Patents by Inventor Toshiyuki Masui

Toshiyuki Masui 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: 20170024126
    Abstract: Text input is corrected on a touch-sensitive display by presenting a list of candidate words in the interface which can be selected by touch input. The candidate list can include candidate words having two or more character types (e.g., Roman, kana, kanji). In one aspect, the candidate list can be scrolled using a finger gesture. When a user's finger traverses a candidate word and the touch is released, the candidate word is inserted into a document being edited. In another aspect, characters can be erased by touching a key (e.g., a backspace or delete key) and making a sliding, swiping, or other finger gesture. A number of characters proportional to a distance (e.g., a linear distance) of the finger gesture across the display are erased. If there are characters in a text input area, those characters are erased first, followed by characters in the document being edited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Deborah Eileen GOLDSMITH, Takumi TAKANO, Toshiyuki MASUI, Leland Douglas COLLINS, JR., Yasuo KIDA, Kenneth KOCIENDA
  • Patent number: 9465536
    Abstract: Text input is corrected on a touch-sensitive display by presenting a list of candidate words in the interface which can be selected by touch input. The candidate list can include candidate words having two or more character types (e.g., Roman, kana, kanji). In one aspect, the candidate list can be scrolled using a finger gesture. When a user's finger traverses a candidate word and the touch is released, the candidate word is inserted into a document being edited. In another aspect, characters can be erased by touching a key (e.g., a backspace or delete key) and making a sliding, swiping, or other finger gesture. A number of characters proportional to a distance (e.g., a linear distance) of the finger gesture across the display are erased. If there are characters in a text input area, those characters are erased first, followed by characters in the document being edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Eileen Goldsmith, Takumi Takano, Toshiyuki Masui, Leland Douglas Collins, Jr., Yasuo Kida, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 8949743
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and apparatus, including computer program products, for inputting text. A user interface element is presented on a touch-sensitive display of a device. The user interface element is associated with a plurality of characters, at least a subset of which is associated with respective gestures. A user input performing a gesture with respect to the user interface element is received. The character from the subset that is associated with the gesture performed with respect to the user interface element is inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kida, Deborah Eileen Goldsmith, Elizabeth Caroline Furches, Leland Douglas Collins, Jr., Ken Kocienda, Bas Ording, Toshiyuki Masui, Yosuke Kurita, Shin Nishibori, Takumi Takano, Hongwei Guo, Maria Celia Vigil
  • Publication number: 20140173494
    Abstract: Text input is corrected on a touch-sensitive display by presenting a list of candidate words in the interface which can be selected by touch input. The candidate list can include candidate words having two or more character types (e.g., Roman, kana, kanji). In one aspect, the candidate list can be scrolled using a finger gesture. When a user's finger traverses a candidate word and the touch is released, the candidate word is inserted into a document being edited. In another aspect, characters can be erased by touching a key (e.g., a backspace or delete key) and making a sliding, swiping, or other finger gesture. A number of characters proportional to a distance (e.g., a linear distance) of the finger gesture across the display are erased. If there are characters in a text input area, those characters are erased first, followed by characters in the document being edited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Eileen Goldsmith, Takumi Takano, Toshiyuki Masui, Leland Douglas Collins, Jr., Yasuo Kida, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 8661340
    Abstract: Text input is corrected on a touch-sensitive display by presenting a list of candidate words in the interface which can be selected by touch input. The candidate list can include candidate words having two or more character types (e.g., Roman, kana, kanji). In one aspect, the candidate list can be scrolled using a finger gesture. When a user's finger traverses a candidate word and the touch is released, the candidate word is inserted into a document being edited. In another aspect, characters can be erased by touching a key (e.g., a backspace or delete key) and making a sliding, swiping, or other finger gesture. A number of characters proportional to a distance (e.g., a linear distance) of the finger gesture across the display are erased. If there are characters in a text input area, those characters are erased first, followed by characters in the document being edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Eileen Goldsmith, Takumi Takano, Toshiyuki Masui, Leland Douglas Collins, Yasuo Kida, Ken Kocienda
  • Patent number: 7770557
    Abstract: A throttle body (2) includes a resin main body (3) defining a bore (7) through which intake air flows, a valve body (60) having a shaft part (20) rotatably supported by the resin body (3) and a valve part (4) for opening and closing the bore (7) of the main body (3), and a resin cover body (40) attached to the main body (3). The cover body (4) is attached to the main body (3) by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ikeda, Hideki Asano, Mamoru Tateishi, Toshiyuki Masui, Koichi Suzuki, Takashi Tsuge, Tuneaki Aoki, Mikiharu Yoshizaka, Masashi Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20090265669
