Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Noda

Tsutomu Noda 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: 11513270
    Abstract: An optical body including: a first optical layer which has a surface having a convex profile in which a plurality of one-directionally extending elongated convex portions are one-dimensionally aligned in one direction; an inorganic layer disposed on the surface of the first optical layer on a side having the convex profile and a second optical layer disposed on a side of the inorganic layer so that the convex profile is embedded; wherein the convex profile meets at least one of the following (1) to (4): (1) a height varies in an extending direction in each of the elongated convex portions, (2) a ridge portion meanders in a direction perpendicular to both the extending direction and a height direction of the convex portion in each of the elongated convex portions, (3) heights of the elongated convex portions adjacent to each other are different from each other, and (4) a triangular prism-shaped convex portion and an elongated convex portion having a curved surface are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Ohta, Tsutomu Nagahama, Shigehisa Ohkawara, Tatsuya Harimara, Katsuhiro Doi, Kazuhiko Noda, Akihiro Shibata, Kazuo Goto, Yasuyuki Kudo
  • Publication number: 20220203727
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Publication number: 20110023966
    Abstract: A fluid supply apparatus includes a piston, a piston support portion to support the piston, a container support portion capable of supporting a container in which a fluid is contained, and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism drives at least one of the container support portion and the piston support portion in a direction in which the piston is inserted into the container at a time when supply of the fluid is performed and drives at least one of the container support portion and the piston support portion in a direction in which the piston is relatively removed from the container at a time when the supply of the fluid is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Watanabe, Tsutomu Noda
  • Publication number: 20040116134
    Abstract: In a mobile communication using satellites, the present invention allows a mobile to receive a service wherever it is. To do so, when positioning the current location of a mobile using a satellite that sends the GPS signal, the mobile receives an electric wave directly from the satellite for performing positioning when the electric wave can be received directly from the satellite. On the other hand, when an electric wave cannot be received directly from the satellite, the mobile receives an electric wave from a pseudo-satellite or performs positioning using a wireless network between other mobiles and the mobile. Positioning may also be performed using an indoor wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Toshihide Maeda, Kazunori Takahashi, Norihisa Yanagihara, Naomichi Nonaka, Hideya Suzuki, Tsutomu Noda, Hitoshi Yamadera
  • Patent number: 6078944
    Abstract: The parallelism of execution of processes in a memory shared multi-processor is enhanced. Each of a plurality of processors is provided with a run queue for holding executable processes, and a watch process for each processor to watch the execution status of its own to notify the rebuilding of the run queue to other processor and a rebuild step for rebuilding the run queue in response to the notice are stored in a shared memory as a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Enko, Toshiaki Arai, Reki Yamamoto, Naofumi Shouji, Tomoki Sekiguchi, Tsutomu Noda, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Tetsuya Mochida
  • Patent number: 5760820
    Abstract: A digital signal transmission system including a transmitter and a receiver and capable of transmitting highly efficiently compressed/coded digital video signals and receiving the video signals so that the text of emergency information or the like can be displayed together with video images without once expanding/decoding the digital video signals on the transmitter side. In this system, the multiplexer of the transmitter multiplexes digital video signals and digital audio signals with a digital information signal of text which is produced and has N-level priority information added by the information stream generator, and transmits the multiplex signal to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Eda, Isao Nakagawa, Keiro Shinkawa, Tsutomu Noda, Toshio Nagashima, Kenji Katsumata, Satoshi Iimuro
  • Patent number: 5285279
    Abstract: A transmission distortion elimination device for eliminating from a transmitted TV signal, for example, signal distortion such as ghost under fuzzy inferenced control based on an iterative correction method with the capabilities of fast control settling, and a flexible and stable distortion removal operation. The device comprises a filter section for suppressing such transmission distortion as ghost, a controller for controlling the tap coefficients of the filter section, and a fuzzy inference section for receiving distortion information obtained by the controller. The fuzzy inference section iteratively infers and evaluates a correction value of tap coefficients of the filter section. The tap coefficient correction value is determined through fuzzy inference, and the control method for counteracting disturbance coefficients to the control system is described in rules of IF-THEN form based on fuzzy levels, which facilitates the organization of the control algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sakamoto, Tsutomu Noda, Keiro Shinkawa
  • Patent number: 5210607
    Abstract: A ghost elimination device equipped in a television receiver extracts a reference signal from the television signal, the reference signal being inserted in the television signal in a certain sequence or at random with the intention of ghost elimination, implements the sequence decoding process and noise elimination process for the reference signal, and controls the characteristics of the ghost eliminating transversal filter which suppresses the transmission distortion. The device includes a sequence decoding circuit for decoding the transmission sequence of the reference signal, a transversal filter for suppressing the distortion of transmission path disposed in a rear stage of sequence decoding circuit, and a controller which introduces the reference signal provided by the filter to control the characteristics of the filter or apply the output of the sequence decoding circuit to the transversal filter through a noise elimination filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sakamoto, Tsutomu Noda, Keiro Shinkawa
  • Patent number: 5138451
