Patents Assigned to TEAC Corporation
  • Patent number: 10509623
    Abstract: An apparatus in which a user can easily check that an appropriate audio file is assigned to an immediate output switch. A system includes a PC connected to a communication line, and an audio interface apparatus connected to the PC and having an immediate output switch that outputs, in response to a user operation and to the PC, a reproduction start instruction signal of an audio file which is assigned in advance. The PC judges whether or not the assignment is normal when an audio file is assigned by a user operation, and displays a judgment result in association with a virtual switch displayed on a display corresponding to the immediate output switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10403253
    Abstract: There are provided portable recording/reproducing apparatus and a recording/reproducing system that have a wireless LAN function capable of setting sound record parameters and playback parameters by remote operation. The recording/reproducing apparatus has a Wi-Fi module and establishes Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone, and the like. Having established the Wi-Fi connection with the smartphone, the recording/reproducing apparatus receives setting values of the sound record parameters and those of the playback parameters from the smartphone, and reproduces the audio signal by use of the setting values. The smartphone acquires the setting values of the sound record parameters and the playback parameters by way of the Internet, and transmits the setting values to the recording/reproducing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Adachi, Takeshi Ushikubo
  • Patent number: 10403453
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that uniformalizes (makes uniform) pressing sensitivities of operation switches such as a plurality of immediate output switches. A system includes a PC which is connected to a communication line, and an audio interface device which is connected to the PC and which has an immediate output switch which outputs to the PC a reproduction start command signal of an audio file which is assigned in advance, according to a user operation. A processor of the audio interface device converts an output value of the immediate output switch using a conversion table to a level value among a plurality of levels, and outputs the converted value. The conversion table is a table which converts different output values of the immediate output switch for the same pressing force into the same level value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mikio Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10397333
    Abstract: A recording/reproducing apparatus with a wireless LAN function. The recording/reproducing apparatus has a Wi-Fi module and establishes a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone, and the like. When the Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone is established, the recording/reproducing apparatus automatically extinguishes a display, thereby curtailing power consumption. In addition, the display is extinguished, and an operating status of the display is transmitted to the smartphone by way of the Wi-Fi connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Nobukazu Kadogaki
  • Patent number: 10382867
    Abstract: The voice recorder includes a right-and-left pair of microphones. Each microphone is fixed to a holder that is rotatable about a rotation axis, and a sound-collection axis of each microphone is tilted to the rotation axis. Turning each holder by 180 degrees allows each microphone to change over between an inward position where the sound-collecting axes SAX of the microphones intersect and an outward position where the sound-collecting axes do not intersect. Each microphone is placed offset from the rotation axis on each holder in such a direction that the sound-collecting axes are spaced apart from each other in a height-direction (Z-direction) while the microphones are in the inward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironao Ishizaki, Taishi Toyono
  • Patent number: 10381026
    Abstract: A record player includes a turntable, a drive motor, a non-contact transmission mechanism, a tone arm, and a housing. The non-contact transmission mechanism includes a drive-side rotor and a magnetic member. The drive-side rotor is rotated by a driving force of the drive motor. The drive-side rotor is formed of a permanent magnet. The magnetic member is constituted of a soft magnetic body. The turntable is rotated according to the rotation of the drive-side rotor by an attraction force acting on the magnetic member from the permanent magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: TEAC CORPORATION, PROSPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Tanishima, Hidetoshi Konno
  • Patent number: 10295381
    Abstract: An indicator has an optical member including a protuberance formed on a front side and an indentation formed on a back side of the optical member in which the indentation is smaller than the protuberance in terms of a projection area and in which the front-side protuberance fits into the opening in a front face of the housing; and an LED light source disposed opposite the back-side indentation of the optical member. A center axis of the front-side protuberance and a center axis of the backs-side indentation are in line with an optical axis of the LED light source. Light originating from the LED light source passes through the back-side indentation and the front-side protuberance, exiting from the opening in the front face of the housing. Thereby, only the center of the rectangular opening looks lighting up brightly, rectangularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Ida
  • Patent number: 10289379
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in which a user can easily check that an appropriate audio file is assigned. A system includes a PC connected to a communication line, and an audio interface apparatus that has an immediate output switch that outputs, to the PC, a reproduction start instruction signal of an audio file which is assigned in advance in response to a user operation. The PC judges, when an audio file or a video file is assigned by a user operation and in the background, whether or not the assignment is normal, and displays a judgment result in association with a virtual switch displayed on the display corresponding to the immediate output switch. The judgment is also repeatedly executed in the background at a predetermined timing after the assignment, and when the assignment is not normal, this is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10255026
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system are provided in which a user can easily check that an appropriate audio file is assigned to an immediate output switch. The system includes a PC connected to a communication line, and an audio interface apparatus connected to the PC and having an immediate output switch for outputting, to the PC and in response to a user operation, a reproduction start instruction signal of an audio file which is assigned in advance. The PC judges whether or not assignment is normal when the audio file is assigned by a user operation, and supplies a judgment result to the audio interface apparatus. The audio interface apparatus receives the judgment result, and notifies, to the user and prior to a user operation, the judgment result in association with the immediate output switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10241663
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of easily adjusting parameter values of operation elements by multi-touch operation. Operation elements are displayed on a touch panel. A CPU detects a touch on a first operation element, like a first fader, as a first touch. When detecting a touch on a second element, like a second fader, as a second touch while the first touch is maintained, the CPU reflects a parameter value set on the first operation element onto a parameter value of the second operation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10181318
