Patents by Inventor Atsushi Yamaura

Atsushi Yamaura 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: 7272629
    Abstract: Portal server connects with a plurality of content supply servers and is also connectable with a client terminal via a communication network. Each of the plurality of content supply servers has music content. The portal server is accessed by the client terminal, and the portal server transmits, to the client terminal, a list of music content suppliable by the content supply servers, in response to a request from the client terminal. Desired music content can be selected in the client terminal on the basis of the list transmitted by the portal server, and selection information specifying the selected music content can be transmitted from the client terminal to the communication network. Then, in response to the selection information, the selected music content can be supplied from the content supply server having the selected music content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamaura, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takuya Takahashi, Takaaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 7167730
    Abstract: There is provided a communication terminal apparatus that enables quick response in screen display and quick retrieval of desired melodies in a musical tone data distributing service and reduces a communication fee. A java incoming call melody program including core display data is received from a server apparatus through the Internet and is stored in a RAM. When the stored program is executed, a display screen is formed based on the core display data according to the program and is displayed on a display. A cellular phone receives the distributing service by receiving desired musical tone data from the server apparatus via the Internet using the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Shibata, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takuya Takahashi, Atsushi Yamaura
  • Patent number: 6782308
    Abstract: In a music information reproducing device 1, a music information reproducing unit 2 reads a music information file 6 stored in a storage unit 4 and reproduces it as consecutive audible sound signal to sound audible sounds from a loud speaker 5. The music information file 6 comprises predetermined music information that a robot can recognize by analyzing as an audible sound signal and that specifies a movement pattern data for making the robot perform a movement pattern and normal music information for reproducing music. The robot 2 is a human form or an animal form robot that moves each part of the robot 2 in accordance with the specified movement pattern. A robot that performs a movement pattern along music by inputting the music as an audible sound signal and a movement pattern control program of the robot is provided in a cheap price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Yamaura
  • Patent number: 6548747
    Abstract: In an information service system whereby a server apparatus distributes music performance data to a telephony terminal apparatus through a network, the telephony terminal apparatus includes a storage section that stores an application program to be executed by a processing section for sending to the server apparatus a search query effective to specify target music performance data and acquiring the target music performance data from the server apparatus for exclusive use by the application program. In the server apparatus, a first distributing section responds to the search query in the form of contents that are dedicated for use by the application program. A second distributing section of the server apparatus responds to a request from the telephony terminal apparatus for distributing second contents of the same target music performance data to the telephony terminal apparatus such that the second contents can be treated by the telephony terminal apparatus independently of the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Shibata, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takuya Takahashi, Atsushi Yamaura
  • Publication number: 20030069669
    Abstract: In a music information reproducing device 1, a music information reproducing unit 2 reads a music information file 6 stored in a storage unit 4 and reproduces it as consecutive audible sound signal to sound audible sounds from a loud speaker 5. The music information file 6 comprises predetermined music information that a robot can recognize by analyzing as an audible sound signal and that specifies a movement pattern data for making the robot perform a movement pattern and normal music information for reproducing music. The robot 2 is a human form or an animal form robot that moves each part of the robot 2 in accordance with the specified movement pattern. A robot that performs a movement pattern along music by inputting the music as an audible sound signal and a movement pattern control program of the robot is provided in a cheap price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Atsushi Yamaura
  • Publication number: 20030037124
    Abstract: Portal server connects with a plurality of content supply servers and is also connectable with a client terminal via a communication network. Each of the plurality of content supply servers has music content. The portal server is accessed by the client terminal, and the portal server transmits, to the client terminal, a list of music content suppliable by the content supply servers, in response to a request from the client terminal. Desired music content can be selected in the client terminal on the basis of the list transmitted by the portal server, and selection information specifying the selected music content can be transmitted from the client terminal to the communication network. Then, in response to the selection information, the selected music content can be supplied from the content supply server having the selected music content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamaura, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takuya Takahashi, Takaaki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20020112597
