Patents by Inventor Masakazu SEKIGUCHI

Masakazu SEKIGUCHI 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: 20150358513
    Abstract: To provide a user-friendly electronic device, the electronic device includes: a first unit including a first operation unit; a second unit attachable to/detachable from the first unit; and a control unit configured to make presentation of the first operation unit in a state where the first unit and the second unit are attached to each other different from presentation of the first operation unit in a state where the first unit and the second unit are detached from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kaoru YOSHINO, Hiroshi KASAI, Tomoyuki SASHIMA, Mayuko ITO, Kaori TSURUTA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI, Hiroshi KAMEHARA, Yu MURAKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20150358770
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that communicates with a first device through intra-body communication via a body of a user or near field communication; a position obtaining unit that obtains position information of the user; and a storage unit that stores information on use of the first device on a basis of a communication history between the first device and the communication unit, and the position information of the user, and can easily record play information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Somiya, Kenjiro Iohara, Hiromi Kuwata, Noriaki Mochimizo, Shutaro Teramoto, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150339518
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a storage unit that stores therein a plurality of images in which a first subject is imaged, and a plurality of images in which a second subject which is different from the first subject is imaged, and stores therein supplementary information about the first subject and the second subject including information about dates and times of imaging, and sites of imaging; and an extracting unit that extracts images whose dates and times of imaging are different from each other, and images imaged at a common site of imaging based on the supplementary information when extracting an image in which the first subject is imaged and an image in which the second subject is imaged. In the electronic device, when the first subject and the second subject are humans, the storage unit stores therein, as the supplementary information, birth dates of the first and second people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yuko Nakada, Toshinori Take, Hiroki Uwai, Maki Suzuki, Kazuma Hosoi, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9167108
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fujinawa, Setsu Mitsuhashi, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Kuriyama, Hiroto Nagamine, Masami Takemoto, Motoki Toyama
  • Publication number: 20150253873
    Abstract: In order to provide an easy-to-use apparatus, provided is an electronic device comprising an input section that inputs information relating to a first instrument in a hand of a user; a control section that controls display in a display section based on the information input by the input section; an image capturing section that is capable of capturing an image of the user and the first instrument; an image adjusting section that adjusts the image captured by the image capturing section, according to the first instrument in the hand of the user; and a determining section that determines what body part of the user the first instrument is to be used on, based on the information relating to the first instrument. The image adjusting section adjusts at least one of a display region and size of the image captured by the image capturing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya SATO, Daiki ITO, Satoshi EJIMA, Minako NAKAHATA, Hiroyuki MUSHU, Tomoko SUGAWARA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150242863
    Abstract: To acquire information on products which a user has handled and at which a line of sight of the user has been stopped, associating with products that the user has purchased and the user's attributes. The present invention includes a first input unit to which information indicating that a user has reached for a first product is input; an estimating unit that estimates the attributes of the user; and a storage unit that stores the information indicating that the user has reached for the first product in association with the attributes of the user when the user has not purchased the first product, wherein when the user has purchased a second product in the same category as the first product, the storage unit stores information on the second product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya SATO, Daiki ITO, Satoshi EJIMA, Minako NAKAHATA, Hiroyuki MUSHU, Tomoko SUGAWARA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150235077
    Abstract: To determine the state of a subject person with a simple structure, an image determining device includes: an imaging unit that captures an image from a first direction, the image including the subject person; a first detector that detects size information from the image, the size information being about the subject person in the first direction; a second detector that detects position-related information, the position-related information being different from the information detected by the first detector; and a determining unit that determines the state of the subject person, based on a result of the detection performed by the first detector and a result of the detection performed by the second detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Tetsuya YAMAMOTO, Masahiro NEI, Isao TOTSUKA, Tomoyuki MATSUYAMA, Masamitsu YANAGIHARA, Satoshi HAGIWARA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150189153
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Nobuhiro FUJINAWA, Setsu MITSUHASHI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI, Takashi KURIYAMA, Hiroto NAGAMINE, Masami TAKEMOTO, Motoki TOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150171927
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit (21, 22, 31, 31) that performs a near field communication or an intra-body communication with a container-side communication unit (11, 12) that is provided on a container (50B) that is capable of housing substance or a cover that covers at least a part of the container; and an input unit (28, 43) that inputs information relating to the substance in the container via the container-side communication unit and the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Somiya, Kenjiro Iohara, Hiromi Kuwata, Noriaki Mochimizo, Shutaro Teramoto, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9055171
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fujinawa, Setsu Mitsuhashi, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Kuriyama, Hiroto Nagamine, Masami Takemoto, Motoki Toyama
  • Patent number: 9047751
