving apparatus 20 through the transmission channel 30 from the input-output interface 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Yoshitomo Osawa, Teruyoshi Komuro, Ichiro Hamada
  • Patent number: 9085241
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including: a managed appliance registering unit carrying out authentication on an electronic appliance connected to a power network and registering an electronic appliance for which the authentication has succeeded as a managed appliance, a control unit controlling operation of the managed appliance and supplying of power to the managed appliance, a managed appliance information acquiring unit acquiring, from the managed appliance, as managed appliance information, at least any of appliance information including identification information that is unique to the electronic appliance, information indicating an operation state of the electronic appliance, information indicating an usage state of the electronic appliance and power information of the electronic appliance, and an appliance state judging unit judging a state of the managed appliance based on the managed appliance information acquired by the managed appliance information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Yohei Kawamoto, Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20150188716
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a portable communication terminal operated by a user; a service providing apparatus providing a service to the user, and a server managing the service providing apparatus, wherein the service providing apparatus calculates a response using a challenge, and the portable communication terminal transmits a challenge generated by the server to the service providing apparatus subjected to a legitimacy check of the service providing apparatus and presents a result of the legitimacy check based on a response calculated by the service providing apparatus subjected to the legitimacy check using the transmitted challenge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda, Shiho Moriai
  • Patent number: 9049009
    Abstract: A cipher key is generated by first information shared in secrete between a data transmitting unit 10 and a data receiving unit 20, second information derived from duplication control information of transmit data and third information which is time change information shared between the data transmitting unit and the data receiving unit to cipher data by a CPU 12 by using the above-mentioned cipher key to transmit, from the data transmitting unit 10 to the data receiving unit 20, transmit data in which the duplication control information and the time change information are added to the ciphered data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Yoshitomo Osawa, Teruyoshi Komuro, Ryuji Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 9021274
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including: a managed appliance registering unit carrying out authentication on an electronic appliance connected to a power network and registering an electronic appliance for which the authentication has succeeded as a managed appliance, a control unit controlling operation of the managed appliance and supplying of power to the managed appliance, a managed appliance information acquiring unit acquiring, from the managed appliance, as managed appliance information, at least any of appliance information including identification information that is unique to the electronic appliance, information indicating an operation state of the electronic appliance, information indicating an usage state of the electronic appliance and power information of the electronic appliance, and an appliance state judging unit judging a state of the managed appliance based on the managed appliance information acquired by the managed appliance information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Yohei Kawamoto, Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8968094
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including a game service providing unit providing, to an electronic appliance, a service using game contents whose theme is power. The game service providing unit includes a game control unit controlling execution of the game contents, a real world constructing unit constructing a setting of a game reflecting a real-world environment, based on managed appliance information stored in a database, and a virtual world constructing unit constructing a setting of the game reflecting a virtual environment, based on a setting set in advance in the game contents. The game control unit is operable to initialize the game contents by combining the setting of the game constructed by the real world constructing unit and the setting of the game constructed by the virtual world constructing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Shiho Moriai, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Yohei Kawamoto, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8923511
    Abstract: The invention provides an enciphering apparatus and method, a deciphering apparatus and method and an information processing apparatus and method by which illegal copying can be prevented with certainty. Data enciphered by a 1394 interface of a DVD player is transmitted to a personal computer and a magneto-optical disk apparatus through a 1394 bus. In the magneto-optical disk apparatus with which a change to a function is open to a user, the received data is deciphered by a 1394 interface. In contrast, in the personal computer with which a change to a function is open to a user, the enciphered data is deciphered using a time variable key by a 1394 interface, and a result of the decipherment is further deciphered using a session key by an application section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Ishiguro, Yoshitomo Osawa, Yoshio Osakabe, Makoto Sato, Hisato Shima, Tomoyuki Asano
  • Patent number: 8914638
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic watermark generating apparatus including an appliance characterizing information generating unit that generates appliance characterizing information that characterizes an electronic appliance, by using physical data acquired by a sensor that measures characteristics of the electronic appliance, an electronic watermark generating unit that generates, in relation to the appliance characterizing information, electronic watermark information that is used for detecting whether information has been tampered with or not, an embedded position deciding unit that analyzes the appliance characterizing information, and decides an embedded position for the electronic watermark information in the appliance characterizing information, and an electronic watermark embedding unit that embeds the electronic watermark information generated by the electronic watermark generating unit in a position on the appliance characterizing information decided by the embedded position deciding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Kawamoto, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8865874
    Abstract: The present invention is a compound having a structure represented by the following formula (1): and an antibody to BSH obtained by using the compound as a hapten and using a complex of the hapten and a high-molecular compound as an antigen. By using the present invention, it becomes possible to provide a hapten compound for preparing an antibody recognizing BSH highly sensitively and highly selectively, an antibody to BSH, as well as a kit for measuring BSH and an immunological measuring method having high sensitivity and excellent in quantitative property using the antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Science and Technology Agency, Osaka Prefecture University, Stella Chemifa Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kirihata, Tomoyuki Asano, Kohki Uehara
  • Patent number: 8683236
    Abstract: There is provided an outlet expansion apparatus including a first connection outlet to which an electronic appliance is to be connected, a second connection outlet that is for connecting to a power supply outlet that is to be a supply source of power, and a delegate authentication unit that carries out, in a case the electronic appliance not having a function of carrying out authentication with a power management apparatus managing an amount of power to be supplied to the electronic appliance is connected to the first connection outlet and the power supply outlet is connected to the second connection outlet, authentication to be carried out on the power management apparatus by the electronic appliance connected to the first connection outlet on behalf of the electronic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8627095
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes a biometric authentication unit that authenticates one piece of biometric information based on registered biometric information, wherein the one piece of biometric information is image information unique to a living body, and a plurality of pieces of user information are associated with the one piece of biometric information, and the registered biometric information is biometric information registered in advance, and a login processing unit that selects, based on user specification information for specifying user information used for login processing, one of the plurality of pieces of user information associated with the biometric information successfully authenticated by the biometric authentication unit so that the login processing unit uses the selected one of the plurality of pieces of user information to perform the login processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Asano
  • Patent number: RE45473
    Abstract: Based on the detailed reproduction control information defining the reproduction control state of data to be transmitted, the CPU 12 of the data transmission apparatus creates a simplified reproduction control information roughly defining the reproduction control state of the data, stores the simplified reproduction control information of the data in the packet header of a data packet carrying the data, stores the detailed reproduction control information in the data, and transmits the simplified reproduction control information and the detailed reproduction control information as well as the data to the data receiving apparatus 20 through the transmission channel 30 from the input-output interface 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Yoshitomo Osawa, Teruyoshi Komuro, Ichiro Hamada