Patents by Inventor Kazuhiko Taira

Kazuhiko Taira 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: 10496197
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a rotary operator that changes a parameter value of the device itself, the rotary operator having a first contact region and a second contact region positioned on an opposite side of the first contact region with respect to a rotation axis of the rotary operator and being rotatably operated in such a manner that a finger of a user slides in a circumferential direction of the rotary operator with the finger contacting any of the first and second contact regions; and a changing direction setting unit that sets a changing direction of the parameter value with respect to a rotation direction of the rotary operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Taira
  • Publication number: 20180259994
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a rotary operator that changes a parameter value of the device itself, the rotary operator having a first contact region and a second contact region positioned on an opposite side of the first contact region with respect to a rotation axis of the rotary operator and being rotatably operated in such a manner that a finger of a user slides in a circumferential direction of the rotary operator with the finger contacting any of the first and second contact regions; and a changing direction setting unit that sets a changing direction of the parameter value with respect to a rotation direction of the rotary operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko TAIRA
  • Patent number: 9973873
    Abstract: A sound field control system SY according to the present invention is provided with: a signal supply unit 210 which supplies a test signal sequence to a speaker; and an analysis unit 150 which picks up a sound including a test sound sequence emitted from a speaker based on a test signal sequence using a microphone, and which determines the sound pickup time of an initial test sound among test sounds included in the test sound sequence, wherein the analysis unit 150 detects the initial sound from the sound pickup signal picked up using the microphone, determines whether a sound is detected after the elapse of a sound emission interval, from the sound pickup time of the detected initial sound, between the initial test sound defined by the test signal sequence and an n-th (where n is an integer such that n?2) test sound emitted from the same speaker as the initial test sound, and, upon determining that the sound has been detected, determines the sound pickup time of the initial sound as the sound pickup time of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Taira
  • Publication number: 20170289727
    Abstract: A sound field control system SY according to the present invention is provided with: a signal supply unit 210 which supplies a test signal sequence to a speaker; and an analysis unit 150 which picks up a sound including a test sound sequence emitted from a speaker based on a test signal sequence using a microphone, and which determines the sound pickup time of an initial test sound among test sounds included in the test sound sequence, wherein the analysis unit 150 detects the initial sound from the sound pickup signal picked up using the microphone, determines whether a sound is detected after the elapse of a sound emission interval, from the sound pickup time of the detected initial sound, between the initial test sound defined by the test signal sequence and an n-th (where n is an integer such that n?2) test sound emitted from the same speaker as the initial test sound, and, upon determining that the sound has been detected, determines the sound pickup time of the initial sound as the sound pickup time of
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Kazuhiko TAIRA
  • Patent number: 8417093
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8320737
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8311388
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8306389
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8306388
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8301010
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8295675
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8285112
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8275239
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8275240
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8275238
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8265451
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8254751
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8254750
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8254748
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 8254749
    Abstract: On an optical disk, video object sets (VTST_VOBS) to be reproduced and video title set information (VTSI) serving as management information on the video object sets have been stored. In each video object set (VTST_VOBS), many data cells, each containing video, audio, and sub-picture data, are arranged. Management information on programs chains, which are combinations of programs to be reproduced one after another, has been written in a video title set PGC table (VTS_PGCIT). By referring to the program chain table (VTS_PGCIT) according to the user's input, the playback order of program chains can be changed, enabling the program chains to be reproduced one after another in various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Taira, Shinichi Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kurano, Hideki Mimura, Takeshi Hagio