Patents by Inventor Nobuo Tsunashima

Nobuo Tsunashima 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: 7574364
    Abstract: A method is designed for evaluating contents provided in the form of a plurality of works from a server apparatus having a storage unit that stores a frequency of evaluation counted for each work, and a communication unit that communicates with a terminal apparatus where the evaluation of works is conducted. The method is carried out by the steps of receiving a request for a list of works to be evaluated from the terminal apparatus, determining an order of the works in the list according to the frequency of evaluation for each work, transmitting the list of the works arranged in the determined order to the terminal apparatus, thereby prompting the evaluation of the works in the list, and receiving a result of the evaluation from the terminal apparatus and updating the frequency of the evaluation for each work according to the result of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura
  • Patent number: 7567910
    Abstract: A method is designed for validating an entrance to an event site. The method is carried out by the steps of accessing to a ticket issue server through a network by a portable terminal device to request an issue of ticket data, accepting a request of the ticket data at the ticket issue server and transmitting the ticket data in place of a physical ticket to the portable terminal device in response to the request, and receiving the ticket data by the portable terminal device to reproduce the ticket data in a visible or audible form at the event site for validating of the entrance to the event site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura
  • Patent number: 7087829
    Abstract: A music work filed for application through on-line transmission or the like is subjected to viewing/listening by audiences through plural kinds of media. The audiences make access to an internet homepage on an internet server 4 of the holder of the audition through a PC (personal computer) 1 or 2, and performs trial-listening of the music work. The audiences also view and/or listen to a live performance in a performance hall. Alternatively, the audiences may view and/or listen to a video performance of television broadcast. Evaluation data based on the results of viewing/listening is input on the internet homepage by the audiences through a PC 6 or a portable communication terminal device 7 on evaluation items conforming to the characteristics of the media. A music work is selected based on the above evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura
  • Patent number: 6583348
    Abstract: A server apparatus is provided for conducting an evaluation of a music piece with an external terminal apparatus. In the apparatus, a communication unit is used to exchange information with the external terminal apparatus. A first transmitting section transmits first prompt information to the external terminal apparatus through the communication unit, the first prompt information being effective to prompt a first evaluation of a music piece. A second transmitting section transmits inquiry information to the external terminal apparatus through the communication unit, the inquiry information inquiring whether or not to proceed with a second evaluation of the music piece. A receiving section receives request information from the external terminal apparatus in response to the inquiry information through the communication unit, the request information requesting the second evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura
  • Publication number: 20020066358
    Abstract: A music work filed for application through on-line transmission or the like is subjected to viewing/listening by audiences through plural kinds of media. The audiences make access to an internet homepage on an internet server 4 of the holder of the audition through a PC (personal computer) 1 or 2, and performs trial-listening of the music work. The audiences also view and/or listen to a live performance in a performance hall. Alternatively, the audiences may view and/or listen to a video performance of television broadcast. Evaluation data based on the results of viewing/listening is input on the internet homepage by the audiences through a PC 6 or a portable communication terminal device 7 on evaluation items conforming to the characteristics of the media. A music work is selected based on the above evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Applicant: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura
  • Publication number: 20020040308
    Abstract: A method is designed for validating an entrance to an event site. The method is carried out by the steps of accessing to a ticket issue server through a network by a portable terminal device to request an issue of ticket data, accepting a request of the ticket data at the ticket issue server and transmitting the ticket data in place of a physical ticket to the portable terminal device in response to the request, and receiving the ticket data by the portable terminal device to reproduce the ticket data in a visible or audible form at the event site for validating of the entrance to the event site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Applicant: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura
  • Publication number: 20020032776
    Abstract: A method is designed for evaluating contents provided in the form of a plurality of works from a server apparatus having a storage unit that stores a frequency of evaluation counted for each work, and a communication unit that communicates with a terminal apparatus where the evaluation of works is conducted. The method is carried out by the steps of receiving a request for a list of works to be evaluated from the terminal apparatus, determining an order of the works in the list according to the frequency of evaluation for each work, transmitting the list of the works arranged in the determined order to the terminal apparatus, thereby prompting the evaluation of the works in the list, and receiving a result of the evaluation from the terminal apparatus and updating the frequency of the evaluation for each work according to the result of the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Applicant: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura
  • Publication number: 20020029684
    Abstract: A server apparatus is provided for conducting an evaluation of a music piece with an external terminal apparatus. In the apparatus, a communication unit is used to exchange information with the external terminal apparatus. A first transmitting section transmits first prompt information to the external terminal apparatus through the communication unit, the first prompt information being effective to prompt a first evaluation of a music piece. A second transmitting section transmits inquiry information to the external terminal apparatus through the communication unit, the inquiry information inquiring whether or not to proceed with a second evaluation of the music piece. A receiving section receives request information from the external terminal apparatus in response to the inquiry information through the communication unit, the request information requesting the second evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Applicant: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Hasegawa, Shinji Koezuka, Nobuo Tsunashima, Masaya Okura