Patents by Inventor Keiko Hirukawa

Keiko Hirukawa 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: 11322145
    Abstract: A voice processing device includes a voice receiver that receives a voice, an imager, an image acquirer that acquires a captured image captured by the imager, an utterer identifier that identifies an utterer based on the voice received by the voice receiver and the captured image acquired by the image acquirer, a voice determiner that determines whether the voice is a specific word based on the voice received by the voice receiver and an image of the utterer identified by the utterer identifier, the image being included in the captured image, and a voice transmitter that switches a transmission destination of the voice received by the voice receiver based on a determination result by the voice determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiko Hirukawa, Satoshi Terada
  • Publication number: 20220124129
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a first acquisition processor that acquires time and date information indicating time and date of the conference and conference room information indicating a conference room in which the conference is held; a second acquisition processor that acquires, from a storage that stores the conference room information indicating the conference room and unique device information on the device used for the conference in the conference room in association with each other, the device information on a predetermined device based on the conference room information acquired by the first acquisition processor; and a connection processor that connects the user terminal to the device based on the device information acquired by the second acquisition processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: YOSUKE OSAKI, KEIKO HIRUKAWA, AKIHIRO KUMATA
  • Patent number: 11262977
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a message storage section configured to store input messages, an attribute information applying section configured to apply attribute information to the messages, and a display control section configured to control displaying of a first display screen having a first display region for displaying the messages in chronological order and a second display region for displaying a message extracted from the messages based on the attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiko Hirukawa, Satoshi Terada, Tomonobu Tomaru, Kazuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210287672
    Abstract: A voice processing system includes a command specifier that specifies a command based on a first voice; a command processor that causes the specified command to be executed for a control target; a command determiner that determines whether or not the specified command is a repeated command; and an instruction determiner that determines whether or not a second voice, which corresponds to an execution instruction word indicating an instruction for executing the repeated command, has been received, after the repeated command corresponding to the first voice is executed, when the specified command is the repeated command, wherein when the second voice is received after the repeated command is executed, the command processor causes the repeated command to be repeatedly executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: KEIKO HIRUKAWA, YUUKI IWAMOTO, SATOSHI TERADA
  • Publication number: 20210243314
    Abstract: A system including: a control device; a storage device that stores a file; a display device; and a voice device, wherein the control device displays a list of first identification display for specifying the file on the display device when voice of a command for displaying a list is input from a user via the voice device, the control device assigns an identification code to the file displayed in the list, and displays the identification code as second identification display, and the control device selects the file corresponding to the identification code when voice including the identification code is input from the user via the voice device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: HIROKI MUNETOMO, KEIKO HIRUKAWA, YUUKI IWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10996923
    Abstract: A display control device controls a display device. The display device includes two or more input units to which information processing devices are connected. The display control device includes a storage unit, a determination unit, and a command generation unit. The storage unit stores device information and reception status information. The device information indicates a state of each of the information processing devices. The reception status information indicates one of the information processing devices, which outputs a display image displayed by the display device. The determination unit determines a content of an instruction from an user. The command generation unit generates a command to be issued to at least one of the display device and the information processing devices based on a determination result of the determination unit and the information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Go Nakazawa, Satoshi Terada, Keiko Hirukawa
  • Publication number: 20210105437
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an image acquirer that acquires a captured image captured by an imager, an utterer identifier that identifies an utterer, a display target identifier that identifies a display target corresponding to the utterer identified by the utterer identifier from the captured image acquired by the image acquirer, and a display processor that displays display information corresponding to the display target identified by the display target identifier, on a first display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: SATOSHI TERADA, KEIKO HIRUKAWA, YOSUKE OSAKI
  • Publication number: 20210105262
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a file acquirer that acquires a file used in a meeting, an authentication processor that selects, if a password is set to the file acquired by the file acquirer, an authentication scheme of the password, based on meeting information about the meeting, and executes a process of authenticating the password by the selected authentication scheme, and a file executer that executes the file if the password is authenticated by the authentication processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: YOSUKE OSAKI, JIN GAO, KEIKO HIRUKAWA, SATOSHI TERADA
  • Publication number: 20210083890
    Abstract: An information processing system according to the present disclosure includes a registration processor that registers, in a storage, location information indicating a location where a meeting is held, identification information of a voice processing device installed at the location, and identification information of a terminal device of a participant participating in the meeting, in a mutually associated manner, a voice acquirer that acquires voice information via the voice processing device in the meeting, a command specifier that specifies a command for executing a predetermined process, based on the voice information; an authority receiver that receives a grant request for an authority to execute the command, and an authority granter that grants the authority to a predetermined terminal device, based on the location information and the identification information of the terminal device, if the grant request is received by the authority receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: AKIHIRO KUMATA, KEIKO HIRUKAWA, SATOSHI TERADA, DAISUKE YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20210073356
