Patents by Inventor Shoichi Araki

Shoichi Araki 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: 20210104240
    Abstract: A description support device for displaying information on a topic to be checked in an utterance by a user, the description support device includes: an inputter to acquire input information indicating an utterance sentence corresponding to the utterance; a controller to generate information indicating a check result of the topic for the utterance sentence; and a display to display information generated by the controller, wherein the display is configured to display a checklist indicating whether or not the topic is described in the utterance sentence indicated by the input information sequentially acquired by the inputter, and wherein the display is configured to display, according to a likelihood of each utterance sentence, display information including the utterance sentence, the likelihood defining the check result of the topic in the checklist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Natsuki SAEKI, Shoichi ARAKI, Masakatsu HOSHIMI, Takahiro KAMAI
  • Patent number: 10929618
    Abstract: A translation device is configured to translate from a first language into a second language and includes a first language acquisition unit, a polyseme processor, and a first language output unit. The first language acquisition unit acquires a sentence in the first language. The polyseme processor determines whether or not a word in the second language for a word in the first language included in the sentence is a polyseme, and acquires a plurality of candidate meanings for the word in the second language when the word in the second language is determined as a polyseme. The first language output unit outputs the plurality of candidate meanings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Ishikawa, Shoichi Araki
  • Patent number: 10798553
    Abstract: An emergency reporting system includes first and second servers, a reporting device, a first database in which identification information of a vehicle and a vehicle model are registered, and a second database in which model-specific rescue information is registered, the first and second databases being disposed outside the vehicle. The reporting device includes a reporting unit that reports accident information of an accident vehicle to the second server. The second server includes a transfer unit that transfers the reported accident information to a prescribed rescue organization and the first server. The first server includes a receiving unit that receives the transferred accident information, an extracting unit that extracts rescue information of a vehicle model corresponding to identification information included in the received accident information from the first and second databases, and a transmitting unit that transmits the extracted rescue information to a terminal device of a rescue worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hirata, Hisashi Miyanohara, Shoichi Araki, Pingyu Lin, Hiroaki Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 10602961
    Abstract: A respiration rate determining apparatus includes: an obtaining unit which obtains accelerations in directions that are mutually different, the accelerations being obtained by an acceleration sensor measuring a body movement by respiration of a user; a transform unit which transforms the accelerations in the directions obtained by the obtaining unit, into spectrum information items in a frequency domain; a phase removing unit which transforms the spectrum information items into amplitude spectra by removing phase information from the spectrum information items; a peak detector which adds up the amplitude spectra and detects a peak frequency based on an amplitude spectrum resulting from the adding up, the peak frequency indicating a respiratory component; and a respiration rate calculator which calculates a respiration rate using the peak frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Hirose, Shoichi Araki
  • Publication number: 20200037141
    Abstract: An emergency reporting system includes first and second servers, a reporting device, a first database in which identification information of a vehicle and a vehicle model are registered, and a second database in which model-specific rescue information is registered, the first and second databases being disposed outside the vehicle. The reporting device includes a reporting unit that reports accident information of an accident vehicle to the second server. The second server includes a transfer unit that transfers the reported accident information to a prescribed rescue organization and the first server. The first server includes a receiving unit that receives the transferred accident information, an extracting unit that extracts rescue information of a vehicle model corresponding to identification information included in the received accident information from the first and second databases, and a transmitting unit that transmits the extracted rescue information to a terminal device of a rescue worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke Hirata, Hisashi Miyanohara, Shoichi Araki, Pingyu Lin, Hiroaki Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 10426408
    Abstract: A signal detection device includes a measurer, an arithmetic operation unit, and signal period detector, and detects information such as a cardiac cycle with high accuracy by causing resonance of only a signal such as a heartbeat, the signal having strong pulse characteristics. The measurer measures a signal. The arithmetic operation unit performs nonlinear arithmetic operation processing for amplifying a pulse-like component of the signal measured by the measurer and suppressing a component other than the pulse-like component of the signal measured by the measurer. The signal period detector detects a periodic signal from an output of the arithmetic operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Initellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakanishi, Yoshifumi Hirose, Shoichi Araki
