Patents by Inventor Yutaka Murakami

Yutaka Murakami 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: 20190253189
    Abstract: A decoding device includes: a BP decoder that performs BP decoding on an input signal; a maximum likelihood decoder that performs maximum likelihood decoding on a signal subjected to the BP decoding; and a selector that selects one of the input signal, the signal subjected to the BP decoding, and a signal subjected to the maximum likelihood decoding. In a configuration of the decoding device, when a decoder is appropriately operated according to quality of data, a calculation scale can be reduced, and power consumption can be decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190253141
    Abstract: Provided is a device, which is a transmission device that can improve performance, that includes: a light source; and a transmitter that generates a modulated signal based on an input signal and transmits the modulated signal from the light source as visible light by changing a luminance of the light source in accordance with the modulated signal. The transmitter includes, in the modulated signal, a plurality of items of information related to service set identifiers (SSIDs) of a plurality of mutually different access points in a wireless local area network (LAN), and transmits the modulated signal from the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Yutaka MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190253114
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus that (i) generates a Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) modulation signal s1(t) by applying a QPSK modulation scheme to a first data sequence, (ii) generates a 16-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) modulation signal s2(t) by applying a 16-QAM modulation scheme to a second data sequence, (iii) generates a transmission signal z1(t) and a second transmission signal z2(t) by applying a phase hopping process, a precoding process, and a power adjust process to the QPSK modulation signal s1(t) and the 16-QAM modulation signal s2(t), wherein an average transmission power of the 16-QAM modulation signal s2(t) being the same as an average transmission power of the QPSK modulation signal s1(t), and (iv) transmits the transmission signal z1(t) from a first antenna at a first time and a first frequency and the second transmission signal z2(t) from a second antenna at the first time and the first frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190238767
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate that includes a first impurity region having n-type conductivity; a photoelectric converter that is electrically connected to the first impurity region and that converts light into charges; a capacitor that includes a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal being electrically connected to the first impurity region; and a voltage supply circuit electrically connected to the second terminal. The voltage supply circuit is configured to generate a first voltage and a second voltage different from the first voltage. The first impurity region accumulates positive charges generated by the photoelectric converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: YOSHIAKI SATOU, SHOTA YAMADA, MASASHI MURAKAMI, YUTAKA HIROSE
  • Patent number: 10367555
    Abstract: Disclosed is a precoding method for generating, from a plurality of baseband signals, a plurality of precoded signals that are transmitted in the same frequency bandwidth at the same time. According to the precoding method, one matrix is selected from among matrices defining a precoding process that is performed on the plurality of baseband signals by hopping between the matrices. A first baseband signal and a second baseband signal relating to a first coded block and a second coded block generated by using a predetermined error correction block coding scheme satisfy a given condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10367675
    Abstract: Transmission quality is improved in an environment in which direct waves dominate in a transmission method for transmitting a plurality of modulated signals from a plurality of antennas at the same time. All data symbols used in data transmission of a modulated signal are precoded by hopping between precoding matrices so that the precoding matrix used to precode each data symbol and the precoding matrices used to precode data symbols that are adjacent to the data symbol in the frequency domain and the time domain all differ. A modulated signal with such data symbols arranged therein is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10367552
    Abstract: A transmission method simultaneously transmitting a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal at a common frequency performs precoding on both signals using a fixed precoding matrix and regularly changes the phase of at least one of the signals, thereby improving received data signal quality for a reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20190229782
    Abstract: A transmission method simultaneously transmitting a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal at a common frequency performs precoding on both signals using a fixed precoding matrix and regularly changes the phase of at least one of the signals, thereby improving received data signal quality for a reception device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190229784
    Abstract: A signal generation method is used in a transmission device that transmits a plurality of transmission signals from a plurality of antennas at the same frequency and at the same time, in the case where larger power change is performed on a first transmission signal than on a second transmission signal during generation process of the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal, the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal are mapped before the power change such that a minimum Euclidian distance between possible signal points for the first signal is longer than a minimum Euclidian distance between possible signal points for the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190223232
    Abstract: A terminal (1050) includes a light receiver (151) that receives a light signal emitted by an apparatus (1000), the light signal including an identifier (SSID) of at least one base station (470); a receiver receiver (153) that performs a reception process on the received light signal to output reception data; a data analyzer (155) that selects one base station based on the identifier of the at least one base station that is included in the reception data; and a radio device (453) that establishes a wireless connection with the selected base station (470) by using the identifier of the base station (470) and wirelessly communicates with the base station (470).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: YUTAKA MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190222351
    Abstract: In a transmission method according to one aspect of the present disclosure, a encoder performs error correction coding on an information bit string to generate a code word. A mapper modulates a first bit string in which the number of bits is the predetermined integral multiple of (X+Y) in the code word using a first scheme, the first scheme being a set of a modulation scheme in which an X-bit bit string is mapped to generate a first complex signal and a modulation scheme in which a Y-bit bit string is mapped to generate a second complex signal, and modulates a second bit string in which the first bit string is removed from the code word using a second scheme different from the first scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190222446
