Patents by Inventor Tetsu Suzuki

Tetsu Suzuki 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: 20160371459
    Abstract: A server controls propriety of access to a medicine taking history through a communication network A medicine prescription support method in the server includes: receiving patient data and prescription medicine data from a user terminal; and when receiving the patient data and the prescription medicine data, setting an access propriety identifier indicating propriety of access from a pharmacy terminal to a medicine taking history of a patient corresponding to the patient data such that the access propriety identifier indicates permission of access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi MINEMURA, Nobuhiko OZAKI, Tetsu SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20160371460
    Abstract: A medicine prescription support method in a server which provides information of medicines to a user terminal through a communication network. The server executes the steps of: receiving patient data and prescription medicine data from the user terminal; determining whether a patient corresponding to the patient data is a subscriber to a predetermined medical insurance based on subscriber data to the predetermined medical insurance and the patient data; and when the patient is a subscriber to the predetermined medical insurance, determining whether there is a medicine that can be replaced by a generic medicine in the prescription medicine data based on a database in which original medicines are associated with generic medicines corresponding thereto, and when there is a medicine that can be replaced by a generic medicine, transmitting data of the replaceable generic medicine to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi MINEMURA, Nobuhiko OZAKI, Tetsu SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9301800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flex-knife that enables a technique such as tissue excision to be carried out more easily, and is provided with: a rod-shaped high frequency knife which is endoscopically inserted into a body cavity and is for performing cutting procedures; a wire, the high frequency knife connected to the front end thereof; a sheath consisting of an insulating material, into which the wire is inserted; a main body, the back end of the sheath being connected thereto; and a slider to which the back end of the wire is fixed and which is disposed to the main body to enable sliding in the axial direction; wherein the high frequency knife has a large diameter part at its distal end, the large diameter part having an outer diameter that is larger than the inner diameter of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsu Suzuki, Naohisa Yahagi
  • Patent number: 8570291
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for sensing and reproducing various feels, which a person gets discretely over a period of time, by time sequential sensing. A tactile processor includes: a movement measuring section for determining a status of contact between a person and an object; a physical measuring section for measuring a physical property value of the object; and a physical-psychological transformation section for generating a tactile feature quantity based on the physical property value that has been measured by the physical measuring section and on the weight of the physical property of an arbitrary object. The weight is variable according a status of contact between the person and the arbitrary object and is calculated based on not only a physical property value representing the status of contact between the person and the arbitrary object but also a tactile feature quantity representing a feel that the person gets when touching the arbitrary object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Okimoto
  • Patent number: 8223978
    Abstract: A target sound analysis apparatus capable of distinguishing between a sound having the same fundamental period as a target sound but which differs therefrom and the target sound and analyzing whether or not the target sound is contained in an evaluation sound is an target sound analysis apparatus that analyzes whether or not a target sound is included in an evaluation sound, and includes: a target sound preparation unit that prepares a target sound that is an analysis waveform to be used for analyzing a fundamental period; an evaluation sound preparation unit that prepares an evaluation sound that is an analyzed waveform in which its fundamental period will be analyzed; and an analysis unit that temporally shifts the target sound with respect to the evaluation sound to sequentially calculate differential values of the evaluation sound and the target sound at corresponding points in time, calculate an iterative interval between the points in time where the differential value is equal to or lower than a predete
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshizawa, Yoshihisa Nakatoh, Tetsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7974420
    Abstract: A mixed audio separation system (100) which separates a specific audio from among a mixed audio (S100) includes a local frequency information generation unit (105) which obtains pieces of local frequency information (S103) corresponding to local reference waveforms (S102), based on the local reference waveforms (S102) and an analysis waveform which is the waveform of the mixed audio (S100). Each of the local reference waveforms (S102) (i) constitutes a part of a reference waveform for analyzing a predetermined frequency, (ii) has a predetermined temporal/spatial resolution and (iii) includes at least one of an amplification spectrum and a phase spectrum in the predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakatoh
  • Publication number: 20110157088
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for sensing and reproducing various feels, which a person gets discretely over a period of time, by time sequential sensing. A tactile processor includes: a movement measuring section for determining a status of contact between a person and an object; a physical measuring section for measuring a physical property value of the object; and a physical-psychological transformation section for generating a tactile feature quantity based on the physical property value that has been measured by the physical measuring section and on the weight of the physical property of an arbitrary object. The weight is variable according a status of contact between the person and the arbitrary object and is calculated based on not only a physical property value representing the status of contact between the person and the arbitrary object but also a tactile feature quantity representing a feel that the person gets when touching the arbitrary object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Okimoto
