Patents by Inventor Masahide Tanaka

Masahide Tanaka 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: 10380864
    Abstract: This watching system is provided with: a watching detection device that is provided with a cartilage conduction vibration source, a mastication sensor, and a bone conduction microphone and that is configured to be mounted on an ear such that the entry of the ear canal is opened; and a mobile phone or an in-home monitoring unit that receives watching detection signals from the mastication sensor and the bone conduction microphone by means of short-range communication and issues a notification to the outside. The watching detection device has an air conduction microphone and also functions as a hearing aid. When detection signals cannot be received from the mastication sensor or the bone conduction microphone for a predetermined time period, a notification is issued. The mobile phone and the in-home monitoring unit crosscheck watching detection information. The mobile phone also issues a notification of information indicating that there is no abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190238802
    Abstract: Monitoring system of person coming to entrance comprises camera for capturing image of the person and recorder for the captured image, the system informing the person of the image recordation for deterring a crime in bad visit case or making polite notice in goodwill visit case. Unlock system has an intercom for visitor to request unlock and a self unlock operating portion for resident. If unlock done through intercom with acquaintance confirmed, polite notice is preferred, whereas “note record” is added to the image record in case of intercom unlock with unacquainted assumed. If unlock done by resident, the information and the image recordation are withheld. If entrance in a group detected, “note record” is added to the image record in case bad person successively follows goodwill person duly unlocking entrance. Privacy of acquaintance visitor image is protected by password. “Note record” is added to image record without voice message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190222686
    Abstract: A digital image viewing system comprises a wireless phone unit, a battery charger for the wireless phone unit and a digital photo frame in short-range wireless communication with the wireless phone unit. The digital photo frame may include phone function unit. Usual slide show is played on display of digital photo frame and replaced by a special image when a speaker of digital photo frame plays a ringer melody. The special image relates to a person causing the ringer melody. An operation at the wireless phone unit is transmitted to the digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication to change the special image back to the usual slide show. Upon receipt of e-mail with image data attached, cellar phone automatically but conditionally opens the e-mail and takes out the image data to transmit it to digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication or direct contact with battery charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10356489
    Abstract: An advertisement provider issues coupons to an audiences of television set in exchange of viewing a commercial message and receives advertising rate from the advertiser of the commercial message in exchange of informing of the coupon issuance. A television station allows the audience to decompress a downloaded digital image data of a television program in exchange of presentation of the coupon. The television station receives allotment of the advertising rate in exchange of informing of the coupon presentation form audiences. The television station sorts the presented coupons by the advertisement providers to inform each advertisement provider of the coupon presentation. The television station allows the decompression even in a shortage of the presented coupon, provided that it will be compensated by money or later presentation of coupon by due data. The commercial messages are provided automatically or by request. The audience may voluntarily replace television program by commercial message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10356231
    Abstract: Provided is a portable telephone or an earphone or an electromagnetic-type vibration unit that comprises an electromagnetic-type vibrator including two mutually relatively moving portions supported via an elastic body, and that is configured to produce vibrations from at least one of the two portions for cartilage conduction. The elastic body provides a cartilage conduction portion to be contacted with the ear cartilage. The elastic body is disposed on or in the vicinity of an upper corner portion of a housing. One of the two portions is supported on a housing structure with the elastic body supported by the housing structure, and the other of the two portions is supported by the elastic body. Of the two portions, one with a greater weight is supported by the elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10332494
    Abstract: Music data memory includes pieces of music within a group and other pieces of music outside the group. The next piece to be played is automatically determined by random table among pieces within the group. Favorite or newest piece is weighted to be more frequently played in the group. Piece in music data memory is automatically included into the group by random table. Newly downloaded piece into music data memory is included into the group by priority. Most frequently played piece is excluded from the group in place of newly included piece. Favorite or newest piece may be an exception of exclusion. Next piece is capable of being played in tempo similar to that of preceding piece by means of tempo-adjusted or piece replacement or repetition of the same piece for the purpose of continued baby cradling in synchronism with the same tempo of succeeding pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190158821
