Yasuhiro Kanishima 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).
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an acoustic apparatus comprises a measuring signal generator, a transducer configured to convert a measuring signal to a measuring sound and to convert a characteristic vibration of the transducer due to the measuring sound, to a characteristic vibration signal, an analysis module configured to analyze the characteristic vibration signal in order to output a physical quality of a characteristic vibration of the transducer, a controller configured to set a first state in which the transducer converts an electric signal to an acoustic signal or a second state in which the transducer converts an acoustic signal to an electric signal. The measuring signal generator is connected to the transducer in the first state and the analysis module is connected to the transducer in the second state.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an acoustic apparatus comprises an electro-acoustic transducer with a first function of converting an electric signal to an acoustic signal and a second function of converting an acoustic signal to an electric signal, the electro-acoustic transducer configured to convert a measuring electric signal to a measuring acoustic signal using the first function, and to convert an acoustic response signal responding to the measuring acoustic signal from an object to an electric response signal using the second function, a switch configured to switch the first function to the second function, or vice versa, and a switch controller configured to control a function switching of the switch in accordance with a sound source signal.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an acoustic characteristic correction apparatus comprises a main module reproducing an audio signal and a remote controller includes a microphone, wherein the main module comprises a generation module generating a measurement signal, a receiver receiving a picked-up signal output from the microphone receiving the measurement signal, a detector module detecting acoustic characteristics based on the picked-up signal, a processor module obtaining correction characteristics based on the acoustic characteristics, and a correction module correcting the audio signal based on the correction characteristics.
Abstract: Provided is an optical disc apparatus which reproduces with use of a PRML method an optical disc having data recorded in a plurality of code lengths, the optical disc apparatus including: an AD conversion unit adapted to convert a reproduction signal of the optical disc into a multi-value digital signal; a waveform equalization unit adapted to perform waveform equalization on the multi-value digital signal on the basis of a predetermined partial response to generate an equalized reproduction signal; a decoding unit adapted to generate decoded data corresponding to data recorded on the optical disc from the equalized reproduction signal; and a crest value extraction unit adapted to extract a crest value for each of the code lengths on the basis of the decoded data and a type of the predetermined partial response.
Abstract: An apparatus for reproducing digital data recorded on a recording medium by a Partial Response Maximum Likelihood method, the digital data being recorded in a code pattern in which the same code continuously appears at least two times, includes an analog-to-digital converting unit that samples an analog reproduction signal recorded on the recording medium and converts the sampled analog reproduction signal into a digital signal; a sampling rate switching unit that adaptively switches the sampling rate in the analog-to-digital converting unit from a higher rate to a lower rate; and a data demodulating unit that reproduces and demodulates the digital signal subjected to the analog-to-digital conversion in the analog-to-digital converting unit by the Partial Response Maximum Likelihood method in accordance with the switching between the higher rate and the lower rate.