Patents by Inventor Yasumasa Matsuda

Yasumasa Matsuda 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: 20050144049
    Abstract: A plurality of handheld or “mobile” information terminals send forth position information detected periodically toward an information delivery server 50; the information delivery server 50 comprises a position management unit 50-4 for generating image data used to compose for visual display certain users belonging to the same group onto the same land map image screen, a situation/history management unit 50-7 for arithmetically processing the user's distribution in units of target facilities and then generating information indicative of such distribution, an image management unit 50-9 for storing therein more than one photographic image as sent from mobile information terminal(s) in units of users or alternatively in units of groups and then transferring the stored image toward a target or “destination” mobile information terminal, and a route search management unit 50-6 for searching for a recommendable route in view of the degree of congestion and/or popularity as calculated at the situation/history manageme
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Yasumasa Matsuda, Nagaharu Hamada, Toshiaki Nakamura, Toshimi Yokota, Keiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20020026289
    Abstract: A plurality of handheld or “mobile” information terminals send forth position information detected periodically toward an information delivery server 50; the information delivery server 50 comprises a position management unit 50-4 for generating image data used to compose for visual display certain users belonging to the same group onto the same land map image screen, a situation/history management unit 50-7 for arithmetically processing the user's distribution in units of target facilities and then generating information indicative of such distribution, an image management unit 50-9 for storing therein more than one photographic image as sent from mobile information terminal(s) in units of users or alternatively in units of groups and then transferring the stored image toward a target or “destination” mobile information terminal, and a route search management unit 50-6 for searching for a recommendable route in view of the degree of congestion and/or popularity as calculated at the si
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Yasumasa Matsuda, Nagaharu Hamada, Toshiaki Nakamura, Toshimi Yokota, Keiko Abe
  • Patent number: 6094186
    Abstract: In a document processing apparatus wherein when a format of a document or the like is set, a plurality of format patterns are simultaneously displayed, a selection is made of a desirable format pattern among said format patterns so as to perform a format setting operation, displays of the format patterns are subdivided into a plurality of screens based on a purpose or usage of a document to be formed. After selecting or designating the purpose or usage of the document, the above-described format pattern is displayed. The document format setting operation which was cumbersome in prior art can be readily performed by selecting a desirable format sample from the format samples which have been categorized based upon the usage thereof, and also by adding an item capable of freely setting a format into the format samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kuroda, Yasumasa Matsuda, Hiroyuki Kumai, Yasuhiko Kasai, Kiyoshi Masuda, Akihiro Kaneko, Junichiro Takeyama
  • Patent number: 5864808
    Abstract: A user inputs voice through a voice recognition program, a microphone and an A/D converter while pointing by use of a pointing gesture, touch pen or the like with reference to an image displayed on a display unit. For the result of recognition of the inputted voice, a processing or display indicated by a candidate having the first rank of reliability of recognition is performed and an indication showing a plurality of candidates having the second rank and the lower ranks than that is displayed in a menu form on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haru Ando, Hideaki Kikuchi, Nobuo Hataoka, Yasumasa Matsuda, Shigeto Oheda, Tsukasa Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5852447
    Abstract: A character and figure transforming system which includes a display unit to display characters or figures according to pattern data in dot form. The system having a device for a first device which displays on a display area a menu screen for showing at least two transformation patterns having figures different from each other. A second device which designates an area including at least one character among the characters displayed on the display area, as a subject transformed area, and a third device which displays at least one transformed character on the display area by transforming at least one of the characters designated as a subject transformed area into at least the one transformed character according to a contour line of a figure of the transformation pattern selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rituko Hosoya, Tsukasa Yamauchi, Yasumasa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5781731
    Abstract: When conference conditions are set by a conference sponsor, a conference sponsor agent inquires of schedule management agents of requested attendants about available time within a range of set dates, determines an optimum conference schedule on the basis of the available time of the individual requested attendants, sends to the conference sponsor the conference schedule for confirmation thereof, and sends a conference notification to the requested attendants. In order to permit an input value set by a user to have a range in accordance with the kind of parameter requiring the input value and conditions at that time, an input value acquiring element acquires an input value of a parameter necessary for a processing realized by an application element, the input value being set by the user by an input element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Koreeda, Yasuhiko Kasai, Tsukasa Yamauchi, Hajime Asuma, Shigeto Oeda, Jun Ito, Hiromi Tomita, Tsukasa Hasegawa, Rituko Kanazawa, Yoshiisa Inoue, Hiroyuki Kumai, Shigeki Hataya, Akira Nakajima, Yasumasa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5684970
