Patents by Inventor Soshiro Kuzunuki

Soshiro Kuzunuki 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: 7299186
    Abstract: In order to provide a speech input system for having access from a mobile terminal such as a PDA or a portable phone, or a stationary terminal such as a home telephone, a TV set, or a PC to a network through speech, and receiving a service from a provider for providing map information, music information, broadcast program information, and telephone information, the speech input system comprises speech input terminals 10, 30 provided with a speech input/output mean, and an access status display mean, a speech portal server 50 provided with a speech recognizing mean for receiving a speech to recognize it as a text, a command converting mean for checking the recognized text with a command text dictionary, and separating it into a command text and an object text, and a conversation control mean for having an access to, and receiving a service from a provider which provides different information based on the separated texts, and providing the speech input terminal with the service, and a provider 60 for searching
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Shinya Ohtsuji, Michio Morioka, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Mariko Okude
  • Patent number: 7076362
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that the car navigation system for, at the time of desiring map information, traffic information, and other required information in a car, inquiring an information distribution service provider for distribution the information is composed of a moving terminal device which can be operated by inputting and outputting voice, a communication device, an audio interactive server which can input and output voice and data, is connected to an external device and the Internet on the basis of audio interactions by the voice recognition process and voice synthesis process, and executes information transfer, and one or a plurality of information distribution service providers connected to the Internet for distributing information such as map information and traffic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtsuji, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Mariko Okude, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Michio Morioka, Akio Amano, Toshihiro Kujirai, Makoto Shioya, Manabu Niie
  • Patent number: 7058579
    Abstract: In order to provide a speech input system for having access from a mobile terminal such as a PDA or a portable phone, or a stationary terminal such as a home telephone, a TV set, or a PC to a network through speech, and receiving a service from a provider for providing map information, music information, broadcast program information, and telephone information, the speech input system comprises speech input terminals 10, 30 provided with a speech input/output mean, and an access status display mean, a speech portal server 50 provided with a speech recognizing mean for receiving a speech to recognize it as a text, a command converting mean for checking the recognized text with a command text dictionary, and separating it into a command text and an object text, and a conversation control mean for having an access to, and receiving a service from a provider which provides different information based on the separated texts, and providing the speech input terminal with the service, and a provider 60 for searching
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Shinya Ohtsuji, Michio Morioka, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Mariko Okude
  • Patent number: 6944593
    Abstract: In order to provide a speech input system for having access from a mobile terminal such as a PDA or a portable phone, or a stationary terminal such as a home telephone, a TV set, or a PC to a network through speech, and receiving a service from a provider for providing map information, music information, broadcast program information, and telephone information, the speech input system comprises speech input terminals 10, 30 provided with a speech input/output mean, and an access status display mean, a speech portal server 50 provided with a speech recognizing mean for receiving a speech to recognize it as a text, a command converting mean for checking the recognized text with a command text dictionary, and separating it into a command text and an object text, and a conversation control mean for having an access to, and receiving a service from a provider which provides different information based on the separated texts, and providing the speech input terminal with the service, and a provider 60 for searching
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Shinya Ohtsuji, Michio Morioka, Tadashi Kamiwaki
  • Publication number: 20050149332
    Abstract: In order to provide a speech input system for having access from a mobile terminal such as a PDA or a portable phone, or a stationary terminal such as a home telephone, a TV set, or a PC to a network through speech, and receiving a service from a provider for providing map information, music information, broadcast program information, and telephone information, the speech input system comprises speech input terminals 10, 30 provided with a speech input/output mean, and an access status display mean, a speech portal server 50 provided with a speech recognizing mean for receiving a speech to recognize it as a text, a command converting mean for checking the recognized text with a command text dictionary, and separating it into a command text and an object text, and a conversation control mean for having an access to, and receiving a service from a provider which provides different information based on the separated texts, and providing the speech input terminal with the service, and a provider 60 for searching
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Shinya Ohtsuji, Michio Morioka, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Mariko Okude
  • Publication number: 20050144049
    Abstract: A plurality of handheld or “mobile” information terminals send forth position information detected periodically toward an information delivery server 50; the information delivery server 50 comprises a position management unit 50-4 for generating image data used to compose for visual display certain users belonging to the same group onto the same land map image screen, a situation/history management unit 50-7 for arithmetically processing the user's distribution in units of target facilities and then generating information indicative of such distribution, an image management unit 50-9 for storing therein more than one photographic image as sent from mobile information terminal(s) in units of users or alternatively in units of groups and then transferring the stored image toward a target or “destination” mobile information terminal, and a route search management unit 50-6 for searching for a recommendable route in view of the degree of congestion and/or popularity as calculated at the situation/history manageme
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Yasumasa Matsuda, Nagaharu Hamada, Toshiaki Nakamura, Toshimi Yokota, Keiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20050015197
