Patents by Inventor Satoru KAWAMURA

Satoru KAWAMURA 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: 11131963
    Abstract: A particle collection system of an imaging apparatus includes an air flow generation device to generate an air flow for transporting airborne particles, a charging device that is located upstream of the air flow generation device in a ventilation direction to charge the floating fine particles in the air flow, and a particle collection device that is located downstream of the charging device in the ventilation direction to collect the airborne particles which are charged by the charging device. The charging device includes a discharging electrode and a counter electrode, and the particle collection device includes a tubular ventilation passage. A length of the tubular ventilation passage in the ventilation direction is greater than an opening diameter of the tubular ventilation passage, and the opening diameter of the tubular ventilation passage is less than or equal to a gap between the discharging electrode and the counter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Manabu Ono, Takashi Nakazawa, Takeshi Kawamura, Kensuke Nakajima, Satoru Hori
  • Patent number: 11128749
    Abstract: A communication terminal device records voice data indicating a voice input during a call in memory (S2), and upon detecting that a proximity of a user's head to the communication terminal device has ceased to be detected (S3 and S4; YES), recognizes an utterance after a time point a predetermined period of time prior to a time point at which a proximity of the head to the communication terminal device has ceased to be detected, based on voice data recorded in the memory (S5). Upon detecting that a predetermined keyword has been recognized, and that no proximity of the head to the communication terminal device is detected, the communication terminal device terminates the call (S9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventor: Satoru Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20210075902
    Abstract: A communication terminal device records voice data indicating a voice input during a call in memory (S2), and upon detecting that a proximity of a user's head to the communication terminal device has ceased to be detected (S3 and S4; YES), recognizes an utterance after a time point a predetermined period of time prior to a time point at which a proximity of the head to the communication terminal device has ceased to be detected, based on voice data recorded in the memory (S5). Upon detecting that a predetermined keyword has been recognized, and that no proximity of the head to the communication terminal device is detected, the communication terminal device terminates the call (S9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventor: Satoru KAWAMURA
  • Patent number: 10440171
    Abstract: Portable communication terminal apparatus includes a function of performing communication for a call. Also, communication terminal apparatus includes a proximity sensor for detecting that an object (head of a user) exists in proximity to the communication terminal apparatus, and an acceleration sensor for measuring a motion state of the communication terminal apparatus. Communication terminal apparatus performs call ending processing for ending a call if, during the call, a transition is made from a state in which the presence of the object is detected by the proximity sensor to a state in which the presence of the object is not detected, and thereafter the motion state detected by the acceleration sensor satisfies a predetermined condition. The condition of the motion state is determined, for example, based on an operation consciously performed by the user, such as an operation of shaking communication terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Kawamura, Nobuto Arai, Tsuneyo Yamauchi, Shunsaku Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10341499
    Abstract: A communication terminal device is a mobile communication terminal device that carries out communication for voice calls. In the case where an incoming voice call is received, the communication terminal device measures an orientation and a displacement of the device itself, and determines whether or not a condition occurring when a user picks up the device in his/her hand is met. After determining that the condition occurring when a user picks up the device in his/her hand is met, in the case where the communication terminal device determines that the device is detected as being near the user's head area and furthermore determines that an utterance from the user has been detected while the user's head area is detected as being near, the device carries out a notification processing for notifying the user that a response to the incoming call will be made, after which the response to the incoming call is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Kawamura, Nobuto Arai
  • Patent number: 10250759
    Abstract: A communication terminal device is a mobile communication terminal device that carries out communication for voice calls. The communication terminal device measures an orientation and a displacement of the device itself, and determines whether or not a condition occurring when a user picks up the device in his/her hand is met. In the case where it is determined that the condition occurring when the user picks up the device in his/her hand is met, and in the case where it has been determined that the user's head area has been detected as being near, the communication terminal device specifies a voice call partner on the basis of the orientation measured before the head area was detected as being near or while the head area was detected as being near. Then, when a tap operation performed by the user is detected, the communication terminal device performs a notification processing for making a notification of the specified voice call partner, and then makes an outgoing call to the partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Kawamura, Nobuto Arai, Tsuneyo Yamauchi, Shunsaku Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20180367662
    Abstract: Portable communication terminal apparatus includes a function of performing communication for a call. Also, communication terminal apparatus includes a proximity sensor for detecting that an object (head of a user) exists in proximity to the communication terminal apparatus, and an acceleration sensor for measuring a motion state of the communication terminal apparatus. Communication terminal apparatus performs call ending processing for ending a call if, during the call, a transition is made from a state in which the presence of the object is detected by the proximity sensor to a state in which the presence of the object is not detected, and thereafter the motion state detected by the acceleration sensor satisfies a predetermined condition. The condition of the motion state is determined, for example, based on an operation consciously performed by the user, such as an operation of shaking communication terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Kawamura, Nobuto Arai, Tsuneyo Yamauchi, Shunsaku Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20180124255
    Abstract: A communication terminal device is a mobile communication terminal device that carries out communication for voice calls. The communication terminal device measures an orientation and a displacement of the device itself, and determines whether or not a condition occurring when a user picks up the device in his/her hand is met. In the case where it is determined that the condition occurring when the user picks up the device in his/her hand is met, and in the case where it has been determined that the user's head area has been detected as being near, the communication terminal device specifies a voice call partner on the basis of the orientation measured before the head area was detected as being near or while the head area was detected as being near. Then, when a tap operation performed by the user is detected, the communication terminal device performs a notification processing for making a notification of the specified voice call partner, and then makes an outgoing call to the partner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru KAWAMURA, Nobuto ARAI, Tsuneyo YAMAUCHI, Shunsaku YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180124256
    Abstract: A communication terminal device is a mobile communication terminal device that carries out communication for voice calls. In the case where an incoming voice call is received, the communication terminal device measures an orientation and a displacement of the device itself, and determines whether or not a condition occurring when a user picks up the device in his/her hand is met. After determining that the condition occurring when a user picks up the device in his/her hand is met, in the case where the communication terminal device determines that the device is detected as being near the user's head area and furthermore determines that an utterance from the user has been detected while the user's head area is detected as being near, the device carries out a notification processing for notifying the user that a response to the incoming call will be made, after which the response to the incoming call is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru KAWAMURA, Nobuto ARAI
  • Publication number: 20160357490
    Abstract: Acquiring means acquires relevant information (for example, information indicative of an amount of processing that has been performed relative to the content based on a user's operation) relevant to content. Selecting means selects one or more content from among a plurality of content corresponding to a plurality of items of display information displayed on first display means, based on relevant information acquired by acquiring means for each of the plurality of content. Display control means causes second display means to display the one or more content selected by selecting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru KAWAMURA, Takashi OOMIYA, Tomohiro ANDO, Akihiro ICHINOSE, Masami NAGATA