Patents by Inventor Asao Hirano

Asao Hirano 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: 20200303077
    Abstract: Provided is a monitoring apparatus, a monitoring method, and a monitoring program that can support health management of a user. A monitoring apparatus comprises: an acquisition unit configured to acquire biological information of a subject; a controller configured to determine whether the subject has disease development risk, based on a result of analyzing the biological information of the subject; and a notification interface configured to notify information about the disease development risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Fangwei TONG, Asao HIRANO, Takeshi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200297221
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus includes a first laser light source for emitting laser light of a first wavelength, a second laser light source for emitting laser light of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, an optical detector for receiving scattered laser light from a measured part, and a controller configured to calculate a first value based on an output of the optical detector that is based on received scattered laser light of the first wavelength, calculate a second value based on an output of the optical detector that is based on received scattered laser light of the second wavelength, and measure oxygen saturation based on a ratio of the first value to the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Asao HIRANO, Tomoyuki TOUGASAKI, Takeshi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200289786
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus includes a wearing portion, a body portion, a first measurement portion, and a second measurement portion. The wearing portion is configured to be worn at an auricle of a subject. The body portion is joined to the wearing portion. The first measurement portion is joined to the body portion, and configured to be worn by the subject and measure oxygen saturation. The second measurement portion is joined to the body portion, and configured to be in contact with the subject in a state in which the wearing portion is worn and measure body temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko OOWADA, Asao HIRANO, Susumu KASHIWASE, Takeshi HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10646125
    Abstract: A biological information measurement apparatus includes a biological sensor and an insertion portion, and the biological sensor is disposed at a position opposite the concha when the insertion portion is inserted in the external ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Asao Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200113513
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a measurement unit that measures biological information of a user. A smartphone includes a controller that performs a predetermined preventive action based on the measured biological information and on atmospheric pressure information. The smartphone further includes a first reporting interface that reports the start of measurement of the biological information based on the atmospheric pressure information. The wearable device also includes a vibration unit that provides the user with vibration as the preventive action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Asao HIRANO, Takeshi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200029875
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus includes a first light source for emitting light of a first wavelength, a second light source for emitting laser light of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, a first optical detector for receiving scattered laser light of the second wavelength from a measured part, a second optical detector for receiving transmitted light of the first wavelength from the measured part, a third optical detector for receiving transmitted laser light of the second wavelength from the measured part, and a controller configured to measure a blood flow amount based on an output of the first optical detector and an oxygen saturation based on outputs of the second optical detector and the third optical detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Asao HIRANO, Tomoyuki TOUGASAKI, Takeshi HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10335084
    Abstract: There has been no sufficient study to address an issue caused in the use of an open-air type audio device. Therefore, provided is an audio device with an actually useful organism sensor. In particular, the audio device includes an audio unit 10 to externally abut on the ear without being inserted thereinto, and an organism sensor unit 70 to be inserted into the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Inagaki, Asao Hirano
  • Patent number: 10327707
    Abstract: A biological information measurement apparatus includes a plurality of biological sensors of the same type (111a and 111b) and a controller (120) that measures biological information based on biological measurement outputs obtained from the biological sensors (111a and 111b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Asao Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190175034
    Abstract: A measurement device includes a biosensor having a light-receiving part to receive measuring light from a region to be tested and configured to obtain a biometric output based on the measuring light, and a controller configured to determine whether or not to perform measurement of biological information based on the biometric output and a predetermined threshold. A measurement method includes obtaining a biometric output by a biosensor, and determining, by a controller, whether or not to perform measurement of biological information based on the biometric output and a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Asao HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10231631
    Abstract: A measurement device includes an ear canal connection configured to be inserted into an ear canal, a shaft extending from the ear canal connection along an insertion direction, a biological sensor configured to be turnable about the shaft relative to the ear canal connection and a controller configured to measure the biological information based on a biometric output obtained from the biological sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Asao Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180214041
    Abstract: A biological information measurement apparatus includes a biological sensor and an insertion portion, and the biological sensor is disposed at a position opposite the concha when the insertion portion is inserted in the external ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA, Asao HIRANO
  • Patent number: 9967643