    Abstract: A device is provided which adds a desired delay (echo) effect while suppressing increase in the cost with a simple structure. A CPU of an audio device activates a plurality of media players A, B, C, . . . for reproducing an audio file. The audio file is reproduced as an original sound by one of the plurality of media players, and a delay sound with respect to the original sound of the audio file is reproduced by another media player, and is added to the original sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10121508
    Abstract: A multitrack recorder includes a display unit and a control unit. The control unit displays on the display unit a level meter image indicating information on a corresponding track with respect to each of a predetermined number of tracks, and also first number images indicating the respective numbers of some of the tracks so as to be associated with the corresponding respective level meter images irrespective of the states of the some tracks, and, when a focused track is generated among the tracks displayed, temporarily displays a second number image indicating the number of the focused track so as to be associated with the corresponding level meter image. The second number image is displayed in a manner such that at least one of a size, a position, and a color is different from that of the first number image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventor: Dai Sato
  • Patent number: 10074399
    Abstract: A control device is provided which mixes and records two types of audio signals processed under standards different from each other; in particular an audio signal of ASIO standard and an audio signal of WDM standard. An audio interface is connected to a computer, and an audio signal is input to the computer. A mixer module of the computer mixes an audio signal effect-processed by an ASIO application and an audio signal reproduced by a WDM application, outputs the mixed audio signal to the audio interface, and to the WDM application, and records the sound. The mixer module automatically switches between presence/absence of the effect process and between presence/absence of mixing according to a mode which is set in an operation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10063333
    Abstract: A device is provided which mixes and records two types of audio signals processed under standards different from each other; in particular, an audio signal of ASIO standard and an audio signal of WDM standard. An audio interface is connected to a computer, and an audio signal is input to the computer. A mixer module of the computer mixes an audio signal which is effect-processed by an ASIO application and an audio signal which is reproduced by a WDM application, outputs the mixed signal to the audio interface, supplies the mixed audio signal to the WDM application, and records the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10033209
    Abstract: Portable electronic equipment which prevents an unwanted decrease in capacity of an internal battery of an external device, such as a smartphone, by cutting off feeding as necessary when connected to the external device, such as the smartphone, through a USB. The portable electronic equipment has a USB connector for connection with the external device, a feeding switch for turning on or off feeding to the secondary battery through a VBUS line, and a CPU. The CPU subjects the feeding switch to ON-control at all times or OFF-control at all times, or displays a selection menu for selecting feeding or unfeeding when the external device is connected to the USB connector. When a user selects feeding, the feeding switch undergoes ON-control. When the user selects unfeeding, the feeding switch undergoes OFF-control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Nakayama, Takayuki Honda, Kunihiro Oribe
  • Patent number: 10028009
    Abstract: A sound recording apparatus is provided which is HDMI-connected to a camera and another device, which outputs a video image signal from the camera to the other device without processing, and which outputs to the other device, without degradation, an audio signal recorded separately from the camera. A sound recording apparatus is HDMI-connected to a camera and a backup image recording apparatus. The sound recording apparatus includes an HDMI receiver that receives an HDMI signal transmitted from the HDMI-connected camera, a controller that embeds an audio signal which is input from a microphone which is connected to the apparatus in an audio channel portion of the HDMI single, and an HDMI transmitter that outputs to the backup image recording apparatus the video image signal included in the HDMI signal and the audio signal embedded by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryotaro Hongo
  • Patent number: 10020022
    Abstract: A multitrack recording system is disclosed. A multitrack recording/reproducing apparatus records a first audio signal with a multitrack recording apparatus into any of a plurality of channels (tracks). In the meantime, a smartphone records a second audio signal as a sound record file into a recording medium. A Wi-Fi connection is established between the sound recording apparatus and the smartphone, and the sound record file is transferred from the smartphone to the recording/reproducing apparatus. The recording/reproducing apparatus stores the sound record file into a remaining channel where the first audio signal is not recorded among the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Susumu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10019134
    Abstract: An edit processing apparatus for enhancing user operability. The edit processing apparatus has an output device for displaying a target to be edited; and a CPU that displays on the output device edit menus for the target in accordance with a relative positional relationship between a position of the target and a cursor position on the output device and a frequency of selection made at the cursor position in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 9990956
    Abstract: In a recording system comprising a plurality of recording apparatuses connected in cascade to increase the number of audio channels, a desired audio signal can be monitored. In the recording apparatus, when a digital audio signal is input from a digital input terminal and an analog audio signal is input from an analog audio input terminal, the analog audio signal is converted to a digital signal, which is further embedded in the digital audio signal and output from an output terminal. When an operation unit designates a channel to be used for monitor output, among the digital audio signal input from a digital input terminal and a digital audio signal obtained by converting the analog audio signal to the digital signal, an audio signal of the channel which is designated is output for monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Shimada
  • Patent number: 9978427
    Abstract: A device capable of continuing to record data even when a volume of data in a storage medium reaches a capacity limit in the middle of recording the data in the storage medium. A CPU of a data recorder divides data, which are to be recorded in one recording session, into a plurality of small files, and sequentially records the small files into memory. When a volume of data in the memory reaches a capacity limit of the memory, the earliest small file among the small files that are recorded in the memory and that make up the recording session is deleted, and the small files are continually recorded in an available space created by deletion. After completion of recording, all the small files making up the recording session are coupled and recorded in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Eiji Ueda