Patents by Inventor Osamu Hashimoto

Osamu Hashimoto 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: 20240029738
    Abstract: A speech recognition device includes a sound input section, a sound output section, a communication control section that performs data transmission and reception with at least one of other recognition devices, a conversation-mode executing section that transmits sound data input to each of the other recognition devices and outputs sound data received from each of the other recognition devices, a speech recognition section that converts the sound input into text data, a hot word detecting section that detects a conversation activation hot word from the text data to activate the conversation-mode executing section, and a command transmitting section that transmits a control command to each of the other recognition devices. If the hot word detecting section detects the conversation activation hot word, the command transmitting section transmits the control command to activate a conversation-mode executing section provided in each of the other recognition devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Ikuya ARAI, Satoru TAKASHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Sadao TSURUGA, Osamu KAWAMAE
  • Patent number: 11852811
    Abstract: In a linked display system in which wireless communication connection between a first information device and a second information device has been established, when the first information device transmits text data to the second information device in a state of displaying content containing the text data and image data, the second information device displays the text data while the first information device stops displaying the text data and enlarges and displays the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Kurachi, Masuo Oku, Hirokazu Ishii, Osamu Kawamae, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11831976
    Abstract: A display apparatus that includes a first imaging unit that images a user, a first distance detector that identifies an eye of the user and measure a first distance that is a distance from the identified eye to the first imaging unit, a second imaging unit that images an object, a second distance detector that measures a second distance that is a distance from the second imaging unit to the object, an image processor that processes the images, and a display unit, the image processor calculating a display imaging range, extracting the calculated display imaging range from the image imaged by the second imaging unit, and causing the display unit to display it, and the display imaging range being such a range that the object displayed and an external scenery not interrupted by the display unit seen from a viewpoint of the user have the same size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Ikuya Arai, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Tomonori Nomura, Osamu Kawamae, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Naohisa Takamizawa
  • Publication number: 20230379587
    Abstract: A composite reception and emission apparatus comprises: a plurality of first-type devices that receives or emits energy; a plurality of second-type devices whose type is different from a type of the first-type devices; and a base body. The first-type devices and the second-type devices measure a full solid angle, and are arranged on the base body such that a device closest to each of the first-type devices in an orientation space is at least one of the second-type devices, and a device closest to each of the second-type devices in the orientation space is at least one of the first-type devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Hiroaki ONO, Osamu KAWAMAE, Nobuo MASUOKA
  • Patent number: 11810567
    Abstract: A speech recognition device includes a sound input section, a sound output section, a communication control section that performs data transmission and reception with at least one of other recognition devices, a conversation-mode executing section that transmits sound data input to each of the other recognition devices and outputs sound data received from each of the other recognition devices, a speech recognition section that converts the sound input into text data, a hot word detecting section that detects a conversation activation hot word from the text data to activate the conversation-mode executing section, and a command transmitting section that transmits a control command to each of the other recognition devices. If the hot word detecting section detects the conversation activation hot word, the command transmitting section transmits the control command to activate a conversation-mode executing section provided in each of the other recognition devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Hashimoto, Ikuya Arai, Satoru Takashimizu, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Shimizu, Sadao Tsuruga, Osamu Kawamae
  • Publication number: 20230334132
    Abstract: A head mounted information processing device, an authentication system, and an authentication method capable of achieving an improvement in security are provided. Thus, a head mounted information processing device 1 includes a display 45 configured to display an image, a microphone 50 configured to collect a voice of a user and output an audio data signal, a biometric authentication sensor 30 configured to acquire tomographic data of a head of the user, and a controller (20) configured to control the head mounted information processing device 1. The controller (20) authenticates the user based on the tomographic data acquired by the biometric authentication sensor 30 during an authentication period in which the user is uttering a passcode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Mayumi NAKADE, Nicholas Simon WALKER, Jan Jasper VAN DEN BERG, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Osamu KAWAMAE
  • Patent number: 11765464
    Abstract: A composite reception and emission apparatus comprises: a plurality of first-type devices that receives or emits energy; a plurality of second-type devices whose type is different from a type of the first-type devices; and a base body. The first-type devices and the second-type devices measure a full solid angle, and are arranged on the base body such that a device closest to each of the first-type devices in an orientation space is at least one of the second-type devices, and a device closest to each of the second-type devices in the orientation space is at least one of the first-type devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Hashimoto, Hiroaki Ono, Osamu Kawamae, Nobuo Masuoka
  • Publication number: 20230269247
    Abstract: A user authentication system includes a main body device and an authentication device. The main body device has an authentication code transmission requesting unit, a verification unit, and an unlocking unit. The authentication code transmission requesting unit generates an authentication code transmission request including a first value, and transmits the authentication code transmission request to the authentication device. The authentication device generates an authentication code in response to the first value in the authentication code transmission request, and transmits the authentication code to the main body device. The verification unit determines that authentication is successful if the authentication code is received from the authentication device. When the verification unit determines that the authentication is successful, the unlocking unit enables a predetermined functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Osamu KAWAMAE, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11677744
    Abstract: A user authentication system includes a main body device and an authentication device. The main body device has an authentication code transmission requesting unit, a verification unit, and an unlocking unit. The authentication code transmission requesting unit generates an authentication code transmission request including a first value, and transmits the authentication code transmission request to the authentication device. The authentication device generates an authentication code in response to the first value in the authentication code transmission request, and transmits the authentication code to the main body device. The verification unit determines that authentication is successful if the authentication code is received from the authentication device. When the verification unit determines that the authentication is successful, the unlocking unit enables a predetermined functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Hashimoto, Osamu Kawamae, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11558936
    Abstract: A microwave treatment apparatus includes a treatment chamber, a microwave supply, and a resonator unit. The treatment chamber is surrounded by a plurality of walls, and accommodates a heating target. The microwave supply supplies a microwave to the treatment chamber. The resonator unit is provided on one wall of the plurality of walls, and the resonator unit has a resonance frequency in a frequency band of the microwave. In this embodiment, the impedance of the surface of the resonator unit can be changed by controlling the frequency of the microwave supplied to the treatment chamber. This makes it possible to control the standing wave distribution within the treatment chamber, that is, the microwave energy distribution within the treatment chamber. As a result, in the cases where a plurality of heating targets need to be heated simultaneously, desired dielectric heating is conducted for each of the heating targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yoshino, Masayuki Kubo, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Patent number: 11395381
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device that is provided in a two-dimensional region located in at least a part of a wall face within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces arranged to fill a predetermined two-dimensional region, and a switch provided between two metal pieces adjacent to each other among the plurality of metal pieces. The switch is connected to the two metal pieces adjacent to each other through two conductors each of which is provided on a corresponding one of the two metal pieces adjacent to each other, and smaller than the two metal pieces adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Kubo, Koji Yoshino, Masafumi Sadahira, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Patent number: 11382187
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device provided in a predetermined two-dimensional region within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces and a plurality of switches. The plurality of metal pieces are arranged to fill the predetermined two-dimensional region. The plurality of switches connect the plurality of metal pieces with one another. A serially connected row of metal pieces is configured by connecting one metal piece among the plurality of metal pieces to at most two metal pieces adjacent to the one metal piece through at least two of the plurality of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Sadahira, Koji Yoshino, Masayuki Kubo, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Patent number: 10880960