  • Publication number: 20110137123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flex-knife that enables a technique such as tissue excision to be carried out more easily, and is provided with: a rod-shaped high frequency knife which is endoscopically inserted into a body cavity and is for performing cutting procedures; a wire, the high frequency knife connected to the front end thereof; a sheath consisting of an insulating material, into which the wire is inserted; a main body, the back end of the sheath being connected thereto; and a slider to which the back end of the wire is fixed and which is disposed to the main body to enable sliding in the axial direction; wherein the high frequency knife has a large diameter part at its distal end, the large diameter part having an outer diameter that is larger than the inner diameter of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Tetsu SUZUKI, Naohisa YAHAGI
  • Patent number: 7848927
    Abstract: A speech recognition device is provided which includes: a language model storage unit which stores a language model indicating appearance probabilities of words or word sequences; an acoustic feature amount extracting unit and a checking unit which extract a feature amount of an inputted speech signal, and identifies the word or word sequence corresponding to the speech signal by checking the extracted feature amount with the language model stored in the language model storage unit; an obtained word signal receiving/analyzing unit which obtains and analyzes the word; and a language model adjusting unit which identifies the appearance probability of the word based on the time elapsed after obtaining the word by the obtained word signal receiving/analyzing unit and which adjusts the language model by reflecting the identified appearance probability on the language model stored in the language model storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohno, Makoto Nishizaki, Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7616128
    Abstract: An audio identifying device which can transmit with certainty audio information which is important for a user, according to an importance level of input audio information which varies depending on the action of the user includes: a checking unit 104 which judges a type of inputted audio; a user action obtainment unit 108 which detects an action of the user; an output mode determination unit 106 which determines an output mode of an audio identification result regarding the input audio by checking, with output mode definition information stored in the output mode definition information storage unit 107, the result judged by the checking unit 104 and the result detected by the user action obtainment unit 108; and the audio identification result output processing unit 110 which outputs the audio identification result on which processing according to the output mode determined by the audio identification result has been performed by checking the judgment result determined by the output mode determination unit 106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohno, Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7567900
    Abstract: A harmonic structure acoustic signal detection device not depending on the level fluctuation of the input signal including: an FFT unit which performs FFT on an input signal and calculates a power spectrum component for each frame; a harmonic structure extraction unit which leaves only a harmonic structure from the power spectrum component; a voiced feature evaluation unit which evaluates correlation between the frames of harmonic structures extracted by the harmonic structure extraction unit, thereby evaluates whether or not the segment is a vowel segment, and extracts the voiced segment; and a speech segment determination unit which determines a speech segment according to the continuity and durability of the output of the voiced feature evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsu Suzuki, Takeo Kanamori, Takashi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 7536303
    Abstract: An audio restoration apparatus is provided which restores an audio to be restored having a missing audio part and being included in a mixed audio. The audio restoration apparatus includes: a mixed audio separation unit which extracts the audio to be restored included in the mixed audio; an audio structure analysis unit which generates at least one of a phoneme sequence, a character sequence and a musical note sequence of the missing audio part; an unchanged audio characteristic domain analysis unit which segments the extracted audio to be restored into time domains in each of which an audio characteristic remains unchanged; an audio characteristic extraction unit which identifies a time domain where the missing audio part is located, and extracts audio characteristics of the identified time domain in the audio to be restored; and an audio restoration unit which restores the missing audio part in the audio to be restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakatoh
  • Publication number: 20090067647
    Abstract: A mixed audio separation system (100) which separates a specific audio from among a mixed audio (S100) includes a local frequency information generation unit (105) which obtains pieces of local frequency information (S103) corresponding to local reference waveforms (S102), based on the local reference waveforms (S102) and an analysis waveform which is the waveform of the mixed audio (S100). Each of the local reference waveforms (S102) (i) constitutes a part of a reference waveform for analyzing a predetermined frequency, (ii) has a predetermined temporal/spatial resolution and (iii) includes at least one of an amplification spectrum and a phase spectrum in the predetermined frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakatoh
  • Patent number: 7473838
