Patents by Inventor Yasunobu Hashimoto

Yasunobu Hashimoto 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: 20210104242
    Abstract: A speech recognition device includes a sound input section, a sound output section, a communication control section that performs data transmission and reception with at least one of other recognition devices, a conversation-mode executing section that transmits sound data input to each of the other recognition devices and outputs sound data received from each of the other recognition devices, a speech recognition section that converts the sound input into text data, a hot word detecting section that detects a conversation activation hot word from the text data to activate the conversation-mode executing section, and a command transmitting section that transmits a control command to each of the other recognition devices. If the hot word detecting section detects the conversation activation hot word, the command transmitting section transmits the control command to activate a conversation-mode executing section provided in each of the other recognition devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Ikuya ARAI, Satoru TAKASHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Sadao TSURUGA, Osamu KAWAMAE
  • Patent number: 10965981
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a first receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a first transmission method; a second receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a second transmission method; a first decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the first receiving unit; a second decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the second receiving unit; a video output unit outputting video, the video being generated based on data decoded by the first or second decoding unit; an operation input unit receiving control information from a remote controller; and a control unit controlling the units based on the control information received by the operation input unit. The remote controller includes a button to output control information for switching between a display state and a non-display state of service, the service being linked with a broadcasting program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Nobuo Masuoka, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210067741
    Abstract: An information device having a camera and a display is connected to a camera image sharing service providing device by communication means to upload a captured image of the camera and its feature amount and download a captured image of another information device and its feature amount. In addition, the information device is connected to an auto-framing service providing device to download a plurality of framing patterns for combining a plurality of captured images. Framing means of the information device calculates the feature amount of the captured image of the camera, selects one framing pattern from the plurality of downloaded framing patterns based on the calculated feature amount and the downloaded feature amount of the captured image of another information device, and combines the captured images of the camera and another information device. The captured images that have been combined are displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Masuo OKU
  • Patent number: 10915220
    Abstract: This input terminal device 1 for receiving a user operation via a position input object PS is provided with: a position detection unit 106 which detects the position of the position input object; a display unit 109a which displays a cursor; and an operation processing control unit 1024 which causes operation processing to be performed. The operation processing control unit has a plurality of operation modes and one of these modes includes a state M0 in which the operation processing control unit does not cause any operation processing to be performed, except for movement of the cursor in accordance with the position of the position input object. The operation processing control unit is configured to switch between the plurality of operation modes when the user has performed a specific operation by means of the position input object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Suzuki, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Mitsunobu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210037129
    Abstract: A portable terminal apparatus includes a display unit displaying an image, an operation input unit inputting a user operation, and a wireless communication unit performing wireless communication by a wireless LAN, and at a time of startup from a sleep state, a remote control button is displayed on the display unit when a mutual communication with a predetermined access point can be performed in the wireless communication unit, and when the remote control button is selected, a remote control signal corresponding to the selected remote control button is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuo MASUOKA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10909435
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an apparatus for managing baggage and a method for managing baggage with which improved usability can be obtained. In order to solve the problem, an apparatus for managing baggage is provided with: a reader unit which reads tag information of a wireless tag attached to a baggage; a storage unit in which the tag information read by the reader unit is stored; and a control unit which makes a determination of a forgotten baggage by comparing the tag information stored in the storage unit with tag information newly read by the reader unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Shigetaka Kimura, Shinji Shibuya
  • Publication number: 20210011605
    Abstract: A personal digital assistant includes a display control unit that causes an object as a target of the touch operation to be displayed in the image display unit, an image input unit that acquires a video of an operation instruction object that performs the touch operation on the touch screen, and a shaking detection unit that analyzes the video of the operation instruction object, which is acquired by the image input unit, and calculates a relative shaking amount of the operation instruction object to a position of the personal digital assistant as a reference. The display control unit causes the object to be displayed in the image display unit to be displayed, based on the relative shaking amount of the operation instruction object, which is calculated by the shaking detection unit, such that the object is shifted in accordance with the relative shaking amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Sadao TSURUGA, Susumu YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200394293
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a portable terminal and an application software start-up system whereby the application software that is started up is limited depending on the state of a user, thereby providing an improved ease of use. For this purpose, an application software start-up method for an information processing device comprises: performing identity authentication based on static biological information; determining the state of the user by comparing dynamic biological information acquired from the body of the user with previously measured dynamic biological information; and limiting the application software that is started up in accordance with the determined state of the user and on the basis of a permission level that is set in advance for each application software item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki HIRABAYASHI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200389691
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes two cameras and detects a second point and a third point with respect to a first point from photographed video, the first point indicating a camera reference position, the second point indicating a user reference position, the third point indicating a position of a finger of the user; sets a virtual plane space to a fourth point in a space, the fourth point being positioned apart from the second point by a predetermined length in a first direction; determines a predetermined operation on a basis of a degree of entrance of the finger with respect to the virtual plane space; controls an operation of the display apparatus on a basis of operational input information; determines an adjusting operation against the virtual plane space by the user; and changes at least one of a position, a size, or inclination of the virtual plane space in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Tomonori NOMURA, Kaneyuki OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200351431
