Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Sudou

Tomohiro Sudou 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: 20180032132
    Abstract: As one of aspects of the present invention, a wearable device includes a display having a display area virtually divided into a first area and a second area. When a user's gaze position moves from the first area to the second area while an object corresponding to a predetermined function is displayed within the first area, the predetermined function is executed. The wearable device further includes a controller for detecting a user's gaze position with respect to the display and a user's gaze movement in the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tomohiro SUDOU, Daisuke IBUKI, Shingo ITO
  • Patent number: 9756162
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a communication module for establishing a master-slave relationship with another electronic device to perform communication. The mobile phone determines a carrying state and performs control related to the master-slave relationship of the communication module based on a determination result of the carrying state. By this configuration, the mobile phone can improve user's convenience with respect to the use modes of electronic devices between which the master-slave relationship is established. For example, when it is determined that the carrying state is a carried state, the mobile phone may make the communication module subordinate to the other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hashimoto, Mitsutaka Hata, Akiko Watanabe, Takaomi Araki, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 9565539
    Abstract: According to one of aspects, an electronic device, includes: a first communication unit configured to perform communication using a first communication scheme; a second communication unit configured to perform communication using a second communication scheme; and a control unit. When the first communication unit detects an incoming call, the control unit transfers the incoming call to which information linked with an incoming call number of the incoming call is added from the second communication unit to a specific electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Bamba, Nayu Nomachi, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 9557816
    Abstract: To support a non-display setting for each piece of data corresponding to a display item, and to easily allow the user to recognize the existence of data set to a secret setting, the input device (101) according to the present invention includes a touch sensor (104) that detects contact, a display unit (103), a tactile sensation providing unit (107) that provides a tactile sensation to a contacting object in contact with the touch sensor (104), and a control unit (108) that controls the tactile sensation providing unit (107) to provide the tactile sensation to the contacting object in contact with the touch sensor (104) when, for a display item being displayed on the display unit (103), data set to the non-display setting exists in correspondence with the display item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20160241694
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a communication module for establishing a master-slave relationship with another electronic device to perform communication. The mobile phone determines a carrying state and performs control related to the master-slave relationship of the communication module based on a determination result of the carrying state. By this configuration, the mobile phone can improve user's convenience with respect to the use modes of electronic devices between which the master-slave relationship is established. For example, when it is determined that the carrying state is a carried state, the mobile phone may make the communication module subordinate to the other electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Osamu HASHIMOTO, Mitsutaka HATA, Akiko WATANABE, Takaomi ARAKI, Tomohiro SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20160219136
    Abstract: An electronic device (e.g., mobile phone) includes a communication module (e.g., second communication module) for communicating with other electronic device, and a controller-for performing, when caller information related to a caller of a communication received by the other electronic device is notified, control for the caller information by referring to information in a phone book. Furthermore, it may be configured that, when an incoming call along with the caller information including a phone number of an incoming voice call received by the other electronic device is notified, the controller performs the control for the phone number by referring to the information in the phone book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Akiko WATANABE, Mitsutaka HATA, Osamu HASHIMOTO, Ryo KIHARA, Tomohiro SUDOU
  • Patent number: 9372556
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an electronic device includes an informing unit, an operating unit, and a control unit. The informing unit performs informing of first information and informing of second information to be informed after the first information. The operating unit accepts an operation. The control unit causes the informing unit to suppress the informing of the second information when the operation is performed for the operating unit during a period of time from when the informing of the first information is performed until the second information is informed, or during the informing of the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20160139759
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an electronic device includes an informing unit, an operating unit, and a control unit. The informing unit performs informing of first information and informing of second information to be informed after the first information. The operating unit accepts an operation. The control unit causes the informing unit to suppress the informing of the second information when the operation is performed for the operating unit during a period of time from when the informing of the first information is performed until the second information is informed, or during the informing of the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Tomohiro SUDOU
  • Patent number: 9285881
    Abstract: The tactile sensation providing device according to the present invention includes a touch sensor (120) that detects contact, a tactile sensation providing unit (130) that provides a tactile sensation to a contacting object in contact with the touch sensor (120), and a control unit (110) that controls the tactile sensation providing unit (130), when the touch sensor (120) detects a slide operation by the contacting object, to provide the tactile sensation continuously while varying the tactile sensation provided to the contacting object during the slide operation in accordance with a position of the contacting object during the slide operation, whereby can provide the user's finger, when detecting a slide operation by a user, with a tactile sensation that varies during the slide operation in accordance with the position of the user's finger during the slide operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sudou, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Atsuo Chiba, Motoaki Abe, Nayu Nomachi, Hisae Honma
  • Patent number: 9230349
    Abstract: An electronic device and a control method enable easily inputted characters or numbers to be converted and used in an application. When characters are inputted via input keys and the inputted characters are determined to match at least part of prescribed characters stored in a memory, a control unit keeps the inputted characters displayed on a display unit while also displaying, on the display unit, prescribed numbers associated with the prescribed characters. Then, with the inputted characters and prescribed numbers displayed on the display unit, if an instruction is given to start up an application related to the inputted characters and prescribed numbers, the control unit starts up the application, inputting either the inputted characters or the prescribed numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20150256987
