Patents by Inventor Tomoyoshi Ikeda

Tomoyoshi Ikeda 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: 20210220100
    Abstract: A brush includes a head with bristles, an actuator that expands and contracts in accordance with an electric signal, a connection member that transmits vibration of the actuator to the head, and a body including a housing that houses the actuator. The direction of reciprocal vibration of the head is at a predetermined angle relative to the direction of extension of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20210220103
    Abstract: A brush according to the present disclosure includes a head and a body. The head includes a bristle extending in a first direction. The body includes an actuator configured to expand and contract in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a connection member configured to transmit a vibration of the actuator to the head, and a housing that accommodates the actuator. The connection member includes a leg fixed to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200383468
    Abstract: A brush of the present disclosure includes a head and a body. The head includes bristles extending in a first direction. The body includes an actuator configured to expand and contract in a second direction intersecting the first direction and a connection member configured to transmit vibration of the actuator to the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10674712
    Abstract: Mounting behavior is detected easily. A mounting behavior detection system includes a mounting-side apparatus, a mounted-side apparatus, and a charging apparatus. The mounting-side apparatus is attached to the neck or the chin of a first domestic animal, is configured to emit a transmission signal, and includes a battery. The mounted-side apparatus is attached at any position from the back to the tail of a second domestic animal and is configured to transmit a response signal in response to the transmission signal. The charging apparatus is configured to transmit power wirelessly to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10264378
    Abstract: This measurement system is for evaluating an acoustic apparatus (100) that includes a vibrating element (102) and allows sound to be heard via vibration transmission. The measurement system includes an ear model (50) including an artificial ear (51) modeled after a human ear and an artificial temporal bone (57) in contact with the artificial ear (51); and a vibration detection element (56) disposed in the artificial temporal bone (57).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10209791
    Abstract: An electronic device can effectively transmit sound even if a force is applied to a panel by an ear. The electronic device includes a panel (10) and a vibration unit (30) that vibrates the panel (10) to generate air-conducted sound and vibration sound that is transmitted through a portion of a human body. The intensity of vibration of the vibration unit (30) changes in accordance with the force applied to the panel (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Ikeda, Fumiaki Nakao, Kenji Kono, Tomotake Aono, Katsuhiko Shimizu, Shigeto Hattori, Jun Takeda
  • Patent number: 10097923
    Abstract: Provided is a measurement device that evaluates an acoustic device 100 including a vibrating element and configured to allow sound to be heard by vibration transmission. The measurement device includes: an ear model unit 50 including an ear model 51 that is molded after a human ear and an artificial cartilage unit 54 that is joined to the ear model 51; and a vibration detector 56 disposed in the ear model unit 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10080349
    Abstract: Mounting behavior or the like by domestic animals or the like is easily detected. Included are a mounting-side apparatus attached to the neck of a first domestic animal and configured to emit a transmission signal, and a mounted-side apparatus attached at any position from the back to the tail of a second domestic animal. A communication interface of the mounted-side apparatus emits a response signal to a communication interface of the mounting-side apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9992594
    Abstract: A measurement device and measurement method for evaluating an acoustic device that allows a sound to be transmitted via vibration transmission by being held by a human ear includes an ear model unit having an ear model modeled after a human ear and an artificial external ear canal unit continuous with the ear model. The ear model unit is formed from rubber, a same material as an auricle model conforming to IEC 60318-7 or IEC 60268-7, or a material having a Shore hardness of from 30 to 60. The ear model is provided with an auricle or a hole which holds the acoustic device. A microphone is configured to measure an air-conducted component generated within an artificial ear canal of the artificial ear canal unit by vibration transmitted to the ear model unit from the acoustic device held by the auricle or the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20180146646
    Abstract: Mounting behavior is detected easily. A mounting behavior detection system includes a mounting-side apparatus, a mounted-side apparatus, and a charging apparatus. The mounting-side apparatus is attached to the neck or the chin of a first domestic animal, is configured to emit a transmission signal, and includes a battery. The mounted-side apparatus is attached at any position from the back to the tail of a second domestic animal and is configured to transmit a response signal in response to the transmission signal. The charging apparatus is configured to transmit power wirelessly to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9949670