    Abstract: A communication type navigation system which presents information supporting judgement of a route selection when a user selects a guidance route from a plurality of searched and recommended routes. In response to a route search request from a navigation terminal (60), a navigation information providing server (10) performs a route search and selects a plurality of recommended routes. By using the information (traffic information, weather information, facility information and user profile information) managed and held by the navigation information providing server (10), evaluation information is generated for the plurality of selected and recommended routes. A user at the navigation terminal (6) is made to refer to this evaluation information and to select a desired recommended route from the plurality of recommended routes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtsuji, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Michio Morioka, Kazumi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20040203741
    Abstract: A communication system, usable as a radio facsimile system, can transmit/receive information using a dedicated protocol independently of the radio wave status, as well as improve the transmission efficiency by restarting the subject communication even when it is interrupted and restarting the communication beginning with the data immediately following the normally transmitted data. A communication controller relays the communications between radio facsimile and general facsimile, and changes protocols appropriate to the subject communication to reduce interruptions. In addition, when the subject communication is interrupted, the communication system can cope with it to continue the communication by re-dialing automatically at fixed intervals, adding the communication discrimination information for each communication, and sending communication discrimination information and position information concerning the data received immediately prior to the interruption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Yasuro Hori, Kouzou Nakamura, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Toshiaki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20040199394
    Abstract: In order to provide a speech input system for having access from a mobile terminal such as a PDA or a portable phone, or a stationary terminal such as a home telephone, a TV set, or a PC to a network through speech, and receiving a service from a provider for providing map information, music information, broadcast program information, and telephone information, the speech input system comprises speech input terminals 10, 30 provided with a speech input/output mean, and an access status display mean, a speech portal server 50 provided with a speech recognizing mean for receiving a speech to recognize it as a text, a command converting mean for checking the recognized text with a command text dictionary, and separating it into a command text and an object text, and a conversation control mean for having an access to, and receiving a service from a provider which provides different information based on the separated texts, and providing the speech input terminal with the service, and a provider 60 for searching
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Shinya Ohtsuji, Michio Morioka, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Mariko Okude
  • Patent number: 6751605
    Abstract: A character recognition apparatus for inferring the entire character string solely from a user-input handwritten keyword and displaying the inferred result as a candidate character string. The apparatus of the invention comprises: a word string includes a word hierarchy and for recognizing each of the words within the hierarchy; a character transition probability table a4 storing probabilities of transitions from any one character to another, and those pieces of the word identification information which correspond to combinations of characters resulting from the transitions; and an optimization unit for using the character transition probability table in optimizing candidate character strings obtained by a recognition unit. The word dictionary is searched for a word defined by the word identification information which corresponds to the optimized candidate character string, whereby the searched word is retrieved which applies to the hierarchy information and which has yet to be input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiko Gunji, Koyo Katsura, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Masaki Miura, Toshimi Yokota
  • Patent number: 6718060
    Abstract: A character recognizing apparatus capable of recognizing discriminatively characters written continuously, irregularly and/or containing modification is provided which apparatus includes an input unit for allowing a handwritten character to be inputted to thereby output coordinate-points string, a dictionary for storing therein a plurality of character codes and character patterns corresponding to the character codes, respectively, an element decomposition module for decomposing the coordinates string outputted from the input unit into a plurality of elements which constitute the character, and a matching module for determining corresponding distance values for the elements of the character pattern stored in the dictionary and the elements of character pattern of the inputted character for each of the character patterns stored in the dictionary, to thereby correct the distance values determined on the basis of the elements bearing no correspondence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Toshimi Yokota, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Masaki Miura, Keiko Gunji, Koyo Katsura
  • Publication number: 20030074200
    Abstract: In order to provide a speech input system for having access from a mobile terminal such as a PDA or a portable phone, or a stationary terminal such as a home telephone, a TV set, or a PC to a network through speech, and receiving a service from a provider for providing map information, music information, broadcast program information, and telephone information, the speech input system comprises speech input terminals 10, 30 provided with a speech input/output mean, and an access status display mean, a speech portal server 50 provided with a speech recognizing mean for receiving a speech to recognize it as a text, a command converting mean for checking the recognized text with a command text dictionary, and separating it into a command text and an object text, and a conversation control mean for having an access to, and receiving a service from a provider which provides different information based on the separated texts, and providing the speech input terminal with the service, and a provider 60 for searching
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Shinya Ohtsuji, Michio Morioka, Tadashi Kamiwaki
  • Publication number: 20030074199
    Abstract: In order to provide a speech input system for having access from a mobile terminal such as a PDA or a portable phone, or a stationary terminal such as a home telephone, a TV set, or a PC to a network through speech, and receiving a service from a provider for providing map information, music information, broadcast program information, and telephone information, the speech input system comprises speech input terminals 10, 30 provided with a speech input/output mean, and an access status display mean, a speech portal server 50 provided with a speech recognizing mean for receiving a speech to recognize it as a text, a command converting mean for checking the recognized text with a command text dictionary, and separating it into a command text and an object text, and a conversation control mean for having an access to, and receiving a service from a provider which provides different information based on the separated texts, and providing the speech input terminal with the service, and a provider 60 for searching
