Patents by Inventor Takahiro Tanaka

Takahiro Tanaka 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: 20160247542
    Abstract: A voice retrieval apparatus includes a display, a memory, and a processor executing a voice recording process of storing recorded voices in the memory, an accepting process of accepting a retrieval term, a retrieval process of retrieving, from the recorded voices, a candidate segment where an utterance of the accepted retrieval term is estimated, a replay process of replaying voices in the candidate segment retrieved in the retrieval process, and a display control process of adding a marking to display information indicating a transition of the recorded voices in time based on the replay result of the voices in the candidate segment in the replay process, and displaying the display information with the marking on the display, the marking specifying an utterance location of the voices in the candidate segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20160199982
    Abstract: A robot control device, when starting from a stop state, updates a first rotation angle or a second rotation angle based on at least one of the first rotation angle stored in a first rotation angle storage unit and the second rotation angle stored in a second rotation angle storage unit and at least one of the first rotation angle detected by a first rotation angle detector and the second rotation angle detected by the second rotation angle detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Harada, Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20160159976
    Abstract: A toner binder comprising a polyester, the end of which is partially esterified with a monocarboxylic acid and/or a monohydric alcohol, the polyhydric alcohol component of which comprises a C3 alkylene glycol (a21) and an aromatic-ring-bearing diol (a22) at an (a21)/(a22) molar ratio of 5/95 to 70/30, and which has an ester group concentration of 16 to 30 wt % and satisfies a specific relationship between the ester group concentration and the hydroxy value. The toner binder combines low-temperature fixability and storage stability under high-temperature conditions or heat-temperature and -humidity conditions, and exhibits excellent durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Takashi Ono, Kazuki Sugiyama, Takaaki Bando, Yasuaki Ota, Takahiro Tanaka, Taiji Yamashita, Kakuhiro Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20160063290
    Abstract: A portable information code reading apparatus includes an image unit imaging an information code, a processing unit encoding the information code imaged by the imaging unit, a case that holds the imaging unit and the processing unit. An attaching member is produced integrally with the case or produced as a separate member from the case. The attaching member is used to hook the case on a user's ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Manabu MIYAZAKI, Takahiro TANAKA, Kentaro MARUYAMA, Soutaro TABATA, Takuya YODA, Ryota BANNO, Hiroshi OTA, Akira KIDA
  • Publication number: 20160045962
    Abstract: A helical blade cutter including multiple linear blades attached to an outer circumferential surface of a round body having an outer surface formed into a cylindrical circumferential surface. The blades tilt to a given helix angle ? from a straight line on the outer circumferential surface parallel to a rotational central axis O. Blade attachment surfaces are formed on the outer circumferential surface of the round body at given intervals in the circumferential direction. The blade attachment surfaces tilt to an angle same as the helix angle ? of the blade while tilting to a rake angle ? in a direction of an elevation angle from a tangent to the outer circumferential surface. The blades are each attached to a blade attachment part through intervention of a chip holder that allows detachment of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: NAKATA MANUFACTURING CO. , LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro TANAKA, Satoshi TSURUTA, Yuzuru KADONO
  • Patent number: 9248804
    Abstract: In a steering device having a steering lock device and a telescopic clamp device, the strength of a column in a key-locked state and the force of telescopic clamping are secured. A flange section and ribs are formed between a through hole which a lock pin comes in and leaves and a slit for reducing the inner circumferential diameter of an outer column so as to increase the strength of the outer column. Hence, both the strength of the outer column against the bending moment applied to the lock pin in a key-locked state and the strength of the outer column against telescopic clamping effected by reducing the inner peripheral diameter of the outer column can be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20160011580
    Abstract: A control system includes a control apparatus, identification information storage units disposed in a plurality of servo amplifiers and configured to store identification information pieces for identifying each of the plurality of servo amplifiers, communication units configured to perform communication between the control apparatus and the plurality of servo amplifiers, and an automatic setting unit configured to automatically set axis configuration parameters for assigning correspondence relations between a plurality of control axes and axes of the plurality of servo amplifiers based on the identification information and a type of a servo amplifier corresponding to each of the plurality of control axes recognized by software of the control apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Takahiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9233705