    Abstract: In an information service system, a server apparatus distributes music performance data through a network, and a telephony terminal apparatus acquires the music performance data from the server apparatus through the network. In the telephony terminal apparatus, a storage section stores an application program. A processing section executes the application program for sending a search query effective to specify target music performance data to the server apparatus and acquiring the target music performance data from the server apparatus for exclusive use by the application program. In the server apparatus, a first distributing section responds to the search query for distributing the target music performance data to the telephony terminal apparatus in the form of first contents which are dedicated for use by the application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Takaaki Shibata, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takuya Takahashi, Atsushi Yamaura
  • Publication number: 20020094804
    Abstract: There is provided a communication terminal apparatus that enables quick response in screen display and quick retrieval of desired melodies in a musical tone data distributing service and reduces a communication fee. A java incoming call melody program including core display data is received from a server apparatus through the Internet and is stored in a RAM. When the stored program is executed, a display screen is formed based on the core display data according to the program and is displayed on a display. A cellular phone receives the distributing service by receiving desired musical tone data from the server apparatus via the Internet using the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Applicant: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Shibata, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takuya Takahashi, Atsushi Yamaura
  • Patent number: 6287124
    Abstract: Target music piece, which a trainee player aims to perform well through practice, is designated by a user or player from among various music genres such as classical music, popular music and enka (Japanese popular ballads). Lesson information supplying section supplies lesson information prepared by combining information descriptive of a plurality of training music pieces bearing particular relations to the target music piece, to allow the player to become skillful enough for performing the designated target music piece. The lesson information comprises a combination of information descriptive of a plurality of optimum training music pieces selected on the basis of all kinds of musical information, such as a music genre, key, rhythm and beat, of the target music piece. Control section controls player's performance practice on the basis of the lesson information supplied by the lesson information supplying section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamaura, Mikio Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 6192372
    Abstract: A data select apparatus is constructed for selecting a desired data item. In the apparatus, an internal memory device memorizes a first set of data items. A peripheral device is provided for accessing an external memory medium. A detector device presents a detection signal when the peripheral device receives the external memory medium for accessing and when the received external memory medium stores a second set of data items upon accessing. A controller device responds to the detection signal for merging the first set of data items retrieved from the internal memory device and the second set of data items retrieved from the external memory medium with each other and for sorting the merged data items in a predetermined order. A display device operates upon presence of the detection signal for displaying both of the first and second sets of the data items in the predetermined order, and operates upon absence of the detection signal for displaying only the first set of data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamaura, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6011210
    Abstract: In performance data storing tracks, there are stored, in a mixed condition, actual performance data including pairs of pitch data designating a pitch of a tone to be performed and volume data of audible level designating a volume of the tone and fake performance data including pairs of pitch data designating a pitch of a predetermined performance tone and tone volume controlling data of non-audible level and fake performance data including pairs of pitch data designating a pitch of a predetermined performance tone and volume controlling data of non-audible level. Besides, the fake performance data for the predetermined performance tone is stored so as to be read out in advance of the actual data for the performance tone. The read-out fake performance data can be identified from the non-audible level of its volume designating data. In response to the fake performance data, a predetermined preliminary indication is made for preannouncing a key or other performance operating member to be operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Haruyama, Atsushi Yamaura
  • Patent number: 5918303
    Abstract: A performance setting data selecting apparatus including: a data storing unit for storing a plurality set of performance setting data; a table for storing a correspondence between each tune name of the plurality of tunes and each set of the performance setting data stored in the data storing unit suitable for playing a tune having the associated tune name; a designating unit for designating a tune name; and a unit for reading the performance setting data corresponding to the tune name designated by the designating unit from the data storing unit by referring to the table and setting the read performance setting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamaura, Takeo Shibukawa
  • Patent number: 5821444
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument is provided with a dedicated internal tone generator circuit and a removable external tone generator. When music performance information (e.g., MIDI data) of a plurality of tracks recorded on an external recording medium is to be introduced for reproduction by the musical instrument, one or more tracks capable of or suitable for reproduction by the electronic musical instrument are selected in accordance with a predetermined condition. The internal tone generator circuit generates a tone on the basis of the performance information of the selected tracks. The performance information of the other tracks that are not selected in the electronic musical instrument is sent to the external tone generator for audible reproduction thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Yamaura