Patents by Inventor Tomoaki Ohira

Tomoaki Ohira 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: 10572957
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes a storage unit that stores information indicating activity patterns of an applicant and information indicating activity patterns of residents of properties neighboring a candidate property, which is a candidate for a property to which the applicant moves, and a determination unit that determines the desirability of a combination of the applicant and the candidate property on the basis of the information indicating the activity patterns of the applicant and the information indicating the activity patterns of the residents of the neighboring properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kumi Harada, Tomoaki Ohira, Hideyuki Yoshida, Hayashi Ito
  • Patent number: 10269233
    Abstract: A presence and absence prediction method includes: acquiring electric power data of a predetermined building at a first point in time; acquiring learning data obtained by learning, for each predetermined time period, a correspondence relationship between electric power data of the building at a point in time preceding the first point in time and information indicating whether the person was actually present in the building; predicting, on the basis of the electric power data of the building at the first point in time and the learning data, whether the person is present in the building; and generating presence and absence information that indicates a result of the prediction and outputting the presence and absence information to a predetermined terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazue Fusakawa, Tomoaki Ohira, Fumiaki Suzuki, Kumi Harada, Hayashi Ito
  • Publication number: 20170092102
    Abstract: A presence and absence prediction method includes: acquiring electric power data of a predetermined building at a first point in time; acquiring learning data obtained by learning, for each predetermined time period, a correspondence relationship between electric power data of the building at a point in time preceding the first point in time and information indicating whether the person was actually present in the building; predicting, on the basis of the electric power data of the building at the first point in time and the learning data, whether the person is present in the building; and generating presence and absence information that indicates a result of the prediction and outputting the presence and absence information to a predetermined terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: KAZUE FUSAKAWA, TOMOAKI OHIRA, FUMIAKI SUZUKI, KUMI HARADA, HAYASHI ITO
  • Publication number: 20170089959
    Abstract: An information presentation method includes: measuring a first consumption amount that is an amount of the energy actually consumed by a device installed in a section in a building; calculating a second consumption amount that is an amount of the energy assumed to be consumed by the device in order to maintain an environment value that indicates an environment of the section; generating difference information indicating a difference between the second consumption amount and the first consumption amount; outputting the difference information to a terminal; and causing the terminal to present the difference information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: HAYASHI ITO, TOMOAKI OHIRA, KUMI HARADA
  • Patent number: 9288300
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication apparatus and a communication method that can easily indicate the position of the antenna incorporated in the communication apparatus to a user and can align the antenna of the communication apparatus with the antenna of an external device. A portable device (1) includes a loop antenna (11) for performing near-field communication, a display unit (12) provided on a side of the portable device (1) opposite the orientation of the loop antenna (11), and an antenna position information storing unit (142) that stores antenna position information representing the position of the loop antenna (11) in the portable device (1). The display device (12) displays the position of the loop antenna (11) on the basis of the antenna position information stored in the antenna position information storing unit (142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masaru Yamaoka, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tomoaki Ohira, Toshiaki Ohnishi, Tsuyoshi Sakata
  • Patent number: 9262913
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a position sensing unit, a remote control information obtainment unit, and a storage unit. Position information obtained by the position sensing unit is stored in the storage unit in association with remote control information. The mobile device further includes a directional space obtainment unit and an apparatus specification unit. The mobile device recognizes a direction pointed by a user using the mobile device, and enables operation of a terminal apparatus existing in the pointing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shigehiro Iida, Mizuho Sakakibara, Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Mitsuaki Oshima, Tomoaki Ohira, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shohji Ohtsubo, Hironori Nakae
  • Publication number: 20160012555
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes a storage unit that stores information indicating activity patterns of an applicant and information indicating activity patterns of residents of properties neighboring a candidate property, which is a candidate for a property to which the applicant moves, and a determination unit that determines the desirability of a combination of the applicant and the candidate property on the basis of the information indicating the activity patterns of the applicant and the information indicating the activity patterns of the residents of the neighboring properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: KUMI HARADA, TOMOAKI OHIRA, HIDEYUKI YOSHIDA, HAYASHI ITO
  • Publication number: 20150310736
