Patents Assigned to Yamaha Corporation
  • Patent number: 12014723
    Abstract: An information processing method is realized by a computer and includes generating a first characteristic transition which is a transition of acoustic characteristics, in accordance with an instruction from a user, generating a second characteristic transition which is a transition of acoustic characteristics of voice that is pronounced in a specific pronunciation style selected from a plurality of pronunciation styles, and generating a combined characteristic transition which is a transition of the acoustic characteristics of synthesized voice by combining the first characteristic transition and the second characteristic transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Tachibana, Motoki Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 12015888
    Abstract: An acoustic device includes a speaker unit, a support body, and a vibration damping member. The support body has lower mobility than a member on which the speaker unit is mounted. The vibration damping member is provided between the speaker unit and the support body or between the member on which the speaker unit is mounted and the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Uchida, Akira Miki
  • Patent number: 12014705
    Abstract: An audio analysis method is realized by a computer and includes generating key information which represents a key, by inputting a time series of a feature amount of an audio signal into a learned model that has learned a relationship between keys and time series of feature amounts of audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouhei Sumi
  • Patent number: 12010503
    Abstract: A signal generating apparatus includes: a memory configured to store instructions; and a processor communicatively connected to the memory and configured to execute the stored instructions to function as: a first generator configured to generate a processed signal by adjusting frequency characteristics of an audio signal representative of a sound from a virtual sound source based on a Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) corresponding to a target position of the virtual sound source; and a second generator configured to: generate, based on the processed signal generated by the first generator, a plurality of output signals in one-to-one correspondence with a plurality of loudspeakers; and perform panning processing to adjust a level of each output signal of the plurality of output signals based on the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Harada
  • Patent number: 11996073
    Abstract: A masking sound adjustment method includes obtaining, in each of a plurality of frequency bands, a volume adjustment amount of a masking sound with respect to a volume of a conversation sound to be masked, based on a threshold value corresponding to a target word intelligibility of the conversation sound to be masked; and adjusting a volume of the masking sound in each of the plurality of frequency bands based on the volume adjustment amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Kato
  • Patent number: 11991514
    Abstract: A controlling method including controlling signal processing of the channel assigned to each of the plurality of first physical controllers, based on a parameter indicated by each of the plurality of first physical controllers, enabling a parameter change operation by the plurality of first physical controllers when a channel group set to be enabled by the third physical controller is designated, and disabling the parameter change operation by the plurality of first physical controllers when a channel group set to be disabled by the third physical controller is designated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Nonaka, Kotaro Terada, Arata Imai
  • Patent number: 11987289
    Abstract: A suspension structure for a power unit is configured to suspend a power unit including a motor, a transaxle, and a power control unit. In the suspension structure for a power unit, the transaxle is arranged in a substantially center portion in a vehicle width direction, the motor is arranged at a position on an upper side with respect to the transaxle, and on one side in the vehicle width direction, and the power control unit is arranged at a position on the upper side with respect to the transaxle, and on an opposite side of the motor. In the suspension structure for a power unit, the motor and the power control unit are suspended on a principal axis of inertia substantially parallel with an axis in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: SUBARU CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD., MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kan Saito, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Takashi Umezu, Masao Tajima, Hiroyuki Shiraishi, Toshimichi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11985489
    Abstract: In a sound processing method of operating audio equipment to perform sound processing relating to audio content in accordance with one embodiment, a distributor terminal communicates with the audio equipment and at least one listener terminal, the distributor terminal distributes the audio content from the distributor terminal to the at least one listener terminal, the distributor terminal specifies an operation listener terminal, from among the at least one listener terminal, that is permitted to change a sound processing parameter of the audio equipment, the operation listener terminal accepts the sound processing parameter changed by the operation listener terminal, the operation listener terminal transmits the sound processing parameter changed by the operation listener terminal to the distributor terminal, and the audio equipment performs the sound processing based on the changed sound processing parameter changed by the operation listener terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kotaki, Mitsutaka Goto, Mizuyuki Shirai, Akihiro Sonogi, Takahiro Senda, Hitomi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11985380