    Abstract: A sync generator which generates a reference horizontal synchronizing signal, a time difference detector which detects the time difference between the reference horizontal synchronizing signal and a horizontal synchronizing signal within a received television signal, and a variable delay circuit which responds to an output signal of the time difference detector to control the delay time and delay the received television signal are installed in a television receiver. When a plurality of horizontal synchronizing signals exist in one horizontal scanning period of the received television signal, the time difference between the horizontal synchronizing signal with the maximum amplitude and the reference horizontal synchronizing signal is detected, and the delay time of the received television signal is controlled in the variable delay circuit according to this time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignees: Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Video Engineering, Inc., Hitachi Automotive Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Keiro Shinkawa, Tsutomu Noda, Toshinori Murata, Nobutaka Hotta, Kazuhiro Ooyagi
  • Patent number: 4882725
    Abstract: A multiplex transmission method using especially a vestigial-sideband amplitude-modulated carrier modulated by a video signal. The method includes modulating a carrier having a quadrature phase with respect to an amplitude-modulated carrier by a multiplex-transmitted signal such as a digital-coded signal with a lower level as compared with the amplitude-modulated carrier, suppressing signal components of a signal obtained by modulating the carrier by a multiplex-transmitted signal, which is located near the carrier frequency, combining the result with the amplitude-modulated carrier, and thereafter transmitting the combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Video Engineering, Incorporated
    Inventors: Tsutomu Noda, Takatoshi Shirosugi, Nobutaka Hotta, Akihide Okuda
  • Patent number: 4642573
    Abstract: A phase locked loop circuit for use in a heterodyne receiver for stably demodulating a carrier-suppressed double-sideband signal such as a 2-phase or 4-phase PSK signal. The phase locked loop circuit comprises a reference oscillator oscillating at a frequency corresponding to an intermediate frequency, and the frequency difference between the reference frequency and the input frequency is detected by a Costas loop, a signal indicative of the frequency difference being fed back to a local oscillator through a loop filter thereby stabilizing the intermediate frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Noda, Keiro Shinkawa, Nobutaka Amada
  • Patent number: 4583074
    Abstract: A PCM signal processor which converts an analog signal into a digital signal to transmit or record the digital signal. When the PCM signal processor receives a PCM signal whose data has been compressed in such a manner that one or more lower bits are cut off from a plurality of bits for forming the PCM signal and indicating the signal level of the analog signal, in accordance with the signal level of the analog signal, one or more bits corresponding to the number of bits having been cut off are added in the processor to the compressed PCM signal at the position following the least significant bit of the compressed PCM signal. Correction data indicating about one half the largest one of numerical values that can be expressed by the added bit or bits, is given to the added bit or bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroo Okamoto, Tsutomu Noda, Takao Arai
  • Patent number: 4571572
    Abstract: A digital-to-analogue converter for use in a digitally-recorded-signal reproducing apparatus comprises a first constant current source, a switch for allowing the constant current of the first constant current source to flow therethrough for a period corresponding to the digital data, a second constant current source generating a current flowing in the direction opposite to that of the current generated by the first constant current source, a switch for allowing the current of the second constant current source to flow therethrough for a predetermined constant period, and an integrator, wherein the sum of the first and second constant currents is integrated by the integrator. The analogue signal outputted by the integrator has a center level in the vicinity of the ground potential level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Noda, Yoshimi Iso, Tetsuo Sato
  • Patent number: 4570153
    Abstract: A signal conversion apparatus for use in a PCM signal processing system in which a series of multi-bit digital signals is produced through sampling and quantization of a multi-channel analog signal. The series of multi-bit digital signals includes groups of multi-bit digital signals being representative of respective analog signal portions constituting the multi-channel analog signal. The apparatus comprises a translating section for producing substitutional multi-bit digital signals from at least one of the groups of digital signals corresponding to at least one analog signal portion, which substitutional digital signals represent amplitudes of the one analog signal portion at sampling points different from those at which the one analog signal was sampled to provide the one group of digital signals. The substitutional digital signals are substituted, in the translating section, for the one group of the digital signals to produce a corresponding group of sampling point-shifted multi-bit digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Kobayashi, Takao Arai, Tsutomu Noda
  • Patent number: 4562549
    Abstract: In a pulse width detector circuit, a high-level pulse width and a low-level pulse width of a digital signal derived by slicing an analog signal reproduced from a disc at a predetermined level are independently measured and maximum or minimum values thereof in a predetermined time interval are stored, and an average value, sum or difference of the maximum or minimum high-level pulse width and the maximum or minimum low-level pulse width is calculated to detect a correct pulse width of original data recorded on the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kimura, Tsutomu Noda, Takao Arai, Masaharu Kobayashi, Shigeki Inoue
  • Patent number: 4539665
    Abstract: An information reproducing apparatus having a tracking servo control loop for causing an information reading unit including device for detecting a tracking error signal for tracking an information bearing track on a disc, to track the information bearing track in accordance with the tracking error signal so as to reproduce information in accordance with an information signal read by the information reading unit. A circuit for extracting a discrimination signal for discriminating a negative feedback region of the tracking error signal is provided so that a tracking servo control loop is closed in the negative feedback region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimi Iso, Shigeki Inoue, Tsutomu Noda, Shinichi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 4349696
    Abstract: An AM stereophonic demodulator circuit for an amplitude/angle modulation system, comprising an AM detector circuit for producing a stereophonic sum signal (L+R), an FM or PM detector circuit for producing a stereophonic difference signal (L-R), and control means for extracting a DC voltage proportional to an antenna input level from the AM detector circuit so as to use the DC voltage to control the gain and amplitude of an FM or PM detector stage including the FM or PM detector circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Akitake, Tsutomu Noda, Kazuhiko Yamazaki