Patents by Inventor Yukio Isobe

Yukio Isobe 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: 10604682
    Abstract: To provide a hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive which is easily coated, has a weak odor, high stability with time, and is also excellent in adhesive force retention performance from a low temperature range to a high temperature range. A hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising: an amorphous polystyrene resin (A) having a number-average molecular weight of 50,000 or more; and a thermoplastic block copolymer (B) which is a copolymer of vinyl-based aromatic hydrocarbons and conjugated diene compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Yukio Isobe, Itsuro Tomatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9765218
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer composition having a low water absorption (i.e. being dampproof), excellent electrical insulation, high adhesion to various substrates, and excellent thermal stability. The present invention relates to a polymer composition comprising (A) a dimer acid-based polyamide and (B) an olefin-based-modified polymer, wherein the olefin-based-modified polymer (B) comprises a chemical structure derived from an olefin and a chemical structure derived from an amide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Yukio Isobe
  • Publication number: 20170022399
    Abstract: To provide a hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive which is easily coated, has a weak odor, high stability with time, and is also excellent in adhesive force retention performance from a low temperature range to a high temperature range. A hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising: an amorphous polystyrene resin (A) having a number-average molecular weight of 50,000 or more; and a thermoplastic block copolymer (B) which is a copolymer of vinyl-based aromatic hydrocarbons and conjugated diene compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Yukio ISOBE, Itsuro TOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA
  • Patent number: 9481783
    Abstract: The present invention provides rubber compositions for tires which are capable of improving handling stability, fuel efficiency, and processability while sufficiently reducing the dependence on petroleum resources, and pneumatic tires including tire components (e.g. bead apex) formed from the rubber compositions for tires. The present invention relates to rubber compositions for tires, containing a rubber component and a naturally derived phenolic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Isobe, Takao Wada, Takayuki Hattori, Naoya Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9167170
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device including an imaging element that acquires a captured image of a subject, a light emission unit that emits light to the subject, and a control unit that is capable of controlling a timing of exposure performed by the imaging element and a timing of light emission performed by the light emission unit. In a mode in which imaging is performed with a plurality of times of consecutive light emission by the light emission unit, the control unit controls at least one of a timing of the exposure and a timing of the light emission so that light amounts effective for exposure in each imaging are substantially the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji Okada, Kazuaki Iguchi, Satoshi Shinohara, Yoshitsugu Nomiyama, Naoya Katoh, Yukio Isobe, Yuuji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150175781
    Abstract: The present invention provides rubber compositions for tires which are capable of improving handling stability, fuel efficiency, and processability while sufficiently reducing the dependence on petroleum resources, and pneumatic tires including tire components (e.g. bead apex) formed from the rubber compositions for tires. The present invention relates to rubber compositions for tires, containing a rubber component and a naturally derived phenolic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Isobe, Takao Wada, Takayuki Hattori, Naoya Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8995816
    Abstract: To improve user-friendliness in recording AV data created after recording is started until it is stopped as a file. AV data that are created after recording is started until it is stopped are recorded as a file. Information that represents a reproduction region and mark information that represents a jump position are additionally written to a reproduction list file. At this point, it is determined whether or not restrictions that have been set to the reproduction list file and an attribute file for additional writing are satisfied on the basis of the reproduction list file as an additionally writable candidate and the attribute file that correlates reproduction time and address of the AV data. When having been determined that they be satisfied, the reproduction region information and the mark information are additionally written to the reproduction list file as the additionally writable candidate. When having been determined that they be not satisfied, a new reproduction list file is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Mae, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20150073093
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer composition having a low water absorption (i.e. being dampproof), excellent electrical insulation, high adhesion to various substrates, and excellent thermal stability. The present invention relates to a polymer composition comprising (A) a dimer acid-based polyamide and (B) an olefin-based-modified polymer, wherein the olefin-based-modified polymer (B) comprises a chemical structure derived from an olefin and a chemical structure derived from an amide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Yukio Isobe
  • Patent number: 8886012
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a detecting section that detects feature information of at least one AV stream; a recording section that records the AV streams, clip information defining attributes including the detected feature information, and playback-segment data specifying at least one playback segment to a storage medium in accordance with a predetermined data-recording format, the playback-segment data being obtained by setting a playback start point and a playback end point with respect to the AV streams; a playback-segment setting section that sets the playback segments with respect to the AV streams on the basis of detection time point of the feature information; and a data generating section that generates the playback-segment data specifying the playback segments set by the playback-segment setting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Atsushi Mae
  • Patent number: 8818165
    Abstract: Non-destructive editing of a movie stream recorded with management information attached thereto according to a predetermined standard format is performed. First, an entry for desired content from among real play lists is added to a virtual play list. In the virtual play list, a playback content editing operation is performed. The process of editing a virtual play list that does not contain content of an entity involves non-destructive editing that does not accompany editing of the content of an entity. In addition, non-destructive editing of a virtual play list only requires the updating of a management information file, and only involves an increase in the used amount of the recording medium by the additional amount of the management information even if a playback section is copied, thus improving user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Atsushi Mae
  • Patent number: 8750690
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller for controlling data recording to an information recording medium. The controller executes a state determination process of determining whether the information recording medium is ready to record additionally data. Upon determining that the information recording medium is not ready to additionally record the data, the controller performs a notification process of notifying that the information recording medium is not ready to record additionally the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Mae, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8706781
