Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Sugihara

Hiroshi Sugihara 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: 10994612
    Abstract: An agent system includes a microphone configured to collect a sound of a vehicle interior, a speaker configured to output a sound to the vehicle interior, a recognizer configured to recognize a meaning of the sound collected, an agent controller configured to generate an agent sound for speaking to an occupant of a vehicle on the basis of the meaning recognized and cause the agent sound to be output to the speaker so that a sound image of the generated agent sound is localized at a prescribed position, and a travel environment acquirer configured to acquire a travel environment of the vehicle, wherein the agent controller causes an aspect in which the sound image of the agent sound is localized to be changed when the travel environment of the vehicle acquired by the travel environment acquirer is changed or is predicted to be changed in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10780781
    Abstract: A display device (100) for a vehicle includes: a plurality of display units (170, 180) which are mounted in the vehicle; an operation unit (110) that is configured to accept an operation of selecting content that is displayed on some or all of the plurality of display units; a determination unit (120) that determines a sitting position of a person who operates the operation unit; and a display control unit (130) that is configured to cause any one of the plurality of display units to display content on the basis of an operation that is accepted by the operation unit and a determination result of the determination unit. In a state in which content is displayed on any one of the plurality of display units, in a case where an operation of performing display of new content is accepted by the operation unit, the display control unit is configured to change a display aspect of the content that is already displayed on the basis of a determination result of the sitting position by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tasuku Saka, Nobuya Nishimura, Tomohisa Manabe, Kazufumi Kuroda, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20200273482
    Abstract: In a conversation analyzing device, a microphone detects conversation voice of a first analysis subject person who possesses the conversation analyzing device. An acceleration sensor detects movement of the conversation analyzing device. A wireless communication unit (a) detects another conversation analyzing device possessed by another second analysis subject person, and (b) transmits as movement history information a history of movement of the conversation analyzing device to the other conversation analyzing device, and receives movement history information from the other conversation analyzing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10721440
    Abstract: A video conferencing apparatus includes an acquisition processing portion, a calculation processing portion, and a combining processing portion. The acquisition processing portion acquires site video data that represents site videos captured at a plurality of sites. The calculation processing portion calculates respective display priorities of the sites based on evaluation values for a plurality of predetermined evaluation items. The combining processing portion generates composite video data based on the site video data acquired by the acquisition processing portion, the composite video data representing a composite video which is a combination of a plurality of site videos having display sizes corresponding to the display priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10674029
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a printing unit that performs a printing job, a communication unit, and a control unit. An installed device is an illumination device. Upon determining that a printing document is a first task document, the control unit controls the communication unit to transmit a first color change instruction. Upon determining that a printing document is a second task document, the control unit controls the communication unit to transmit a second color change instruction. The first color change instruction is an instruction for increasing a color temperature of illumination light. The second color change instruction is an instruction for decreasing a color temperature of illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20200164797
    Abstract: An object is to provide a warning output device, a warning output method, and a warning output system that make it possible to appropriately output warning. A warning output device includes: a driver's state acquisition unit configured to acquire inattentive driving information indicating that a driver performs inattentive driving; a vehicle state acquisition unit configured to acquire a vehicle state; a vehicle warning reception unit configured to receive vehicle warning, which is warning corresponding to the vehicle state; an adaptive rule acquisition unit configured to acquire adaptive rule information generated when the driver performs inattentive driving and the warning is received; and an output unit configured to output inattentive driving warning, which is warning related to inattentive driving when the driver's state acquisition unit acquires the inattentive driving information and the vehicle state satisfies a predetermined condition specified in the adaptive rule information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi AKACHI, Masashi KOGA, Hiroshige FURUGORI, Hiroki ABE, Hiroshi SUGIHARA, Makoto SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200152203
    Abstract: An agent device includes a display unit, a microphone configured to collect a voice in an occupant compartment, a plurality of speakers configured to enable localization of a sound image through a combination of outputs, and an agent controller configured to cause the display unit to display an agent image and cause the speakers to output sounds, wherein the agent controller is configured to identify a speaking person who has spoken the voice collected by the microphone among occupants in a vehicle and to cause the agent image to be displayed in a mode of talking to the occupant in a partial area of the display unit near the speaking person while causing a sound image to be localized at a display position of the agent image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugihara, Ryosuke Tanaka, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Yuki Matsuura, Wataru Endo, Eisuke Soma
  • Publication number: 20200114834
    Abstract: Provided is a communication support system including: a microphone that is mounted in an interior of a vehicle; a sound output device that is mounted in the interior of vehicle; a recognizer configured to recognize spoken content included in sound data collected by the microphone; and a controller configured to generate a delivery message to be delivered from a passenger who has output the collected sound to another passenger on the basis of a result of the recognition performed by the recognizer, generates sound based on the generated delivery message, and causes the sound output device to output the generated sound toward the other passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru Endo, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20200108720
    Abstract: An agent system includes a microphone configured to collect a sound of a vehicle interior, a speaker configured to output a sound to the vehicle interior, a recognizer configured to recognize a meaning of the sound collected, an agent controller configured to generate an agent sound for speaking to an occupant of a vehicle on the basis of the meaning recognized and cause the agent sound to be output to the speaker so that a sound image of the generated agent sound is localized at a prescribed position, and a travel environment acquirer configured to acquire a travel environment of the vehicle, wherein the agent controller causes an aspect in which the sound image of the agent sound is localized to be changed when the travel environment of the vehicle acquired by the travel environment acquirer is changed or is predicted to be changed in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20200099889
    Abstract: A video conferencing apparatus includes an acquisition processing portion, a calculation processing portion, and a combining processing portion. The acquisition processing portion acquires site video data that represents site videos captured at a plurality of sites. The calculation processing portion calculates respective display priorities of the sites based on evaluation values for a plurality of predetermined evaluation items. The combining processing portion generates composite video data based on the site video data acquired by the acquisition processing portion, the composite video data representing a composite video which is a combination of a plurality of site videos having display sizes corresponding to the display priorities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10526254
