Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Matsumoto

Yoshitaka Matsumoto 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: 20220205415
    Abstract: An engine system includes: an ammonia engine; a reforming device that has a reforming catalyst for cracking ammonia gas into hydrogen and configured to reform ammonia gas to generate reformed gas containing hydrogen; and a control unit. The control unit includes: a purge controller configured to control a reforming injector so as to be closed and control a reforming throttle valve so as to be opened, after an ignition switch gives an instruction of a stop of the ammonia engine; and an engine stop controller configured to control main injectors so as to be closed, after the ignition switch gives the instruction of the stop of the ammonia engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yoshitaka TAKEUCHI, Hidehito KUBO, Shoei MATSUMOTO, Norinosuke NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 11128110
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology comprise a method and apparatus for an ignition system. In various embodiments, the ignition system activates a soft shutdown of an ignition coil in the event of an over dwell condition. The apparatus comprises a first counter and a second counter that are selectively activated at predetermined events. An output of the second counter controls the value of a reference current that decreases linearly over time and wherein a rate of change of the reference current may be adjusted according to a frequency of a clock signal. In various embodiments, the soft shutdown operates independent of the supply voltage and temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Yasunori Yamamoto, Mikio Yamagishi, Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10984232
    Abstract: In a situation of setting a file name and the like by using a character string obtained by performing OCR processing to a scan image, appropriate conditions can be set according to a character string to be scanned so as to increase a character recognition rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10929657
    Abstract: An apparatus of the invention determines whether or not new scanned image data is similar to past scanned image data based on character string areas and a table area extracted from the new scanned image data, specifies a character string area used to obtain information set to the past scanned image data determined to be similar, detects a target area as a processing target out of the character string areas extracted from the new scanned image data based on the specified character string area, the table included in the past scanned image data determined to be similar, and the table included in the new scanned image data, performs character recognition processing on the detected target area, and sets information to the new scanned image data by using a character obtained as a result of the character recognition processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10423705
    Abstract: Users can upload files (or folders) managed by a file system of an operating system or the like to a desired folder included in a hierarchical folder structure displayed by a rich Internet application executed on a web browser, by executing a drag and drop operation. A first extended program displays a hierarchical folder structure managed by a document management server in a display area on the web browser, determines whether a pointing device overlaps with any folder displayed on the web browser based on mouse event information set by the web browser, and sets information about the folder overlapping with the pointing device in the web browser. The web browser stores folder information in a bridge data storage unit. A second extended program, operating on a web browser, uploads the file to the folder identified by the folder information stored in the bridge data storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190228220
    Abstract: An apparatus of the invention determines whether or not new scanned image data is similar to past scanned image data based on character string areas and a table area extracted from the new scanned image data, specifies a character string area used to obtain information set to the past scanned image data determined to be similar, detects a target area as a processing target out of the character string areas extracted from the new scanned image data based on the specified character string area, the table included in the past scanned image data determined to be similar, and the table included in the new scanned image data, performs character recognition processing on the detected target area, and sets information to the new scanned image data by using a character obtained as a result of the character recognition processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190190238
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology comprise a method and apparatus for an ignition system. In various embodiments, the ignition system activates a soft shutdown of an ignition coil in the event of an over dwell condition. The apparatus comprises a first counter and a second counter that are selectively activated at predetermined events. An output of the second counter controls the value of a reference current that decreases linearly over time and wherein a rate of change of the reference current may be adjusted according to a frequency of a clock signal. In various embodiments, the soft shutdown operates independent of the supply voltage and temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Yasunori YAMAMOTO, Mikio YAMAGISHI, Yoshitaka MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190065843
    Abstract: In a situation of setting a file name and the like by using a character string obtained by performing OCR processing to a scan image, appropriate conditions can be set according to a character string to be scanned so as to increase a character recognition rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10001740
    Abstract: A curl correcting apparatus includes rollers, a motor, and a clutch portion. The rollers are curl correction-use rollers which are arranged in parallel to each other in a pressure-contact state and which are different in hardness. The motor is a motor capable of rotating in forward and reverse directions relative to a correction-amount adjusting portion that changes and adjusts a distance to the rollers as a result of an eccentric cam that integrally rotates in accordance with a rotation amount of a rotation shaft, pressing against the rollers. The clutch portion transmits a rotary driving force of the motor to the rollers during the forward rotation and to a rotation shaft during the reverse rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takenori Ohtoshi, Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Sohichi Takata, Junya Masuda, Yoshiharu Yoneda
  • Patent number: 9619185
    Abstract: A history information storage method making it possible to identify a user who gave a data transmission instruction from history information. A job processing apparatus is caused to execute a job. A generation step of generating history information, about the job in which information identifying a user included in a name of the job is set as information indicating the user who gave an instruction to execute the job, is generated in a generation step. The generated history information is stored in a storage step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20170017188
    Abstract: A curl correcting apparatus includes rollers, a motor, and a clutch portion. The rollers are curl correction-use rollers which are arranged in parallel to each other in a pressure-contact state and which are different in hardness. The motor is a motor capable of rotating in forward and reverse directions relative to a correction-amount adjusting portion that changes and adjusts a distance to the rollers as a result of an eccentric cam that integrally rotates in accordance with a rotation amount of a rotation shaft, pressing against the rollers. The clutch portion transmits a rotary driving force of the motor to the rollers during the forward rotation and to a rotation shaft during the reverse rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Takenori OHTOSHI, Yoshitaka MATSUMOTO, Sohichi TAKATA, Junya MASUDA, Yoshiharu YONEDA
