Patents by Inventor Hideki Shimada

Hideki Shimada 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: 11227595
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a microphone configured to receive input of speech and a processor configured to recognize the speech inputted to the microphone. The processor judges whether the state of the electronic device is a predetermined state when a voice command is recognized based on the speech inputted to the microphone. The processor executes a first process corresponding to the voice command when the processor judges that the state of the electronic device is the predetermined state and executes a second process corresponding to the voice command when the processor judges that the state of the electronic device is not the predetermined state. This electronic device improves the convenience of speech recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Yasuhiro Ueno, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma, Kenji Shimada
  • Patent number: 9335167
    Abstract: Provided is a body measurement device capable of carrying out a body measurement, such as of abdominal girth or chest girth, with a simple configuration which eliminates moving components. In particular, the body measurement device includes computing device that converts two-dimensional coordinates of images of linear light beams included in images having been captured by a plurality of image capturing devices into two-dimensional coordinates on a certain plane in accordance with a relation stored in a database, and computes a peripheral length of a body of a target person within the certain plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Marinex Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiro Fukuda, Toshinobu Shigematsu, Hideki Shimada, Yoshio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8725433
    Abstract: A signal processing method, a signal processing apparatus, and a Coriolis flowmeter are capable of always performing measurement with constant precision and performing phase measurement with high filtering performance and a small amount of computation even when a temperature of a fluid to be measured changes, air bubbles are mixed into the fluid to be measured, or the fluid to be measured rapidly changes from a gas to a liquid. The Coriolis flowmeter detects at least one of a phase difference and a vibration frequency proportional to a Coriolis force acting on at least one flow tube or a pair of flow tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Patent number: 8725432
    Abstract: A signal processing method for a Coriolis flowmeter including: performing frequency conversion to combine an oscillation frequency to each of two flow rate signals obtained by A/D conversion on input signals of the phase difference and/or the vibration frequency proportional to the Coriolis force acting on the at least one flow tube; measuring a frequency of a composite waveform associated with at least one of the vibration detection sensors; transmitting a control signal based on the measured frequency; controlling so that a sum frequency component or a difference frequency component of a composite component of a composite frequency signal is constant; and measuring phases from a sum signal or a difference signal of each of controlled converted composite frequencies, to thereby obtain a phase difference signal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Patent number: 8700343
    Abstract: A signal processing method for a Coriolis flowmeter including: performing frequency conversion to combine an oscillation frequency to each of two flow rate signals obtained by A/D conversion on input signals of the phase difference and/or the vibration frequency proportional to the Coriolis force acting on the at least one flow tube; measuring a frequency of a composite waveform associated with at least one of the vibration detection sensors; transmitting a control signal based on the measured frequency; controlling so that a sum frequency component or a difference frequency component of a composite component of a composite frequency signal is constant; and measuring phases from a sum signal or a difference signal of each of controlled converted composite frequencies, to thereby obtain a phase difference signal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Patent number: 8676517
    Abstract: A signal processing method for a Coriolis flowmeter including: performing frequency conversion of a first digital signal, the frequency conversion performed on the first digital signal modulating the frequency of the first digital signal so that the frequency of the first digital signal after the frequency conversion is 1/Nth of the frequency of the first digital signal before the frequency conversion, where N is an integer; performing frequency conversion of a second digital signal, the frequency conversion performed on the second digital signal modulating the frequency of the second digital signal so that the frequency of the second digital signal after the frequency conversion is 1/Nth of the frequency of the second digital signal before the frequency conversion; and measuring a phase difference between (i) the frequency converted first digital signal and (ii) the frequency converted second digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Patent number: 8676518
    Abstract: A signal processing method for a Coriolis flowmeter, the signal processing method including: measuring a frequency of a first digital signal obtained by converting a first input signal from one of a pair of vibration detection sensors into the first digital signal; transmitting a modulatable frequency signal based on the measured frequency of the first digital signal; performing frequency conversion to add or subtract the frequency of the modulatable frequency signal to or from the frequency of the first digital signal; performing frequency conversion to add or subtract the frequency of the modulatable frequency signal to or from the frequency of a second digital signal obtained by converting a second input signal from the other one of the pair of vibration detection sensors into the second digital signal; and measuring a phase difference between (i) the frequency converted first digital signal and (ii) the frequency converted second digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20130250082
    Abstract: An objective is to provide a body measurement device capable of carrying out a body measurement, such as of abdominal girth or chest girth, with a simple configuration which eliminates moving components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Toshiro Fukuda, Toshinobu Shigematsu, Hideki Shimada, Yoshio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8442781
    Abstract: A drive device for operating an electromagnetic oscillator includes an OP amplifier for amplifying an analog input signal from an electromagnetic pick-off and an A/D converter for converting an analog signal output from the OP amplifier into a digital signal. The drive device also includes a D/A converter for converting, after digital processing performed by a DSP on the digital signal output from the A/D converter based on phase detection, a digital signal having a processed data amount into an analog signal, and a D/A converter for converting, after the digital processing performed by the DSP on the digital signal output from the D/A converter based on the phase detection, a digital signal having a processed data amount into an analog signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Shimada
  • Patent number: 8184017
    Abstract: A processing method for an operation system which performs operation processing in accordance with a detection amount detected by detection means and pulse output processing in which an operation result from the operation processing is transmitted as a pulse output, including: controlling transmission of the pulse output performed in the pulse output processing to make the transmission of the pulse output asynchronous with a timing of an end of the operation processing; and transmitting, by repeating the controlling, a pulse train having time-series continuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Shunji Saitoh, Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20120059601
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a signal processing apparatus which may always perform measurement with constant precision and performs phase measurement with high filtering performance and a small amount of computation even when a temperature of a fluid to be measured changes, air bubbles are mixed into the fluid to be measured, or the fluid to be measured rapidly changes from a gas to a liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Patent number: 8051708
    Abstract: A value of a line-to-line resistor (24) is determined by subtracting a resistance value determined as a product of a voltage ratio based on divided voltages and a value of a reference resistor in a non-conductive state between a second electric wire (26) and a third electric wire (27) from a resistance value determined as a product of a voltage ratio based on the divided voltages and the value of the reference resistor in a conductive state therebetween. Once the value of the line-to-line resistor (24) is determined, it becomes possible to determine a compensated resistance value related to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Oval Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20110203388
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a signal processing apparatus with which, even when a temperature of a fluid to be measured changes, even when air bubbles are mixed into the fluid, to be measured, or even when the fluid to be measured rapidly changes from gas to liquid, measurement may be always performed with constant precision and phase and density measurements may be performed with a small computing amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Hirokazu KITAMI, Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20110203389
    Abstract: A signal processing method, a signal processing apparatus, and a Coriolis flowmeter are capable of always performing measurement with constant precision and performing phase measurement with high filtering performance and a small amount of computation even when a temperature of a fluid to be measured changes, air bubbles are mixed into the fluid to be measured, or the fluid to be measured rapidly changes from a gas to a liquid. The Coriolis flowmeter detects at least one of a phase difference and a vibration frequency proportional to a Coriolis force acting on at least one flow tube or a pair of flow tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Hirokazu KITAMI, Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20110016989
    Abstract: [Summary] [Object] To provide a signal processing method, a signal processing apparatus, and a Coriolis flowmeter, which may always perform measurement with constant precision and performs phase measurement with high filtering performance and a small amount of computation even when a temperature of a fluid to be measured changes, air bubbles are mixed into the fluid to be measured, or the fluid to be measured rapidly changes from a gas to a liquid. [Solving Means] In a Coriolis flowmeter, a phase difference and/or a vibration frequency proportional to a Coriolis force acting on at least one flow tube or a pair of flow tubes are/is detected, to thereby obtain a mass flow rate and/or density of the fluid to be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20110011187
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a signal processing apparatus which may always perform measurement with constant precision and performs phase measurement with high filtering performance and a small amount of computation even when a temperature of a fluid to be measured changes, air bubbles are mixed into the fluid to be measured, or the fluid to be measured rapidly changes from a gas to a liquid. [Solving Means] In a Coriolis flowmeter, a vibrator is operated to vibrate at least one flow tube or a pair of flow tubes (2 and 3). A phase difference and/or a vibration frequency proportional to a Coriolis force acting on the flow tubes (2 and 3) are/is detected by vibration detection sensors to obtain a mass flow rate and/or density of the fluid to be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20100330554
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel solid cancer antigenic proteins, and diagnostic kits for solid cancer and therapeutic agents for solid cancer based on the antigenic proteins. Specifically, the present invention provides a human solid cancer antigenic polypeptide having an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, and 75.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicants: MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES CO., LTD., HIDEAKI SHIMADA
    Inventors: HIDEKI SHIMADA, TAKESHI TOMONAGA, TAKAKI HIWASA, KAZUYUKI MATSUSHITA, TAKENORI OCHIAI, FUMIO NOMURA, MASAKI TAKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20100326185
    Abstract: A value of a line-to-line resistor (24) is determined by subtracting a resistance value determined as a product of a voltage ratio based on divided voltages and a value of a reference resistor in a non-conductive state between a second electric wire (26) and a third electric wire (27) from a resistance value determined as a product of a voltage ratio based on the divided voltages and the value of the reference resistor in a conductive state therebetween. Once the value of the line-to-line resistor (24) is determined, it becomes possible to determine a compensated resistance value related to temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20100268484
    Abstract: A drive device for operating an electromagnetic oscillator includes: an OP amplifier for amplifying an analog input signal from an electromagnetic pick-off; an A/D converter for converting an analog signal output from the OP amplifier into a digital signal; a D/A converter for converting, after digital processing performed by a DSP on the digital signal output from the A/D converter based on phase detection, a digital signal having a processed data amount into an analog signal; and a D/A converter for converting, after the digital processing performed by the DSP on the digital signal output from the D/A converter based on the phase detection, a digital signal having a processed data amount into an analog signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Hideki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20090289810
    Abstract: Provided is a processing method for an operation system which performs operation processing in accordance with a detection amount detected by detection means and pulse output processing in which an operation result from the operation processing is transmitted as a pulse output, including: controlling transmission of the pulse output performed in the pulse output processing to make the transmission of the pulse output asynchronous with a timing of an end of the operation processing; and transmitting, by repeating the controlling, a pulse train having time-series continuity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: OVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kitami, Shunji Saitoh, Hideki Shimada