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a position sensing unit, a remote control information obtainment unit, and a storage unit. Position information obtained by the position sensing unit is stored in the storage unit in association with remote control information. The mobile device further includes a directional space obtainment unit and an apparatus specification unit. The mobile device recognizes a direction pointed by a user using the mobile device, and enables operation of a terminal apparatus existing in the pointing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kazunori YAMADA, Kohei YAMAGUCHI, Shigehiro IIDA, Mizuho SAKAKIBARA, Toshiaki OHNISHI, Masaru YAMAOKA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Tomoaki OHIRA, Michihiro MATSUMOTO, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shohji OHTSUBO, Hironori NAKAE
  • Patent number: 9142122
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a position sensing unit, a remote control information obtainment unit, and a storage unit. Position information obtained by the position sensing unit is stored in the storage unit in association with remote control information. The mobile device further includes a directional space obtainment unit and an apparatus specification unit. The mobile device recognizes a direction pointed by a user using the mobile device, and enables operation of a terminal apparatus existing in the pointing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Tomoaki Ohira, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shohji Ohtsubo, Hironori Nakae, Kazunori Yamada, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shigehiro Iida
  • Patent number: 9071955
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus that communicates with a mobile apparatus includes a near-field communication unit that receives time-of-day information from the mobile apparatus through near-field communication, a use history information generation unit that extracts operation information of the terminal apparatus, and generates use history information on the basis of the time-of-day information received by the near-field communication unit, the use history information including time-of-day information associated with the detected operation information and indicating the time of day at which the corresponding operation was performed, and a main memory that stores the generated use history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masaru Yamaoka, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tomoaki Ohira, Toshiaki Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9047759
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a position sensing unit, a remote control information obtainment unit, and a storage unit. Position information obtained by the position sensing unit is stored in the storage unit in association with remote control information. The mobile device further includes a directional space obtainment unit and an apparatus specification unit. The mobile device recognizes a direction pointed by a user using the mobile device, and enables operation of a terminal apparatus existing in the pointing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shigehiro Iida, Mizuho Sakakibara, Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Mitsuaki Oshima, Tomoaki Ohira, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shohji Ohtsubo, Hironori Nakae
  • Patent number: 8995957
    Abstract: A repeater apparatus includes a network communication unit that acquires, from a server through a network, first terminal identification information for identifying a terminal to be controlled and control information for controlling the terminal to be controlled, a near-field communication unit that acquires, by near-field communication from the terminal, second terminal identification information for identifying the terminal and stored in the terminal, and a comparison unit that decides whether the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information. The near-field communication unit transmits the control information to the terminal by near-field communication, in the case where the comparison unit decides that the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tomoaki Ohira, Masaru Yamaoka, Michihiro Matsumoto, Toshiaki Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 8886124
    Abstract: A relay device performs Near Field Communication with a terminal device that is a communication terminal device, and processes information received from the terminal device. A loop antenna receives radio waves from the terminal device; an NFC unit performs Near Field Communication with the terminal device via a loop antenna, and receives from the terminal device application identification information, which identifies an application that processes the information received from the terminal device. A controller acquires an application corresponding to the received application identification information, and causes the acquired application to run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tomoaki Ohira, Mitsuaki Oshima, Masaru Yamaoka, Michihiro Matsumoto, Toshiaki Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20140315488
    Abstract: A repeater apparatus includes a network communication unit that acquires, from a server through a network, first terminal identification information for identifying a terminal to be controlled and control information for controlling the terminal to be controlled, a near-field communication unit that acquires, by near-field communication from the terminal, second terminal identification information for identifying the terminal and stored in the terminal, and a comparison unit that decides whether the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information. The near-field communication unit transmits the control information to the terminal by near-field communication, in the case where the comparison unit decides that the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Tomoaki OHIRA, Masaru YAMAOKA, Michihiro MATSUMOTO, Toshiaki OHNISHI
  • Patent number: 8792859