    Abstract: An iron-ion supply material capable of efficiently supplying iron ions to plants is provided. An iron-ion supply material that acts as an iron-ion supply source for supplying iron ions contributing to plant growth comprises an iron powder having an iron content of 80% by mass or more, wherein 50% by mass or more of the whole iron powder has a particle size of 100 ?m or more and 10 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Enokido, Akio Sonobe, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20190308501
    Abstract: A display device (100) for a vehicle includes: a plurality of display units (170, 180) which are mounted in the vehicle; an operation unit (110) that is configured to accept an operation of selecting content that is displayed on some or all of the plurality of display units; a determination unit (120) that determines a sitting position of a person who operates the operation unit; and a display control unit (130) that is configured to cause any one of the plurality of display units to display content on the basis of an operation that is accepted by the operation unit and a determination result of the determination unit. In a state in which content is displayed on any one of the plurality of display units, in a case where an operation of performing display of new content is accepted by the operation unit, the display control unit is configured to change a display aspect of the content that is already displayed on the basis of a determination result of the sitting position by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Tasuku Saka, Nobuya Nishimura, Tomohisa Manabe, Kazufumi Kuroda, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20190238709
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a printing unit that performs a printing job, a communication unit, and a control unit. An installed device is an illumination device. Upon determining that a printing document is a first task document, the control unit controls the communication unit to transmit a first color change instruction. Upon determining that a printing document is a second task document, the control unit controls the communication unit to transmit a second color change instruction. The first color change instruction is an instruction for increasing a color temperature of illumination light. The second color change instruction is an instruction for decreasing a color temperature of illumination light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi SUGIHARA
  • Patent number: 10356355
    Abstract: A display device includes an imaging unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The processing unit determines whether or not a subject to be operated is included in a captured image. When the subject to be operated is included in the captured image, the processing unit causes an additional image and the captured image to be displayed so that they are superimposed on each other. When displaying the additional image, the processing unit sets, in the captured image, a first region in which display of a human's hand is allowed and a second region in which display of the hand is not allowed. The processing unit allows a hand imaged into the first region to be displayed as it is and does not allow a hand imaged into the second region to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10303721
    Abstract: This meeting minutes creation system includes a server, and a plurality of terminal devices connected to the server via a network. The server includes an identifier assigning section, a determining section, a meeting minutes creating section, and an output controlling section. The identifier assigning section assigns an identifier to memo data pieces received by a server network interface unit to identify the memo data pieces. The determining section determines the content of the memo data pieces received at the same time among the memo data pieces with the identifier assigned by the identifier assigning section. The meeting minutes creating section creates meeting minutes with the memo data pieces combined in accordance with the determination results by the determining section. The output controlling section performs control operations to output the meeting minutes created by the meeting minutes creating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20180295314
    Abstract: A display device includes an imaging unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The processing unit determines whether or not a subject to be operated is included in a captured image. When the subject to be operated is included in the captured image, the processing unit causes an additional image and the captured image to be displayed so that they are superimposed on each other. When displaying the additional image, the processing unit sets, in the captured image, a first region in which display of a human's hand is allowed and a second region in which display of the hand is not allowed. The processing unit allows a hand imaged into the first region to be displayed as it is and does not allow a hand imaged into the second region to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi SUGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180194696
    Abstract: An iron-ion supply material capable of efficiently supplying iron ions to plants is provided. An iron-ion supply material that acts as an iron-ion supply source for supplying iron ions contributing to plant growth comprises an iron powder having an iron content of 80% by mass or more, wherein 50% by mass or more of the whole iron powder has a particle size of 100 ?m or more and 10 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Enokido, Akio Sonobe, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20180181564
    Abstract: This meeting minutes creation system includes a server, and a plurality of terminal devices connected to the server via a network. The server includes an identifier assigning section, a determining section, a meeting minutes creating section, and an output controlling section. The identifier assigning section assigns an identifier to memo data pieces received by a server network interface unit to identify the memo data pieces. The determining section determines the content of the memo data pieces received at the same time among the memo data pieces with the identifier assigned by the identifier assigning section. The meeting minutes creating section creates meeting minutes with the memo data pieces combined in accordance with the determination results by the determining section. The output controlling section performs control operations to output the meeting minutes created by the meeting minutes creating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20140123317
    Abstract: A confidential information management system includes an entry control apparatus, an information storage unit, an electronic apparatus, and an access control unit. The electronic apparatus includes a user authentication unit that decides whether a user is authorized to log in in the electronic apparatus, and a communication unit communicable with a mobile terminal of the user. The access control unit registers, when the user authentication unit permits the user to log in in the electronic apparatus, the mobile terminal to communicate with the communication unit, and decides whether the mobile terminal is permitted to access confidential information in the information storage unit. The access control unit also validates the registration of the mobile terminal of the user permitted to log in in the electronic apparatus while the entry control apparatus recognizes that the user is in the controlled area, and permits the mobile terminal to access the confidential information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20120032087
    Abstract: A light collecting optical fiber improves light injection efficiency into the optical fiber. The light collecting optical fiber is equipped with a plurality of optical waveguide portions and light collecting portions between the adjacent optical waveguides. The optical waveguide portion includes a core and a cladding layer surrounding the core and constitutes an optical fiber. The light collecting portion is formed in a shape bulging out in radial direction from the optical waveguide portion and is constituted so that it injects external light to the optical waveguide portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: WIRED JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sugihara