  • Publication number: 20190269350
    Abstract: A respiratory state estimation apparatus estimates whether a respiratory state is equivalent to a first respiration including normal respiration or a second respiration smaller in respiratory ventilation volume than the first respiration. The apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a detector, a calculator, and an estimator. The acquisition unit acquires an electrocardiographic waveform of a user. The detector detects amplitudes of R waves in the electrocardiographic waveform. The calculator calculates a spectrum of the amplitudes by performing transform processing with respect to the amplitudes in a time width in which the spectrum has a spectrum shape with a peak in the first respiration and a spectrum shape without a peak in the second respiration. The estimator estimates a respiratory state of the user based on the spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: YOSHIFUMI HIROSE, SHOICHI ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20190171718
    Abstract: A translation device is configured to translate from a first language into a second language and includes a first language acquisition unit, a polyseme processor, and a first language output unit. The first language acquisition unit acquires a sentence in the first language. The polyseme processor determines whether or not a word in the second language for a word in the first language included in the sentence is a polyseme, and acquires a plurality of candidate meanings for the word in the second language when the word in the second language is determined as a polyseme. The first language output unit outputs the plurality of candidate meanings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: TOMOKAZU ISHIKAWA, SHOICHI ARAKI
  • Patent number: 10188306
    Abstract: A cardiac potential detection device for detecting R-waves from an electrocardiographic waveform includes a plurality of electrodes, a detector, and a control unit. The detector detects an input voltage applied from the electrodes. The control unit identifies an R-wave based on the input voltage detected by the detector, but suspends identifying R-waves in a detection-suspension period including a period in which the input voltage exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Hirose, Shoichi Araki
  • Patent number: 10055021
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a panel which a user touches, a detector that detects the touch of the user on the panel, a vibrator that vibrates the panel, and a signal generator. The signal generator generates a signal for driving the vibrator, the signal including a drive signal that generates vibration of the panel and a suppression signal that suppresses inertial vibration of the panel. The suppression signal has a degree of suppression the inertial vibration that changes depending on a touch position detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Hirose, Shoichi Araki
  • Publication number: 20180103866
    Abstract: A cardiac potential detection device for detecting R-waves from an electrocardiographic waveform includes a plurality of electrodes, a detector, and a control unit. The detector detects an input voltage applied from the electrodes. The control unit identifies an R-wave based on the input voltage detected by the detector, but suspends identifying R-waves in a detection-suspension period including a period in which the input voltage exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshifumi HIROSE, Shoichi ARAKI
  • Patent number: 9904408
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of presenting appropriate tactile feeling in various use situations is provided. The electronic device according to one exemplary embodiment includes: a touch panel on which a user touches; touch detector that detects the touch of the user on the touch panel; vibrator that vibrates the touch panel; driver that drives the vibrator with a first drive signal within a first frequency band and a second drive signal within a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band; vibration detector that detects a vibration of the touch panel that vibrates due to a drive with the second drive signal and outputs a detection signal; and drive frequency determinator that determines a frequency of the first drive signal based on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Araki, Yoshifumi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20180035916
    Abstract: A respiration rate determining apparatus includes: an obtaining unit which obtains accelerations in directions that are mutually different, the accelerations being obtained by an acceleration sensor measuring a body movement by respiration of a user; a transform unit which transforms the accelerations in the directions obtained by the obtaining unit, into spectrum information items in a frequency domain; a phase removing unit which transforms the spectrum information items into amplitude spectra by removing phase information from the spectrum information items; a peak detector which adds up the amplitude spectra and detects a peak frequency based on an amplitude spectrum resulting from the adding up, the peak frequency indicating a respiratory component; and a respiration rate calculator which calculates a respiration rate using the peak frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshifumi HIROSE, Shoichi ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20170156677
