Patents by Inventor Shiro Shimaoka

Shiro Shimaoka 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: 8135381
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile apparatus including: a sensor configured to detect acceleration applied to the mobile apparatus and to generate a detection signal; a memory configured to record count data based on the detection signal, the count data associated with movement of the mobile apparatus; a counting module configured to count the number of user's steps based on the count data; a sound module configured to sound; and a counting control module configured to control the counting module to stop counting of the number of user's steps when the sound module starts sounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ikeda, Shiro Shimaoka, Hideki Nakashima, Noboru Imazawa
  • Patent number: 7904274
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile apparatus including: a vibration sensor; an acquisition module configured to periodically acquire the number of vibration in a time period as a detected step count value; a first determination module configured to determine whether there is a possibility that the detected step count value is due to walking or running based on the detected step count value; and a calculation module configured to count the detected step count value as an interim step count. The first determination module determines the detected step count value is due to continuous walking or running of a user when the detected step count value satisfies a certain condition. The calculation module calculates total of the interim step count when the first determination module determines the detected step count value is due to the continuous walking or running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventors: Shiro Shimaoka, Kazuyuki Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20090299691
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile apparatus including: a vibration sensor; an acquisition module configured to periodically acquire the number of vibration in a time period as a detected step count value; a first determination module configured to determine whether there is a possibility that the detected step count value is due to walking or running based on the detected step count value; and a calculation module configured to count the detected step count value as an interim step count. The first determination module determines the detected step count value is due to continuous walking or running of a user when the detected step count value satisfies a certain condition. The calculation module calculates total of the interim step count when the first determination module determines the detected step count value is due to the continuous walking or running.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shiro SHIMAOKA, Kazuyuki Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20090298536
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile apparatus including: a sensor configured to detect acceleration applied to the mobile apparatus and to generate a detection signal; a memory configured to record count data based on the detection signal, the count data associated with movement of the mobile apparatus; a counting module configured to count the number of user's steps based on the count data; a sound module configured to sound; and a counting control module configured to control the counting module to stop counting of the number of user's steps when the sound module starts sounding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuhiko IKEDA, Shiro Shimaoka, Hideki Nakashima, Noboru Imazawa