    Abstract: An imaging method is provided that includes: taking an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; generating a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; detecting motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; taking an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and generating an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Akira ISHIYAMA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Mitsunobu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200349212
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a suitable user-friendliness to a user regarding a recommendation of application software on a portable information terminal. In order to accomplish the purpose, this portable information terminal is configured to set an application as a recommendation candidate when the status of the portable information terminal matches a condition corresponding to the application, and recommend the application when the application further matches a pre-set recommendation permitting condition. Hence, the portable information terminal and the application recommending method thereof capable of providing a preferable user-friendliness to the user can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hideyuki Kuwajima
  • Publication number: 20200344412
    Abstract: The portable device is provided with a photograph unit to acquire, at a first time interval, images with a super wide angle of which a maximum value reaches all peripheral directions around the portable device; a traveling direction calculation unit to calculate a traveling direction of the portable device at a second time interval; an image segmentation unit to segment, as a traveling direction image, an image of a predetermined range where the traveling direction is positioned at a center thereof, from a latest acquired image every time the traveling direction calculation unit calculates the traveling direction; and a display control unit to display the traveling direction image on a predetermined traveling direction display region of a display of the portable device. The display control unit displays a video image designated by a user on a first display region, which is different from the traveling direction display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Ikuya ARAI
  • Patent number: 10812646
    Abstract: A portable terminal apparatus includes a display unit displaying an image, an operation input unit inputting a user operation, and a wireless communication unit performing wireless communication by a wireless LAN, and at a time of startup from a sleep state, a remote control button is displayed on the display unit when a mutual communication with a predetermined access point can be performed in the wireless communication unit, and when the remote control button is selected, a remote control signal corresponding to the selected remote control button is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Masuoka, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200329031
    Abstract: A user authentication system 100 includes: a main body device 200 including: an authentication code transmission requesting unit that generates an authentication code transmission request including a first value, and transmits the authentication code transmission request to an authentication device 300; a verification unit 272 that decides that authentication is successful if an authentication code transmitted from the authentication device 300 in response to the authentication code transmission request is included in a verification authentication code generated in response to the first value; and an unlocking unit 273 that enables a predetermined functionality if the verification unit 272 decides that the authentication is successful; and an authentication device 300 including an authentication code reply unit that generates the authentication code in response to the first value included in the authentication code transmission request, and transmits the authentication code as a reply to the main body device
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Osamu KAWAMAE, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10804111
    Abstract: A method for roughening a surface of a substrate, including: applying a composition containing inorganic particles and organic resin to the surface of the substrate and drying and curing the composition to form an organic resin layer; and etching the substrate by a solution containing hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen peroxide, or an acid, to roughen the surface. Preferably, the solution contains hydrogen fluoride and ammonium fluoride or hydrogen peroxide and ammonia, the resin layer contains a ratio of the particles to the resin of 5 to 50 parts by mass to 100 parts by mass, and the composition is a mixture of silica sol wherein silica is dispersed as the inorganic particles in organic solvent or titanium oxide sol wherein titanium oxide is dispersed, with a solution of the organic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Hashimoto, Yasunobu Someya, Takahiro Kishioka, Rikimaru Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20200322672
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Nobuo MASUOKA, Masayuki HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200319795
    Abstract: Information is read, which relates to an array of objects for input that have been displayed on a display unit upon input of input information. Whether an input object of the input information that is displayed on the display unit has been touched is determined. When the input object is determined as having been touched, the touched input object is recognized as an object to be corrected. A correction candidate object based on the array of the objects for input is displayed in the vicinity of the object to be corrected. Whether the correction candidate object has been touched is determined. When the correction candidate object is determined as having been touched, the object to be corrected is replaced with the touched correction candidate object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Akira ISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10783228
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a portable terminal and an application software start-up system whereby the application software that is started up is limited depending on the state of a user, thereby providing an improved ease of use. For this purpose, an application software start-up method for an information processing device comprises: performing identity authentication based on static biological information; determining the state of the user by comparing dynamic biological information acquired from the body of the user with previously measured dynamic biological information; and limiting the application software that is started up in accordance with the determined state of the user and on the basis of a permission level that is set in advance for each application software item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirabayashi, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20200296275
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to perform good illumination and obtain a good captured image when a plurality of users each having a camera-equipped portable information terminal device gather in the same place. A camera-equipped portable information terminal device is provided with: an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject; a first illumination means for illuminating the subject; a first communication unit that communicates with other portable information terminal devices; and a first control unit that controls the imaging unit and the first communication unit. The first control unit transmits a light emission instruction signal to the other portable information terminal devices via the first communication unit, and causes a second illumination means of each of the other portable information terminal devices to emit light in tandem with an imaging operation of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Tomonori NOMURA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200288203
    Abstract: In a broadcast receiving apparatus including: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive control information regarding contents of digital broadcasting and content protection for the contents; an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; a video output unit configured to output video of the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit or video of the contents accumulated by the accumulation unit to external equipment; an interface; and a control unit, switching of content protecting processes are executed in accordance with the number of pixels of video of contents in a first video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment without accumulation, a second video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment after an accumulating process, a copying process state, and a moving process state, and control is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Nobuo MASUOKA