Patents by Inventor Norihiro Hagita

Norihiro Hagita 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: 10065321
    Abstract: A robot service cooperation system (10) includes a server (12), a mobile terminal (14) and various robots (16a-16c) respectively connected to a network (100). Each of applications (A1, A2, A3, - - - ) on the network is written with cooperation information indicating that which other application can be cooperated with. A CPU (20) of the server specifies (S3) at least based on the cooperation information a plurality of cooperable services that can be provided to a user of the mobile terminal, presents (S7) the specified plurality of services to the user and makes (S13) the user select an arbitrary combination, and makes (S17, S19) a plurality of services constituting the selected combination cooperate mutually by registering at least a start condition of each service into an event queue in association with at least an end event of another service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyashita, Koji Kamei, Kazuhiko Shinozawa, Norihiro Hagita, Tadahisa Kondo
  • Publication number: 20160046025
    Abstract: A robot service cooperation system (10) includes a server (12), a mobile terminal (14) and various robots (16a-16c) respectively connected to a network (100). Each of applications (A1, A2, A3, - - - ) on the network is written with cooperation information indicating that which other application can be cooperated with. A CPU (20) of the server specifies (S3) at least based on the cooperation information a plurality of cooperable services that can be provided to a user of the mobile terminal, presents (S7) the specified plurality of services to the user and makes (S13) the user select an arbitrary combination, and makes (S17, S19) a plurality of services constituting the selected combination cooperate mutually by registering at least a start condition of each service into an event queue in association with at least an end event of another service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyashita, Koji Kamei, Kazuhiko Shinozawa, Norihiro Hagita, Tadahisa Kondo
  • Patent number: 8086449
    Abstract: A VF detecting apparatus capable of highly accurate vocal fry (VF) detection includes: a very-short-term peak detection processing unit framing a speech signal with a first frame of a first frame length and first frame shift amount and detecting each power peak; a short-term periodicity detecting unit framing the speech signal with a second frame of a second frame length longer than the first frame length and a second frame shift amount larger than the first frame length and determining presence/absence of periodicity in each of the resulting frame; a periodicity checking unit for detecting power peaks in those frames determined to have no periodicity, from among the detected power peaks; and a similarity checking unit for detecting, for each of the selected power peaks, neighboring power peaks having high cross-correlation and detecting the section therebetween as the VF section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
    Inventors: Carlos Toshinori Ishii, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Norihiro Hagita
  • Publication number: 20090089051
    Abstract: A VF detecting apparatus capable of highly accurate vocal fry (VF) detection includes: a very-short-term peak detection processing unit framing a speech signal with a first frame of a first frame length and first frame shift amount and detecting each power peak; a short-term periodicity detecting unit framing the speech signal with a second frame of a second frame length longer than the first frame length and a second frame shift amount larger than the first frame length and determining presence/absence of periodicity in each of the resulting frame; a periodicity checking unit for detecting power peaks in those frames determined to have no periodicity, from among the detected power peaks; and a similarity checking unit for detecting, for each of the selected power peaks, neighboring power peaks having high cross-correlation and detecting the section therebetween as the VF section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Carlos Toshinori Ishii, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Norihiro Hagita
  • Publication number: 20030170602
    Abstract: The present invention provides an experience transfer system whereby human experience can be mutually shared. A cooperative media 1a acquires and stores the experience information of a first user by interacting with the first user autonomously and cooperatively, and a cooperative media 2b has a second user have the vicarious experience of the experience of the first user using the experience information of the first user read from the cooperative media 1a via the network 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Norihiro Hagita, Kenji Mase, Makoto Tadenuma, Nobuji Tetsutani, Yasuhiro Katagiri
  • Patent number: 5600736
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image pattern identification/recognition method which enables the reduction of the work load of the user required in the case of incorrect character recognition, as well as facilitating the addition of a new recognition pattern in the dictionary so that the pattern can be identified and added thereafter. A binary image pattern which has been entered is compared to each of the binary mask patterns prepared in advance for each of the recognition categories so as to identify/recognize the binary pattern and to determine the recognition category to which the binary pattern belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventor: Norihiro Hagita