Patents by Inventor Kouji Hatano

Kouji Hatano 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: 11383309
    Abstract: A drill may be extended from a first end to a second end and may include a cutting part. The cutting part may include a cutting edge, a flute, an end surface and a connection surface. The flute may be extended from the cutting edge toward the second end. The end surface may be located closer to the second end than the flute. The connection surface may be located between the flute and the end surface. The connection surface may include a first portion, and a second portion located closer to an outer periphery of the cutting part than the first portion. A length in the direction along the rotation axis on the second portion may be smaller than a length in the direction along the rotation axis on the first portion in a side view orthogonal to the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hatano, Kouji Kawashima
  • Patent number: 8438027
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to conveniently increase standard patterns registered in a voice recognition device to efficiently extend the amount of words that can be voice-recognized. New standard patterns are generated by modifying a part of an existing standard pattern. A pattern matching unit 16 of a modifying-part specifying unit 14 performs pattern matching process to specify a part to be modified in the existing standard pattern of a usage source. A standard pattern generating unit 18 generates the new standard patterns by cutting or deleting voice data of the modifying part of the usage-source standard pattern, substituting the voice data of the modifying part of the usage-source standard pattern for another voice data, or combining the voice data of the modifying part of the usage-source standard pattern with another voice data. A standard pattern database update unit 20 adds the new standard patterns to a standard pattern database 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Teranishi, Kouji Hatano
  • Patent number: 8224041
    Abstract: In the case that media data containing image information of persons are managed, protection of privacy is realized, and an increase in management costs and a deterioration of operability are suppressed. In a media data processing apparatus into which media data containing at least one image information is inputted so as to produce encrypted media data, the media data processing apparatus is equipped with: biological feature extracting unit 10 for extracting a feature of biological information which is related to at least one person contained in said image information from the media data inputted thereinto; and encrypting process unit 20 for partially, or wholly encrypting the media data based upon the feature extracted by the biological feature extracting unit. A feature parameter of a face of the person contained in the media data is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Hatano
  • Patent number: 8175516
    Abstract: A communication terminal according to the invention aims at improving convenience by proper reflection of a user's intention changing in accordance with a status of the terminal. A portable phone terminal provided with a broadcast program reception function, including: a program reservation unit 31 for reserving a process for a broadcast program; a terminal status detection unit 42 for detecting a status of the terminal; and a terminal operation control unit 43 for performing control to correct the reserved process in accordance with the terminal status up to a predetermined point of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakao, Kouji Hatano, Toshio Yagi
  • Publication number: 20110312365
    Abstract: A wireless communication device able to change the priority of profile of communication equipment without user operation. In this device: a holding unit (101) holds profiles which each contain information necessary to establish a connection with communication equipment, each profile having a priority value set between different communication equipment that is used when searching; a selection unit (106) of a connection destination selection unit (104) selects the profile of the communication equipment that is performing connection to the device among the profiles held by the holding unit (101); and a change unit (107) raises the priority of the profile selected by the selection unit (106) to the highest among the profiles for the communication equipment that are able to connect with the device out of the profiles held by the holding unit (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Hatano, Akira Kawamura, Yoshihiko Takei
  • Publication number: 20110310798
    Abstract: A wireless communication device which can quickly switch connection to an optimal AP. In this device: a profile storage unit (102) stores profiles which include information necessary for establishing connections with access points and which are set with priorities between different access points; a profile update unit (103) outputs a profile update notice to the control unit (104) to indicate that a profile has been updated when a profile stored in the profile storage unit (102) is being updated; and the control unit (104) sends an instruction for another search for a connection destination access point in cases when there is a profile with a priority higher than that of the profile of the currently connected access point when a profile stored in the profile storage unit (102) has been updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Hatano, Akira Kawamura, Yoshihiko Takei
  • Patent number: 8019102
    Abstract: The present invention provides an audio control device and an audio control method capable of promptly controlling a desired sound source, by simply selecting the sound where the sound state should be adjusted among multiple sounds, without displaying the sound state of multiple sounds on a display for identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Hatano