    Abstract: A repeater apparatus includes a network communication unit that acquires, from a server through a network, first terminal identification information for identifying a terminal to be controlled and control information for controlling the terminal to be controlled, a near-field communication unit that acquires, by near-field communication from the terminal, second terminal identification information for identifying the terminal and stored in the terminal, and a comparison unit that decides whether the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information. The near-field communication unit transmits the control information to the terminal by near-field communication, in the case where the comparison unit decides that the first terminal identification information agrees with the second terminal identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tomoaki Ohira, Masaru Yamaoka, Michihiro Matsumoto, Toshiaki Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20140009268
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a position sensing unit, a remote control information obtainment unit, and a storage unit. Position information obtained by the position sensing unit is stored in the storage unit in association with remote control information. The mobile device further includes a directional space obtainment unit and an apparatus specification unit. The mobile device recognizes a direction pointed by a user using the mobile device, and enables operation of a terminal apparatus existing in the pointing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Tomoaki Ohira, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shohji Ohtsubo, Hironori Nakae, Kazunori Yamada, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shigehiro Iida
  • Patent number: 8560012
    Abstract: The communication device can easily serve as an extended user interface such as a remote controller of a target apparatus without causing any complicated operations to a user. The communication device includes the following units. An apparatus information obtainment unit (203) obtains apparatus information from an apparatus. A position information obtainment unit (206) obtains position information of the communication device (102). An operation information obtainment unit (212) obtains operation information based on the apparatus information. A storage unit (213) stores the position information as apparatus position information indicating as a position of the apparatus, in association with the operation information. A direction sensor unit (207) detects direction of the communication device (102). A directional space calculation unit (208) calculates a directional space of the communication device (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Mitsuaki Oshima, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tomoaki Ohira, Shohji Ohtsubo, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Hironori Nakae, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20130247117
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a position sensing unit, a remote control information obtainment unit, and a storage unit. Position information obtained by the position sensing unit is stored in the storage unit in association with remote control information. The mobile device further includes a directional space obtainment unit and an apparatus specification unit. The mobile device recognizes a direction pointed by a user using the mobile device, and enables operation of a terminal apparatus existing in the pointing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shigehiro Iida, Mizuho Sakakibara, Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Mitsuaki Oshima, Tomoaki Ohira, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shohji Ohtsubo, Hironori Nakae
  • Patent number: RE45980
    Abstract: The communication device can easily serve as an extended user interface such as a remote controller of a target apparatus without causing any complicated operations to a user. The communication device includes the following units. An apparatus information obtainment unit (203) obtains apparatus information from an apparatus. A position information obtainment unit (206) obtains position information of the communication device (102). An operation information obtainment unit (212) obtains operation information based on the apparatus information. A storage unit (213) stores the position information as apparatus position information indicating as a position of the apparatus, in association with the operation information. A direction sensor unit (207) detects direction of the communication device (102). A directional space calculation unit (208) calculates a directional space of the communication device (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Mitsuaki Oshima, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tomoaki Ohira, Shohji Ohtsubo, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Hironori Nakae, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: RE46108
    Abstract: The communication device can easily serve as an extended user interface such as a remote controller of a target apparatus without causing any complicated operations to a user. The communication device includes the following units. An apparatus information obtainment unit (203) obtains apparatus information from an apparatus. A position information obtainment unit (206) obtains position information of the communication device (102). An operation information obtainment unit (212) obtains operation information based on the apparatus information. A storage unit (213) stores the position information as apparatus position information indicating as a position of the apparatus, in association with the operation information. A direction sensor unit (207) detects direction of the communication device (102). A directional space calculation unit (208) calculates a directional space of the communication device (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ohnishi, Masaru Yamaoka, Mitsuaki Oshima, Michihiro Matsumoto, Tomoaki Ohira, Shohji Ohtsubo, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Hironori Nakae, Kazunori Yamada