Patents by Inventor Toshihiko Oba

Toshihiko Oba 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: 7676372
    Abstract: A speech transformation apparatus comprises a microphone 21 for detecting speech and generating a speech signal; a signal processor 22 for performing a speech recognition process using the speech signal; a speech information generator for transforming the recognition result responsive to the physical state of the user, the operating conditions, and/or the purpose for using the apparatus; and a display unit 26 and loudspeaker 25 for generating a control signal for outputting a raw recognition result and/or a transformed recognition result. In a speech transformation apparatus thus constituted, speech enunciated by a spoken-language-impaired individual can be transformed and presented to the user, and sounds from outside sources can also be transformed and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Yugen Kaisha GM&M
    Inventor: Toshihiko Oba
  • Publication number: 20060251334
    Abstract: A balance diagnostic apparatus and system is given a portable size and weight and also expands the places of use and methods of use to a large range, thus achieving an environment where anyone can undergo diagnosis of balance disorders at any time or any place. At least motion sensor means 10 and motion storage means 18 that temporarily stores signals that represent motion from the motion sensor means 10 are worn on the body of the user. Moreover, once the motion situation is stored in the motion storage means 18, the input of the motion diagnosis means 12 is connected to the output of the motion storage means 18 to obtain the output of diagnostic results with this balance function diagnostic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Toshihiko Oba, Soichiro Matsushita