    Abstract: A steering column support apparatus for an electric power-steering apparatus with a tilt mechanism is achieved that is capable of sufficiently maintaining support rigidity of a tilt pivot shaft 15a to support a pivot bracket 28, and keeping the resistance when performing a tilt operation low with the durability of the side plate sections 32c of a pair of bushings 30c sufficiently maintained. The portions of the outer circumferential surface of the tilt pivot shaft 15a and the inner circumferential surface of the through hole 29 that hold the cylindrical sections 31 of the bushings 30c are cylindrical surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Harada, Katsuhiko Sawa, Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150377553
    Abstract: A continuous heating furnace includes one or a plurality of closed type gas heaters each having a combustion chamber, a guide section that guides an exhaust gas, a first radiation surface that extends in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of a baking object, heated by combustion in the combustion chamber and heat from the guide section and transfers radiant heat to the baking object, and an exhaust hole that discharges the exhaust gas, and at least one of exhaust heat transfer unit juxtaposed with the gas heater in the conveyance direction, each having a second radiation surface that communicates with the exhaust hole and heated by the exhaust gas, and a heat transfer acceleration unit that accelerates heat transfer from the exhaust gas to the second radiation surface at one or the other end sides in a direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction of the second radiation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Kimiyoshi SATOH, Kazuo MIYOSHI, Takahiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150380746
    Abstract: A frame equipped membrane electrode assembly is formed by joining a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) having different sizes of components together with a resin frame member. A frame shaped adhesive sheet is provided between an inner extension of the resin frame member and an outer marginal portion of the MEA. An inner marginal portion of the adhesive sheet includes an overlapped portion, which overlaps in an electrode thickness direction with the surface of an outer marginal portion of a second gas diffusion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro FUKUTA, Masami KURIMOTO, Yohei KATAOKA, Yasuhide FUKUSHIMA, Junichi NAKAMURA, Takahiro TANAKA, Kohei YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9183754
    Abstract: A music score display device displays a music score representing a predetermined piece of music at a display, and stores a playing result for each measure of the music score in a memory when the piece is played. On the basis of the playing results of the measures stored in the memory, the music score display device generates graph images representing the playing results of the measures, and displays the generated graph images of the measures, superposed on images of the corresponding measures of the music score displayed at the display, such that the images of the measures are visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150293711
    Abstract: In a case of executing, on transfer data which is to be transferred from a first information processing device to a second information processing device, data processing that complies with a data storage format in the second information processing device, a transfer control device determines, as a target information processing device for executing the data processing, one of the first and second information processing devices, based on information on the data processing which includes a variation characteristic of data amount before and after the data processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Junji Yamamoto, Taichi KIMURA, Hiroyuki KANEKO, Takahiro TANAKA, Shuichi Kido, Junji Shimaoka, Hideyuki SAITO
  • Publication number: 20150199899
    Abstract: A remote control for controlling a controllable device, including: an infrared transmitter that transmits information via infrared light; a wireless transceiver that transmits information by wireless communication via radio waves; a receiver that receives, from a user, control information to be transmitted to the controllable device; a wireless communication determination unit configured to determine whether wireless communication between the wireless transceiver and the controllable device is possible; and a control unit configured to select, based on a result of the determination by the wireless communication determination unit, one of the infrared transmitter and the wireless transceiver for transmission of the control information to the controllable device, and cause the selected one of the infrared transmitter and the wireless transceiver to transmit the control information to the controllable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiro TANAKA, Ayumu KIKUCHI, Tatsuya NAKAHORI
  • Patent number: 9023476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin particle having excellent low-temperature fusibility, having a sufficiently narrow size distribution, and that is obtained using a liquid or supercritical fluid. In the resin particle (C), which comprises a microparticle (A) containing a resin (a) being coated to or adhered to the surface of a resin particle (B) that contains another resin (b), the degree of swelling of the microparticle (A) resulting from liquid or supercritical carbon dioxide (X) at a temperature less than the glass transition temperature or the melting point of the microparticle (A) is no greater than 16%, and with the resin (a) as a constituent unit, the resin particle (C) contains 0.1-50 wt % of a non-crystalline non-halogen vinyl monomer (m1) of which the solubility parameter (SP value: (cal/cm3)1/2) is 7-9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Harada, Kenta Nose, Masaru Honda, Eiji Iwawaki, Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9018503