    Abstract: According to one of aspects, an electronic device, includes: a first communication unit configured to perform communication using a first communication scheme; a second communication unit configured to perform communication using a second communication scheme; and a control unit. When the first communication unit detects an incoming call, the control unit transfers the incoming call to which information linked with an incoming call number of the incoming call is added from the second communication unit to a specific electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Bamba, Nayu Nomachi, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20150249903
    Abstract: According to one of aspects, an electronic device includes: a first communication unit configured to perform communication with a first electronic device using a first communication scheme; a second communication unit configured to perform communicate with the first electronic device using a second communication scheme; and a control unit. In a state in which the first communication unit cannot be used for informing the first electronic device of an incoming call from a second electronic device, the control unit informs the first electronic device of the incoming call using the second communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Bamba, Nayu Nomachi, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 8952904
    Abstract: A mobile phone terminal (electronic device) includes a first touch panel and a second touch panel for displaying an object corresponding to an executable function and detect a touch on the object. The mobile phone terminal also includes a control unit that, in a state where the object is displayed on the first touch panel or the second touch panel, when the touch on the object is detected and then a movement of the touch is detected and if the first touch panel or the second touch panel is in a movement direction of the touch, displays a screen provided by a function corresponding to the object on the first touch panel or the second touch panel in the movement direction of the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Saya Miura, Tsuneo Miyashita, Yuka Ishizuka, Tomohiro Sudou, Junichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8860662
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device that makes it easy to input desired characters using a directional key. Also disclosed is a display control method for an electronic device. The disclosed electronic device is provided with a display unit (21), a user input unit (11) that can specify a plurality of directions, and a control unit (45). If one of the plurality of directions is specified via the user input unit (11) while characters and numbers are being displayed on the display unit (21), the control unit selects different characters and different numbers for changing the characters and/or numbers displayed on the display unit (21) to other characters and numbers. The control unit then has the display unit (21) display the selected other characters and numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sudou, Hiroyuki Bamba, Nayu Noumachi, Natsuhito Honda
  • Patent number: 8682296
    Abstract: The mobile electronic device is provided with: a first communication unit which performs communication; an operation unit which includes a plurality of first keys having numbers assigned respectively thereto; a display unit which, in response to the operation of at least one of the plurality of first keys, displays the number assigned to the first key that was operated; and a control unit which, if a passcode request signal is received from the first communication unit at the same time that the number selected by operating one of the first keys while a reference screen was displayed on the display unit is being displayed on the display unit, controls so that the number sequence displayed on the display unit is transmitted to the unit that transmitted the passcode request signal by the first communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20130314357
    Abstract: The tactile sensation providing device according to the present invention includes a touch sensor (120) that detects contact, a tactile sensation providing unit (130) that provides a tactile sensation to a contacting object in contact with the touch sensor (120), and a control unit (110) that controls the tactile sensation providing unit (130), when the touch sensor (120) detects a slide operation by the contacting object, to provide the tactile sensation continuously while varying the tactile sensation provided to the contacting object during the slide operation in accordance with a position of the contacting object during the slide operation, whereby can provide the user's finger, when detecting a slide operation by a user, with a tactile sensation that varies during the slide operation in accordance with the position of the user's finger during the slide operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sudou, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Atsuo Chiba, Motoaki Abe, Nayu Nomachi, Hisae Honma
  • Publication number: 20130314359
    Abstract: To support a non-display setting for each piece of data corresponding to a display item, and to easily allow the user to recognize the existence of data set to a secret setting, the input device (101) according to the present invention includes a touch sensor (104) that detects contact, a display unit (103), a tactile sensation providing unit (107) that provides a tactile sensation to a contacting object in contact with the touch sensor (104), and a control unit (108) that controls the tactile sensation providing unit (107) to provide the tactile sensation to the contacting object in contact with the touch sensor (104) when, for a display item being displayed on the display unit (103), data set to the non-display setting exists in correspondence with the display item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20130307809
    Abstract: An input device (101) according to the present invention includes a touch sensor (104) that detects contact, a display unit (103), a pressure detection unit (106) that detects pressure on the touch sensor (104), a memory unit (105) that stores indication information indicating existence of notification information, and a control unit (108) that controls the display unit (103) to display the indication information stored in the memory unit (105) when data based on pressure on the touch sensor (104) becomes equal to or greater than a threshold, thereby displays indication information in accordance with a user's desire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20130293585
    Abstract: Display is switched between overlapping AR objects by a mobile terminal (10) including a touch sensor (103) that detects input, an imaging unit (106) that acquires an image, a display unit (102) that displays the image, and a control unit (110) that controls the display unit (102) to display virtual information included in the image by overlaying the virtual information on the image and that layers the virtual information and switches a display layer of the virtual information in accordance with the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20130257772
    Abstract: In order to enable easier magnification and reduction of a displayed image, an electronic device 1 includes a display unit 30, a pressure detection unit 60 and a control unit 10, such that the display unit 30 displays an image, the pressure detection unit 60 detects a pressure, and the control unit 10, based on the pressure detected by the pressure detection unit 60, controls magnification or reduction of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro SUDOU, Hideko MURAKAMI