Patents by Inventor Shigeki Uetabira

Shigeki Uetabira 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: 20210303869
    Abstract: A user can confirm the congestion degree of a congestion confirmation area at the present moment by a congestion confirmation system which includes mobile communication devices and a congestion confirmation server. The mobile communication device periodically detects and transmits the current location information to the congestion confirmation server. Receiving the current location information, the congestion confirmation server stores the current location information in a database in association with a current time. The mobile communication device sends a congestion confirmation request designating one of the congestion confirmation areas. In response to this request, the congestion confirmation server refers to the database and transmits the location information of mobile communication devices currently located in the congestion confirmation area as designated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki UETABIRA
  • Patent number: 11002029
    Abstract: A mobile terminal booth with a sound masking function includes a sound absorbing panel which partitions a space as viewed from the above to provide a place where a user of a mobile terminal can have a telephone conversation; a speaker provided to emit sounds to an outside of the mobile terminal booth; and a masking sound generation unit provided to emit a masking sound through the speaker. The harsh-sounding high frequency components of the masking sound which is output from the speaker are attenuated so that the masking sound gives less uncomfortable feeling to persons surrounding the mobile terminal booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Uetabira, Junichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200370318
    Abstract: A mobile terminal booth with a sound masking function includes a sound absorbing panel which partitions a space as viewed from the above to provide a place where a user of a mobile terminal can have a telephone conversation; a speaker provided to emit sounds to an outside of the mobile terminal booth; and a masking sound generation unit provided to emit a masking sound through the speaker. The harsh-sounding high frequency components of the masking sound which is output from the speaker are attenuated so that the masking sound gives less uncomfortable feeling to persons surrounding the mobile terminal booth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki UETABIRA, Junichi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10554642
    Abstract: An identity confirmation method and a identity confirmation system which do not require users to remember passwords, and automatically update credentials for use in identity confirmation, without need for the manipulation by users. This identity confirmation method and system receives current location information from a mobile communication device of a user to accumulates, as a location information history, the current location information of a user. The identity confirmation system generates a question relating to the location information history. The user returns an answer to the question. The identity confirmation system compares and matches the answer with the location information history and determine the identification of the user if the answer coincides with the location information history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERMAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: 10304250
    Abstract: A danger avoidance support program is described which make it possible to always grasp the surrounding situation and avoid danger such as collision even when using a smartphone while walking. This danger avoidance support program detects a direction to each of a plurality of measurement objects located ahead of the portable information terminal and measures the distance to the each measurement object to display the plurality of measurement objects in real time on the screen of the portable information terminal by mapping the plurality of measurement objects in the space of the screen of the portable information terminal on the basis of the detected directions and the measured distances. The plurality of measurement objects are displayed on the screen of the portable information terminal as translucent images which are superimposed on an image displayed by another application running on the portable information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: 10195748
    Abstract: A humanoid robot capable of identifying an individual in a natural way is described. This humanoid robot shakes a hand of a person to acquire biological information of the person and identify the individual person. Particularly, a near infrared light emitting device and a near infrared sensor are installed in a hand of the humanoid robot to irradiate a hand of a human being with near infrared light emitted from the near infrared light emitting device and detect a vein pattern by the near infrared sensor. The individual person can be identified by recording and collating this vein pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: 10129234
    Abstract: Provided are an identity confirmation method and an identity confirmation system in which it is not necessary to keep a password in memory and in which a credential used for authentication is changed automatically without requiring a user operation. Life log data for the user is received, life log data history is accumulated and managed, the life log data history is referenced to generate a question relating to history that the user is likely to know, the question is transmitted over the Internet to a mobile communication device, an answer to the question relating to history produced by the user and transmitted from the mobile communication device is received over the Internet, the answer from the user is evaluated to determine whether or not the answer is correct, and the success or failure of identification is determined on the basis of the evaluation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: 9843571
    Abstract: An identity confirmation method and an identity confirmation system which do not require users to remember passwords, and which automatically update credentials for use in identity confirmation, without need for manipulation by users. This identity confirmation method and system receives current location information from a mobile communication device of a user in order to accumulate, as location information history, current location information of a user. As part of a process of confirming a user's identity, the identity confirmation system generates a question relating to this location information history. When the user returns an answer to the question, the identity confirmation system compares and matches the answer with the location information history and confirms the identity of the user if the answer coincides with the location information history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Publication number: 20170282380
    Abstract: A humanoid robot capable of identifying an individual in a natural way is described. This humanoid robot shakes a hand of a person to acquire biological information of the person and identify the individual person. Particularly, a near infrared light emitting device and a near infrared sensor are installed in a hand of the humanoid robot to irradiate a hand of a human being with near infrared light emitted from the near infrared light emitting device and detect a vein pattern by the near infrared sensor. The individual person can be identified by recording and collating this vein pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki UETABIRA
  • Publication number: 20170278307
    Abstract: A danger avoidance support program is described which make it possible to always grasp the surrounding situation and avoid danger such as collision even when using a smartphone while walking. This danger avoidance support program detects a direction to each of a plurality of measurement objects located ahead of the portable information terminal and measures the distance to the each measurement object to display the plurality of measurement objects in real time on the screen of the portable information terminal by mapping the plurality of measurement objects in the space of the screen of the portable information terminal on the basis of the detected directions and the measured distances. The plurality of measurement objects are displayed on the screen of the portable information terminal as translucent images which are superimposed on an image displayed by another application running on the portable information terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki UETABIRA
  • Patent number: 9704466
    Abstract: A sound control apparatus capable of improving the quality of the reproduction sound output from an electronic apparatus includes a sound control mat, and a support unit for supporting an electronic device having a speaker on the sound control mat. The sound control mat has a sound controlling structure configured to control the resonance of sound output from the speaker of the electronic apparatus when it is supported by the sound control mat. With this sound control apparatus, it is possible to enjoy a good tone directly output from a television, a stereo system or any other device having a small speaker without needing a special devising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Publication number: 20170149758
    Abstract: An identity confirmation method and an identity confirmation system which do not require users to remember passwords, and which automatically update credentials for use in identity confirmation, without need for manipulation by users. This identity confirmation method and system receives current location information from a mobile communication device of a user in order to accumulate, as location information history, current location information of a user. As part of a process of confirming a user's identity, the identity confirmation system generates a question relating to this location information history. When the user returns an answer to the question, the identity confirmation system compares and matches the answer with the location information history and confirms the identity of the user if the answer coincides with the location information history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki UETABIRA
  • Patent number: 9523191
    Abstract: A mobile terminal booth which provides an area where a mobile terminal can be used in a public place. This mobile terminal booth is provided with a sound absorbing unit which is placed in a public place and partially partitions a space as viewed from the above where a user of a mobile terminal can have a telephone conversation. The sound absorbing unit is made of a laminate consisting of a plurality of sound absorbing layers. The sound absorbing layers are joined together in the form of the laminate with a viscous adhesive which does not solidify after formation of said laminate, and maintains its viscosity when the mobile terminal booth is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Publication number: 20160301674
    Abstract: Provided are an identity confirmation method and an identity confirmation system in which it is not necessary to keep a password in memory and in which a credential used for authentication is changed automatically without requiring a user operation. Life log data for the user is received, life log data history is accumulated and managed, the life log data history is referenced to generate a question relating to history that the user is likely to know, the question is transmitted over the Internet to a mobile communication device, an answer to the question relating to history produced by the user and transmitted from the mobile communication device is received over the Internet, the answer from the user is evaluated to determine whether or not the answer is correct, and the success or failure of identification is determined on the basis of the evaluation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki UETABIRA
  • Patent number: 9369869
    Abstract: An automatic logon support method and system enable a user having an access right to easily access a website on the Internet through a mobile communication device without asking the user to manually input a credential. Information about a history of when and where the mobile communication device is located is collected and stored in the mobile communication device itself. The server which hosts the website determines whether to allow a mobile communication device to access the server on the basis of the location information history stored in the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Publication number: 20160160498
    Abstract: A mobile terminal booth which provides an area where a mobile terminal can be used in a public place. This mobile terminal booth is provided with a sound absorbing unit which is placed in a public place and partially partitions a space as viewed from the above where a user of a mobile terminal can have a telephone conversation. The sound absorbing unit is made of a laminate consisting of a plurality of sound absorbing layers. The sound absorbing layers are joined together in the form of the laminate with a viscous adhesive which does not solidify after formation of said laminate, and maintains its viscosity when the mobile terminal booth is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: INTERMAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeki UETABIRA
  • Patent number: 9344414
    Abstract: A user similarity provision method for providing mobile communication devices with information about common interests among first and second users of the mobile communication devices is described. The current position of each mobile communication device are periodically acquired in association with the current time and accumulated as a visited location history. The visited location history consists of location visited records each of which consists of a visited location and a visit time. Similar visited location records are extracted from the visited location histories of the first and second users to indicate common interests shared by them. The similar visited location records are then displayed on the mobile communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: D741503
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: D749236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERMAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: D765267
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: INTERMAN Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira