Patents by Inventor Kazutaka Kimura

Kazutaka Kimura 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: 20220272437
    Abstract: A plurality of exciters that outputs sound in a predetermined frequency band and a plurality of piezoelectric speakers that outputs sound in a frequency band higher than those of the exciters are provided, in which each of the plurality of exciters and the plurality of piezoelectric speakers is arranged in a space between an outer panel of a vehicle body and an interior member or on an inner surface side of the interior member, vibration generated in each of the exciters and the piezoelectric speakers is transmitted to the interior member, and a crossover frequency exists between a high range side in an output band of the exciters and a low range side in an output band of the piezoelectric speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: ATSUSHI HOMMA, KAZUTAKA KIMURA, YOSHIHIRO OKIGAMI
  • Publication number: 20220207563
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-readable mediums for displaying content by a terminal are provided. The control method including: receiving, via a communication device of the terminal, first content data; displaying, in at least a display region of a display of the terminal, first information which is a portion of first content information that is based on the first content data; displaying, in the display region, second content information superimposed on at least a portion of the first information, the second content information at least partially including a transparent region; based on a first input on the display region performed by a user of the terminal, moving, by a controller of the terminal, at least a portion of the transparent region of the second content information in the display region; and based on the first input, moving, by the controller, the first information in the display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220207570
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-readable mediums for displaying content by a terminal in a display region having a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220158486
    Abstract: A control device is connected to power loads installed in a consumer facility so as to be able to communicate with the power loads. The control device includes: a control unit; and a display unit. The control unit determines the power loads and predicted power consumption when the power loads are used, determines at least one usable power load out of the power loads based on a remaining amount of available electric power in the consumer facility and the predicted power consumption, displays the usable power load on the display unit such that the usable power load is selectable, and controls use of the selected power load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Takumi SHIBANO, Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220149654
    Abstract: A control device that is communicably connected to a user terminal includes a controller, in which the controller is configured to set a virtual space, select one or more virtual spots from a plurality of candidate locations in the virtual space in accordance with associated values with a plurality of users belonging to a real specific region, install a virtual renewable energy power plant at the selected virtual spot in the virtual space, generate image information in which information regarding a real renewable energy power plant that is installed at a real spot corresponding to the selected virtual spot is displayed in association with the installed virtual renewable energy power plant, and transmit the image information to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Takumi SHIBANO, Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220138635
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an interface configured to acquire information on a travel request from a user via a terminal device of the user and to acquire information on a distribution network configured to supply electric power to at least one transportation mode usable by the user; and a controlling portion configured to determine a transportation mode to be proposed to the user based on the information on the travel request from the user and the information on the distribution network and to output information on the transportation mode thus determined to the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Takumi SHIBANO, Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220129815
    Abstract: A charge management device includes an interface that acquires information related to a schedule of a user, and a control unit that manages a charge schedule of a battery of a mobile body used by the user based on the information related to the schedule of the user. The interface outputs a question about the schedule of the user and acquires an answer to the question from the user. The control unit updates the schedule of the user based on the answer from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Takumi SHIBANO, Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210318728
    Abstract: A moving image control method for controlling display of a moving image on a foldable display device is provided. The moving image control method includes: acquiring moving image position information indicating a position in a display region at which the moving image is displayed; acquiring fold state information indicating a fold state of the foldable display device; and controlling whether the moving image is stopped or reproduced in the display region based on the moving image position information and the fold state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210150556
    Abstract: An information processing method to be carried out by a terminal that is configured to communicate with an electronic device, is provided. The electronic device may be configured to manage information related to a vehicle. The information processing method may include: receiving vehicle usage fee information related to a vehicle usage fee for the vehicle from the electronic device, through a communication interface of the terminal, the vehicle usage fee being based on an advertisement that is displayed on a display device of the vehicle; and displaying a first display that is based on the vehicle usage fee information, in a display area of the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: LINE Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210110434
    Abstract: An information processing method to be carried out by a terminal that is configured to communicate with an electronic device, is provided. The electronic device is configured to manage information related to a vehicle that is provided with a display device for displaying an advertisement, and the information processing method may include: receiving vehicle usage fee information related to a vehicle usage fee for the vehicle from the electronic device through a communication interface of the terminal, the vehicle usage fee for the vehicle being based on advertisement information related to the advertisement displayed on the display device of the vehicle and information related to an advertisement display situation where the advertisement is displayed on the display device; and displaying a first display that is based on the vehicle usage fee information, in a display area of the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10566481