    Abstract: A sound identification apparatus which reduces the chance of a drop in the identification rate, including: a frame sound feature extraction unit which extracts a sound feature per frame of an inputted audio signal; a frame likelihood calculation unit which calculates a frame likelihood of the sound feature in each frame, for each of a plurality of sound models; a confidence measure judgment unit which judges a confidence measure based on the frame likelihood; a cumulative likelihood output unit time determination unit which determines a cumulative likelihood output unit time based on the confidence measure; a cumulative likelihood calculation unit which calculates a cumulative likelihood in which the frame likelihoods of the frames included in the cumulative likelihood output unit time are cumulated, for each sound model; a sound type candidate judgment unit which determines, for each cumulative likelihood output unit time, a sound type corresponding to the sound model that has a maximum cumulative likelihood
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakatoh, Shinichi Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20080304672
    Abstract: A target sound analysis apparatus capable of distinguishing between a sound having the same fundamental period as a target sound but which differs therefrom and the target sound and analyzing whether or not the target sound is contained in an evaluation sound is an target sound analysis apparatus that analyzes whether or not a target sound is included in an evaluation sound, and includes: a target sound preparation unit that prepares a target sound that is an analysis waveform to be used for analyzing a fundamental period; an evaluation sound preparation unit that prepares an evaluation sound that is an analyzed waveform in which its fundamental period will be analyzed; and an analysis unit that temporally shifts the target sound with respect to the evaluation sound to sequentially calculate differential values of the evaluation sound and the target sound at corresponding points in time, calculate an iterative interval between the points in time where the differential value is equal to or lower than a predete
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshizawa, Yoshihisa Nakatoh, Tetsu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20080046244
    Abstract: Provided is a speech recognition device which appropriately applies limitations on target words to be recognized which are obtained from outside of the speech recognition device, as well as to eliminate the uncomfortable feeling caused by the limitation processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohno, Makoto Nishizaki, Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20080001780
    Abstract: An audio identifying device which can transmit with certainty audio information which is important for a user, according to an importance level of input audio information which varies depending on the action of the user includes: a checking unit 104 which judges a type of inputted audio; a user action obtainment unit 108 which detects an action of the user; an output mode determination unit 106 which determines an output mode of an audio identification result regarding the input audio by checking, with output mode definition information stored in the output mode definition information storage unit 107, the result judged by the checking unit 104 and the result detected by the user action obtainment unit 108; and the audio identification result output processing unit 110 which outputs the audio identification result on which processing according to the output mode determined by the audio identification result has been performed by checking the judgment result determined by the output mode determination unit 106
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohno, Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20070192099
    Abstract: A sound identification apparatus which reduces the chance of a drop in the identification rate, including: a frame sound feature extraction unit which extracts a sound feature per frame of an inputted audio signal; a frame likelihood calculation unit which calculates a frame likelihood of the sound feature in each frame, for each of a plurality of sound models; a confidence measure judgment unit which judges a confidence measure based on the frame likelihood; a cumulative likelihood output unit time determination unit which determines a cumulative likelihood output unit time based on the confidence measure; a cumulative likelihood calculation unit which calculates a cumulative likelihood in which the frame likelihoods of the frames included in the cumulative likelihood output unit time are cumulated, for each sound model; a sound type candidate judgment unit which determines, for each cumulative likelihood output unit time, a sound type corresponding to the sound model that has a maximum cumulative likelihood
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakatoh, Shinichi Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20060193671
    Abstract: An audio restoration apparatus which restores an audio to be restored having a missing audio part and being included in a mixed audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshizawa, Tetsu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakatoh
  • Publication number: 20060053003
    Abstract: There is provided a harmonic structure acoustic signal detection device not depending on the level fluctuation of the input signal, having an excellent real time property and noise resistance. The device includes: an FFT unit (200) which performs FFT on an input signal and calculates a power spectrum component for each frame; a harmonic structure extraction unit (201) which leaves only a harmonic structure from the power spectrum component; a voiced feature evaluation unit (210) which evaluates correlation between the frames of harmonic structures extracted by the harmonic structure extraction unit (201), thereby evaluates whether or not the segment is a vowel segment, and extracts the voiced segment; and a speech segment determination unit (205) which determines a speech segment according to the continuity and durability of the output of the voiced feature evaluation unit (210).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Tetsu Suzuki, Takeo Kanamori, Takashi Kawamura