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Shinya Ohtsuji, Michio Morioka, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Mariko Okude
  • Patent number: 6476796
    Abstract: A display device has a touch pad and a display lamintated together to form a screen, That screen is connected to a controller which processes signals generated by physical contact with the touch pad and activates the display to display e.g. characters input by a stylus to the touch pad. The display device is connected to an external device (e.g. a computer) and video signals from the external device are received via a video input and may be displayed on the display. Also the controller can transmit to the external device via an output. Thus, the display can display simultaneously information from the external device and information input to the touch pad. If the controller is arranged to carry out character recognition, the display device may then act as a hand-writing input device, with the handwritten information being incorporated with information in the external device and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Yasushi Fukunaga, Hiroshi Shojima, Masaki Miura, Toshimi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20020156570
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that the car navigation system for, at the time of desiring map information, traffic information, and other required information in a car, inquiring an information distribution service provider for distribution the information is composed of a moving terminal device which can be operated by inputting and outputting voice, a communication device, an audio interactive server which can input and output voice and data, is connected to an external device and the Internet on the basis of audio interactions by the voice recognition process and voice synthesis process, and executes information transfer, and one or a plurality of information distribution service providers connected to the Internet for distributing information such as map information and traffic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtsuji, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Mariko Okude, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Michio Morioka, Akio Amano, Toshihiro Kujirai, Makoto Shioya, Manabu Niie
  • Publication number: 20020126161
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a desk with a planar display unit which also accommodates physical objects to be manipulated by the operator. The physical objects are representative of physical objects normally used in office environments when handling paper files. A camera is provided which continuously monitors the desk display surface and is coupled to an electronic computer which can be controlled by the operator by moving the physical objects and the operator hands to simulate paper processing tasks, such as mailing, faxing, filing, opening files, editing and the like. An operator driven menu is provided on the desk display surface for facilitating operator classification and storage of physical object shapes of those physical objects which are to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Toshifumi Arai, Tadaaki Kitamura, Hiroshi Shojima
  • Publication number: 20020080239
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of displaying and recording an input image includes an image sensor. A position information detector processes the image imaged by the image sensor and calculates movement information of the image sensor itself or movement information of a subject imaged by the image sensor. The electronic device can input hand-written characters and graphics without adding afresh a mouse or a tablet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Mitsuji Ikeda, Tatsuki Inuzuka, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Keisuke Nakashima, Kenjiro Fujii
  • Patent number: 6385339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-user pattern data processing system configured for various kinds of patterns, such as characters, to learn efficiently and effectively. The present invention comprises an input arrangement 1 having patterns entered therein from a plurality of users, a dictionary 2 having patterns and attributes of the patterns belonging thereto defined therein, a recognizing arrangement 4 that receives the entered pattern and a group attribute and retrieves from among the patterns entered in the dictionary and having a corresponding group attribute to feed out the category, and a dictionary editing arrangement 5 for extracting a pattern used in common by a group before editing the pattern, such as entering it in the common dictionary, with the group having the user made to belong thereto. The invention allows the dictionary used to the pattern recognition to learn very efficiently and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimi Yokota, Hiroshi Shojima, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Toshifumi Arai, Masaki Miura, Keiko Gunji, Yasushi Fukunaga
  • Publication number: 20020026289
    Abstract: A plurality of handheld or “mobile” information terminals send forth position information detected periodically toward an information delivery server 50; the information delivery server 50 comprises a position management unit 50-4 for generating image data used to compose for visual display certain users belonging to the same group onto the same land map image screen, a situation/history management unit 50-7 for arithmetically processing the user's distribution in units of target facilities and then generating information indicative of such distribution, an image management unit 50-9 for storing therein more than one photographic image as sent from mobile information terminal(s) in units of users or alternatively in units of groups and then transferring the stored image toward a target or “destination” mobile information terminal, and a route search management unit 50-6 for searching for a recommendable route in view of the degree of congestion and/or popularity as calculated at the si
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Yasumasa Matsuda, Nagaharu Hamada, Toshiaki Nakamura, Toshimi Yokota, Keiko Abe
  • Patent number: 6324467
    Abstract: An information providing system is capable of rendering map-information services even if the size of a free area in a memory employed in a terminal becomes small, disallowing all details of a map to be downloaded. A server employed in the information providing system has a search engine for searching a map data base for a map suitable for a destination and the present position of the terminal as received from the terminal, a route computing unit for computing a guide route from the present position to the destination, a map display location determination unit for determining a location at which route information including a map based on the calculated guide route is to be transmitted to the terminal and a thinning determination unit for thinning the information to be transmitted based on information on the terminal received from the terminal. The thinning determination unit has a priority-level definition table for defining priority levels assigned to map elements stored in the map data base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimiyoshi Machii, Kazuyoshi Koga, Shigeru Matsuo, Yoshitaka Atarashi, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Keiko Abe, Toshimi Yokota