Patents by Inventor Kazuya Mushikabe

Kazuya Mushikabe 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: 10656815
    Abstract: A parameter control device includes a parameter updating unit, and an operational screen displaying unit. In a case where any one of the individually operated portions is operated, the parameter updating unit changes the parameter of the controlled device, which is associated with the relevant individually operated portion, by following an operation amount of the individually operated portion. In a case where a cooperative operated portion is operated, the respective parameters of the plurality of controlled devices are changed by following an operation amount of the cooperative operated portion. The operational screen displaying unit displays the respective parameters of the plurality of controlled devices, displays the plurality of operated portions in positions corresponding to displays of the parameters of the respectively associated controlled devices, and displays the cooperative operated portion in a position corresponding to a display of a parameter of the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10642235
    Abstract: A control apparatus can include a network interface that achieves a connection to a network, a user interface that accepts a selection operation from among images displayed on a display portion, and at least one processor that implements stored instructions to execute a plurality of tasks, which can include a control task, a designation task, and a display control task. The control task is configured to, through the network, control a plurality of external devices that transmit or receive content data. The designation task is configured to designate an image to display on the display portion. The display control task is configured to display, for each of the plurality of external devices, an image relating to the respective external device on the display portion. The display control task changes an image selected through the user interface to the image designated by the designation task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Mushikabe, Akihiko Suyama, Keisuke Tsukada, Shinichiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20200128326
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an outputter, a receiver, a storage, and a position specifying processor. The outputter outputs a detection signal to the plurality of acoustic apparatuses. The receiver receives a disposed position of each of the plurality of acoustic apparatuses, based on a response signal outputted from the plurality of acoustic apparatuses. The storage stores disposition data indicating disposed positions of the plurality of acoustic apparatuses. The position specifying processor allocates the disposed position received by the receiver to any one of the plurality of acoustic apparatuses included in the disposition data, and causes the storage to store the disposed position allocated to the disposition data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoko NINOMIYA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Akihiko SUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10574471
    Abstract: A device control method includes: identifying a device contained in device information on a device that was in a controllable mode before, the device being controlled via a network and being allowed to be in the controllable mode and a restriction mode, the controllable mode being a mode in which the device can be controlled by a first type of communication via the network, and the restriction mode being a mode in which a type of communication that can be performed by the device is restricted to a second type of communication to thereby prohibit control of the device by the first type of communication; and switching, by sending by the second type of communication predetermined data that is based on the device information to the identified device, the identified device from the restriction mode to the controllable mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10474424
    Abstract: In a case where a sound of one channel of an audio signal which is reproduced and emitted by a second audio device is emitted from a first audio device, an audio device receives a signal of other channel of the audio signal from the second audio device and causes a sound emission unit to emit a sound of the other channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuaki Tanaka, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa, Hiroyuki Ichi, Yuki Suemitsu, Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20190220382
    Abstract: A control device includes a communication device configured to receive, from a control target device connected to the control device through a network, configuration information on a configuration of software and/or hardware of the control target device, a controller configured to acquire a display article from a server device connected to the control device through the network, and determine whether to store the display article in a storage as display data, based on the configuration information, and the storage configured to store the display data based on the determination by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Akihiko SUYAMA, Keisuke TSUKADA, Katsuaki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10237392
    Abstract: A control device includes: a display, at least one processor, and a memory configured to store a parameter and instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the control device to: determine whether a parameter of a controllable device can be changed, when the parameter of the controllable device is possible to change, display a first screen for manipulating the parameter of the controllable device on the display and update the parameter of the controllable device by user's manipulation, and when the parameter of the controllable device is not possible to change, display the second screen on the display and lock the parameter of the controllable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Mushikabe, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa, Yuki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10149057
    Abstract: An audio device includes: at least one processor, and at least one memory configured to store instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the audio device to: transmit a first device name relating a group to which the audio device belongs to in a case where the audio device is set as a master device, wherein the master device serves as a content supply source for another device that belongs to the group, and transmit a second device name relating to the audio device in a case where the audio device is not set as the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Futoshi Muronaga, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20180309589
    Abstract: A distribution destination specifying device includes: a related information obtaining portion that obtains related information that indicates a relationship of a plurality of host devices that distribute content to be input, to a client device; a selection receiving portion that receives a selection of one host device among the plurality of host devices; a related host device identifying portion that identifies a related host device related to a selected host device to be selected by the selection receiving portion, based on the related information; and a distribution destination specifying screen display portion that displays a distribution destination specifying screen for specifying a client device as a distribution destination of content of each of the selected host device and the related host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko SUYAMA, Katsuaki TANAKA, Takeyoshi AIHARA, Fukutaro OKUYAMA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Keisuke TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20180219856
