Patents by Inventor Munehito Matsuda

Munehito Matsuda 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: 10292591
    Abstract: At least one processor is configured to control transmission of infrared rays from an infrared transmitter. A signal reception unit is configured to receive waveform signals of the infrared rays received by an infrared receiver. The at least one processor is configured to measure pulses of a user who wears an earphone based on the waveform signals and to control a transmission pattern of the infrared rays from the infrared transmitter based on which of accuracy in measurement of pulses and power saving is prioritized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20180150290
    Abstract: A communicator communicates with an external device. At least one processor receives update software for updating software of an electronic device and update condition information indicating an update condition for executing an update of the software from an external device via a communicator. At least one processor determines whether or not the update condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Munehito MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 9891805
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (10) has the touch screen TS capable of displaying an object Ob. A CPU (24) of the mobile terminal determines (S1, S3, S21), when an operation that is slid from an end of a touch screen TS to an inner side is performed, that the operation is a specific slide operation, and corresponding to determination of the specific slide operation, displays (S27, S35) a function icon FI related to a user interface function such as a cursor and an voice input in an area that can be touched in the specific slide operation to the touch screen TS afterward. Then, the CPU starts (S37, S39, S43, S59) the interface function related to the function icon FI when a present touch position PTP of the specific slide operation enters in a display area of the function icon FI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9671878
    Abstract: A mobile phone comprises a display provided with a touch panel, etc. When an end portion of the touch panel is touched, a touch icon that indicates a touch position is displayed. Furthermore, if a distance between the touch position and the end portion of the touch panel becomes larger than a first threshold value, a cursor is displayed based on the touch position. This cursor moves if a touch position changes with a touch operation. At this time, if a moving amount of the cursor is large, an afterimage object that indicates the last position (locus) of the cursor is displayed. On the other hand, a moving amount of the cursor is small, the above-described afterimage object is not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9594448
    Abstract: A touch panel (111) includes: a touchpad unit (111a) that repeatedly detects a touch position touched by operation body; a speed calculation unit that calculates movement speed of the operation body; a vibrator (111f); and a region setting unit (111c), when the speed at first time is less than threshold, sets first reaction region to be anterior in movement direction of the operation body, and when the speed is equal to or greater than the threshold, sets second reaction region that is smaller than the first reaction region to be anterior in the direction; and a vibration control unit (111e) that judges whether the operation body is inside the reaction region at second time after the reaction region setting, when the operation body is inside the reaction region, controls the vibrator to vibrate, and when the operation body is not inside the reaction region, controls the vibrator not to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20170007131
    Abstract: At least one processor is configured to control transmission of infrared rays from an infrared transmitter. A signal reception unit is configured to receive waveform signals of the infrared rays received by an infrared receiver. The at least one processor is configured to measure pulses of a user who wears an earphone based on the waveform signals and to control a transmission pattern of the infrared rays from the infrared transmitter based on which of accuracy in measurement of pulses and power saving is prioritized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Munehito MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20150355735
    Abstract: A mobile phone comprises a display provided with a touch panel, etc. When an end portion of the touch panel is touched, a touch icon that indicates a touch position is displayed. Furthermore, if a distance between the touch position and the end portion of the touch panel becomes larger than a first threshold value, a cursor is displayed based on the touch position. This cursor moves if a touch position changes with a touch operation. At this time, if a moving amount of the cursor is large, an afterimage object that indicates the last position (locus) of the cursor is displayed. On the other hand, a moving amount of the cursor is small, the above-described afterimage object is not displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Munehito MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20150339044
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (10) has the touch screen TS capable of displaying an object Ob. A CPU (24) of the mobile terminal determines (S1, S3, S21), when an operation that is slid from an end of a touch screen TS to an inner side is performed, that the operation is a specific slide operation, and corresponding to determination of the specific slide operation, displays (S27, S35) a function icon FI related to a user interface function such as a cursor and an voice input in an area that can be touched in the specific slide operation to the touch screen TS afterward. Then, the CPU starts (S37, S39, S43, S59) the interface function related to the function icon FI when a present touch position PTP of the specific slide operation enters in a display area of the function icon FI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: Munehito MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20150138109
    Abstract: A touch panel (111) includes: a touchpad unit (111a) that repeatedly detects a touch position touched by operation body; a speed calculation unit that calculates movement speed of the operation body; a vibrator (111f); and a region setting unit (111c), when the speed at first time is less than threshold, sets first reaction region to be anterior in movement direction of the operation body, and when the speed is equal to or greater than the threshold, sets second reaction region that is smaller than the first reaction region to be anterior in the direction; and a vibration control unit (111e) that judges whether the operation body is inside the reaction region at second time after the reaction region setting, when the operation body is inside the reaction region, controls the vibrator to vibrate, and when the operation body is not inside the reaction region, controls the vibrator not to vibrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8830376
    Abstract: A mobile phone apparatus has a camera module which increases in temperature by a focusing operation. A processor acquires a correlation coefficient of a lens position including a numerical value of a focal length as a numerical value correlating with a lens position of a focus lens. Furthermore, the processor converts the focal length into an object distance, and starts to count a time when the object distance is equal to or less than a threshold value. Then, the processor suspends the focusing operation by a camera module when the counted time reaches a time-out period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8760564