    Abstract: 3D television set or its external speaker box has container for a plurality of 3D spectacles. Container can locate individual 3D spectacles therein. Each of 3D spectacles has unique modulation reflector of infrared synchronizing signal. 3D television set displays 3D image on 3D program upon use of 3D spectacles detected directly by the modulation reflection or indirectly by 3D spectacles not remaining in container. 3D television set displays 2D image on 3D program if nonuse of 3D spectacles is detected directly by the no modulation reflection or indirectly by 3D spectacles remaining in container. Upon detection of nonuse, recommendation display is made to ware 3D spectacles. During 2D commercial message, synchronizing signal is halted. Recommendation to put unnecessary 3D spectacles in container is made upon end of every program, or end of 3D program followed by 2D program, or right before power off of 3D television set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190138706
    Abstract: In a biometrics system for a building entrance unlocking or a bank account authentication, reference information registered under administration by the system is transmitted to a room or mobile-phone for private storage, with the original reference information deleted from the system. Biologic information gotten upon authentication is transmitted through wireless system to the room or mobile-phone for comparison with the reference, the result being returned to the system. Or, the reference is tentatively sent back to the system for comparison with the gotten biologic information. The biologic information sent to mobile-phone also includes health control information for storage and display. Mobile-phone also can receive blood pressure information at a waiting lounge of medical institution though wireless local communication even if the main power shut down. The communication between the biometrics system and the mobile-phone is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10284803
    Abstract: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set. On the other hand, the e-mail can be sent to a rating company for audience share survey. The television set automatically reads the received e-mail and attachment to change the indication of display. The television set has storage of the received information for analysis of an abnormality. Abnormality can be also sensed through abnormal act on the remote controller apt to be taken by a person in panic or off the truck. The television set refuses information from unknown address for blocking an attack of a stranger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10257476
    Abstract: Monitoring system of person coming to entrance comprises camera for capturing image of the person and recorder for the captured image, the system informing the person of the image recordation for deterring a crime in bad visit case or making polite notice in goodwill visit case. Unlock system has an intercom for visitor to request unlock and a self unlock operating portion for resident. If unlock done through intercom with acquaintance confirmed, polite notice is preferred, whereas “note record” is added to the image record in case of intercom unlock with unacquainted assumed. If unlock done by resident, the information and the image recordation are withheld. If entrance in a group detected, “note record” is added to the image record in case bad person successively follows goodwill person duly unlocking entrance. Privacy of acquaintance visitor image is protected by password. “Note record” is added to image record without voice message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10244096
    Abstract: A digital image viewing system comprises a wireless phone unit, a battery charger for the wireless phone unit and a digital photo frame in short-range wireless communication with the wireless phone unit. The digital photo frame may include phone function unit. Usual slide show is played on display of digital photo frame and replaced by a special image when a speaker of digital photo frame plays a ringer melody. The special image relates to a person causing the ringer melody. An operation at the wireless phone unit is transmitted to the digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication to change the special image back to the usual slide show. Upon receipt of e-mail with image data attached, cellar phone automatically but conditionally opens the e-mail and takes out the image data to transmit it to digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication or direct contact with battery charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10238280
    Abstract: A portable visual acuity examination device comprises a mounting unit that can be mounted in front of eyes either using or not using eyeglasses, a visual target displaying unit that uses an organic EL display panel, a display controlling unit that changes the visual target displayed on the displaying unit, an inputting unit for visual target viewing results, and a transmitting unit for measurement results. The portable visual acuity examination device comprises an optical system that can change the distance at which the visual target virtual image is visible. The portable visual acuity examination device detects whether eyeglasses are used and matches an uncorrected vision acuity examination and a corrected vision acuity examination. The portable visual acuity examination device switches between a C-type visual target and an E-type visual target. With data display, both the right and left display units are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Maeda, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10237382
    Abstract: A mobile telephone has a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall partly continuous with a side face, and a side wall, and includes a vibration-absorbing member between the top wall and each of the rear wall and the side wall, and a cartilage conduction vibration source on the inner side of the top wall. Opposite corner parts of the top wall partly continuous with the side face each serve as a cartilage conduction unit. Or a mobile telephone has a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, and a side wall, and includes a cartilage conduction vibration source that has a thin shape, that vibrates in a direction perpendicular to the thin shape, and that is affixed to the middle, in the left/right direction, of the inner side of the top wall in a direction parallel to the thin shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10225548
