Patents by Inventor Fumitoshi Tanoue

Fumitoshi Tanoue 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: 20200065057
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention allows a natural, humanlike conversation to be carried out between electronic apparatus. The audio adjustment device (1) includes: a sound analyzing section (21) for analyzing a second sound outputted from a second electronic apparatus; and an element adjusting section (24) for adjusting a first element characterizing the first sound, the first element being adjusted on a basis of either a content of a text in the second sound or a second element characterizing the second sound, the content of the text in the second sound and the second element being obtained by analysis by the sound analyzing section (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUNORI WAKI, KEI OKUDA, YOSHIKO IMAKI, HIROYUKI OONISHI, FUMITOSHI TANOUE, SATOSHI EGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10466055
    Abstract: An information processing device acquires information which corresponds to a location where a user exited a transportation means, and presents the information to the user. The information processing device includes (i) a boarding-and-exit determining section (42) configured to determine whether the user has exited a transportation means and (ii) a spot information presenting section (47) configured to present information which corresponds to a location where the user exited the transportation means, in a case where the boarding-and-exit determining section (42) determines that the user has exited the transportation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Tanoue, Shuji Daioku, Kengo Tajima, Yu Yumura, Kenichiro Ishikura, Akiko Andoh
  • Patent number: 10401799
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes an ending operation detection section for detecting that an operation to stop an audio output of an alarm has been made; and a wake-up determination section for determining, as wake-up timing of the user, timing when the operation has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohji Kusuda, Nobuhisa Nakagawa, Shigeru Kobayashi, Fumitoshi Tanoue, Tadao Ando
  • Patent number: 10063680
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (1) includes: a motion detecting section (14) configured to detect a state of motion of the mobile terminal and an attitude of the mobile terminal; and an audio output control section (12) configured to (a) determine whether or not the mobile terminal is outputting audio and (b) in a case where notification conditions have been satisfied, notify the user, via audio that information to be provided to the user has been acquired. The notification conditions include a state where the mobile terminal has remained stationary for a predetermined period after undergoing movement; a state where, after the movement, the mobile terminal has remained in a predetermined attitude for a predetermined period; and a state where, after the movement, the mobile terminal is not outputting audio other than audio for notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadao Ando, Nobuhisa Nakagawa, Fumitoshi Tanoue, Masaaki Nakae
  • Publication number: 20170328717
    Abstract: An information processing device acquires information which corresponds to a location where a user exited a transportation means, and presents the information to the user. The information processing device includes (i) a boarding-and-exit determining section (42) configured to determine whether the user has exited a transportation means and (ii) a spot information presenting section (47) configured to present information which corresponds to a location where the user exited the transportation means, in a case where the boarding-and-exit determining section (42) determines that the user has exited the transportation means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumitoshi TANOUE, Shuji DAIOKU, Kengo TAJIMA, Yu YUMURA, Kenichiro ISHIKURA, Akiko ANDOH
  • Publication number: 20170285582
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to determine wake-up timing of a user with high accuracy. A terminal apparatus (1) includes an ending operation detection section (142) for detecting that an operation to stop an audio output of an alarm has been made; and a wake-up determination section (143) for determining, as wake-up timing of the user, timing when the operation has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kohji KUSUDA, Nobuhisa NAKAGAWA, Shigeru KOBAYASHI, Fumitoshi TANOUE, Tadao ANDO
  • Publication number: 20170279952
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (1) includes: a motion detecting section (14) configured to detect a state of motion of the mobile terminal and an attitude of the mobile terminal; and an audio output control section (12) configured to (a) determine whether or not the mobile terminal is outputting audio and (b) in a case where notification conditions have been satisfied, notify the user, via audio that information to be provided to the user has been acquired. The notification conditions include a state where the mobile terminal has remained stationary for a predetermined period after undergoing movement; a state where, after the movement, the mobile terminal has remained in a predetermined attitude for a predetermined period; and a state where, after the movement, the mobile terminal is not outputting audio other than audio for notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Tadao ANDO, Nobuhisa NAKAGAWA, Fumitoshi TANOUE, Masaaki NAKAE
  • Publication number: 20160110069
    Abstract: A smartphone (1) of the present invention includes (i) an object specifying section (12) for, in a case where an operation determination section (11) has determined that a predetermined operation had been carried out, (a) specifying a predetermined range on a display screen based on a contact position and (b) specifying an object included in the predetermined range and (ii) an object storage section (13) for, in a case where the object has been specified, creating a folder storing the object thus specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: Fumitoshi TANOUE
  • Publication number: 20150089421
    Abstract: A smart phone (100) is configured so that, in a case where a first display position of an icon (6) is changed, a condition determining section (11) determines whether or not an icon other than the icon (6) is being displayed within a predetermined region that includes a second display position of the icon (6) to which second display position the first display position of the icon (6) has been changed, and in a case where the condition determining section (11) determines that the icon other than the icon (6) is not being displayed within the predetermined region, a partition line display section (12a) causes a partition line (1) to be displayed between the second display position of the icon (6) and a display position of another icon other than the icon (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miho Kagei, Fumitoshi Tanoue, Toshiyuki Kamei