    Abstract: The icon menu display method and apparatus according to the invention displays a perspective view of a work room over an entire screen as a background against which a plurality of icons are displayed. The icons are arranged against the background image at locations which are functionally related to the functions associated with each icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Asuma, Tsukasa Hasegawa, Akira Naito, Yasuhiko Kasai, Tomoko Tsuchiya, Shinichi Yoshida, Yasumasa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5634134
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining at least one of a character and a destination therefor in accordance with a received signal representing at least one of a plurality of characters and at least one character corresponding to at least one of a plurality of languages. Likelihood values for at least one of plurality of characters and each of the languages are evaluated, and at least one of the plurality of characters and one of the character languages are selected in accordance with the evaluated likelihood values thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kumai, Jun Ito, Akira Nakajima, Yasumasa Matsuda, Shigeki Taniguchi, Hirobumi Kashiwa, Toyokazu Suzuki, Masaki Kawase
  • Patent number: 5621438
    Abstract: An integrated information processing apparatus is provided with a display device and a generally transparent input tablet having an input surface placed on a display surface of the display device for outputting a pointing coordinate which is a coordinate on the input surface pointed by a user's finger or an indicator. The apparatus includes a circuit for determining an indication direction extended point coordinate from the pointing coordinate output by the input tablet and a predetermined value, and a display processing section for displaying a point on the display surface of the display device corresponding to the determined indication direction extended point coordinate so that it is distinguishably displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kamimura, Michihiro Mese, Shigeto Oeda, Kazuhide Nishiyama, Yasumasa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5612720
    Abstract: A system for processing information with an electronic pen includes a coordinates indicating device and a coordinates sensing device. Both of the devices serves to output the information stored in itself to each other and store the information outputted from the other. The power supply for driving the information processing system itself is fed by a battery built in the coordinates indicating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Ito, Hiroyuki Kumai, Yasumasa Matsuda, Akira Nakajima, Yoshiisa Inoue, Hiroyuki Koreeda, Shigeto Oheda
  • Patent number: 5592605
    Abstract: The icon menu display method and apparatus according to the invention displays a perspective view of a work room over an entire screen as a background against which a plurality of icons are displayed. The icons are arranged against the background image at locations which are functionally related to the functions associated with each icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Asuma, Tsukasa Hasegawa, Akira Naito, Yasuhiko Kasai, Tomoko Tsuchiya, Shinichi Yoshida, Yasumasa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5539868
    Abstract: A character and pattern transformation processing system comprises a display unit for displaying characters or patterns according to a pattern data in dot form, a device for transforming an outline data in vector form into a pattern data in dot form, a device for designating characters or patterns to be transformed in accordance with an external instruction, a device for setting a transformation region containing an object of transformation, a device for designating a transformed shape, and a device for subjecting an outline data of characters or patterns to be transformed to a transformational operation. An outline data of characters or patterns subjected to a transformational operation is transformed into a pattern data by the transformer and displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rituko Hosoya, Tsukasa Yamauchi, Yasumasa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5535119
    Abstract: An information processing equipment providing easy operations of changing-over character species, and, in which characters can be entered without being conscious of the designation of a character mode. Signals entered from an input device are handled in conformity with all of a romaji (Roman character) input system, a kana (Japanese syllabary) input system and an alphanumeric input system. Results obtained with the respective input systems are all displayed in the predetermined part of a display screen. In the equipment, the character mode intended by a user is estimated as to the entered character string, and is automatically selected. In another aspect of performance, a controller determines whether or not a character mode likelihood decision unit and a character code translation unit are started, in accordance with the results of the comparisons between the key code string and the registered contents of a learning information buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Ito, Yasumasa Matsuda, Hiroyuki Kumai, Akira Nakajima, Shigeki Taniguchi, Hirobumi Kashiwa, Toyokazu Suzuki, Masaki Kawase, Hiromi Tomita
