Patents by Inventor Norihiro Yoshikuni

Norihiro Yoshikuni 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: 10147409
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic percussion instrument that is capable of simulating a playing technique for an acoustic percussion instrument. A tubular body part is opened on an axial end surface, and a head is attached to the axial end surface to be struck on the front surface. A capacitance sensor includes an electrode that generates a capacitance with respect to a detected conductor, such as a human body, positioned on the front surface side of the head. Because the capacitance sensor detects a change of a capacitance corresponding to a distance between the electrode and the detected conductor, whether the detected conductor approaches (contacts) the head or presses the head can be determined. As a result, the playing technique for the acoustic percussion instrument is simulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Takasaki, Norihiro Yoshikuni, Takeshi Osada, Yutaka Morita
  • Publication number: 20180197517
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic percussion instrument that is capable of simulating a playing technique for an acoustic percussion instrument. A tubular body part is opened on an axial end surface, and a head is attached to the axial end surface to be struck on the front surface. A capacitance sensor includes an electrode that generates a capacitance with respect to a detected conductor, such as a human body, positioned on the front surface side of the head. Because the capacitance sensor detects a change of a capacitance corresponding to a distance between the electrode and the detected conductor, whether the detected conductor approaches (contacts) the head or presses the head can be determined. As a result, the playing technique for the acoustic percussion instrument is simulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo TAKASAKI, Norihiro YOSHIKUNI, Takeshi OSADA, Yutaka MORITA
  • Patent number: 9947307
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic percussion instrument that is capable of simulating a playing technique for an acoustic percussion instrument. A tubular body part is opened on an axial end surface, and a head is attached to the axial end surface to be struck on the front surface. A capacitance sensor includes an electrode that generates a capacitance with respect to a detected conductor, such as a human body, positioned on the front surface side of the head. Because the capacitance sensor detects a change of a capacitance corresponding to a distance between the electrode and the detected conductor, whether the detected conductor approaches (contacts) the head or presses the head can be determined. As a result, the playing technique for the acoustic percussion instrument is simulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Takasaki, Norihiro Yoshikuni, Takeshi Osada, Yutaka Morita
  • Publication number: 20170236505
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic percussion instrument that is capable of simulating a playing technique for an acoustic percussion instrument. A tubular body part is opened on an axial end surface, and a head is attached to the axial end surface to be struck on the front surface. A capacitance sensor includes an electrode that generates a capacitance with respect to a detected conductor, such as a human body, positioned on the front surface side of the head. Because the capacitance sensor detects a change of a capacitance corresponding to a distance between the electrode and the detected conductor, whether the detected conductor approaches (contacts) the head or presses the head can be determined. As a result, the playing technique for the acoustic percussion instrument is simulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo TAKASAKI, Norihiro YOSHIKUNI, Takeshi OSADA, Yutaka MORITA
  • Publication number: 20140115528
    Abstract: A display method of a display device connected to a plurality of terminals via a network, the display device displaying one or more split window areas, comprising: receiving identification information and a display request of a terminal among the terminals from the terminal, determining whether or not the terminal is permitted to connect to the display device and whether or not the terminal is permitted to display to the display device, and displaying, when the terminal is a terminal permitted to display, a multi-window screen that is synthesized based on image data and predetermined information received from the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miki NAGANO, Norihiro YOSHIKUNI
  • Patent number: 8656302
    Abstract: A technique for presenting display screens of a plurality terminals connected to a network on a multi-window screen of a display screen of a display device. A communication unit receives image data captured and then sent by each terminal having a screen capture function. A display control unit controls an image synthesizer to synthesize the captured image data into single screen multi-window format data. A multi-window screen is thus presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Nagano, Norihiro Yoshikuni
  • Publication number: 20100095241
    Abstract: A technique for presenting display screens of a plurality terminals connected to a network on a multi-window screen of a display screen of a display device. A communication unit receives image data captured and then sent by each terminal having a screen capture function. A display control unit controls an image synthesizer to synthesize the captured image data into single screen multi-window format data. A multi-window screen is thus presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Nagano, Norihiro Yoshikuni
  • Patent number: 7142245
    Abstract: A projector is provided to suppress the degradation of the image quality of movies that are displayed on an image display device. The projector is configured to have a DVD playback function. Accordingly, when movie data that was read out from a DVD includes a movie film having a frame rate of 24 fps, a frame rate conversion unit converts the frame rate from 24 fps to 72 fps without performing a 2 to 3 pull down telecine conversion. In addition, the driving frequency of a liquid crystal panel is also switched to 72 Hz according to the conversion of frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Kono, Miki Nagano, Norihiro Yoshikuni
  • Publication number: 20040201594
    Abstract: The present invention executes a projected image correction method and a projector that can execute keystone correction of larger amount without modifying or replacing a keystone correction device. A projector according to the invention includes a signal scale down device that scales down image signals that are input, a keystone correction device that executes keystone correction for the scaled down image signals, a buffer that temporarily stores the image signals for keystone correction, and a signal interpolation device that interpolates the corrected image signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Nashida, Miki Nagano, Yasutaka Kamiya, Akira Takei, Norihiro Yoshikuni
  • Publication number: 20040136686
    Abstract: To suppress the degradation of the image quality of movies that are played on an image display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Kono, Miki Nagano, Norihiro Yoshikuni
  • Publication number: 20040130568
    Abstract: A technique for presenting display screens of a plurality terminals connected to a network on a multi-window screen of a display screen of a display device. A communication unit receives image data captured and then sent by each terminal having a screen capture function. A display control unit controls an image synthesizer to synthesize the captured image data into single screen multi-window format data. A multi-window screen is thus presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Nagano, Norihiro Yoshikuni