Patents by Inventor Hideki Tanabe

Hideki Tanabe 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: 11460303
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication, a storage, a first determiner, and an indoor specifying unit. The storage stores therein, as registered identification information, identification information whose contents are changeable, the identification information being allocated to a first communication device with which the communication unit is capable of performing wireless communication. The first determiner determines whether received identification information agrees with the registered identification information, the received identification information being the identification information received by the communication unit from a second communication device and allocated to the second communication device. The indoor specifying unit performs indoor specification to specify that a user having the electronic apparatus is indoors, based on a first result of determination by the first determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma, Kenji Shimada
  • Patent number: 11410647
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a microphone configured to receive input of speech, an output interface, and a processor configured to recognize the speech inputted to the microphone. The processor judges whether the electronic device satisfies a predetermined condition. The processor causes the output interface to output information prompting a user for speech input when the processor judges that the electronic device satisfies the predetermined condition. This electronic device improves the convenience of speech recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Yasuhiro Ueno, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma, Kenji Shimada
  • Patent number: 11402993
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first sensor for detecting a gesture that does not come into contact with the electronic device, a second sensor for detecting a touch that comes into contact with the electronic device, and a controller. The controller increases the size of an icon, displayed on a display, when a gesture is detected by the first sensor. The controller increases the size of the icon in accordance with the distance to the position where the gesture detected by the first sensor is performed. The controller decreases the size of the icon when a touch is detected by the second sensor, regardless of the distance to the position where the gesture detected by the first sensor is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Yasuhiro Ueno, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma, Kenji Shimada
  • Patent number: 11392079
    Abstract: A process cartridge includes a photosensitive drum and a first casing rotatably supporting the photosensitive drum. The process cartridge also includes a developing roller configured to develop an electrostatic latent image formed on the photosensitive drum with toner, a supplying roller configured to supply the developing roller with the toner, and a second casing rotatably supporting the developing roller and the supplying roller and containing the toner. A rotatable coupling is provided with a projection and operatively connected to the supplying roller and the developing roller so that the coupling can transmit a rotational force to the supplying roller and the developing roller, and at least a part of the coupling being movable in a direction perpendicular to a rotational axis of the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Maeshima, Masato Tanabe, Keisuke Nomura, Hiroki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20220193683
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for amplifying a nucleic acid includes a cartridge and a control part. The cartridge includes a tank part and a plurality of first chambers. The control part is configured to control execution of a thermal cycle, count a number of repetitions of the thermal cycle for each of the first chambers and store a count value, acquire a fluorescence intensity of each of the first chambers for each thermal cycle, and reset the count value of a defective chamber of which the fluorescence intensity is not within a predetermined range, discharge the solution from the defective chamber, and fill the defective chamber with a new solution from the tank part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HIDEKI TANABE
  • Publication number: 20210369993
    Abstract: Provided is a nasal drop device which can simply and easily administer an appropriate amount of a solution to a specific site in the nasal cavity without waste. The nasal drop device 100 includes: an ejection portion 104 that ejects droplets into the nasal cavity; and a control portion that acquires suitability information indicating whether or not a current relative angle between a reference line indicating the posture of the face of a user who puts the nasal drop device 100 in the nose and a reference line indicating the posture of the nasal drop device 100 is suitable for the nasal drop, and controls the ejection operation of the ejection portion 104 according to the suitability information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki TANABE, Ryo YONEKAWA, Naoki MOTOBAYASHI, Akihiro AZUMA
  • Patent number: 11186178
    Abstract: This invention provides a technique for suppressing deterioration in the value of a power storage system. This invention provides a monitoring system comprising: a detection unit that detects that a detection value related to a power storage system satisfies a condition; a specifying unit that specifies the type of prohibited action executed in the power storage system that satisfies the condition; and a determination unit that, on the basis of the specified type of prohibited action, calculates the life of the power storage system and/or determines the time over which the power storage system can keep operating after the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kosugi, Hiroshi Hanafusa, Hideki Tanabe, Yusuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20210346622
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a liquid administering device capable of accurately administering a liquid to a predetermined part in a nasal cavity. A liquid administering device 2 includes a main body 4, a first nozzle 6 that protrudes from the main body 4 in a predetermined direction and dispenses a liquid while being inserted into one nasal cavity 28a of a user, and a second nozzle 8 that protrudes from the main body 4 in the predetermined direction and is inserted into the other nasal cavity 28b of the user to position the first nozzle 6 with respect to one nasal cavity 28a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HIDEKI TANABE, RYO YONEKAWA, NAOKI MOTOBAYASHI, AKIHIRO AZUMA
  • Publication number: 20210188690
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a glass sheet, which comprises a conveying step of conveying a glass sheet (G3) by holding an upper part of the glass sheet (G3) in a vertical posture. The conveying step comprises a first conveying step of conveying the glass sheet (G3) in a first direction along a direction perpendicular to a main surface of the glass sheet (G3), and a second conveying step of conveying the glass sheet (G3) in a second direction along a direction parallel to the main surface after the first conveying step. When a conveying direction of the glass sheet is changed from the first direction to the second direction, a lower part of the main surface (G3y) is supported by a roller (41) of a support portion (4) from a forward side in the conveying direction of the glass sheet (G3) conveyed in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Isao OKUYAMA, Mamoru NAKAI, Hideki TANABE