    Abstract: A video output method receives an operation from each of a plurality of users, generates a performance image and a performance sound based on the received operation, receives first video data, synthesizes the first video data and the performance image to generate output video data, and outputs the output video data and the performance sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Suzuki, Shintaro Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11985461
    Abstract: A wireless microphone holder includes a storage device that stores identification information of a host device, a communication interface that communicates with the host device, and a processor configured to receive a pairing instruction to pair a plurality of wireless microphones with the host device, connect to the plurality of wireless microphones, and send the identification information to the plurality of wireless microphones. In a case in which the processor receives the pairing instruction, the processor sends the identification information and instruction information according to the pairing instruction to the plurality of wireless microphones connected to the processor, sends the instruction information to the host device, and mutually connects the plurality of wireless microphones and the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: Yamaha Corporation, RTX A/S
    Inventors: Koichiro Sato, Thomas Kristian Bogh Pedersen, Lars Klitgaard Andersen, Mads Berre Eriksen
  • Patent number: 11979724
    Abstract: A speaker diaphragm includes a mixed layer. The mixed layer includes cellulose nanofibers, and polyparaphenylenebenzobisoxazole fibers. An average length of the polyparaphenylenebenzobisoxazole fibers is 0.5 mm or more and 4.0 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakashima, Tsunenori Sano
  • Patent number: 11974110
    Abstract: A speaker diaphragm includes a first polymer and a second polymer. The first polymer and the second polymer undergo phase separation. The first polymer is a polyolefin, and the second polymer is a thermoplastic resin being immiscible with the polyolefin. One of either the polyolefin or the thermoplastic resin constitutes a sea phase, and another one of either the polyolefin or the thermoplastic resin constitutes island phases being interspersed in the sea phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakashima, Eiji Abe, Kunio Hiyama
  • Patent number: 11974101
    Abstract: A reproduction device is provided with a sound-signal interface that inputs a sound signal, a signal processor that applies acoustic correction to the sound signal using a predetermined correction parameter, a sound emitter that emits a sound based on the sound signal subjected to the acoustic correction, an acceleration sensor, and a controller that configured: to update predetermined correction parameter; detect movement of the reproduction device based on the acceleration sensor; and stop the updating of the predetermined correction parameter upon the controller detecting movement of the reproduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuro Yamaji
  • Patent number: 11972747
    Abstract: An audio processing apparatus includes: a plurality of channel operation controllers associated with a plurality of channels, each of the plurality of channel operation controllers configured to be operable by a user to control a parameter for one of the plurality of channels; a processor configured to determine a first channel, among the plurality of channels, to be assigned to a first channel operation controller, among the plurality of channel operation controllers; and a switching operation controller configured to be operable by the user to switch between a fixed mode where the first channel assigned to the first channel operation controller is fixedly set in advance and a custom mode where the first channel assigned to the first channel operation controller is arbitrarily settable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Saito
  • Patent number: 11967302
    Abstract: An information processing method includes generating performance data that represent a performance of a musical piece that reflects a change caused by a factor that alters the performance of the musical piece, by inputting musical score data, which represent a musical score of the musical piece, and variability data, which represent the factor, into a trained model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Maezawa
  • Patent number: 11966662
    Abstract: An acoustic processing system for audio signal processing includes a first apparatus including a first memory that stores a first parameter for the audio signal processing and a user interface that receives an operation for changing the first parameter, a second apparatus including a second memory that stores a second parameter synchronized with the first parameter and a first CPU that performs system control, and a third apparatus including a second CPU that performs the audio signal processing. The first CPU sends, to the third apparatus, control information for controlling the audio signal processing based on the second parameter, and the second CPU receives the control information, and performs the audio signal processing based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Terada, Shintaro Noguchi
  • Patent number: D1025194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuge
  • Patent number: D1026868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Kashiwase
  • Patent number: D1027907
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Ioku, Masaharu Ohno
  • Patent number: D1030854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nishioka, Yuichiro Suenaga