  • Patent number: 5453762
    Abstract: A system for processing information with an electronic pen includes a coordinates indicating device and a coordinates sensing device. Both of the devices serves to output the information stored in itself to each other and store the information outputted from the other. The power supply for driving the information processing system itself is fed by a battery built in the coordinates indicating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Ito, Hiroyuki Kumai, Yasumasa Matsuda, Akira Nakajima, Yoshiisa Inoue, Hiroyuki Koreeda, Shigeto Oheda
  • Patent number: 5309549
    Abstract: A method for drawing a composite figure by combining a plurality of figures. The contours of the plurality of figures are first drawn, and thereafter the insides of the contours are successively filled with in accordance with plane filling attributes of the corresponding figures. Thus, a composite figure with unnecessary contours made to disappear at superposed portions of the figures can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Iwamoto, Yasumasa Matsuda, Akira Nakajima, Sayuri Oshima
  • Patent number: 5302969
    Abstract: In a document processing apparatus wherein a format of a document or the like is set, a plurality of possible format patterns are simultaneously displayed, and a selection of a desirable format pattern among said format patterns is made so as to perform a format setting operation. Displays of the format patterns are subdivided into a plurality of screens based on a purpose or usage of a document to be formed. After selecting or designating the purpose or usage of the document, the above-described format pattern is displayed. The document format setting operation which was cumbersome in prior art can be readily performed by selecting a desirable format sample from the format samples which have been categorized based upon the usage thereof, and also by adding an item capable of freely setting a format into the format samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kuroda, Yasumasa Matsuda, Hiroyuki Kumai, Yasuhiko Kasai, Kiyoshi Masuda, Akihiro Kaneko, Junichiro Takeyama
  • Patent number: 5289568
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for drawing figures. The apparatus includes a memory apparatus for storing part figures having drawing order judging rules whereby a target figure is drawn, a selecting apparatus for selecting part figures from the memory apparatus according to the user's instructions, and an apparatus for determining the drawing order based on the drawing order rules of a plurality of part figures that were selected from the memory apparatus. The part figures including a given figure are stored in the memory apparatus along with their respective drawing order rules. A second apparatus is provided whereby these part figures are searched for and transferred into a temporary memory area in accordance with the user's instructions. A drawing order determining apparatus determines drawing orders based on the drawing order rules of the user-selected part figures transferred into the temporary memory area. The part figures are drawn on a display unit in accordance with the drawing orders thus determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rituko Hosoya, Akira Nakajima, Toshiharu Kawasaki, Yasumasa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5247610
    Abstract: A graphic generating apparatus ane method in comprising a plurality of reference figures are stored and a plurality of figure parts are stored. One of the stored reference figures is selected and displayed and at least one of the plurality of figure parts is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sayuri Oshima, Akira Nakajima, Akira Naito, Yasumasa Matsuda, Hirohide Endo, Michihiro Mese, Tsukasa Yamauchi, Toshiharu Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Kumai, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Yukie Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 5012353
    Abstract: An original reading apparatus reads out an original which is laid with its surface to be read being directed upward, to thereby convert the read information into an image information. The original reading apparatus has a digitizer function so that a partial reading region of the original is assigned and read out after operator's confirmation by direct observation from an upper side of the surface to be read of the original. A transparent plate on which is depicted reference coordinates for showing a readable region of the apparatus is provided in the vicinity of the original, and a position of the original is finely adjusted on the basis of the reference coordinates. A reading sensor and a carriage mechanism of the original reading apparatus are received in a rotatable upper cover of the apparatus. In case of a large size original, the information thereof is read without any fold or cut of the original.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Yoshino, Yasumasa Matsuda, Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 4979958
    Abstract: An artificial stem for femur of coxa in a human body comprises a stem element, a head and a neck connecting the both, each side surface of the stem element corresponding to the indise or outside of a human body being formed by a specific curved or straight line respectively, the cross section of the stem element having a specific shape, and scale-like step patterns being formed on both the front and back surfaces, thereby improving the fitness to the femur of a small body person like Japanese, the stability and the anti-twisting strength after insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeo Niwa, Kazuhiko Sawai, Tomokazu Hattori, Yasumasa Matsuda, Wataru Yagi, Masami Ishii, Junichi Mita, Masuo Yamada