    Abstract: In a control terminal device for controlling a plurality of devices, when account information is registered in a first device which is one of the plurality of devices, after completion of registration of account information in the first device, a second device in which the account information is not registered is searched, and the account information is registered in the searched second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Akihiko SUYAMA, Keisuke TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20180189025
    Abstract: In a case where a sound of one channel of an audio signal which is reproduced and emitted by a second audio device is emitted from a first audio device, an audio device receives a signal of other channel of the audio signal from the second audio device and causes a sound emission unit to emit a sound of the other channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuaki TANAKA, Tomoyoshi AKUTAGAWA, Hiroyuki ICHI, Yuki SUEMITSU, Akihiko SUYAMA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Keisuke TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20180181369
    Abstract: A list screen of a plurality of reproduction devices is displayed on a display unit based on relationship information between the plurality of reproduction devices which is connected via network. Selection of a reproduction device which is made to perform a content reproduction operation among the plurality of reproduction devices is received. A command is transmitted to the selected reproduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuaki TANAKA, Tomoyoshi AKUTAGAWA, Hiroyuki ICHI, Yuki SUEMITSU, Akihiko SUYAMA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Keisuke TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20180173178
    Abstract: A control apparatus can include a network interface that achieves a connection to a network, a user interface that accepts a selection operation from among images displayed on a display portion, and at least one processor that implements stored instructions to execute a plurality of tasks, which can include a control task, a designation task, and a display control task. The control task is configured to, through the network, control a plurality of external devices that transmit or receive content data. The designation task is configured to designate an image to display on the display portion. The display control task is configured to display, for each of the plurality of external devices, an image relating to the respective external device on the display portion. The display control task changes an image selected through the user interface to the image designated by the designation task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Akihiko SUYAMA, Keisuke TSUKADA, Shinichiro KATO
  • Publication number: 20180176969
    Abstract: A portable terminal that communicates with content storage devices of which the connection to wireless LANs is established receives network connection information that the content storage devices store, from the content storage devices. The portable terminal directly communicates with a content playing device of which the connection to the wireless LANs has not established, and transmits received network connection information to the content playing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko SUYAMA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Keisuke TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20180121158
    Abstract: A control terminal device includes a display, at least one processor, and a memory configured to store instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the control terminal device to transmit command messages to the plurality of communication devices disposed in respective areas and connected via a network, and to display on the display an operation screen, a device selection screen for selecting any one of the plurality of communication devices, and area images indicating the areas in which the respective communication devices are disposed so as to serve as a selection operation section for selecting the respective communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Akie HINOKIO, Masaharu OHNO, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Akihiko SUYAMA, Keisuke TSUKADA, Shinichiro KATO
  • Publication number: 20180109876
    Abstract: An audio device includes: at least one processor, and at least one memory configured to store instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the audio device to: transmit a first device name relating a group to which the audio device belongs to in a case where the audio device is set as a master device, wherein the master device serves as a content supply source for another device that belongs to the group, and transmit a second device name relating to the audio device in a case where the audio device is not set as the master device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko SUYAMA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Futoshi MURONAGA, Tomoyoshi AKUTAGAWA, Keisuke TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20180097654
    Abstract: A control terminal and a method of controlling thereof, include receiving and group setting tasks or steps. The receiving task/step receives a selection of a first device, from among a plurality of devices, and a group setting operation for the first device. The group setting task/step, when the first device was previously selected, receives a first client selection of at least a second device, from among the plurality of devices, as a client, and generates a group setting that includes the first device and the at least the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20180098112
    Abstract: A system including a control terminal, and a method of controlling a plurality of devices, including a first device and a second device that is different from the first device. The method of controlling the system includes receiving a group setting for the first device, which has a main channel and a sub channel, and setting the main channel and the sub channel as respective separate groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20180088757
    Abstract: An information processing device, which can be a smartphone, and method can obtain input information and display switching information for switching to a screen of a program based on the obtained input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Keisuke Tsukada, Kazuya Mushikabe
  • Publication number: 20180074689
    Abstract: A parameter control device includes a parameter updating unit, and an operational screen displaying unit. In a case where any one of the individually operated portions is operated, the parameter updating unit changes the parameter of the controlled device, which is associated with the relevant individually operated portion, by following an operation amount of the individually operated portion. In a case where a cooperative operated portion is operated, the respective parameters of the plurality of controlled devices are changed by following an operation amount of the cooperative operated portion. The operational screen displaying unit displays the respective parameters of the plurality of controlled devices, displays the plurality of operated portions in positions corresponding to displays of the parameters of the respectively associated controlled devices, and displays the cooperative operated portion in a position corresponding to a display of a parameter of the master device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiko SUYAMA, Kazuya MUSHIKABE, Keisuke TSUKADA