    Abstract: Provided is a measuring apparatus that may measure a vibration amount weighted by cartilage conduction characteristics of the human ear and thus allows for accurate evaluation of an electronic device having a vibrator. A measuring apparatus for evaluating an electronic device that delivers a sound through vibration transmission from a vibrator retained in a housing held against the human ear includes an ear simulator simulating the human ear and a vibration detector disposed on an artificial eardrum formed in the ear simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corportion
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20180035648
    Abstract: Mounting behavior or the like by domestic animals or the like is easily detected. Included are a mounting-side apparatus attached to the neck of a first domestic animal and configured to emit a transmission signal, and a mounted-side apparatus attached at any position from the back to the tail of a second domestic animal. A communication interface of the mounted-side apparatus emits a response signal to a communication interface of the mounting-side apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9877125
    Abstract: A measurement device (10) is for evaluating an acoustic device (100) that allows sound to be heard via vibration transmission by having a housing (101) provided with a vibrating element (102) be held by a head including a human ear. The measurement device (10) includes an ear model unit (50) modeled after a human ear, a model of a human body that holds the acoustic device (100), and a vibration detector (55) disposed in the ear model unit (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170325040
    Abstract: A measurement device and measurement method for evaluating an acoustic device that allows a sound to be transmitted via vibration transmission by being held by a human ear includes an ear model unit having an ear model modeled after a human ear and an artificial external ear canal unit continuous with the ear model. The ear model unit is formed from rubber, a same material as an auricle model conforming to IEC 60318-7 or IEC 60268-7, or a material having a Shore hardness of from 30 to 60. The ear model is provided with an auricle or a hole which holds the acoustic device. A microphone is configured to measure an air-conducted component generated within an artificial ear canal of the artificial ear canal unit by vibration transmitted to the ear model unit from the acoustic device held by the auricle or the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9800974
    Abstract: Provided is a measurement device that evaluates an acoustic device 100 including a vibrating element and configured to allow sound to be heard by vibration transmission. The measurement device includes: an ear model unit 50 including an ear model 51 that is molded after a human ear and an artificial cartilage unit 54 that is joined to the ear model 51; and a vibration detector 56 disposed in the ear model unit 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170150265
    Abstract: Provided is a measurement device that evaluates an acoustic device 100 including a vibrating element and configured to allow sound to be heard by vibration transmission. The measurement device includes: an ear model unit 50 including an ear model 51 that is molded after a human ear and an artificial cartilage unit 54 that is joined to the ear model 51; and a vibration detector 56 disposed in the ear model unit 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9591414
    Abstract: There is provided an acoustic device that can reduce muffled sound. The disclosed acoustic device includes a holder 103 that has one end abutting the inside of an inferior antihelix crus and other end abutting a depression between a tragus and an antitragus of a user's ear, and a human body vibration sound generator 10 that is held by the holder 103 and allows sound to be heard by the user in response to an audio signal as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9578406
    Abstract: The disclosed acoustic device includes a holder 60 that has one end abutting the inside of an inferior antihelix crus and other end abutting a depression between a tragus and an antitragus of a user's ear and a vibrator 10 that is held by the holder 60 and, based on an audio signal, expands and contracts in a direction intersecting a direction of connecting the one end and the other end, and by the expansion and the contraction, causes the ear to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20160261964
    Abstract: This measurement system is for evaluating an acoustic apparatus (100) that includes a vibrating element (102) and allows sound to be heard via vibration transmission. The measurement system includes an ear model (50) including an artificial ear (51) modeled after a human ear and an artificial temporal bone (57) in contact with the artificial ear (51); and a vibration detection element (56) disposed in the artificial temporal bone (57).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20160212539
    Abstract: Provided is a measurement device that evaluates an acoustic device 100 including a vibrating element and configured to allow sound to be heard by vibration transmission. The measurement device includes: an ear model unit 50 including an ear model 51 that is molded after a human ear and an artificial cartilage unit 54 that is joined to the ear model 51; and a vibration detector 56 disposed in the ear model unit 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi IKEDA