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided, for calculating a practice time. The apparatus is used by a user to calculate such practice time that he/she requires to improve his/her playing technique to reach a predetermined progressing level at the playing technique. In the apparatus, a progressing-level evaluating unit evaluates a progressing level of a playing technique of the user who operates a playable unit. A history of the evaluated progressing level is recorded in a progressing-level recording unit. An operation-number counting unit counts the number of operations executed on the playable unit by the user every unit time. A history of the counted number of operations is recorded in an operation-number recording unit. A practice-time calculating unit calculates the practice time based on the history of the progressing level recorded in the progressing-level recording unit and the history of the number of operations recorded in the operation-number recording unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8955361
    Abstract: In a steering device having a steering lock device, stress applied to a base portion of a flange section is reduced. Relief portions have round corners formed where the relief portions meet the outer periphery of the outer column, respectively. With the relief portions concave by ?3 from the mounting surface, radius R1 of each of the round corners of the relief portions can be made larger than radius R2 of a round corner of the mounting surface. This makes it possible to avoid interference between the relief portions and the corner at an inner end, in the vehicle width direction, of the right clamping surface of the steering lock device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8912421
    Abstract: A chord-information storage stores chord-type information and information on relationship between constituent notes including a tonic of the chord as chord information. Upon specification of a tonic, a first instruction display reads out chord information, and then causes a display to show relationship information for a constituent note other than the tonic, chord-type information, and an indicator indicating positional relationship between the tonic and each constituent note on music-playing operators. Every time another note is specified after the tonic, a second instruction display extracts chord information including relationship information that matches with relationship between the specified tonic and all notes specified after the tonic, and causes the display to show relationship information of a constituent note other than the specified notes, chord-type information, and an indicator indicating positional relationship between the tonic and each constituent note on music-playing operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8886041
    Abstract: An example is a bandwidth control method employed in an optical line terminal including: determining a first time point at which a first optical network unit starts the processing of transitioning between the states in a case where the first optical network unit is to be transitioned between the states; transmitting a state control signal containing the first time point to the first optical network unit in order to control the first optical network unit to start the processing of transitioning between the states; and stopping allocating a bandwidth used to transmit a signal to the optical line terminal to a second optical network unit during a period from the first time point until it is determined that the first optical network unit has finished the processing of transitioning between the states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tanaka, Tohru Kazawa, Shota Takagi
  • Patent number: 8869646
    Abstract: In a steering device having a steering lock device, the stress applied to around a through hole formed in a column to which the steering block device is attached is reduced. Since there is a slight clearance formed, in the vehicle height direction, between the outer periphery of the lock pin and the through hole and also between the guide groove and the engaging convex part, the clamping force is born by the flange section and first ribs and also by the flange section and second ribs without any force applied to the through hole. The engaging convex part is not fitted in the through hole, so that the through hole is only required to be large enough to allow the lock pin whose cross-sectional area is smaller than that of the engaging convex part to come in and out. This makes it possible to reduce the cross-sectional area of the through hole and thereby increase the strength of the outer column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140283669
    Abstract: A chord-information storage stores chord-type information and information on relationship between constituent notes including a tonic of the chord as chord information. Upon specification of a tonic, a first instruction display reads out chord information, and then causes a display to show relationship information for a constituent note other than the tonic, chord-type information, and an indicator indicating positional relationship between the tonic and each constituent note on music-playing operators. Every time another note is specified after the tonic, a second instruction display extracts chord information including relationship information that matches with relationship between the specified tonic and all notes specified after the tonic, and causes the display to show relationship information of a constituent note other than the specified notes, chord-type information, and an indicator indicating positional relationship between the tonic and each constituent note on music-playing operators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro TANAKA