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and apparatus, including computer program products, for inputting text. A user interface element is presented on a touch-sensitive display of a device. The user interface element is associated with a plurality of characters, at least a subset of which is associated with respective gestures. A user input performing a gesture with respect to the user interface element is received. The character from the subset that is associated with the gesture performed with respect to the user interface element is inputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Yasuo Kida, Deborah Eileen Goldsmith, Elizabeth Caroline Furches, Leland Douglas Collins, JR., Ken Kocienda, Bas Ording, Toshiyuki Masui, Yosuke Kurita, Shin Nishibori, Takumi Takano, Hongwei Guo, Maria Celia Vigil
  • Patent number: 7581180
    Abstract: A portable terminal in which the labor in inputting plural characters and a variety of information can be relieved in case limitations are imposed on the number of available keys. The portable terminal includes an LCD 26, a memory 17 for storing the dictionary information comprised of plural words and exemplary sentences, a key input unit 29 for inputting unit characters, a CPU 13 for retrieving from the memory the words and/or exemplary sentences displayed on the LCD 26 based on the input from the key input unit 29 and/or on the character string already finalized, and a jog dial 40. A desired word and/or exemplary sentence is selected from the plural words and/or exemplary sentences retrieved by the CPU 13 responsive to rotation of the jog dial 40 and displayed on the LCD 26 and the information on the finalized character string is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Masui, Tetsuya Kohno, Osamu Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20090159043
    Abstract: A throttle body includes a resin body (3) defining a bore (7) through which intake air flows, and a valve body (60) having a shaft part (20) rotatably supported by the body (3) via a pair of bearing members (24) and a resin valve part (4) for opening and closing the bore (7). End faces (67) of the valve part (4) slidably contacting with end faces (69) of the bearing members (24). The end faces (67) and (69) of at least one of the valve part (4) and the bearing members (24) slidably contacting with each other are formed to have a radius (69r) equal to or larger than a radius (68r) of paths of rotation (68) of radially outer ends (67a) of the end faces (67) of the valve part (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Hiroshi Asanuma, Toshiyuki Masui, Takashi Tsuge, Masami Tatsukawa, Mikiharu Yoshizaka, Masashi Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20090077464
    Abstract: Text input is corrected on a touch-sensitive display by presenting a list of candidate words in the interface which can be selected by touch input. The candidate list can include candidate words having two or more character types (e.g., Roman, kana, kanji). In one aspect, the candidate list can be scrolled using a finger gesture. When a user's finger traverses a candidate word and the touch is released, the candidate word is inserted into a document being edited. In another aspect, characters can be erased by touching a key (e.g., a backspace or delete key) and making a sliding, swiping, or other finger gesture. A number of characters proportional to a distance (e.g., a linear distance) of the finger gesture across the display are erased. If there are characters in a text input area, those characters are erased first, followed by characters in the document being edited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Deborah Eileen Goldsmith, Takumi Takano, Toshiyuki Masui, Leland Douglas Collins, JR., Yasuo Kida, Ken Kocienda
  • Publication number: 20080063329
    Abstract: The present invention includes a bearing fixing structure for fixing a bearing in position relative to a resin housing by press-fitting the bearing into a recess formed in the housing. The bearing fixing structure includes a non-contact face formed along the entire inner circumference of the recess of the housing and constructed not to contact with an outer circumferential face of the bearing. Projections are formed on the non-contact face and are arranged along the circumference of the non-contact face. Each projection extends along a press-fitting direction for the bearing, so that the projections can be crushed by the outer circumferential face of the bearing as the bearing is press-fitted into the recess. A sealing face is formed in the recess on the front side of the non-contact face with respect to the press-fitting direction, so that the entire circumference of the outer circumferential face of the bearing can closely contact with the sealing face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicants: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki ASANO, Hiroshi ASANUMA, Toshiyuki MASUI, Hiroshi TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20080029060
    Abstract: A throttle body (2) includes a resin main body (3) defining a bore (7) through which intake air flows, a valve body (60) having a shaft part (20) rotatably supported by the resin body (3) and a valve part (4) for opening and closing the bore (7) of the main body (3), and a resin cover body (40) attached to the main body (3). The cover body (4) is attached to the main body (3) by welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ikeda, Hideki Asano, Mamoru Tateishi, Toshiyuki Masui, Koichi Suzuki, Takashi Tsuge, Tuneaki Aoki, Mikiharu Yoshizaka, Masashi Ozeki
  • Patent number: 7137614
