Patents by Inventor Akihiko Suyama

Akihiko Suyama 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: 10666838
    Abstract: A control method of operation apparatus includes receiving selection of at least one of a plurality of presets, set in advance, regarding a plurality of content reproduction apparatuses, transmitting a synchronous state cancel signal for canceling at least some of the current synchronous states of the plurality of content reproduction apparatuses, and transmitting a preset restoring signal for restoring a preset selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Tsukada, Akihiko Suyama
  • Patent number: 10656815
    Abstract: A parameter control device includes a parameter updating unit, and an operational screen displaying unit. In a case where any one of the individually operated portions is operated, the parameter updating unit changes the parameter of the controlled device, which is associated with the relevant individually operated portion, by following an operation amount of the individually operated portion. In a case where a cooperative operated portion is operated, the respective parameters of the plurality of controlled devices are changed by following an operation amount of the cooperative operated portion. The operational screen displaying unit displays the respective parameters of the plurality of controlled devices, displays the plurality of operated portions in positions corresponding to displays of the parameters of the respectively associated controlled devices, and displays the cooperative operated portion in a position corresponding to a display of a parameter of the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10659879
    Abstract: A communication system includes a control terminal device and one or more communication devices. The control terminal device transmits a search message to entire network when the communication device is registered into the communication system. When the communication device is connected to the network, the communication device determines whether a connection position of the connected communication device on the network is the predetermined connection position. When the communication device is not positioned at the predetermined connection position, the communication device cancels the connection with the network and then connects to the predetermined connection position of the network and responds to the search message through the network after the communication device directly connects to the control terminal device and obtains information for connecting to the predetermined connection position of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Masakazu Shirai, Yuki Suemitsu, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 10652657
    Abstract: Provided is a system including: a sink device related information acquisition unit configured to acquire sink device related information, which is information on sink device capable of receiving a signal transmitted from a transmission unit of a main apparatus in response to an operation of switching the transmission unit of the main apparatus on, the sink device related information being acquired before the operation of switching the transmission unit on; a first display control unit configured to display, when information on sink device is contained in the sink device related information, the information on sink device on a display unit based on the sink device related information; and a second display control unit configured to cause, when information on sink device is not contained in the sink device related information, the main apparatus to try to detect sink device, and to display information on sink device on the display unit based on a result of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Masahiro Ishida, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 10642235
    Abstract: A control apparatus can include a network interface that achieves a connection to a network, a user interface that accepts a selection operation from among images displayed on a display portion, and at least one processor that implements stored instructions to execute a plurality of tasks, which can include a control task, a designation task, and a display control task. The control task is configured to, through the network, control a plurality of external devices that transmit or receive content data. The designation task is configured to designate an image to display on the display portion. The display control task is configured to display, for each of the plurality of external devices, an image relating to the respective external device on the display portion. The display control task changes an image selected through the user interface to the image designated by the designation task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Mushikabe, Akihiko Suyama, Keisuke Tsukada, Shinichiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20200128326
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an outputter, a receiver, a storage, and a position specifying processor. The outputter outputs a detection signal to the plurality of acoustic apparatuses. The receiver receives a disposed position of each of the plurality of acoustic apparatuses, based on a response signal outputted from the plurality of acoustic apparatuses. The storage stores disposition data indicating disposed positions of the plurality of acoustic apparatuses. The position specifying processor allocates the disposed position received by the receiver to any one of the plurality of acoustic apparatuses included in the disposition data, and causes the storage to store the disposed position allocated to the disposition data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoko NINOMIYA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Akihiko SUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10631185
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a wireless communicator performing wireless communication, at least one processor configured to implement stored instructions and execute a measure task that transmits a predetermined command to a predetermined apparatus through the wireless communicator and measuring a response time, and a display displaying the response time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Suyama
  • Patent number: 10595265
    Abstract: A communication system includes one or more first communication devices mutually communicating via a network, and a first control terminal that controls the one or more first communication devices via the network. First system identification information indicating that the one or more first communication devices belong to a first communication system is attached to the one or more first communication devices. The one or more first communication devices and the first control terminal have a first system management table including the first system identification information and information on the one or more first communication devices. The first control terminal transmits a command via the network to the one or more first communication devices to which the first system identification information is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 10587953
    Abstract: A communication system includes a control terminal device and one or more communication devices. The control terminal device transmits a search message to entire network when the communication device is registered into the communication system. When the communication device is connected to the network, the communication device determines whether a connection position of the connected communication device on the network is the predetermined connection position. When the communication device is not positioned at the predetermined connection position, the communication device cancels the connection with the network and then connects to the predetermined connection position of the network and responds to the search message through the network after the communication device directly connects to the control terminal device and obtains information for connecting to the predetermined connection position of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Masakazu Shirai, Yuki Suemitsu, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa
  • Publication number: 20200015011
    Abstract: A communication system includes a control terminal device and one or more communication devices. The control terminal device transmits a search message to entire network when the communication device is registered into the communication system. When the communication device is connected to the network, the communication device determines whether a connection position of the connected communication device on the network is the predetermined connection position. When the communication device is not positioned at the predetermined connection position, the communication device cancels the connection with the network and then connects to the predetermined connection position of the network and responds to the search message through the network after the communication device directly connects to the control terminal device and obtains information for connecting to the predetermined connection position of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiko SUYAMA, Masakazu SHIRAI, Yuki SUEMITSU, Tomoyoshi AKUTAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10521183
    Abstract: A control terminal device includes a display, at least one processor, and a memory configured to store instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the control terminal device to transmit command messages to the plurality of communication devices disposed in respective areas and connected via a network, and to display on the display an operation screen, a device selection screen for selecting any one of the plurality of communication devices, and area images indicating the areas in which the respective communication devices are disposed so as to serve as a selection operation section for selecting the respective communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Akie Hinokio, Masaharu Ohno, Kazuya Muchikabe, Akihiko Suyama, Keisuke Tsukada, Shinichiro Kato
  • Patent number: 10498695
    Abstract: A command data transmission device receives an operation instruction to an apparatus installed in a local area, generates command data representing a command to be transmitted to the apparatus to cause the apparatus in order to perform an operation corresponding to the operation instruction and an address for transmitting the command to the apparatus via a transmission method in the local area; and transmits the generated command data to a local area device installed in the local area via a wide area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Suyama
  • Patent number: 10474424
    Abstract: In a case where a sound of one channel of an audio signal which is reproduced and emitted by a second audio device is emitted from a first audio device, an audio device receives a signal of other channel of the audio signal from the second audio device and causes a sound emission unit to emit a sound of the other channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuaki Tanaka, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa, Hiroyuki Ichi, Yuki Suemitsu, Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10460595
    Abstract: An instruction device includes: a detection unit that detects a space in which the instruction device exists; a storage unit that stores association information including information indicating that the space and a target device are associated with each other; a specifying unit that specifies the target device associated with the detected space by referring to the association information; and an output unit that outputs an instruction signal corresponding to the specified target device in accordance with an operation by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Suyama
  • Publication number: 20190279658
    Abstract: A content reproducer according to the present disclosure includes a sound collector configured to collect a speech, and a controller configured to obtain speech input direction information about the speech and determine a content output direction based on the speech input direction information. Alternatively, a content reproducer according to the present disclosure includes a communicator configured to obtain speech input direction information, and a controller configured to determine a content output direction based on the speech input direction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Akihiko SUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10389318
    Abstract: An audio system includes a first audio device and a second audio device. The first audio device receives an operation of increasing or reducing a parameter value, controls a first parameter using control amount according to operation amount, calculates a ratio of change in the control amount relative to a whole parameter adjustment range, and transmits the ratio of change to the second audio device. The second audio device receives the ratio of change, converts the ratio of change into a control amount of whole parameter adjustment range, controls a second parameter using a value of an integer part of the control amount, integrates the value of the fractional part of the control amount in a storage unit, and controls the second parameter using the value of the integer part when integer part is generated in the integrated value of the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20190229945
    Abstract: Provided is a device control system including a server communicates with a first device and a second device. The server is configured to: acquire an operation instruction; transmit a command generated based on the operation instruction to the first device; and control, based on an operation state of the first device, the first device so that the first device communicates with a transmitter of the command in one of a first mode and a second mode. The first device in the first mode performs communication without intervention of the second device. The first device in the second mode performs communication via the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Akihiko SUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190220382
    Abstract: A control device includes a communication device configured to receive, from a control target device connected to the control device through a network, configuration information on a configuration of software and/or hardware of the control target device, a controller configured to acquire a display article from a server device connected to the control device through the network, and determine whether to store the display article in a storage as display data, based on the configuration information, and the storage configured to store the display data based on the determination by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Akihiko SUYAMA, Keisuke TSUKADA, Katsuaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190173834
    Abstract: Provided is a device control system including: a device, which has a device ID for identifying the device, and is configured to write a user ID for identifying a user in a memory based on an instruction to register the user ID; and a server configured to transmit a message containing the user ID and a command to the device having the device ID. The device is configured to: receive the message, and compare the user ID contained in the message and the written user ID; and determine whether the command contained in the message is executable in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Akihiko SUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10209952
    Abstract: A control method for a content reproduction device includes: receiving, from a second content reproduction device connected through a network, acquisition source information on content included in a playlist of the second content reproduction device; and determining whether or not reproduction of the content is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuaki Tanaka, Akihiko Suyama