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus and method include modulating a transmission signal using a first modulation scheme selected from a plurality of modulation schemes to generate a first symbol sequence. A second symbol, generated using a phase shift keying (PSK) modulation scheme, is inserted in the first symbol sequence to generate a first modulation signal for transmission. A second modulation signal is received that includes a third symbol generated using a PSK modulation scheme and inserted in a second symbol sequence generated using a second modulation scheme selected from the plurality of modulation schemes. The third symbol is extracted from the received modulation signal. A transmission path associated with the received modulation signal is estimated using the third symbol. A received data signal from the second symbol sequence included in the received modulation signal is output using the estimated transmission path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Shinichiro TAKABAYASHI, Masayuki ORIHASHI, Akihiko MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20190222294
    Abstract: Provided is a transmitting device which can expand a communication range when performing multicast/broadcast communication. The transmitting device includes a plurality of transmission antennas, and includes: a signal processor which generates a first baseband signal by modulating data of a first stream, and a second baseband signal by modulating data of a second stream; and a transmitter which generates, from the first baseband signal, first transmission signals having different directivities, generates, from the second baseband signal, second transmission signals having different directivities, and transmits the first transmission signals and the second transmission signals at a same time. When the transmitter has received, from a terminal, a request to transmit the first stream, the transmitter further generates, from the first baseband signal, third transmission signals which are different from the first transmission signals and have different directivities, and transmits the third transmission signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Patent number: 10355841
    Abstract: A plurality of modulation signals is generated. Each of the plurality of modulation signals includes a pilot symbol sequence having a plurality of pilot symbols. Each pilot symbol sequence is inserted at a same temporal point in each modulation signal, and each pilot symbol in the pilot symbol sequence has a non-zero amplitude. A quantity of the plurality of pilot symbols in each pilot symbol sequence is greater than or equal to a quantity of the plurality of modulation signals to be transmitted. The plurality of modulation signals are transmitted in an identical frequency band from a plurality of antennas. Each of the transmitted plurality of modulation signals includes transmission data and one of the pilot symbol sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wi-Fi One, LLC
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Masayuki Orihashi, Akihiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10355765
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes M signal processors that respectively generate modulated signals directed to M reception apparatuses, M being an integer equal to or greater than 2, and an antenna section. Each signal processor modulates a first bit sequence made up of two bits to generate a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal, and modulates a second bit sequence made up of other two bits to generate a third modulated signal and a fourth modulated signal, in a case of transmitting multiple streams to a corresponding one of the M reception apparatuses. The antenna section includes a first antenna that transmits the first modulated signal and the third modulated signal and a second antenna that transmits the second modulated signal and the fourth modulated signal. At least either the signals transmitted from the first antenna or the signals transmitted from the second antenna are phase-changed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10355710
    Abstract: In a multi-antenna communication system using LDPC codes, a simple method is used to effectively improve the received quality by performing a retransmittal of less data without restricting applicable LDPC codes. In a case of a non-retransmittal, a multi-antenna transmitting apparatus transmits, from two antennas, LDPC encoded data formed by LDPC encoding blocks. In a case of a retransmittal, the multi-antenna transmitting apparatus uses a transmission method, in which the diversity gain is higher than in the previous transmission, to transmit only a part of the LDPC encoded data as previously transmitted. For example, the only the part of the LDPC encoded data to be re-transmitted is transmitted from the single antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Kiyotaka Kobayashi, Choo Eng Yap
  • Patent number: 10355898
    Abstract: A transmission method includes mapping processing, phase change processing, and transmission processing. In the mapping processing, a plurality of first modulation signals and a plurality of second modulation signals are generated using a first mapping scheme, and a plurality of third modulation signals and a plurality of fourth modulation signals are generated using a second mapping scheme. In the phase change processing, a phase change is performed on the plurality of second modulation signals and the plurality of fourth modulation signals using all N kinds of phases. In the transmission processing, the first modulation signals and the second modulation signals are respectively transmitted at a same frequency and a same time from different antennas, and the third modulation signals and the fourth modulation signals are respectively transmitted at a same frequency and a same time from the different antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20190215036
    Abstract: Provided is a precoding method for generating, from a plurality of baseband signals, a plurality of precoded signals to be transmitted over the same frequency bandwidth at the same time, including the steps of selecting a matrix F[i] from among N matrices, which define precoding performed on the plurality of baseband signals, while switching between the N matrices, i being an integer from 0 to N?1, and N being an integer at least two, generating a first precoded signal z1 and a second precoded signal z2, generating a first encoded block and a second encoded block using a predetermined error correction block encoding method, generating a baseband signal with M symbols from the first encoded block and a baseband signal with M symbols the second encoded block, and precoding a combination of the generated baseband signals to generate a precoded signal having M slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA, Mikihiro OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190215051
    Abstract: Provided is control information related to polarizations of antennas for MISO communication. The control signal generator generates polarization information indicating whether antennas used for transmission by MISO have only a first polarization or have a second polarization as well as the first polarization. With this structure, the present invention allows for the use of combinations of SISO, MISO and MIMO, taking the polarization of antennas. Furthermore, the present invention enables the receiver to reduce the power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Mikihiro OUCHI, Yutaka MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190204764
    Abstract: A toner container detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, includes a main body for containing toner: a sealing portion for sealing the toner discharge opening; locking projections for snap-fitting engagement with holes provided in a cylindrical member of an image forming apparatus, wherein the projections receive from the cylindrical member unsealing forces for unsealing the toner discharge opening by a relative movement between the sealing portion and the toner container, wherein a number of the locking projections is larger than a number of ribs provided between the holes of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamada, Yutaka Ban, Katsuya Murakami, Fumio Tazawa, Hironori Minagawa