  • Publication number: 20110199178
    Abstract: It is intended to be able to perform an input operation with a simple configuration in which the number of components such as keys or switches is reduced. A remote controller (1) includes an angular velocity detecting section (21) for detecting an angular velocity caused in a casing when a user indicates a specific position of the casing held by the user, an operation determining section (3) for determining the indicated specific position on the basis of the angular velocity detected by the angular velocity detecting section (21), and a control command transmitting section (91) for transmitting a control command to an external device on the basis of the determination result of the operation determining section (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Hatano, Kazuhito Tatsuki
  • Patent number: 7937074
    Abstract: An information terminal of the present invention aims at informing the user of an occurrence of an event during the reproduction of contents without an unexpected feeling. An information terminal of the present invention, includes a contents reproducing unit 10 for reproducing contents, a contents reproducing unit 20 for informing an occurrence of an event by reproducing the contents, a superposing unit 70 for superposing respective outputs of the contents reproducing unit 10, 20, and a controlling unit 50 for causing an information of the occurrence of the event and a superposition of respective outputs of the contents reproducing unit 10, 20 to execute in a previously set reproducing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Hatano
  • Patent number: 7904188
    Abstract: An output method is changed optimally in response to a difference of a device connected to an output device and a combination of output media streams, and user's convenience is improved. Each of media state sensing unit 15, 25, 35, 45 for sensing a state of a media stream sends out a media state sensing signal to a control portion 90, and each of connection state sensing unit 62, 72, 82 for sensing a connection state between an outputting unit 51 and a providing device, which presents the media stream visually or audibly, sends out a connection state sensing signal to the control portion 90. The control portion 90 decides an output state based on priority output information 931, which specifies a preferential output state of the media stream, the media state sensing signal, and the connection state sensing signal, and then the outputting unit 51 outputs the media stream to the providing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Hatano, Tetsuya Ushijima
  • Patent number: 7711614
    Abstract: There is provided a contents distribution method in which burdens imposed on a distribution service provider and a contents user are lightened so that the contents user can use contents as many as possible at low cost. A system comprises terminal apparatuses 1, a portal server 3, a contents DB 4, a contents distribution server 5, a cabinet management server 6, and an accounting server 7. The cabinet management server 6 manages the contents usable limit and contents storage status of each of the terminal apparatuses 1. The portal server 3 and the cabinet management server 6 cooperate with each other to generate the contents usable limit for each terminal apparatus 1 and instruct the contents distribution server 5 to distribute contents in accordance with a contents distribution request given from the terminal apparatus 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Hatano, Yoshihiro Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20100070053
    Abstract: In a function choosing operation using a hierarchical menu, it is possible for the user to learn easily a function choosing method by pressing a ten-key. A cellular phone terminal 100 includes a cross key 31, a ten-key 32, a process choosing section 2 for choosing a process based on an operation of the cross key and outputting alternative operation information 400 indicating an alternative operation inputting method to a choosing operation, a process executing portion 5 for executing the process based on a chosen result of the process choosing section 2, an LCD 6 for displaying a menu screen, a ten-key backlight 41, a sound source module 42, a speaker 43, an alternative operation presentation controlling portion 40, and a switching section 49.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouji HATANO
  • Publication number: 20090310819
    Abstract: In the case that media data containing image information of persons are managed, protection of privacy is realized, and an increase in management costs and a deterioration of operability are suppressed. In a media data processing apparatus into which media data containing at least one image information is inputted so as to produce encrypted media data, the media data processing apparatus is equipped with: biological feature extracting unit 10 for extracting a feature of biological information which is related to at least one person contained in said image information from the media data inputted thereinto; and encrypting process unit 20 for partially, or wholly encrypting the media data based upon the feature extracted by the biological feature extracting unit. A feature parameter of a face of the person contained in the media data is utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouji Hatano
  • Publication number: 20090284636
