Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Oba

Yoshihiro Oba 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: 10715345
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication control device is connected to communication devices and includes a storage, a generator, and an output unit. The storage is configured to store group information containing a group ID of a group and device IDs of the communication devices belonging to the group. The generator is configured to generate compressed information in which the device IDs are compressed. The output unit is configured to output, when the group information is updated, to all communication devices identified by the device IDs included in the group information after updating and to a plurality of communication devices including one or more of the communication devices identified by the device IDs not included in the group information after updating, output information containing identification information for identifying the group after updating and compressed information in which the device IDs included in the group information after updating are compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hanatani, Toru Kambayashi, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Patent number: 10700934
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication control device includes a receiving unit, a generating unit, and an output unit. The receiving unit receives input of a binary tree in which each of leaf nodes has an index assigned thereto, and receives input of a node ID that enable identification of a leaf node belonging to a group. The generating unit generates set information indicating a set of a predetermined number of partial trees of the binary tree. Each partial tree includes only the leaf node identified by the node ID. The generating unit generates range information of the indexes assigned to one or more leaf nodes of each partial tree included in the set. The output unit outputs the set information and the range information at least to a communication device corresponding to a leaf node belonging to the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Toru Kambayashi, Yoshikazu Hanatani
  • Publication number: 20200183314
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a light source; and an optical detector detecting intensity of light that is reflected by a recording medium, the light from the light source and irradiated onto the recording medium. Further, when an incident angle of the light incident to the recording medium from the light source relative to a normal line of the recording medium is given as ?1, a formula 75°??1?85° is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ishii, Yoshihiro Oba, Fumikazu Hoshi, Satoru Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10673624
    Abstract: A communication control device includes a receiving unit, a generating unit, and an output unit. The receiving unit receives input of a binary tree in which each leaf node has an index and a node key assigned thereto, and receives input of node IDs that, from among the leaf nodes, enable identification of the leaf nodes belonging to a group. The generating unit generates, using the node key assigned to the root node of each partial tree of the binary tree which includes only the leaf nodes identified by the node IDs, a cipher text by encrypting a group key shared in the group, and generates set information containing the generated cipher text. The output unit outputs the set information at least to the communication devices that are associated to the leaf nodes belonging to the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Yoshikazu Hanatani
  • Patent number: 10673713
    Abstract: A communication control device includes an extracting unit and an output unit. The extracting unit extracts, from a media key block containing a plurality of elements, partial information that contains elements which can be processed by a communication device having a device ID thereof identified in identification information for identifying one or more device IDs. The output unit outputs a group ID for identifying a group, the identification information, and the partial information, to a plurality of the communication devices that include all of the communication devices belonging to the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hanatani, Toru Kambayashi, Fangming Zhao, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Patent number: 10626993
    Abstract: The present invention improves the handling properties of a rubber-only gasket and the affixability thereof to an attachment position. To this end, the provided gasket is: obtained by combining a gasket body of the rubber-only type, and a carrier sheet that comprises a resin film and holds the gasket body in an un-adhered state; and characterized in that the gasket body is provided with an adhesive section or bonding section for adhering or bonding the gasket body to an attachment position when attaching the gasket body to the attachment position. The adhesive section or bonding section is prepared by providing the lateral surface of the gasket body with a projecting section, and coating the surface of the projecting section with an adhesive or bonding agent. The gasket body is to be used as a gasket for a fuel cell to be incorporated into a fuel cell stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Saso, Yoshihiro Kurano, Takayuki Horimoto, Tetsuya Urakawa, Kenichi Oba, Takuro Nishimura, Hajime Yui
  • Patent number: 10606204
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a light source; and an optical detector detecting intensity of light that is reflected by a recording medium, the light from the light source and irradiated onto the recording medium. Further, when an incident angle of the light incident to the recording medium from the light source relative to a normal line of the recording medium is given as ?1, a formula 75°??1?85° is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ishii, Yoshihiro Oba, Fumikazu Hoshi, Satoru Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10506430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a receiver, a first beacon processor, a second beacon processor, and an authentication processor. The receiver receives a first beacon transmitted over a wireless network while being protected by a first common key and a second beacon transmitted over the wireless network while not being protected by the first common key. The first beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the first beacon when the first common key is provided. The second beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon when the first common key is not provided. The authentication processor performs connection authentication to the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon and acquires the first common key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Yusuke Doi
  • Patent number: 10465798
    Abstract: The invention provides a gasket which improves a handling workability of a rubber only type gasket. The gasket of the invention is constructed by a combination of a rubber only type gasket main body, and a carrier sheet which is made of a resin film retaining the gasket main body in a non-bonded state, and the carrier sheet is provided with an air inflow port for making air flow into a portion between the carrier sheet and the gasket main body when the gasket main body is detached from the carrier sheet. A gasket retention portion having a three-dimensional shape which is deformed along an outer shape of the gasket main body is arranged at a position which laps over the gasket main body in a plane in the carrier sheet, and the gasket main body is partly accommodated within the gasket retention portion in a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Saso, Yoshihiro Kurano, Takayuki Horimoto, Tetsuya Urakawa, Kenichi Oba, Takuro Nishimura, Hajime Yui
  • Patent number: 10454910
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a management apparatus manages pieces of information held by a plurality of devices. The apparatus includes storage, one or more processors, and a transmitter. The storage stores therein the pieces of information held by the devices. The processors generate a list of inspection values indicating the pieces of information stored in the storage. The processors generate determination information for determining, in a state where the list is concealed, whether a provided value is included in the list. The transmitter transmits the determination information to the respective devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hanatani, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Patent number: 10447469