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a photograph-taking terminal device that offers users improved convenience. The terminal device includes a face detection unit configured to detect human faces in image consecutively generated by photography, a focusing mechanism configured to focus for photography, and a control unit configured to control the focusing mechanism. After the face detection unit begins detection operations, the first time a face is detected, the control unit instructs the focusing mechanism to focus. After focusing, the control unit prevents the focusing mechanism from focusing again until the face detection unit no longer detects any face. After a face is detected anew, the control unit instructs the focusing mechanism to focus again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20120176363
    Abstract: A mobile terminal 10 has a flash memory 28 for storing image data and a display 26 for displaying an image based on image data. If the image switching function is executed in accordance with the opening and closing of a slide in the mobile terminal 10, the processor 20 switches the image that is being displayed on the display 26 on the basis of a random list. Then, the processor 20 creates the random list such that each of a plurality of images that is stored in a setting folder is sure to be selected once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20110261220
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a photograph-taking terminal device that offers users improved convenience. The terminal device includes a face detection unit configured to detect human faces in image consecutively generated by photography, a focusing mechanism configured to focus for photography, and a control unit configured to control the focusing mechanism. After the face detection unit begins detection operations, the first time a face is detected, the control unit instructs the focusing mechanism to focus. After focusing, the control unit prevents the focusing mechanism from focusing again until the face detection unit no longer detects any face. After a face is detected anew, the control unit instructs the focusing mechanism to focus again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehito MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20110261248
    Abstract: A mobile phone apparatus has a camera module which increases in temperature by a focusing operation. A processor acquires a correlation coefficient of a lens position including a numerical value of a focal length as a numerical value correlating with a lens position of a focus lens. Furthermore, the processor converts the focal length into an object distance, and starts to count a time when the object distance is equal to or less than a threshold value. Then, the processor suspends the focusing operation by a camera module when the counted time reaches a time-out period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehito MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20080220753
    Abstract: A mobile communication device for performing communications with a plurality of mobile communication devices via a server storing audio data transmitted from the mobile communication devices and display information associated with the audio data. The mobile communication device includes: a display information requesting unit operable to request a set of display information to the server; a display information receiving unit operable to receive the requested display information from the server; and a display unit operable to display the received display information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Munehito MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 7246126
    Abstract: A terminal-side communications control unit makes a request to a server for retrieving an instruction file that describes an instruction for transmitting transmission data. The server transmits the instruction file in response to the request for retrieving the instruction file. On receiving the instruction file, the terminal-side communications control unit causes an application executing unit to execute an application, and also forwards the instruction file to a transmission data generating unit. On receiving the instruction file, the transmission data generating part refers to the instruction file to generate, from generated data stored in a generated data storage unit, transmission data to be transmitted to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inami, Takako Hirose, Masashige Mizuyama, Atsunobu Kato, Munehito Matsuda, Hidehiko Shin, Hiromi Wada
  • Patent number: 7016681
    Abstract: A mobile communication device that flexibly supports various services which utilize both Internet communications and short-distance wireless communications. An instruction data receiving section receives instruction data indicating a protocol in which a set of data exchanges are to be performed. An instruction data analysis section analyzes the received instruction data, and controls a reception switching section and a transmission switching section based on a result of the analysis. The reception switching section receives data from either an Internet reception section or a short-distance wireless reception section under the control of the instruction data analysis section. The transmission switching section outputs data to either an Internet transmission section or a short-distance wireless transmission section under the control of the instruction data analysis section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Hata, Munehito Matsuda, Kiyoshi Ogishi, Hiromi Wada, Atsunobu Kato
  • Publication number: 20020098845
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile communication device that flexibly supports various services which utilize both Internet communications and short-distance wireless communications. An instruction data receiving section 208 receives instruction data indicating a protocol in which a set of data exchanges are to be performed. An instruction data analysis section 209 analyzes the received instruction data, and controls a reception switching section 203 and a transmission switching section 205 based on a result of analysis. The reception switching section 203 receives data from either an Internet reception section 201 or a short-distance wireless reception section 202 under the control of the instruction data analysis section 209. The transmission switching section 205 outputs data to either an Internet transmission section 206 or a short-distance wireless transmission section 207 under the control of the instruction data analysis section 209.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Koichi Hata, Munehito Matsuda, Kiyoshi Ogishi, Hiromi Wada, Atsunobu Kato
  • Publication number: 20020099718
    Abstract: A terminal-side communications control unit 41 makes a request to a server for retrieving an instruction file that describes an instruction for transmitting transmission data. The server transmits the instruction file in response to the request for retrieving the instruction file. On receiving the instruction file, the terminal-side communications control unit 41 causes an application executing unit 42 to execute an application, and also forwards the instruction file to a transmission data generating unit 44. On receiving the instruction file, the transmission data generating part 44 refers to the instruction file to generate, from generated data stored in a generated data storage unit 43, transmission data to be transmitted to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Satoshi Inami, Takako Hirose, Masashige Mizuyama, Atsunobu Kato, Munehito Matsuda, Hidehiko Shin, Hiromi Wada