    Abstract: To determine the state of a subject person with a simple structure, an image determining device includes: an imaging unit that captures an image from a first direction, the image including the subject person; a first detector that detects size information from the image, the size information being about the subject person in the first direction; a second detector that detects position-related information, the position-related information being different from the information detected by the first detector; and a determining unit that determines the state of the subject person, based on a result of the detection performed by the first detector and a result of the detection performed by the second detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masahiro Nei, Isao Totsuka, Tomoyuki Matsuyama, Masamitsu Yanagihara, Satoshi Hagiwara, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150145770
    Abstract: To take security into account and increase user friendliness, an information processing device includes: an input unit to which information is input; an extracting unit extracting predetermined words from the information input to the input unit; a classifying unit classifying the words extracted by the extracting unit into first words and second words; and a converting unit converting the first words by a first conversion method and converting the second words by a second conversion method, the second conversion method being different from the first conversion method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo HOSHUYAMA, Hiroyuki AKIYA, Kazuya UMEYAMA, Keiichi NITTA, Hiroki UWAI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150145763
    Abstract: In order to improve the ease of use of an electronic device, the electronic device including a communication unit capable of communicating with a first device, and an input unit that inputs at least one of first information about a specification of the first device and second information about use of the first device by a user via the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Kamide, Shunichi Izumiya, Hirokazu Tsuchihashi, Chihiro Tsukamoto, Michiyo Ogawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150135145
    Abstract: There is provided a user-friendly electronic device including: touch sensors provided on a first surface and at least a second surface other than the first surface; a processor that displays application information based on a way of holding the electronic device by a user, the processor detecting the way of holding the electronic device using a result of detection of the touch sensors; and an assignment unit that assigns a function corresponding to an application to be run to the touch sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Sho Kamide, Shunichi Izumiya, Hirokazu Tsuchihashi, Chihiro Tsukamoto, Michiyo Ogawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9013399
    Abstract: To take security into account and increase user friendliness, an information processing device includes: an input unit to which information is input; an extracting unit extracting predetermined words from the information input to the input unit; a classifying unit classifying the words extracted by the extracting unit into first words and second words; and a converting unit converting the first words by a first conversion method and converting the second words by a second conversion method, the second conversion method being different from the first conversion method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Hoshuyama, Hiroyuki Akiya, Kazuya Umeyama, Keiichi Nitta, Hiroki Uwai, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150099468
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that is capable of performing short range communication or communication through a human body of a user; a first input unit that, when the user touches a first object provided with a first communication member, inputs information on the first object via the first communication member and the communication unit; and a second input unit that, when the user touches a second object provided with a second communication member in a state where the user is holding the first object, inputs information on the second object via the second communication member and the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Kamide, Shunichi Izumiya, Hirokazu Tsuchihashi, Chihiro Tsukamoto, Michiyo Ogawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150095179
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: an information offering unit that offers information on joint purchase of a commodity to a plurality of candidates; and an adjuster that performs adjustment about the commodity. Alternatively, an electronic device includes: an information obtainer that obtains information on a purchase commodity or a purchase scheduled commodity of a first group; and an information offering unit that offers information on a commodity relevant to the purchase commodity or the purchase scheduled commodity of the first group to a second group, based on the information obtained by the information obtainer, the second group being different from the first group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Hiromi Tomii, Sayako Yamamoto, Mitsuko Matsumura, Saeko Samejima, Yae Nakamura, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150084984
    Abstract: To improve the usability of an electronic device, the electronic device includes: a first camera provided to a main unit, a second camera provided to the main unit at a different location form the first camera, a first orientation detection sensor configured to detect an orientation of the main unit, and a control unit configured to carry out image capturing by the first and second cameras depending on a detection result of the first orientation detection sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hiromi Tomii, Sayako Yamamoto, Mitsuko Matsumura, Saeko Samejima, Yae Nakamura, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150018023
    Abstract: To acquire information related to contents of word-of-mouth information, an electronic device includes: an input unit that accepts an input of a text from a user; an information acquiring unit that acquires information of the user in relation to the input of the text when allowed to acquire the information by the user; and a transmitting unit that transmits the text and the information of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hiromi Tomii, Sayako Yamamoto, Mitsuko Matsumura, Saeko Samejima, Yae Nakamura, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150018979
    Abstract: In order to acquire suitable information related to an apparatus, an electronic apparatus has a first acquisition unit that acquires usage status of a first apparatus that belongs to a given category, and a second acquisition unit that acquires information about a second apparatus that belongs to the given category and is different from the first apparatus on the basis of the usage status of the first apparatus acquired by the first acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hiromi Tomii, Sayako Yamamoto, Mitsuko Matsumura, Saeko Samejima, Yae Nakamura, Masakazu Sekiguchi