    Abstract: A signal detection device includes a measurer, an arithmetic operation unit, and signal period detector, and detects information such as a cardiac cycle with high accuracy by causing resonance of only a signal such as a heartbeat, the signal having strong pulse characteristics. The measurer measures a signal. The arithmetic operation unit performs nonlinear arithmetic operation processing for amplifying a pulse-like component of the signal measured by the measurer and suppressing a component other than the pulse-like component of the signal measured by the measurer. The signal period detector detects a periodic signal from an output of the arithmetic operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Masahiro NAKANISHI, Yoshifumi HIROSE, Shoichi ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20160364001
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a panel which a user touches, a detector that detects the touch of the user on the panel, a vibrator that vibrates the panel, and a signal generator. The signal generator generates a signal for driving the vibrator, the signal including a drive signal that generates vibration of the panel and a suppression signal that suppresses inertial vibration of the panel. The suppression signal has a degree of suppression the inertial vibration that changes depending on a touch position detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshifumi HIROSE, Shoichi ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20160162113
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of presenting appropriate tactile feeling in various use situations is provided. The electronic device according to one exemplary embodiment includes: a touch panel on which a user touches; touch detector that detects the touch of the user on the touch panel; vibrator that vibrates the touch panel; driver that drives the vibrator with a first drive signal within a first frequency band and a second drive signal within a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band; vibration detector that detects a vibration of the touch panel that vibrates due to a drive with the second drive signal and outputs a detection signal; and drive frequency determinator that determines a frequency of the first drive signal based on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Shoichi ARAKI, Yoshifumi HIROSE
  • Patent number: 9348413
    Abstract: The electronic device 100 includes a touch panel 102 to be touched by a user, a vibrating section 203 for vibrating the touch panel 102, a vibration control section 301 for controlling the vibration of the vibrating section 203, and a display section 101 for displaying an image. The vibration control section 301 changes the vibration of the vibrating section 203 in accordance with a speed at which the user performs a swiping operation on the touch panel 102 and a spatial frequency in a swiping direction of an image displayed at a position where the user is performing a swiping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Adachi, Shoichi Araki, Yoshifumi Hirose
  • Patent number: 9317119
    Abstract: A haptic feedback device includes: a plurality of actuators for vibrating a panel; a touch information obtaining unit for obtaining a plurality of touch positions on the panel; a haptic feedback determining unit for determining a first touch position at which to provide haptic feedback from among the plurality of touch positions; and a driving signal obtaining unit for obtaining first driving signals for driving the actuators to vibrate the panel at the first touch position according to a first haptic signal and vibrate the panel at a second touch position more weakly than at the first touch position, the first driving signals being generated using transfer functions from the actuators to the first touch position or a vicinity thereof and transfer functions from the actuators to the second touch position or a vicinity thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Hirose, Shoichi Araki
  • Patent number: 9292090
    Abstract: A haptic feedback device which provides haptic feedback to a user touching a panel, the haptic feedback device including: the panel; a position obtaining unit which obtains a first touch position touched on the panel by the user and a second touch position touched on the panel by the user after the first touch position; a speed calculation unit which calculates a speed of a touch starting at the first touch position and ending at the second touch position; a modulation signal generation unit which generates a modulation signal having a frequency component at a frequency that increases with the speed; a carrier signal generation unit which generates a carrier signal for vibrating the panel; a modulation unit which modulates the carrier signal using the modulation signal; and an actuator which provides haptic feedback to the user by vibrating the panel in accordance with the modulated carrier signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Hirose, Shoichi Araki
  • Patent number: 9285880
    Abstract: An apparatus including: a panel; actuators; a movement input determining unit which calculates movement directions and distances of touch positions, based on time-series information of the touch positions; a display unit; a direction determining unit which determines a direction of an object included in the content item with respect to the display unit; a vibration position determining unit which determines a first touch position closer/closest to the object and one or more second touch positions detected simultaneously; a vibration determining unit which determines a tactile feedback signal presenting a vibration for the first touch position, based on the object direction; a multi-point simultaneous vibration control unit which performs control for presenting the vibration at the first touch position and not presenting the vibration at the second touch positions; and a content control unit which enables display of the content item by scrolling it based on the movement directions and distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Araki