  • Patent number: 11031800
    Abstract: The present invention provides a determination apparatus (10) including: a target information obtaining unit (12) that obtains current position information of an energy storage system; a regular information obtaining unit (11) (position information obtaining unit) that obtains installation position associated with each energy storage system; and a determination unit (13) that determines whether or not the energy storage system is installed at the installation position on the basis of the current position information of the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kosugi, Hiroshi Hanafusa, Hideki Tanabe, Yusuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20200233036
    Abstract: The present invention provides a determination apparatus (10) having: an acquisition unit (12) that acquires a state value indicating the status of a power storage system; and a determination unit (11) that determines whether or not maintenance has been performed for the power storage system, on the basis of a temporal change of the state value. For example, when the temporal change of the state value is changed from the previous trend, the determination unit (11) determines that maintenance has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190369636
    Abstract: According the present invention, there is provided a control system (10) that includes an image acquisition unit (11) that acquires an image generated by a camera, a controlled object determination unit (12) that analyzes the image and determines at least one of a vehicle that satisfies a predetermined condition and a vehicle in which a predetermined person is riding included in the image, as a vehicle to be controlled, a control content decision unit (13) that decides a control content for the vehicle to be controlled, and an output unit (14) that outputs a control command including the control content to the vehicle to be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo NISHIYAMA, Hideki TANABE
  • Publication number: 20190341783
    Abstract: The present invention provides a determination apparatus (10) including a regular information obtaining unit (11) (information obtaining unit) that obtains first information indicating plural components, included in an energy storage system, associated with each energy storage system, an object information obtaining unit (12) that obtains object information indicating the plural components included in the energy storage system to be verified; and a determination unit (13) that determines whether or not a configuration of the energy storage system to be verified is regular on the basis of the first information and the object information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190324094
    Abstract: This invention provides a monitoring system (10) including a detection unit (11) that detects that a detection value relating to a power storage system satisfies a condition; an identification unit (12) that identifies a type of fault occurring in the power storage system in accordance with the detection of the detection unit (11); and a decision unit (13) that decides an operation continuable time of the power storage system after the type of fault is identified, on the basis of the type of fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190280496
    Abstract: This invention provides a technique for suppressing deterioration in the value of a power storage system. This invention provides a monitoring system comprising: a detection unit that detects that a detection value related to a power storage system satisfies a condition; a specifying unit that specifies the type of prohibited action executed in the power storage system that satisfies the condition; and a determination unit that, on the basis of the specified type of prohibited action, calculates the life of the power storage system and/or determines the time over which the power storage system can keep operating after the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190157893
    Abstract: The present invention provides a determination apparatus (10) including: a target information obtaining unit (12) that obtains current position information of an energy storage system; a regular information obtaining unit (11) (position information obtaining unit) that obtains installation position associated with each energy storage system; and a determination unit (13) that determines whether or not the energy storage system is installed at the installation position on the basis of the current position information of the energy storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Patent number: 10256667
    Abstract: The invention provides a power supplying device, which includes a first coil; and a second coil, which is wound to be substantially line symmetrical to the first coil with respect to a center line, wherein the center line is an axis passing through a winding center of the first coil. A ground point of the first coil and the second coil is disposed further inside than an outermost winding of the first coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Wakabayashi, Hideki Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20190086883
    Abstract: A control apparatus (10) including an information acquisition unit (11) that acquires an electric power generation schedule and a fluctuation amount of an output of each of a plurality of electric power generation apparatuses, a first calculation unit (12) that calculates, on the basis of the electric power generation schedule and the fluctuation amount, an electric power generation schedule of the whole of the plurality of electric power generation apparatuses, and a total fluctuation amount at each timing in the electric power generation schedule of the whole of the plurality of electric power generation apparatuses, and a second calculation unit (13) that determines a control schedule of an energy accumulation apparatus on the basis of the electric power generation schedule and the total fluctuation amount of the whole of the plurality of electric power generation apparatuses is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Hidekazu KIMURA, Hideki TANABE
  • Patent number: 10153643
    Abstract: A wireless power supply device includes a resonance circuit including a coil and a capacitor, a power supply portion that supplies AC power to the resonance circuit based on a drive signal having a prescribed drive frequency, and a controller that substantially matches the phase of the drive signal and the phase of oscillation of the resonance circuit by switching the direction of a current that flows into the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20170104371
    Abstract: The invention provides a power supplying device, which includes a first coil; and a second coil, which is wound to be substantially line symmetrical to the first coil with respect to a center line, wherein the center line is an axis passing through a winding center of the first coil. A ground point of the first coil and the second coil is disposed further inside than an outermost winding of the first coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: NAOYUKI WAKABAYASHI, HIDEKI TANABE