    Abstract: An information processing system according to the present disclosure includes a registration processor that registers, in a storage, location information indicating a location where a meeting is held, identification information of a device installed at the location where the meeting is held, and license information regarding a license for a function corresponding to the device, in a mutually associated manner, an inquiry acquirer that acquires an inquiry whether the license for the function is present, and a utilization controller that controls a utilization of the function, based on the location information, the identification information of the device, and the license information stored in the storage, if the inquiry is acquired by the inquiry acquirer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: KEIKO HIRUKAWA, YUUKI IWAMOTO, SATOSHI TERADA
  • Publication number: 20200286478
    Abstract: A voice processing device includes a voice receiver that receives a voice, an imager, an image acquirer that acquires a captured image captured by the imager, an utterer identifier that identifies an utterer based on the voice received by the voice receiver and the captured image acquired by the image acquirer, a voice determiner that determines whether the voice is a specific word based on the voice received by the voice receiver and an image of the utterer identified by the utterer identifier, the image being included in the captured image, and a voice transmitter that switches a transmission destination of the voice received by the voice receiver based on a determination result by the voice determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: KEIKO HIRUKAWA, SATOSHI TERADA
  • Publication number: 20200195699
    Abstract: A device setting system is provided with a server apparatus, and a device setting apparatus connected communicatably with the server apparatus. The server apparatus includes a setting storage to store second conference information defining a conference and setting information of a device in association with each other. The device setting apparatus is provided with a receiver, an extractor, and a setting executor. The receiver receives first conference information that is different than the second conference information. The extractor extracts the setting information corresponding to the first conference information from among the setting information stored in the setting storage of the server apparatus. The setting executor executes setting processing of the device based on the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: YUUKI IWAMOTO, KEIKO HIRUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10547351
    Abstract: Communication which a user does not desire is prevented. As information processing device (1) includes: a region specifying section (23) which determines a given region of a display region of a display section (18) of a display device (11), the given region corresponding to an element image included in a screen displayed on the display section (18); and an antenna control section (24) which (i) controls, to be in a communication state, an antenna (150) which is included in the given region and (ii) controls another antenna (150) to be in a non-communication state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motohiro Kadowaki, Keiko Hirukawa, Yoshinari Sawata
  • Publication number: 20190265881
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display processing unit that causes a display unit to display information based on a touch operation by a user to a touch panel, and in a case where predetermined first input information and predetermined second input information that are set in advance are input by the touch operation of the user, the display processing unit causes text information converted from voice data to be displayed on the display unit in a region between a position of the first input information and a position of the second input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: KEIKO HIRUKAWA, AMI HADA
  • Publication number: 20190258455
    Abstract: A display control device controls a display device. The display device includes two or more input units to which information processing devices are connected. The display control device includes a storage unit, a determination unit, and a command generation unit. The storage unit stores device information and reception status information. The device information indicates a state of each of the information processing devices. The reception status information indicates one of the information processing devices, which outputs a display image displayed by the display device. The determination unit determines a content of an instruction from an user. The command generation unit generates a command to be issued to at least one of the display device and the information processing devices based on a determination result of the determination unit and the information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: GO NAKAZAWA, SATOSHI TERADA, KEIKO HIRUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10256868
    Abstract: A predetermined process is executed in accordance with a state of a detection target which has been detected through short range communication with the detection target. In a case where a control device (100) has determined that a location of an NFC tag (30) detected by a display device (10) had changed, the control device (100) causes the display device (10) to transmit predetermined information to the communication terminal (20) via an NFC antenna (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinari Sawata, Motohiro Kadowaki, Keiko Hirukawa, Sunao Yamaguchi, Michihiro Ohno
  • Publication number: 20190087154
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a message storage section configured to store input messages, an attribute information applying section configured to apply attribute information to the messages, and a display control section configured to control displaying of a first display screen having a first display region for displaying the messages in chronological order and a second display region for displaying a message extracted from the messages based on the attribute information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: KEIKO HIRUKAWA, SATOSHI TERADA, TOMONOBU TOMARU, KAZUKI SATO
  • Patent number: 9844103
    Abstract: Provided is a cooking assistance device for providing information that assists cooking using a cooking appliance based on a measurement result of power consumption of the cooking appliance. The cooking assistance device includes a storage unit that stores information that relates to power consumption in cooking, an acquisition unit that acquires a measurement value that relates to power consumption of the cooking appliance, and an output unit that outputs the measurement value and the information that relates to power consumption in cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiko Hirukawa, Ataru Okura, Misuzu Doi
  • Publication number: 20170302335
    Abstract: A predetermined process is executed in accordance with a state of a detection target which has been detected through short range communication with the detection target. In a case where a control device (100) has determined that a location of an NFC tag (30) detected by a display device (10) had changed, the control device (100) causes the display device (10) to transmit predetermined information to the communication terminal (20) via an NFC antenna (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: YOSHINARI SAWATA, MOTOHIRO KADOWAKI, KEIKO HIRUKAWA, SUNAO YAMAGUCHI, MICHIHIRO OHNO
  • Publication number: 20170295241
    Abstract: The present invention achieves an image display that is easily visible to a user, and prevents communication that is not desired by the user. An information processing device (1) includes: a display control section for causing each of one or more images to be displayed in a display section (18) of a display device (11) at a position at which each of display regions in which the respective one or more images are displayed is associated with a corresponding different one of antennas (150).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: KEIKO HIRUKAWA