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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130088496
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and a control method therefor whereby easily inputted characters or numbers can 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 said application, inputting either the inputted characters or the prescribed numbers thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20130057477
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sudou, Hiroyuki Bamba, Nayu Noumachi, Natsuhito Honda
  • Publication number: 20130002580
    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: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20120289199
    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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20120244803
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first communication device and a second communication device. The first communication device includes a first near field communication part, a state detection part, and a first control part. The first control part, based on the state of the device itself detected by the state detection part, selects an output pattern for signals output from the first near field communication part and controls the first near field communication part so as to output signals of the selected output pattern. The second communication device includes a notification part, a second near field communication part, a memory, and a second control part. The second control part identifies the state of the first communication device corresponding to the pattern of the received signals, and provides notification of the identified state of the first communication device via the notification part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sudou, Motoaki Abe, Atsuo Chiba, Nayu Nomachi, Hiroshi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8220005
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit that inputs a command, a wireless interface unit that wirelessly exchanges data with an image forming apparatus in a direct manner, a transmission/reception control unit that controls an operation of the wireless interface unit, and a program processing unit that performs an installation process of a program. The transmission/reception control unit causes the wireless interface unit to receive a driver module from the image forming apparatus. The program processing unit performs an installation process of the driver module received by the wireless interface unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katsumi Kobayashi, Akihiro Sugano, Kenichi Ohhashi, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Publication number: 20120092280
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Saya MIURA, Tsuneo MIYASHITA, Yuka ISHIZUKA, Tomohiro SUDOU, Junichi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20120062564
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a first touch sensor on a first face of a housing, a second touch sensor on a second face of the housing different from the first face, a display unit provided on the first face of the housing, and a control unit. When a first touch on the first face is detected by the first touch sensor and a second touch on the second face is detected by the second touch sensor, the control unit selects an object displayed on the display unit based on the first touch on the first face and the second touch on the second face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuneo MIYASHITA, Tomohiro SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20090064198
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit that inputs a command, a wireless interface unit that wirelessly exchanges data with an image forming apparatus in a direct manner, a transmission/reception control unit that controls an operation of the wireless interface unit, and a program processing unit that performs an installation process of a program. The transmission/reception control unit causes the wireless interface unit to receive a driver module from the image forming apparatus. The program processing unit performs an installation process of the driver module received by the wireless interface unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Akihiro Sugano, Kenichi Ohhashi, Tomohiro Sudou