Patents by Inventor Keiichiro Shimada

Keiichiro Shimada 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: 20210334523
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a computing device, acceleration information from an acceleration sensor attached to a product; receiving, by the computing device, from an image capture device an image of a prospective purchaser of the product; determining, by the computing device, a movement of the prospective purchaser based on the acceleration information and the image, the movement being in relation to a movement of the product; and sending, by the computing device, display information to a digital display, the display information including information related to the product. The movement of the product is based on the acceleration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: HIROKI SHIBAYAMA, TAKETO MATSUNAGA, KEIICHIRO SHIMADA, HAOXIANG QIU
  • Patent number: 6237120
    Abstract: A micro-controller integrated on a single substrate and which includes a read-only information memory for storing firmware, an address controller for performing address control, and an input port for inputting information supplied thereto from a source external to the substrate further incorporates a correcting information storage memory for receiving correcting information input thereto from the source external to the substrate through the input port and storing the correcting information upon an initialization of the micro-controller, wherein the correcting information is indicative of a modification for a defective information part stored in the read-only information storage memory, and a switching circuit for selectively switching the access by the address controller from the defective information part in the read-only information storage memory to the correcting information in the correcting information storage memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Katsumi Matsuno, Sunao Furui
  • Patent number: 5905598
    Abstract: A zoom lens apparatus which is superior in sound insulating and dust-proof properties and is easy to handle in transportation, storage and so forth. A lens system including a zoom lens set, a focusing lens set and an iris disposed on a single optic axis, a zoom lens driving section composed of a motor, a ball screw, a lens holding member, a nut member and so forth for driving the zoom lens, a focusing lens driving section composed of a guide rod, a lens holding member, a movable coil, an outer yoke, magnets and so forth for driving the focusing lens, and an iris motor for opening and closing the iris are accommodated in the housing having a substantially rectangular outer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Norikatsu Inoue, Kunio Nakazato, Hiroshi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5623665
    Abstract: A unitary electronic device includes a CPU, a RAM, a ROM for storing a processing program for the CPU which program includes a command to execute, at each processing cycle of the CPU, the processing located at a predetermined address in the RAM, and an input means or the like, for entering in the RAM at the predetermined address, information for correcting a defect in the processing program stored in the ROM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Sunao Furui
  • Patent number: 5241422
    Abstract: A zoom lens apparatus which is superior in sound insulating and dust-proof properties and is easy to handle in transportation, storage and so forth. A lens system including a zoom lens set, a focusing lens set and an iris disposed on a single optic axis, a zoom lens driving section composed of a motor, a ball screw, a lens holding member, a nut member and so forth for driving the zoom lens, a focusing lens driving section composed of a guide rod, a lens holding member, a movable coil, an outer yoke, magnets and so forth for driving the focusing lens, and an iris motor for opening and closing the iris are accommodated in the housing having a substantially rectangular outer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Norikatsu Inoue, Kunio Nakazato, Hiroshi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 4866542
    Abstract: A remote-controlling commander includes a rotary dial rotatably mounted on a commander housing for manual operation of the user. The commander also includes a position detector for monitoring angular position of the rotary dial, in which the angular position and/or angular displacement of the rotary dial represents which operation of the apparatus is to be controlled and an encoder for producing an encoded signal variable depending upon the angular position and/or angular displacement of the rotary dial. The encoded signal is transmitted through a transmitter to a receiver provided in the apparatus to be controlled. The received signal is decoded in the apparatus to trigger the function represented by the received signal. The received signal from the remote-controlling commander may be used to perform functions associated with a VTR, such as timing of video recording, picture searching, channel timing, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Tatsuya Wakahara, Noboru Shibuya
  • Patent number: 4821032
    Abstract: A communication system for video information apparatus for carrying out a communication between a video information apparatus and a peripheral apparatus arranged so that a communication is repeatedly carried out at a period synchronized with a signal of a vertical period having a constant phase relation relative to a vertical synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Shinji Takada, Mitsugu Ishihara, Yukihiko Machida
  • Patent number: 4794471
    Abstract: A mode processing circuit for a multi-operation mode electronic apparatus including a mode stack having a plurality of stages in which an input command signal is stored as an operation mode of the multi-operation mode electronic apparatus, wherein the operation mode inputted to the mode stack is sequentially stored and optimized and the optimized operation mode is read out from the mode stack in the sequential order and then executed after the transition of the operation mode is ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Yuriko Kishitaka, Toru Miura, Koji Iwamoto, Kenichi Ito, Ryo Ito, Katsumi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 4583132
    Abstract: A system for use in recording/reproducing video and audio signals, where the audio signals to be recorded can consist of various kinds of signals such as stereo signals, bilingual signals, or monaural signals, in which the kind of audio signal that is present in the signal to be recorded is detected and a corresponding code is added to the audio signal prior to being encoded and recorded. During playback, the particular code is detected and used to control switches to select the corresponding proper audio reconverting system based on the detected code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nakano, Hisayoshi Moriwaki, Keiichiro Shimada, Takao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4575772
    Abstract: A video signal recording apparatus of the type that records a coded audio signal through time division relative to a video signal at one extended end of each of oblique tracks formed on a magnetic tape by helical scanning. The apparatus comprises a circuit for recording a coded video signal in the track region where a coded audio signal is recorded, and a circuit for recording identification data to discriminate between the coded audio signal and the coded video signal on the magnetic tape or recording control data thereon to control playback modes of the recorded signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Takao Takahashi, Hisayoshi Moriwaki, Kenji Nakano
  • Patent number: 4533963
    Abstract: In a magnetic recording and/or reproducing apparatus of the kind in which the azimuth angles of recorded signals in adjacent tracks on a magnetic recording medium are made different with each other so as not to require a guard band and having a rotary head assembly including at least a pair of magnetic transducing heads, each having the head width larger than the track width, when a portion of an audio signal on the magnetic medium is re-recording, an identification information signal is recorded on a predetermined track in connection with the first or last track for which the re-recording is required so that signal deterioration and noise caused by track width fluctuation or variation is compensated for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nakano, Takao Takahashi, Hisayoshi Moriwaki, Keiichiro Shimada
  • Patent number: RE34650
    Abstract: A communication system for video information apparatus for carrying out a communication between a video information apparatus and a peripheral apparatus arranged so that a communication is repeatedly carried out at a period synchronized with a signal of a vertical period having a constant phase relation relative to a vertical synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Shinji Takada, Mitsugu Ishihara, Yukihiko Machida
  • Patent number: RE35343
    Abstract: A remote-controlling commander includes a rotary dial rotatably mounted on a commander housing for manual operation of the user. The commander also includes a position detector for monitoring angular position of the rotary dial, in which the angular position and/or angular displacement of the rotary dial represents which operation of the apparatus is to be controlled and an encoder for producing an encoded signal variable depending upon the angular position and/or angular displacement of the rotary dial. The encoded signal is transmitted through a transmitter to a receiver provided in the apparatus to be controlled. The received signal is decoded in the apparatus to trigger the function represented by the received signal. The received signal from the remote-controlling commander may be used to perform functions associated with a VTR, such as timing of video recording, picture searching, channel timing, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shimada, Tatsuya Wakahara, Noboru Shibuya