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a management apparatus connectable to a plurality of devices through a network includes storage, one or more processors, and an assignment transmitter. The storage stores therein management tree information in which node keys are respectively assigned to nodes and devices are respectively assigned to leaf nodes. The processors calculate similarity between attribute information representing an attribute of a new device and attribute information of devices already assigned in the management tree information. The processors determine a first leaf node to which the new device is to be assigned in the management tree information, based on the similarity. The assignment transmitter transmits, to the new device, at least one node key of node keys assigned to nodes on a path from a root node to the first leaf node in the management tree information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hanatani, Yoshihiro Oba, Tatsuyuki Matsushita, Naoki Ogura
  • Patent number: 10440523
    Abstract: A communication control device includes an extracting and an output unit. One or more communication devices belong to a first-type group, and one or more communication devices belong to a second-type group. From a media key block containing a plurality of elements, the extracting unit extracts partial information containing an element which is processible by each communication device belonging to a subset of the second-type group. To the communication devices belonging to the second-type group that is identified by identification information corresponding to the partial information; the output unit outputs a group ID that indicates the first-type group, the identification information, and the partial information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hanatani, Toru Kambayashi, Fangming Zhao, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Patent number: 10350799
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to make it easy to handle all-rubber gaskets. To achieve this purpose, a gasket is characterized in that a gasket body of only rubber is combined with a carrier film that is made from a resin film to hold the gasket body in a non-adhesive state. A three-dimensional portion having a shape that is deformed along the external shape of the gasket body is provided at a position where the gasket body and a plane of the carrier film overlap, and a portion of the gasket body is contained in the three-dimensional section. The gasket body is used as a gasket for fuel cells incorporated into a fuel cell stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Saso, Yoshihiro Kurano, Takayuki Horimoto, Tetsuya Urakawa, Kenichi Oba, Takuro Nishimura, Hajime Yui, Takahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10103973
    Abstract: A communication device according to an embodiment is included in a multi-hop network. The communication device includes a holder, a storage, a switcher, and a controller. The holder holds communication data. The storage stores path information including an identifier that identifies a communication path and destination information that indicates a destination of communication data on the communication path. The switcher switches a communication path used to transmit communication data on the basis of the path information stored in the storage. The controller transmits communication data to a destination of a communication path switched by the switcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaomi Murakami, Yoshihiro Oba, Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Jumpei Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10069815
    Abstract: There is a server apparatus in which: an issuing unit issues data to devices; a distribution manager distributes the data to devices; a data manager manages data set as issued; a revocation manager detects, from the data set, data that satisfies a condition, and invalidates the detected data; and a filter manager updates and distribute to devices a filter having a predetermined bit length each time data is invalidated, by setting one of a first value and a second value to each of bits in the filter when a revoked data set is projected onto the filter; the data manager identifies data other than the invalidated data, having projection onto at least one of bits whose value has changed between before and after the update, and having the first value for all of bits projected onto the updated filter and reissues data to the device having the identified data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yusuke Doi, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Patent number: 10041927
    Abstract: An optical sensor including an abutment part configured to abut one edge of an object to be measured, a wall extending along a side of the object to be measured and having a first opening to pass light emitted to the object to be measured, and a first concave portion formed between the first opening and the abutment part on a side of the wall to position the object to be measured. A paper-type discrimination device including the optical sensor, and a controller configured to discriminate a paper type of the object using the reflection light from the object measured by the optical sensor. An image forming apparatus including the optical sensor or the paper-type discrimination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Goto, Fumikazu Hoshi, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Patent number: 10031457
    Abstract: An optical sensor including an irradiation system including an irradiation system including a light source unit having a light source, the irradiation system configured to emit a linearly polarized light of a first polarization direction onto a surface of an object, a polarizing optical element disposed on an optical path of the light that is emitted from the irradiation system and reflected by diffuse reflection from an incident plane of the object and configured to separate a linearly polarized light component of a second polarization direction, a first photodetector configured to receive the linearly polarized light component of the second polarization direction separated by the polarizing optical element, and a housing supporting the irradiation system, the polarizing optical element, and the first photodetector, where the light source unit is fixed to the housing in a light emitting direction of the light source unit via space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Fumikazu Hoshi, Kazuma Goto, Yoshihiro Misaka
  • Patent number: 9917701
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication device includes a version storage unit, a receiving unit, a determining unit, and a command processing unit. The version storage unit is configured to store therein the first version information. The receiving unit is configured to receive a command including the second version information. The determining unit is configured to determine whether a version represented by the second version information is a next version after a version represented by the first version information. The command processing unit is configured to, based on a determination result of the determining unit and decision information that defines processes corresponding to a command and the determination result, execute processes corresponding to a received command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Fangming Zhao, Yoshikazu Hanatani, Toru Kambayashi, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Publication number: 20170261903
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a light source; and an optical detector detecting intensity of light that is reflected by a recording medium, the light from the light source and irradiated onto the recording medium. Further, when an incident angle of the light incident to the recording medium from the light source relative to a normal line of the recording medium is given as ?1, a formula 75°??1?85° is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro ISHII, Yoshihiro OBA, Fumikazu HOSHI, Satoru SUGAWARA
  • Patent number: 9696674
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a light source; and an optical detector detecting intensity of light that is reflected by a recording medium, the light from the light source and irradiated onto the recording medium. Further, when an incident angle of the light incident the recording medium from the light source relative to a normal line of the recording medium is given as ?1, a formula 75°??1?85° is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ishii, Yoshihiro Oba, Fumikazu Hoshi, Satoru Sugawara