    Abstract: A camera-equipped mobile telephone terminal with which a portion that the user can not view can be confirmed with simple operation. In the mobile telephone terminal (1), when the user operates an operation member, operation detection means (2) detects that display of image data is operated. When the operation detection means (2) detects the start of operation, imaging means (3) images an object and creates image data. During a period from when the start of the operation is detected until the end of the operation is detected, display means (4) holds display of the image data created by the imaging means (3) from the time at which the operation detection means (2) detects the start of the operation until the time at which the operation detection means detects the end of the operation. When the operation detection means (2) detects the end of the operation, the display means (4) ends the display of the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji Hatano
  • Publication number: 20090143013
    Abstract: A portable telephone terminal which, even in the case where the life scene of the user is not restricted to the location and the time, automatically performs an incoming call operation depending on the life scene is provided. A portable telephone terminal 1 has: short-range wireless communicating means 30 for obtaining a peripheral-device identifier 301 by wireless from a portable telephone terminal existing at a short distance; communicating means 20 for executing a communicating process, and outputting a calling party identifier 201 which identifies a calling party; and communication operation determining means 40 for determining an operation of the communicating means 20. The communication operation determining means 40 determines the operation of the communicating means 20 on the basis of the peripheral-device identifier 301 and the calling party identifier 201.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouji Hatano, Tetsuya Ushijima
  • Publication number: 20090106027
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to conveniently increase standard patterns registered in a voice recognition device to efficiently extend the amount of words that can be voice-recognized. New standard patterns are generated by modifying a part of an existing standard pattern. A pattern matching unit 16 of a modifying-part specifying unit 14 performs pattern matching process to specify a part to be modified in the existing standard pattern of a usage source. A standard pattern generating unit 18 generates the new standard patterns by cutting or deleting voice data of the modifying part of the usage-source standard pattern, substituting the voice data of the modifying part of the usage-source standard pattern for another voice data, or combining the voice data of the modifying part of the usage-source standard pattern with another voice data. A standard pattern database update unit 20 adds the new standard patterns to a standard pattern database 24.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Teranishi, Kouji Hatano
  • Publication number: 20080292082
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to properly reflect user's intention changing in accordance with the watching condition so as to improve the convenience. A communication terminal according to the present invention includes a broadcast processing portion 200 that reproduces contents; a call processing portion 100, an answering machine unit 301, an LCD 402 and an SP 403 that processes an incoming call; a history count storing memory 602 and a history count determining unit 601 that grasps watching condition of the contents being reproduced; and a controller 401 and an incoming call accept/reject determining unit 501 that carries out the reproduction of the contents and the processing of the incoming call in an incoming call processing mode corresponding to the watching condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuji Toda, Kouji Hatano
  • Publication number: 20080248816
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to suppress an increase of a processing load caused due to a cross fade process and implement the cross fade process simply. An information terminal of the present invention includes a contents reproducing portion 40 for reproducing contents data, a ringtone reproducing portion 50 for reproducing a ringtone by detecting an incoming call from an external equipment, a mixer portion 60 for executing a cross fade process to fade out a reproduced output of the contents data and fade in a reproduced output of the ringtone and outputting a superposed output of the contents data and the ringtone, and a controlling portion 30 for detecting the incoming call from the external equipment and instructing to execute the cross fade process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouji Hatano, Yasuki Yamakawa, Tetsuya Ushijima
  • Patent number: 7424034
    Abstract: A technique that can enhance convenience on each of both sides that distribute and use content under the conditions where use limitations intended to protect the copyright of content have diversified. According to this technique, a right gateway 100 is provided, that converts the condition of use in the right information of content subject to transmission from repository 20 at the transmitting end to repository 30 at the transmission destination in accordance with the right management capacity (capacity information 200) of content in repository 30 at the transmission destination. With right gateway 100 performing processing, the range of equipment and recording mediums capable of use of content expands, thereby promoting the use of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawaguchi, Kouji Hatano, Masataka Sugiura, Eiji Takahashi, Yoshihiro Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 7408953
    Abstract: A content delivery method for exporting content from a server to a terminal includes acquiring information on right management capability supported by the terminal, the information being reported from by terminal. The content that is appropriate to the terminal is selected based on the acquired information, and the selected content is delivered to the terminal in response to a request from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawaguchi, Kouji Hatano, Masataka Sugiura, Eiji Takahashi, Yoshihiro Tsukamoto