Patents Assigned to Yamaha Corporation
  • Patent number: 11032645
    Abstract: A content output device includes a connector, an outputter, and an assigner. The connector connects the content output device with a plurality of audio devices. The assigner assigns a plurality of channels to the plurality of audio devices. The outputter outputs the plurality of channels to the at least one communicator for output to the plurality of audio devices in accordance with the assignment of the plurality of channels in the assigning task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Takumai
  • Patent number: 11017753
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes: a frame; a plurality of keys including a first key and a second key, the plurality of keys rotating around the frame; and a plurality of guides for restricting an operation of each of the plurality of keys, at positions different in a vertical direction, each of the plurality of guides including a first member that is softer than the frame and the plurality of keys, and a second member that is harder than the first member, wherein each of the plurality of guides is in a first state where a corresponding one of the keys comes into contact with the first member, or in a second state where the corresponding one of the keys comes into contact with the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Ichiki
  • Patent number: 11019424
    Abstract: A speaker system includes an outer panel of a vehicle door of a vehicle having a compartment; a panel member that constitutes a part of the vehicle door, the panel member being closer to the compartment than is the outer panel; an inner panel of the vehicle door, the inner panel residing between the outer panel and the panel member to form a first space and a second space, the first space being defined between the panel member and the inner panel, and the second space being defined between the outer panel and the inner panel, wherein the inner panel has a through hole that communicates the first space with the second space; and a speaker mounted to the panel member; wherein: the panel member is mounted to the inner panel; and the panel member together with at least the outer panel constitutes an enclosure for the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Honji, Koichi Morita, Yusuke Sugino
  • Patent number: 11011187
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating relations between feature amounts of audio and scene type includes at least one processor and a memory. The memory is operatively coupled to the at least one processor. The processor is configured to set one of the scene types to each of clusters classifying the feature amounts of audio in one or more pieces of content. The processor is also configured to generate a plurality of pieces of learning data, each representative of a feature amount, from among the feature amounts of the audio, that belongs to each cluster and the scene type set for each cluster. The processor is also configured to generate an identification model representative of relations between the feature amounts of audio and the scene types by performing machine learning using the plurality of pieces of learning data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Yuyama, Keita Arimoto
  • Patent number: 11006194
    Abstract: A grille and an acoustic device having a superior exterior design without impairment of acoustic efficiency are provided. The grille includes: a through hole-provided region having a plurality of through holes; and a non-through hole-provided region having a plurality of non-through holes each with a bottom, and provided adjacent to the through hole-provided region. The through holes and the non-through holes entirely provide a plurality of openings on an exterior surface of the grille. In the non-through hole-provided region, a depth of the non-through holes on a side close to the through hole-provided region is greater than a depth of the non-through holes on a side distant from the through hole-provided region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nakatsukasa
  • Patent number: 11004470
    Abstract: Provided is a content reproduction device including: a controller configured to: acquire playlist information indicating a reproduction order position of plural pieces of content; acquire reproduction requirement information indicating a condition required for reproduction of each piece of content; acquire reproduction enabling condition information indicating a condition for enabling the reproduction on the content reproduction device; and determine based on the reproduction requirement information and the reproduction enabling condition information whether each of piece of content is reproducible on the content reproduction device; and a storage configured to store information that is based on a determination result obtained by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Shirai
  • Patent number: 11002570
    Abstract: A fixed element is provided to be used in a position detection device for detecting a position of a movable element that moves on the fixed element. The fixed element includes a substrate, a plurality of first electrodes and a second electrode. The substrate has as first surface, a second surface and a low-dielectric constant area. The second surface faces in an opposite direction to the first surface. The low-dielectric constant area has a lower-dielectric constant than other portions of the substrate. The first electrodes are disposed on the first surface of the substrate. The first electrodes include three or more phases arranged one-dimensionally in a repeating pattern in a movement direction of the movable element. The second electrode is disposed on the first surface of the substrate and is arranged in the movement direction of the movable element adjacent the first electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku Ueda, Yoshihiro Suzuki, Yoshikatsu Matsubara, Yoshihiro Natsume, Hisakazu Kato
  • Patent number: 11004460
    Abstract: A data processing device includes: a digital signal processor; at least one processor; and at least one memory device configured to store a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to operate to: output a first determination result relating to a scene of content through use of sound data; select processing for the sound data by a first selection method based on the first determination result; determine an attribute of the content from among a plurality of attribute candidates; and select the processing by a second selection method, which is different from the first selection method, based on a determination result of the attribute, wherein the digital signal processor is configured to execute the processing selected by the at least one processor on the sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Yuyama, Kunihiro Kumagai, Ryotaro Aoki
  • Patent number: 11006217
    Abstract: An audio signal distribution device includes a receiver, a determiner, and a transmitter. The receiver receives information relating to capabilities of a distribution destination device to which an audio signal is distributed. The determiner, based on the capabilities of the distribution destination device in received information, determines a role of processing of the audio signal of each device including an own device and the distribution destination device and generates processing information according to the processing of the audio signal. The transmitter distributes the processing information and the audio signal to the distribution destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Hironari Kawai
  • Patent number: 11006218
    Abstract: An audio equipment support include; a main body including a protrusion and being configured to be attachable to an audio equipment housing; a counterpart body including an outer edge and a recess contacting the protrusion, the outer edge of the counterpart body being positioned inward of an outer edge of the main body when viewed from a direction in which the protrusion and the recess are aligned; and a restriction member fixed to the main body and spaced apart from the counterpart body, the restriction member including a through-hole through which the counterpart body passes and being configured to restrict a distance between the main body and the counterpart body from reaching or exceeding a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Yanagisawa, Kiyohiko Goto, Taro Morii
  • Patent number: 10999671
    Abstract: Headphones include: a speaker configured to output sound based on an input signal; a microphone configured to receive touch sound produced when a touch is performed on a user; and a command output device configured to, on the basis of a sound signal derived from the touch sound received by the microphone, determine a touch operation corresponding to the touch performed on the user, to output a command corresponding to the touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyoshi Masui
  • Patent number: 10993179
    Abstract: A wireless communication method includes receiving a broadcast signal from a wireless terminal, comparing a receiving intensity of the received broadcast signal with a set value, and transmitting to the wireless terminal a first signal indicating that the wireless terminal can start connection depending on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiko Moriya, Hirokazu Suzuki, Kazushi Tamai
  • Patent number: 10984761
    Abstract: A key assembly includes a capstan and a key. The key includes an upper surface, a hole part having a first inner side surface supporting the capstan, and an opening part arranged between the upper surface and the hole part, the opening part having a second inner side surface surrounding the capstan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kento Ogawa, Ichiro Osuga
  • Patent number: D918170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Sugiura
  • Patent number: D918874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Sugiura, Shino Sakamoto
  • Patent number: D918995
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yurii Kasao
  • Patent number: D918996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Terazaki
  • Patent number: D919597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eizo Amiya
  • Patent number: D920279
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Sugiura
  • Patent number: D920284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Terazaki