    Abstract: A solar battery module includes: a front face protective sheet at a first side; a sheet-shaped solar battery cell disposed at a second side, the second side being an opposite side from the first side with respect to the front face protective sheet; a backing sheet disposed at the second side with respect to the solar battery cell; and an encapsulation layer provided between the front face protective sheet and the backing sheet, and encapsulating the solar battery cell. A convexly-curved portion is provided at the backing sheet to overlap the solar battery cell, and curves convexly toward a solar battery cell side, the solar battery cell curves in accordance with the convexly-curved portion, and a rigidity of the convexly-curved portion with respect to a load acting in the sheet thickness direction of the solar battery cell is higher than a rigidity of the solar battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Shoichi Iwamoto, Kazutaka Kimura, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Publication number: 20190259893
    Abstract: A solar battery module including: a solar battery cell; a surface layer that is made of a resin; a sealing layer having an upper portion sealing layer that seals an upper portion of the solar battery cell, and a lower portion sealing layer that seals a lower portion of the solar battery cell; and a back layer having a first metal layer made of a metal having a linear expansion coefficient lower than that of the resin constituting the surface layer, a foamed layer made of a foamed resin, and a second metal layer made of a metal having a linear expansion coefficient lower than that of the resin constituting the surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutaka KIMURA, Hiroyuki OHBA, Yuki KUDO, Shoichi IWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10354693
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a playback mode of sound included in content. The information processing apparatus includes a playback unit configured to play back the sound included in the content in the playback mode determined by the determination unit, at playback of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ai Matsubara, Kenichi Kuromusha, Yoshihito Nishikawa, Yoshio Ikai, Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10176490
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution control apparatus according to an embodiment includes a view count determination unit and a distribution/non-distribution decision unit. The view count determination unit determines the number of views of content information being distributed. The distribution/non-distribution decision unit decides whether or not to distribute advertisement information to terminal apparatuses viewing the content information based on the number of views determined by the view count determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180358493
    Abstract: A solar battery module includes: a front face protective sheet at a first side; a sheet-shaped solar battery cell disposed at a second side, the second side being an opposite side from the first side with respect to the front face protective sheet; a backing sheet disposed at the second side with respect to the solar battery cell; and an encapsulation layer provided between the front face protective sheet and the backing sheet, and encapsulating the solar battery cell. A convexly-curved portion is provided at the backing sheet to overlap the solar battery cell, and curves convexly toward a solar battery cell side, the solar battery cell curves in accordance with the convexly-curved portion, and a rigidity of the convexly-curved portion with respect to a load acting in the sheet thickness direction of the solar battery cell is higher than a rigidity of the solar battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Shoichi IWAMOTO, Kazutaka KIMURA, Hirotaka INABA
  • Patent number: 10104444
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a speed information acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a content acquisition unit. The speed information acquisition unit acquires information on a communication speed between the information processing apparatus and a distribution apparatus distributing a video content. The determination unit determines timing of advance acquisition of the video content from the distribution apparatus based upon the information on the communication speed acquired by the speed information acquisition unit. The content acquisition unit acquires the video content in advance from the distribution apparatus at the timing of advance acquisition determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Kimura, Junki Osanai
  • Patent number: 10078847
    Abstract: A distribution device includes a distribution unit which distributes a control program for controlling content to be displayed on a user terminal, to the user terminal. The control program is a display program to be executed in the user terminal, and controls the user terminal to execute a sound playback procedure for playing back a sound when content is included in an area specified by the display program for displaying the content, a viewable area acquisition procedure for acquiring the area specified by the display program in the content as a viewable area, a display area determination procedure for determining whether a display area where a video is displayed corresponding to the content is positioned in the viewable area, and a video playback procedure for stopping playback of the sound and starting playback of the video, when determined that the display area is positioned in the viewable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ai Matsubara, Eiji Sumitomo, Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10003859
    Abstract: A distribution device includes a distribution unit that distributes a content including a control program to a user terminal. The control program causes the user terminal to execute an acquisition procedure for acquiring an area of the content, the area being displayed by a browser program, as a viewable area, a determination procedure for determining whether or not a display area where a video is displayed, the display area being included in the content, is located in the viewable area, and a playback procedure for starting playback of the video if the display area is located in the viewable area and the situation of the user terminal is a predetermined situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Sumitomo, Kanta Suzuki, Kazutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 9794635
    Abstract: A distribution device includes a distribution unit configured to distribute, to a user terminal, a content control program for controlling content displayed on the user terminal. The content control program causes the user terminal to execute a viewable area acquisition procedure of acquiring, as information on a viewable area, information on an area of the content displayed by a browser program, a reference position acquisition procedure of acquiring pieces of information on a plurality of reference positions defined on a display area of the content on which a video image is displayed, a determination procedure of determining whether the plurality of reference positions are located in the viewable area, and a playback start procedure of starting playback of the video image when it is determined that the plurality of reference positions are located in the viewable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Sumitomo, Kanta Suzuki, Kazutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 9705460
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a learning unit which learns sound level manipulation relating to a sound level of a terminal device used by a user based on information relating to the user. The information processing apparatus includes a determination unit which determines a reproduction mode at the time when the terminal device reproduces an audio contained in a content according to a learning result of the learning unit. The information processing apparatus includes a controller which controls an audio contained in the content in the reproduction mode determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kuromusha, Yoshihito Nishikawa, Yoshio Ikai, Toru Takei, Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki