Patents by Inventor Shingo Kuroiwa

Shingo Kuroiwa 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: 20190227092
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to suppress adhesion of a reagent to the periphery of an opening of a reagent container. The reagent container is a reagent container used for a sample measuring apparatus having a suction tube for suctioning a reagent, and includes a reagent, an upper surface part having an opening, a side surface part, and a bottom surface part that defines an internal space in which the reagent is stored, and a suction tube introducing part extending from the upper surface part to a position above the liquid level of the reagent to introduce the suction tube received from above the opening into the internal space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Patent number: 6111937
    Abstract: This invention is characterized by providing an apparatus for automatically discriminating service users which can prevent troubles from occurring between the service provider and users because of difference in language. When the service provider has a call from a user, the service provider makes an announcement to the user to request the voicing of a specific keyword. If an answer by the keyword is made from the user, it is determined whether or not it is an answer by the correct keyword. If correct, the call is connected to the service provider. If not correct, how to use the service is announced in another language. Then, the line is disconnected. As a result, a user who is weak in the language used by the service provider can be prevented from being connected to the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Kokusai Denshin Denwa Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Kuroiwa, Shin-ichi Sakayori, Seiichi Yamamoto, Masanobu Fujioka
  • Patent number: 5960063
    Abstract: A telephone speech recognition system is provided which has a high level of speech recognition without affecting from various conditions of a telephone line. The system comprises speech analyzers (4) and (5), and reference speech model storages (7) to (9) corresponding to line connection data. A telephone line interface (1) having a line connection data acquisition function analyzes a call received from the telephone line for identifying the country, route, and other information of the call and transmits those line connection data to a line connection data processor (2). The line connection data processor (2) selects one of the acoustic analyzers (4) and (5) in response to the line connection data from the interface (1) and also one of the speech model storages (7) to (9). A speech pattern matcher (11) compares an acoustic vector train output of the selected acoustic analyzer with the speech models given from the selected reference speech model storage for speech recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Kokusai Denshin Denwa Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Kuroiwa, Masaki Naito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Shin-ichi Sakayori, Masanobu Fujioka
  • Patent number: 5740318
    Abstract: A speech endpoint detection unit determines that a first condition is met when a matching score of a partial sentence accepted by a grammatical rule unit is the highest of all partial sentences, and that a second condition is met when a duration time of input speech determined to coincide with a silent standard pattern is longer than a predetermined time. A speech endpoint is determined when the first and second conditions are both met and a speech endpoint detection signal is sent to a word prediction unit and a recognition result output unit. By requiring that both first and second conditions be met, a speech endpoint can correctly be detected even when a long silent period is present in the course of a sentence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Naito, Shingo Kuroiwa, Kazuya Takeda, Seiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5425127
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of recognizing input speech of many unspecific people. Feature parameters representing both a short-time average spectrum envelope characteristic of the input speech, and regression coefficients obtained from the outputs from a wide-band filter bank. The regression coefficients represent the rough directionality of the characteristic of change in the spectrum of the speech signal. Distance is measured between the feature parameters and standard patterns stored in a storage means. The distance between the feature parameters and the stored pattern which is smallest of all the patterns is found to recognize said input speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Kokusai Denshin Denwa Company, Limited
    Inventors: Fumihiro Yato, Kazuya Takeda, Shingo Kuroiwa