Patents by Inventor RYOHTA NOMURA

RYOHTA NOMURA 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: 20210208696
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for operating pen-shaped input devices in a plurality of set modes are disclosed herein. Various apparatus and systems include an input acceptance unit that receives a pen-based input signal from a pen-shaped input device for operating in a plurality of set modes, the input signal including information on a contact position of the pen-shaped input device on a display screen, a mode decision unit that determines which set mode of the plurality of set modes that the pen-shaped input device is currently operating, and a signal conversion unit that converts the pen-based input signal to a mouse-based input signal in response to the mode decision unit determining that the set mode of the plurality of set modes that the pen-shaped input device is currently operating is a direct mouse mode. Methods for executing the various functions of the apparatus and/or systems are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Ryohta Nomura, Seiichi Kawano, Yuichi Shigematsu
  • Publication number: 20210132794
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus that overlay a touch panel with a precision touch pad are disclosed. One method includes detecting, by a processor of an information handling device, a touch position of a touch on a display unit, generating a touch panel area where the touch panel is formed, a second area that is not controlled by an operating system and that is overlaid on a first area of a touch screen controlled by the operating system according to a predetermined operation, and generating a signal indicating that a precision touch pad is touched in response to the second area being touched. Apparatus and computer program products for performing the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichi Shigematsu, Seiichi Kawano, Ryohta Nomura, Yoshitsugu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210132786
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a result of detection by a first detection sensor that detects a first touch operation relative to a first panel and a result of detection by a second detection sensor that detects a second touch operation relative to a second panel; and an integration unit configured to integrate, based on the results of detection obtained by the obtaining unit, the result of detection of the first touch operation relative to the first panel and the result of detection of the second touch operation relative to the second panel as a result of detection of a touch operation relative to a panel resulting from integration of the first panel and the second panel into one panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Seiichi Kawano, Ryohta Nomura, Mitsuhiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20200371734
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for multiple display region management are disclosed herein. One method includes detecting a physical amount in accordance with a posture of a chassis. The method also includes determining a display mode to show a screen region for the channel in accordance with the posture. Apparatus, and computer program products that include and/or perform the methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Seiichi Kawano, Ryohta Nomura, Mitsuhiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10423329
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for information processing and keyboard display are disclosed. The apparatus includes: a touch operation detection unit to detect a touch operation; a determination unit to determine whether the touch operation is a touch operation in a home position; and a control unit that changes a key change area to a correction key if the touch operation is a touch operation in the home position. The method includes: determining a simultaneous touch operation of at least two points in a sensing area; and displaying a correction key in a preset display change area. The computer program product includes software keyboard display processing for: determining a simultaneous touch operation of at least two points in a sensing area, and displaying a correction key in a present display change area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Luo, Hiroshi Itoh, Ryohta Nomura
  • Patent number: 10416884
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device may include a software keyboard that may include keys, each key including a sensing region and a character code. The software keyboard may detect a contact on a sensing region of a key and output the character code of the key. The electronic device may include a memory that may store a fixed layout and a moving layout. The fixed layout may include one or more fixed sensing regions, and each one may correspond to a key and include an unchangeable range. The moving layout may include one or more moving sensing regions, and each one may correspond to a key and include a changeable range. A character code output unit may, in response to contact at a fixed sensing region or moving sensing region, output the character code corresponding to the key of the contacted sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Jun Luo
  • Patent number: 10401968
    Abstract: For indirect determination of digit movement, apparatus, methods, and computer program products are disclosed. The apparatus for indirect determination of finger movement includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The processor obtains frequency data corresponding to movement of a user's limb, extracts frequency data having a predetermined feature value from the measured frequency data; and determines from the extracted frequency data whether the movement of the limb corresponds to a predetermined digit motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Shimotono, Yasushi Tsukamoto, Jun Luo, Hiroshi Itoh, Ryohta Nomura
  • Patent number: 10318047
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the electronic device may include a display. The electronic device may include a proximity sensor that may generate one or more proximity coordinates of a pointing medium in a state of proximity to a surface of the display. The electronic device may include a touch sensor that may generate one or more contact coordinates of the pointing medium in a state of contact with the surface of the display. The electronic device may include a partial image control section that may generate and display on the display a partial image including an enlarged, predetermined area of an original image. The partial image control section may display the partial image in response to a flying flick operation of the pointing medium in the proximity state. The electronic device may include a contact coordinate processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Shimotono, Ryohta Nomura
  • Publication number: 20180275869
    Abstract: Method, device and terminal for displaying virtual keyboard are provided. The method for displaying a virtual keyboard includes: displaying the virtual keyboard on a touch-control screen, the virtual keyboard having a plurality of keys with a three-dimensional (3D) display effect; acquiring a triggering event on the touch-control screen, the triggering event being triggered by a triggering operation on the touch-control screen; based on a location of the triggering event, determining a triggered key of the virtual keyboard; executing a triggering animation of the triggered key, where the triggering animation is a rendered animation that simulates a triggering procedure of a physical key; and inputting key information corresponding to the triggered key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Weilong ZHAO, Ryohta NOMURA, Seiichi KAWANO
  • Patent number: 9870061