    Abstract: An earphone (1) includes a cylindrical barrel (2) having one end thereof inserted in an ear canal, a transmission element (4) that is provided on a part of the side of the barrel (2), has a part thereof being in contact with a tragus of a human body while the barrel (2) is inserted in the ear canal and has a built-in electroacoustic conversion element (3) configured to generate an acoustic vibration in response to an electrical signal, a vibration element (5) that is provided on an inner wall of the barrel (2) and vibrates in reaction to the acoustic vibration from the electroacoustic conversion element (3), and a biosensor (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Asao Hirano
  • Patent number: 9913609
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes: waveform information acquisition part configured to add a time stamp to a waveform detected from a user and record the waveform with the time stamp as waveform information; condition information acquisition part configured to add a time stamp to information indicating a condition of the user and record the information with the time stamp as condition information; artifact waveform acquisition part configured to acquire, from artifact waveform data in which a condition and the artifact waveform are associated with each other and stored, an artifact waveform that corresponds a condition indicated by the condition information in the same time period as a time period of the waveform information; waveform correction part configured to correct the waveform information using the artifact waveform; and autonomic nerves diagnosis part configured to diagnose autonomic nerves of the user using the waveform information corrected by the waveform correction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Asao Hirano
  • Publication number: 20170188126
    Abstract: An earphone (1) includes a cylindrical barrel (2) having one end thereof inserted in an ear canal, a transmission element (4) that is provided on a part of the side of the barrel (2), has a part thereof being in contact with a tragus of a human body while the barrel (2) is inserted in the ear canal and has a built-in electroacoustic conversion element (3) configured to generate an acoustic vibration in response to an electrical signal, a vibration element (5) that is provided on an inner wall of the barrel (2) and vibrates in reaction to the acoustic vibration from the electroacoustic conversion element (3), and a biosensor (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Asao HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20170095165
    Abstract: A measurement device includes an ear canal connection configured to be inserted into an ear canal, a shaft extending from the ear canal connection along an insertion direction, a biological sensor configured to be turnable about the shaft relative to the ear canal connection and a controller configured to measure the biological information based on a biometric output obtained from the biological sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Asao HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20170065228
    Abstract: A biological information measurement apparatus includes a plurality of biological sensors of the same type (111a and 111b) and a controller (120) that measures biological information based on biological measurement outputs obtained from the biological sensors (111a and 111b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Asao HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20160066851
    Abstract: There has been no sufficient study to address an issue caused in the use of an open-air type audio device. Therefore, provided is an audio device with an actually useful organism sensor. In particular, the audio device includes an audio unit 10 to externally abut on the ear without being inserted thereinto, and an organism sensor unit 70 to be inserted into the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro INAGAKI, Asao HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20150359476
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes: waveform information acquisition part configured to add a time stamp to a waveform detected from a user and record the waveform with the time stamp as waveform information; condition information acquisition part configured to add a time stamp to information indicating a condition of the user and record the information with the time stamp as condition information; artifact waveform acquisition part configured to acquire, from artifact waveform data in which a condition and the artifact waveform are associated with each other and stored, an artifact waveform that corresponds a condition indicated by the condition information in the same time period as a time period of the waveform information; waveform correction part configured to correct the waveform information using the artifact waveform; and autonomic nerves diagnosis part configured to diagnose autonomic nerves of the user using the waveform information corrected by the waveform correction part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventor: Asao HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20080288518
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for processing content data. The method comprises buffering a sequence of received compressed content data blocks (510), determining a level of available buffering for the received compressed content data blocks (550), determining a sub-set of compressed content data blocks to be decoded from the sequence of received compressed content data blocks (515), the sub-set of compressed content data blocks being dependent on the level of available buffering, and decoding the sub-set of compressed content data blocks to generate decompressed content data blocks (520).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: MICHIHITO MATSUO, ASAO HIRANO, YOKO INOUE
  • Publication number: 20070121618
    Abstract: A method and system for routing a data packet, intended for a destination node, from a source node to a first intermediate node in a network is useful for improving network efficiency and participation. The method includes determining a priority level of the source node and a priority level of the first intermediate node (step 505). A routing path is then selected that routes the data packet from the source node to the first intermediate node based on a comparison of the priority level of the source node and the priority level of the first intermediate node (step 515). The priority level of the source node is determined in part by a number of previous data packets that were routed through the source node, and the priority level of the first intermediate node is determined in part by a number of previous data packets that were routed through the first intermediate node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventor: Asao Hirano