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a storage unit that stores content data, a movement instruction unit that provides instructions to move the content data stored in the storage unit in accordance with a user operation, a detection unit that detects characteristic information of the content data in accordance with movement instructions of the content data by the movement instruction unit, a basic interval setting unit that sets one or two or more basic intervals to the content data based on detection points of the characteristic information, and a data generation unit that generates content data for movement made of a plurality of the one or two or more basic intervals set by the basic interval setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Atsushi Mae
  • Patent number: 8687942
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus which divides stream data into portions is disclosed. An evaluation value calculating section calculates an evaluation value at a dividing candidate position of the stream data based on an evaluation function. A comparing section compares the evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculating section with a predetermined threshold value. A dividing candidate position obtaining section obtains the dividing candidate position of the stream data in each predetermined unit. A controlling section decides a dividing position of the stream data based on a compared result of the comparing section. A controlling section causes the dividing candidate position obtaining section to obtain a second dividing candidate position when the compared result of the comparing section denotes that the evaluation value at the first dividing candidate position does not exceed the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Mae, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe
  • Publication number: 20140063286
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device including an imaging element that acquires a captured image of a subject, a light emission unit that emits light to the subject, and a control unit that is capable of controlling a timing of exposure performed by the imaging element and a timing of light emission performed by the light emission unit. In a mode in which imaging is performed with a plurality of times of consecutive light emission by the light emission unit, the control unit controls at least one of a timing of the exposure and a timing of the light emission so that light amounts effective for exposure in each imaging are substantially the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji OKADA, Kazuaki Iguchi, Satoshi Shinohara, Yoshitsugu Nomiyama, Naoya Katoh, Yukio Isobe, Yuuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8655155
    Abstract: Management information for video data and audio data that are created after their recording is started until it is stopped and that are recorded as a stream file on a record medium is more securely stored. When their recording is started, EP entry information contained in management information of the stream file is created. Whenever EP entry information is created, it is written to a nonvolatile memory. After their recording is stopped, fixed value information and so forth that are contained in the management information are created and written to the nonvolatile memory. According to a disc eject operation, the management information written to the nonvolatile memory is written to the disc and the contents stored in the nonvolatile memory are cleared. Likewise, when power is turned off without the eject operation, information stored in the nonvolatile memory is written to the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Isobe, Kenichiro Aridome, Naoki Morimoto, Atsushi Mae, Tetsuhiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 8639098
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller for controlling data recording to an information recording medium. The controller updates a command storage file storing a command set in response to AV stream data to be recorded on the information recording medium and an index file storing index information and then records the updated command storage file and the updated index file on the information recording medium, the command storage file and the index file being updated and recorded in response to a determination that a predetermined update timing different from the timings of the recording of the AV stream data onto the information recording medium and the editing of the recorded AV stream data is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Mae, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8599243
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to generate an imaged image by imaging a subject; a depth information generating unit configured to generate depth information relating to the imaged image; an image processing unit configured to extract, from the imaged image, an image of an object region including a particular subject out of subjects included in the imaged image and a surrounding region of the subject, based on the depth information, and generate a difference image to display a stereoscopic image in which the subjects included in the imaged image are viewed stereoscopically based on the extracted image; and a recording control unit configured to generate a data stream in which data corresponding to the imaged image and data corresponding to the difference image are correlated, and record the data stream as a moving image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji Okada, Yukio Isobe, Naoki Morimoto, Atsushi Mae, Eiji Tadokoro, Hideo Obata
  • Patent number: 8582951
    Abstract: A data recording structure supporting an AVCHD format is provided. The data recording structure allows a playing process, an editing process and a write-once recording process to be quickly performed. When data recording is performed in a data recording format having a layered management structure such as an AVCHD format, identification information is stored in an index file containing index information for record data. The identification information is needed to perform one of the playing process on the record data, the editing process on the record data and the write-once recording process on data. This arrangement eliminates the need for reading a variety of files and retrieving information when one of the record data playing process, the record data editing process and the write-once recording process is performed. Each process is thus quickly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Mae, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8554055
    Abstract: An editing device dubs stream data stored in a second recording medium. A recording unit records the specified range of stream data in a stream file in the first recording medium, based on management information recorded in the second recording medium. A stream information file in which a stream file and stream information are stored, and a playback list file in which playback section data and mark information indicating the playback point-in-time information can be stored, are recorded as management information. A management information is generated based on the relation between the specified range and the playback section data and stream information corresponding to the specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Isobe, Atsushi Mae, Naoki Morimoto, Kenichiro Nagao
  • Patent number: 8472784
    Abstract: To provide a recording apparatus for recording at least content data and reproducing control information for controlling reproducing of the content data. The apparatus includes: a recording unit recording content data on a recording medium; and a control unit making a control to generate, with respect to the content data recorded on the recording medium, a clip information file including clip information indicating attribute information on the content data, a PlayList file including a PlayList for calling the clip information, an object file including an object for reproducing the content data by calling the PlayList file, and an index file including an index table for calling the object. The control unit correlates a type, based on a purpose of creating the PlayList file, with the PlayList file as attribute information of the PlayList file so as to make a control to generate the type in the index file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Hamada, Kenichiro Aridome, Atsushi Mae, Naoki Morimoto, Yukio Isobe