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: capturing, using a camera, an image of an object in contact with a hand of a user; determining, using a processor, that the hand of the user contacts the object; thereafter capturing, using the camera, controlling gesture input; detecting, within the controlling gesture input, a gesture that emulates use of a pointing device; and controlling an application running on an information handling device based on the controlling gesture input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sugiyama, Susumu Shimotono, Ryohta Nomura
  • Publication number: 20170177215
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device may include a software keyboard that may include keys, each key including a sensing region and a character code. The software keyboard may detect a contact on a sensing region of a key and output the character code of the key. The electronic device may include a memory that may store a fixed layout and a moving layout. The fixed layout may include one or more fixed sensing regions, and each one may correspond to a key and include an unchangeable range. The moving layout may include one or more moving sensing regions, and each one may correspond to a key and include a changeable range. A character code output unit may, in response to contact at a fixed sensing region or moving sensing region, output the character code corresponding to the key of the contacted sensing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Jun Luo
  • Publication number: 20170168710
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for information processing and keyboard display are disclosed. The apparatus includes: a touch operation detection unit to detect a touch operation; a determination unit to determine whether the touch operation is a touch operation in a home position; and a control unit that changes a key change area to a correction key if the touch operation is a touch operation in the home position. The method includes: determining a simultaneous touch operation of at least two points in a sensing area; and displaying a correction key in a preset display change area. The computer program product includes software keyboard display processing for: determining a simultaneous touch operation of at least two points in a sensing area, and displaying a correction key in a present display change area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Jun Luo, Hiroshi Itoh, Ryohta Nomura
  • Publication number: 20170090590
    Abstract: For indirect determination of digit movement, apparatus, methods, and computer program products are disclosed. The apparatus for indirect determination of finger movement includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The processor obtains frequency data corresponding to movement of a user's limb, extracts frequency data having a predetermined feature value from the measured frequency data; and determines from the extracted frequency data whether the movement of the limb corresponds to a predetermined digit motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Susumu Shimotono, Yasushi Tsukamoto, Jun Luo, Hiroshi Itoh, Ryohta Nomura
  • Publication number: 20170060324
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the electronic device may include a display. The electronic device may include a proximity sensor that may generate one or more proximity coordinates of a pointing medium in a state of proximity to a surface of the display. The electronic device may include a touch sensor that may generate one or more contact coordinates of the pointing medium in a state of contact with the surface of the display. The electronic device may include a partial image control section that may generate and display on the display a partial image including an enlarged, predetermined area of an original image. The partial image control section may display the partial image in response to a flying flick operation of the pointing medium in the proximity state. The electronic device may include a contact coordinate processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Susumu Shimotono, Ryohta Nomura
  • Publication number: 20150227214
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: capturing, using a camera, an image of an object in contact with a hand of a user; determining, using a processor, that the hand of the user contacts the object; thereafter capturing, using the camera, controlling gesture input; detecting, within the controlling gesture input, a gesture that emulates use of a pointing device; and controlling an application running on an information handling device based on the controlling gesture input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Sugiyama, Susumu Shimotono, Ryohta Nomura
  • Patent number: 9007534
    Abstract: A portable terminal device includes a display screen; a pico projector for receiving an image signal of a predetermined format and projecting image light onto the display screen according to the image signal of the predetermined format, so that an image corresponding to the image signal of the predetermined format is displayed on the display screen; and a main body part, for fixing the display screen and the pico projector. The main body part includes a first part and a second part that are hinged by a hinge part. The display screen is fixed on the first part and the pico projector is positioned at the edge of the first part and is fixed on the first part, the second part or the hinge part. The pico projector forms a predetermined angle between the pico projector and the display screen while projecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Ke Shang, Fang Xu
  • Publication number: 20140293131
    Abstract: A portable terminal device includes a display screen; a pico projector for receiving an image signal of a predetermined format and projecting image light onto the display screen according to the image signal of the predetermined format, so that an image corresponding to the image signal of the predetermined format is displayed on the display screen; and a main body part, for fixing the display screen and the pico projector. The main body part includes a first part and a second part that are hinged by a hinge part. The display screen is fixed on the first part and the pico projector is positioned at the edge of the first part and is fixed on the first part, the second part or the hinge part. The pico projector forms a predetermined angle between the pico projector and the display screen while projecting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Ke Shang, Fang Xu
  • Publication number: 20140118288
    Abstract: A display device may provide a seamless appearance adjacent the edges of a display. The display device may include a protective transparent layer and a polarizer coupled to an interior side of the transparent layer. The polarizer layer may include edges that extend as far as edges of the transparent protective layer. In some embodiments, the transparent protective layer may extend to the edges of a supporting housing. An electronic display unit may be disposed on a side of the polarizer layer that is opposite the transparent protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE, LTD
    Inventors: RYOHTA NOMURA, KE SHANG
  • Patent number: 8711091
    Abstract: A method and a computer system are provided for automatically setting the logical positions of multiple screen displays. A computer system may comprise a plurality of display devices, at least one image capturing device, and a controller. The controller may be coupled to the display devices and image capturing devices. The adjustment module may be adapted to adjust the plurality of the display settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Susumu Shimotono
  • Publication number: 20130093659
    Abstract: A method and a computer system are provided for automatically setting the logical positions of multiple screen displays. A computer system may comprise a plurality of display devices, at least one image capturing device, and a controller. The controller may be coupled to the display devices and image capturing devices. The adjustment module may be adapted to adjust the plurality of the display settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: RYOHTA NOMURA, SUSUMU SHIMOTONO