Patents by Inventor Kuniko Yamasaki

Kuniko Yamasaki 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: 7783059
    Abstract: A body device includes: a plurality of sound sources; a speaker and a headphone for outputting sound signals from those sound sources; and a mode setting unit capable of setting a single mode, in which the sound signals from one sound source are output in response to an operation from a front operation unit, and a dual mode in which, while the sound signals from one sound source are being output from the speaker, the voice signals from another sound source are output from the headphone; an external connection unit for connecting an external DVD device with the outside; and a control unit for controlling a mode setting unit so that the body device may be turned ON in the dual mode when a power ON demand signal from the external DVD device or a rear operation unit is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniko Yamasaki, Yoshihide Koyama
  • Patent number: 7564983
    Abstract: A play-back device includes a body device including: a playback mode setting unit for selecting a plurality of playback modes such as a CD mode, an AM mode and an FM mode; a front side speaker and a rear side headphone for selecting an arbitrary one of the playback modes to output play-back signals in the arbitrary playback mode; a front operation unit for operations relating to the front side; and a rear operation unit for operations relating to the rear side. Further included is a control unit for not accepting but making ineffective an operation to release a mute/pause state, even if done from the rear operation unit, when it is decided that the front side is in the mute/pause state while the front side and the rear side are in a common playback mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Ibuka, Kuniko Yamasaki, Yoshihide Koyama
  • Patent number: 7436738
    Abstract: A body device has a dual mode function and includes: a play-back mode setting unit for selecting a plurality of play-back modes such as a CD mode, an AM mode, an FM mode and so on; and a control unit for controlling the play-back mode setting unit so as to select an arbitrary one of the play-back modes in response to a predetermined operation on the front side or the rear side. When an operation to select and demand the FM mode on the rear side in a dual mode while the front side is in the AM mode, the control unit inhibits the FM mode selection on the rear side so that the AM mode on the front side may not be changed into the FM mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniko Yamasaki, Yoshihide Koyama
  • Publication number: 20040125694
    Abstract: A body device includes: a plurality of sound sources; a speaker and a headphone for outputting sound signals from those sound sources; and a mode setting unit capable of setting a single mode, in which the sound signals from one sound source are output in response to an operation from a front operation unit, and a dual mode in which, while the sound signals from one sound source are being output from the speaker, the voice signals from another sound source are output from the headphone; an external connection unit for connecting an external DVD device with the outside; and a control unit for controlling a mode setting unit so that the body device may be turned ON in the dual mode when a power ON demand signal from the external DVD device or a rear operation unit is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniko Yamasaki, Yoshihide Koyama
  • Publication number: 20040125703
    Abstract: A play-back device includes a body device including: a playback mode setting unit for selecting a plurality of playback modes such as a CD mode, an AM mode and an FM mode; a front side speaker and a rear side headphone for selecting an arbitrary one of the playback modes to output play-back signals in the arbitrary playback mode; a front operation unit for operations relating to the front side; and a rear operation unit for operations relating to the rear side. Further included is a control unit for not accepting but making ineffective an operation to release a mute/pause state, even if done from the rear operation unit, when it is decided that the front side is in the mute/pause state while the front side and the rear side are in a common playback mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Ibuka, Kuniko Yamasaki, Yoshihide Koyama
  • Publication number: 20040106392
    Abstract: A body device has a dual mode function and includes: a play-back mode setting unit for selecting a plurality of play-back modes such as a CD mode, an AM mode, an FM mode and so on; and a control unit for controlling the play-back mode setting unit so as to select an arbitrary one of the play-back modes in response to a predetermined operation on the front side or the rear side. When an operation to select and demand the FM mode on the rear side in a dual mode while the front side is in the AM mode, the control unit inhibits the FM mode selection on the rear side so that the AM mode on the front side may not be changed into the FM mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniko Yamasaki, Yoshihide Koyama