    Abstract: There are provided heating chamber, and reflection angle control device provided on upper wall configuring at least part of walls of heating chamber and configured to control a reflection angle of a microwave to control standing wave distribution in heating chamber. Reflection angle control device controls the reflection angle of the microwave when the microwave radiated from microwave radiation device is not directly absorbed into heating target but is reflected by the wall. Standing wave distribution in heating chamber can thus be controlled to be different from ordinary distribution for improvement in local heating performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Yoshino, Yoshiharu Oomori, Masafumi Sadahira, Masayuki Kubo, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Publication number: 20200163173
    Abstract: A microwave treatment apparatus includes a treatment chamber, a microwave supply, and a resonator unit. The treatment chamber is surrounded by a plurality of walls, and accommodates a heating target. The microwave supply supplies a microwave to the treatment chamber. The resonator unit is provided on one wall of the plurality of walls, and the resonator unit has a resonance frequency in a frequency band of the microwave. In this embodiment, the impedance of the surface of the resonator unit can be changed by controlling the frequency of the microwave supplied to the treatment chamber. This makes it possible to control the standing wave distribution within the treatment chamber, that is, the microwave energy distribution within the treatment chamber. As a result, in the cases where a plurality of heating targets need to be heated simultaneously, desired dielectric heating is conducted for each of the heating targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: KOJI YOSHINO, MASAYUKI KUBO, OSAMU HASHIMOTO, RYOSUKE SUGA
  • Patent number: 10591729
    Abstract: A wearable device according to one aspect of embodiments includes a display unit arranged in front of eyes, and a detector configured to detect whether an electronic device is present in a predetermined space in front of the wearable device. If the another electronic device is present in the predetermined space and performs predetermined display, the wearable device displays additional information related to the displaying on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Watanabe, Osamu Hashimoto, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20190373686
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device provided in a predetermined two-dimensional region within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces and a plurality of switches. The plurality of metal pieces are arranged to fill the predetermined two-dimensional region. The plurality of switches connect the plurality of metal pieces with one another. A serially connected row of metal pieces is configured by connecting one metal piece among the plurality of metal pieces to at most two metal pieces adjacent to the one metal piece through at least two of the plurality of switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: MASAFUMI SADAHIRA, KOJI YOSHINO, MASAYUKI KUBO, OSAMU HASHIMOTO, RYOSUKE SUGA
  • Publication number: 20190364623
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device that is provided in a two-dimensional region located in at least a part of a wall face within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces arranged to fill a predetermined two-dimensional region, and a switch provided between two metal pieces adjacent to each other among the plurality of metal pieces. The switch is connected to the two metal pieces adjacent to each other through two conductors each of which is provided on a corresponding one of the two metal pieces adjacent to each other, and smaller than the two metal pieces adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: MASAYUKI KUBO, KOJI YOSHINO, MASAFUMI SADAHIRA, OSAMU HASHIMOTO, RYOSUKE SUGA
  • Publication number: 20190037653
    Abstract: There are provided heating chamber, and reflection angle control device provided on upper wall configuring at least part of walls of heating chamber and configured to control a reflection angle of a microwave to control standing wave distribution in heating chamber. Reflection angle control device controls the reflection angle of the microwave when the microwave radiated from microwave radiation device is not directly absorbed into heating target but is reflected by the wall. Standing wave distribution in heating chamber can thus be controlled to be different from ordinary distribution for improvement in local heating performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: KOJI YOSHINO, YOSHIHARU OOMORI, MASAFUMI SADAHIRA, MASAYUKI KUBO, OSAMU HASHIMOTO, RYOSUKE SUGA
  • Publication number: 20180164589
    Abstract: A wearable device according to one aspect of embodiments includes a display unit arranged in front of eyes, and a detector configured to detect whether an electronic device is present in a predetermined space in front of the wearable device. If the another electronic device is present in the predetermined space and performs predetermined display, the wearable device displays additional information related to the displaying on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Akiko WATANABE, Osamu HASHIMOTO, Tomohiro SUDOU
  • Patent number: 9756162
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a communication module for establishing a master-slave relationship with another electronic device to perform communication. The mobile phone determines a carrying state and performs control related to the master-slave relationship of the communication module based on a determination result of the carrying state. By this configuration, the mobile phone can improve user's convenience with respect to the use modes of electronic devices between which the master-slave relationship is established. For example, when it is determined that the carrying state is a carried state, the mobile phone may make the communication module subordinate to the other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hashimoto, Mitsutaka Hata, Akiko Watanabe, Takaomi Araki, Tomohiro Sudou