  • Patent number: 9262417
    Abstract: A document management server according to the present invention acquires entity data of a plurality of content documents specified to be downloaded by the client, and stores the acquired entity data of each of the plurality of content documents in a different folder generated in an archive file when there are content documents having a same name among the specified plurality of content documents. Further, the document management server generates an information file in which path information in the document management server and path information in the archive file with respect to each of the plurality of content documents specified to be downloaded are described in association with the corresponding content document, and stores the generated information file in the archive file. Further, the document management server transmits the archive file storing the entity data of each of the plurality of content documents and the information file to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20160019444
    Abstract: A history information storage method making it possible to identify a user who gave a data transmission instruction from history information. A job processing apparatus is caused to execute a job. A generation step of generating history information, about the job in which information identifying a user included in a name of the job is set as information indicating the user who gave an instruction to execute the job, is generated in a generation step. The generated history information is stored in a storage step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9036182
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that can store a plurality of operations and easily import a template prescribing operations of the image processing apparatus to change GUI definitions. Property information is set which is for setting accompanying information added to image data sent to a server, and has a name part and a value part in which a name and a value, respectively, of the accompanying information are defined. Whether or not information indicative of a second name and information indicative of a second value are included in the value part is determined. When the information indicative of the second name and the information indicative of the second value are included in the value part, the name defined in the name part is converted to the second name, and the value defined in the value part is converted to the second value. The second name and the second value are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8983095
    Abstract: A pair of PWM signals having mutually opposite or identical phases is applied to both terminals of a load to drive the load. An anomaly detection circuit detects a state of change in the pair of PWM signals (PWM+ and PWM?), performs counting operation when at least one PWM signal stops changing, and outputs an anomaly detection signal when the count value becomes a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140317490
    Abstract: Users can upload files (or folders) managed by a file system of an operating system or the like to a desired folder included in a hierarchical folder structure displayed by a rich Internet application executed on a web browser, by executing a drag and drop operation. A first extended program displays a hierarchical folder structure managed by a document management server in a display area on the web browser, determines whether a pointing device overlaps with any folder displayed on the web browser based on mouse event information set by the web browser, and sets information about the folder overlapping with the pointing device in the web browser. The web browser stores folder information in a bridge data storage unit. A second extended program, operating on a web browser, uploads the file to the folder identified by the folder information stored in the bridge data storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8795060
    Abstract: A game processing server apparatus providing a game service to a plurality of terminal devices connected with each other via a network, includes a game data generation unit that generates game data in the game service; a player information storing unit that stores player information including registration date data indicating a date when the player operating the terminal device is registered in the game service; and a group allocation unit that determines a player group to which the player belongs based on the registration date data of the player, wherein the game data generation unit generates game data for training, which is different from normal game data, to the player who belongs to the player group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Kondo, Shonosuke Tokumaru, Masataka Okihara, Kosuke Takami, Tatsuya Koyama
  • Patent number: 8739251
    Abstract: Provided are a method, system, and computer storage device for managing zone information for devices in a network. A zone table includes entries indicating whether devices in at least one zone are permitted to communicate. An attributes table has attributes of the devices indicated in the zone table. A determination is made of attributes from the attributes table for devices indicated in the zone table entries as being permitted to communicate. The entries in the zone table indicating that devices can communicate are verified by determining whether the attributes for the devices indicated as permitted to communicate in the entries in the zone table are consistent with the determined devices being able to communicate. Information is outputted indicating whether the entries in the zone table indicating that devices can communicate are in error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Yoshihiko Terashita, Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8694883
    Abstract: The document management system assigns property information of a scanned document when transmitting the scanned document from an MFP to a document management server PC, and stores history information related to the transmission job in a memory. Further, the MFP, on receipt of incorrectness information related to property information from the document management server PC, adds the incorrectness information to the history information. Thereafter, when a user logs into the MFP, the MFP determines whether incorrectness information is included in history information having the same user ID as a user ID of the user, and if incorrectness information is included, displays a modification screen for modifying incorrect property information. Further, once the property information has been modified via the modification screen, the MFP transmits the modified information to the document management server PC, and causes information managed by the document management server PC to be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: RE46846
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a main body, a post-processing device, an objective working section, a light source and a shade member. The post-processing device is disposed freely displaceable between a retracted position at which it is received by an intra-body paper discharge section of the main body and a protruded position at which it is drawn to one side face side. The objective working section is disposed on an upstream side face of the post-processing device in the drawing direction of the post-processing device. The light source is disposed on the upstream side face of the post-processing device, and lights up the objective working section at the protruded position. The shade member is disposed on the upstream side face of the post-processing device and in the front face side from the light source, and blocks direct projection light of the light source to the front face side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Masaru Tsuji