    Abstract: A valve device controls a flow of intake air within a surge tank connected to an engine. The surge tank is divided into a plurality of tank chambers by a partition wall disposed within the surge tank. The valve devices include a valve body and a valve member. The valve body has a frame mounted within a communication opening defined within the partition wall. The valve member is rotatably mounted to the valve body in order to open and close a frame opening defined in the frame. A motor is coupled to the valve member in order to rotate the valve member. The motor includes a stator molded integrally with the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Masui, Katsuji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6964018
    Abstract: A document editing processing apparatus which enables formulation of a hybrid multimedia document containing e.g., an image readily and speedily. Each time a character is input, dictionary retrieval is performed with e.g., an undefined character as a retrieving condition, at the same time as a filename of a multimedia information file is retrieved. The results obtained on dictionary retrieval and the results obtained on file searching are demonstrated on a menu as conversion candidates. Alternatively, a multimedia dictionary is retrieved, using a multimedia dictionary in which the multimedia information has been registered in association with the reading, with the retrieved results being conversion candidates. Still alternatively, dictionary retrieval is executed, with e.g., an undefined character as a retrieving condition, using a word dictionary having the reading associated with multimedia information identifiers. This enables formulation of a hybrid multimedia document containing e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Masui
  • Publication number: 20050188296
    Abstract: A document editing processing apparatus which enables formulation of a hybrid multimedia document containing e.g., an image readily and speedily. Each time a character is input, dictionary retrieval is performed with e.g., an undefined character as a retrieving condition, at the same time as a filename of a multimedia information file is retrieved. The results obtained on dictionary retrieval and the results obtained on file searching are demonstrated on a menu as conversion candidates. Alternatively, a multimedia dictionary is retrieved, using a multimedia dictionary in which the multimedia information has been registered in association with the reading, with the retrieved results being conversion candidates. Still alternatively, dictionary retrieval is executed, with e.g., an undefined character as a retrieving condition, using a word dictionary having the reading associated with multimedia information identifiers. This enables formulation of a hybrid multimedia document containing e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Masui
  • Publication number: 20050182794
    Abstract: A document editing processing apparatus which enables formulation of a hybrid multimedia document containing e.g., an image readily and speedily. Each time a character is input, dictionary retrieval is performed with e.g., an undefined character as a retrieving condition, at the same time as a filename of a multimedia information file is retrieved. The results obtained on dictionary retrieval and the results obtained on file searching are demonstrated on a menu as conversion candidates. Alternatively, a multimedia dictionary is retrieved, using a multimedia dictionary in which the multimedia information has been registered in association with the reading, with the retrieved results being conversion candidates. Still alternatively, dictionary retrieval is executed, with e.g., an undefined character as a retrieving condition, using a word dictionary having the reading associated with multimedia information identifiers. This enables formulation of a hybrid multimedia document containing e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Masui
  • Publication number: 20050109970
    Abstract: A valve device controls a flow of intake air within a surge tank connected to an engine. The surge tank is divided into a plurality of tank chambers by a partition wall disposed within the surge tank. The valve devices include a valve body and a valve member. The valve body has a frame mounted within a communication opening defined within the partition wall. The valve member is rotatably mounted to the valve body in order to open and close a frame opening defined in the frame. A motor is coupled to the valve member in order to rotate the valve member. The motor includes a stator molded integrally with the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Masui, Katsuji Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20030030743
    Abstract: The image sensing device adapted to compose an appropriate single picture from a plurality of pictures of different exposures obtained from the same subject, wherein the camera operation is controlled using as a reference the signal of one of said plurality of pictures of different exposures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Teruo Hieda, Chikara Satoh, Toshiyuki Masui, Takashi Kobayashi, Katsuji Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 6496226
    Abstract: The image sensing device adapted to compose an appropriate single picture from a plurality of pictures of different exposures obtained from the same subject, wherein the camera operation is controlled using as a reference the signal of one of said plurality of pictures of different exposures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Teruo Hieda, Chikara Satoh, Toshiyuki Masui, Takashi Kobayashi, Katsuji Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20020071044
    Abstract: The image sensing device adapted to compose an appropriate single picture from a plurality of pictures of different exposures obtained from the same subject, wherein the camera operation is controlled using as a reference the signal of one of said plurality of pictures of different exposures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: KOJI TAKAHASHI, TERUO HIEDA, CHIKARA SATOH, TOSHIYUKI MASUI, TAKASHI KOBAYASHI, KATSUJI YOSHIMURA