    Abstract: 3D television set or its external speaker box has container for a plurality of 3D spectacles. Container can locate individual 3D spectacles therein. Each of 3D spectacles has unique modulation reflector of infrared synchronizing signal. 3D television set displays 3D image on 3D program upon use of 3D spectacles detected directly by the modulation reflection or indirectly by 3D spectacles not remaining in container. 3D television set displays 2D image on 3D program if nonuse of 3D spectacles is detected directly by the no modulation reflection or indirectly by 3D spectacles remaining in container. Upon detection of nonuse, recommendation display is made to ware 3D spectacles. During 2D commercial message, synchronizing signal is halted. Recommendation to put unnecessary 3D spectacles in container is made upon end of every program, or end of 3D program followed by 2D program, or right before power off of 3D television set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10223768
    Abstract: Digital camera in cooperation with electronic paper calendar of known size comprises monitor smaller than electronic paper calendar and controller to have the monitor display partial picture around a desired point with scale of enlargement to attain size corresponding to that of electronic paper calendar on the basis of calendar size, ratio of picture area to entire calendar and size of digital image data. Digital camera separately stores calendar data, picture data, and event data for flexible combination thereof. Different calendar layouts are selectively prepared for horizontally and vertically long pictures, respectively with differences in picture/calendar ratio and number of months made. Common calendar layout is applied to a plurality of calendars. Even month is arranged on left side and odd month on right side of one calendar layout. Acceleration sensor automatically scrolls partial picture toward the direction opposite to sensed movement with prediction added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190028580
    Abstract: A pen-type handset has a clip portion as a cartilage conduction unit. The clip portion, of an elastic body, is supported on a main body with no direct contact of a cartilage-conduction vibration source in the clip portion with the main body. The clip portion supporting the cartilage-conduction vibration source is supported on the main body via a vibration isolating material. With the clip portion closed, vibration of the cartilage-conduction vibration source is not conducted to the main body; with the clip portion open, vibration of the cartilage-conduction vibration source is conducted to the main body. With the clip portion open, operation of an incoming-call display unit is prohibited. With the clip portion open, operation on an operation unit is invalidated. An incoming call is responded to by closing the open clip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicants: ROHM CO., LTD., FINEWELL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOI, Yoji HOSOI, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10184894
    Abstract: A target is irradiated in a time-shared manner with a visible-light-range illumination light source and an infrared laser beam for Raman scattering, and a target image is formed with an image-capturing lens on a CIGS image sensor provided with a visible-light-range filter, a narrow-band infrared filter for Raman-scattered light measurement, and a near-band reference narrow-band infrared filter that does not let Raman-scattered light pass through. In a preliminary measurement, a plurality of normal sections are measured and averaged, and by using the same as a reference, an actual measurement of Raman scattering is performed. In displaying a visible-light image with the CIGS image sensor, superimposed display is performed to specify sections where Raman scattering is detected, and superimposed display positions are corrected in association with focusing and zooming. The displaying of the visible-light image is continued even during the detection of Raman scattering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidemi Takasu, Toshihisa Maeda, Masahide Tanaka, Takuji Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10158947
    Abstract: There is provided is a stereo headphone provided with a pair of earphones having a cartilage conduction unit, a sheath unit connected to the cartilage conduction unit, and a piezoelectric bimorph of a vibration source connected to the cartilage conduction unit covered by the sheath unit without making contact with the inner wall thereof. The cartilage conduction unit is an elastic body. The cartilage conduction unit is in contact with the entrance to the external auditory meatus and has a passage hole in communication with the external auditory meatus. The vibration source is supported by a thick portion on the tragus side at the periphery of the passage hole. In accordance with a more specific feature, the thick portion is provided. The outer shape of the sheath has a thickness in the direction of the earhole that is less than the thickness in the direction orthogonal thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm Co., Ltd., Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masashi Morimoto, Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180352061
    Abstract: The mobile telephone disclosed in the present specification has a mobile telephone upper edge unit including a right-ear cartilage conduction unit, a left-ear cartilage conduction unit, and a linking unit linking the right-ear cartilage conduction unit and the left-ear cartilage conduction unit, the units being exposed at the mobile telephone surface; and a cartilage-conduction vibration source for transmitting vibration to the mobile telephone upper edge unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOI, Yoji HOSOI, Masashi MORIMOTO, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: D848525
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahide Asano, Yukihiko Sato, Hiromitsu Tanaka