Patents by Inventor Yoshifumi Nishida

Yoshifumi Nishida 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: 10419631
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image display that displays an image. In response to determining both that the image display is present in a detected user's gaze direction and that a distance between the user and the image display is shorter than a predetermined distance, the apparatus performs a change process on the image. After performing the change process, the apparatus determines whether or not the distance between the user and the image display is equal to or greater than the predetermined distance, and if so, returns the image back to a state prior to the change process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Okamoto, Yoshifumi Bando, Yuichi Kawata, Hideki Yamasaki, Ryoko Saitoh, Tomoyo Nishida, Mayumi Makiyama
  • Publication number: 20190164554
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and system including a speech-to-text module to receive an input of speech including one or more words generated by a human and to output data including text, sentiment information, and other parameters corresponding to the speech input; a processing module like Artificial Intelligence to generate a reply to the speech input, the reply including a textual component, sentimental information associated with the textual component, and contextual information associated with the textual component; and a text-to-speech module to receive the textual component, sentimental information, and contextual information and to generate, based on the received textual component and its associated sentimental information and contextual information, a speech output including one or more spoken words, the spoken words to be presented with at least one of a pace, a tone, a volume, and an emphasis representative of the sentimental information and contextual information associated with the textual
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Ching-Ling HUANG, Raju VENKATARAMANA, Yoshifumi NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190020208
    Abstract: An IC card has an IC chip, a rechargeable battery that supplies electrical power to the IC chip, a card main body that houses the IC chip and the rechargeable battery, and charging terminals for charging the rechargeable battery. The charging terminals include a positive terminal arranged on one of the front surface and the rear surface of the card main body, and a negative terminal arranged on the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro KYOGOKU, Yoshifumi NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9912623
    Abstract: A system to adaptively control multimedia communication sessions includes a mediator unit in an intermediary communication position between two or more remote clients and a media infrastructure. The mediator unit includes a receiver, a transmitter and a control processor that controls the receiver and the transmitter. The mediator unit communicates remote clients across a communication network, where the first client initiates a communication session and the mediator unit assigns a unique session identifier to the communication message. Additional remote clients send join requests including the unique session identifier, and the mediator unit acts as a back-to-back user agent to pass messages between two remote clients of a two-client communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bo Yu, Piyush C. Modi, Joseph William Bolinger, Aravind Kumar Mikkilineni, Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 9864890
    Abstract: A method for contextualizing barcode content data includes a mobile device obtaining images containing one or more barcodes, decoding at least one of the barcodes to determine its content, determining a metric magnitude quantifying a measurable relationship between at least one decoded barcode and the imaging device, comparing the metric magnitude to a predetermined condition, if the predetermined condition is satisfied, then accessing a respective barcode specific information data record based on respective barcode content, and providing at least one of contextual information and contextual instruction to the mobile computing device, via one or more forms of multi-modal communication (e.g., visual display, audio notification, tactile stimulus, etc.). Determining a distance between at least two barcodes in the image, and displaying a message based on the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishida, Ching-Ling Huang
  • Publication number: 20170061214
    Abstract: A method of managing bandwidth associated with video transmissions over a computer network is disclosed. A plurality of video transmissions is received from a plurality of video cameras connected to a computer surveillance system via the computer network. Quality levels of the plurality of video transmissions are set to a first level. A first analysis is performed on a video transmission to identify whether a region of interest exists. A quality level of the video transmission is increased to a second level with respect to the region of interest. A second analysis is performed on the region of interest to identify whether an actionable event has occurred in an area monitored by one of the plurality of video cameras. The quality level may subsequently be restored to the first level to keep usage of the bandwidth efficient and scalable for a large number of camera nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Ching-Ling Huang, Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20160269349
    Abstract: A method for correlating multiple collaborative sessions occurring on multiple single-modality systems includes creating a respective collaborative element containing metadata about each respective collaborative session, associating each collaborative element with a corresponding collaborative conversation, providing an overlaying control plane across the multiple single-modality systems, computing and storing conversational context of user actions within the collaborative sessions. The method further includes performing data aggregation of data within the multiple collaborative sessions, publishing one or more messages providing information regarding changes in the multiple collaborative sessions, switching modalities by entities participating in one or more of the multiple collaborative sessions, wherein the entities can follow session conversations by accessing the published one or more messages, and embedding a link in a single-modality system user interface referring to a previous session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph William Bolinger, Piyush C. Modi, Bo Yu, Aravind Kumar Mikkilineni, Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20160212074
    Abstract: A system to adaptively control multimedia communication sessions includes a mediator unit in an intermediary communication position between two or more remote clients and a media infrastructure. The mediator unit includes a receiver, a transmitter and a control processor that controls the receiver and the transmitter. The mediator unit communicates remote clients across a communication network, where the first client initiates a communication session and the mediator unit assigns a unique session identifier to the communication message. Additional remote clients send join requests including the unique session identifier, and the mediator unit acts as a back-to-back user agent to pass messages between two remote clients of a two-client communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Bo Yu, Piyush C. Modi, Joseph William Bolinger, Aravind Kumar Mikkilineni, Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 9049028
    Abstract: A power supplying system is configured so that a power supply server for supplying power and a client for receiving power are connected through a bus line on which an information signal representing information and power exist superimposed on one another, and the information signal is exchanged between the power supply server and the client. To the bus line of the power supplying system, a monitoring apparatus to monitor at least one of the information signal and power information related to power is connected. The monitoring apparatus includes a receiving portion to detect an information signal existing on the bus line, and a display control portion to display at least one of the information signal and the power information exchanged between the power supply server and the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Tajima, Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 8762082
    Abstract: A movement detection system is provided with a wireless terminal, and a movement detection device connectable to the wireless terminal via a wireless network such that the wireless terminal receives signals used for detection at a predetermined frequency from the movement detection device, and transmits verification signals in response to each of the detection signals. The movement detection device includes a measurement portion that measures the signal strength of the verification signals transmitted by the wireless terminal, and a detection portion that detects spatial movement of the wireless terminal based on the signal strength of the verification signals measured by the measurement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 8681048
    Abstract: An arrival angle estimation system includes a transmitting device and a receiving device and estimates an arrival angle at which frames transmitted by radio from the transmitting device arrive at the receiving device. The transmitting device includes two directional antennas each arranged so that its directivity is tilted at ±? degrees with respect to the front of the transmitting device. The receiving device includes a directional antenna having directivity toward the front of the receiving device. Frames are transmitted alternately from the respective directional antennas of the transmitting device, and received signal strengths of the frames on the receiving device side for the respective transmitting directional antennas are compared with each other to estimate the arrival angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20110318963
    Abstract: A metal shell includes a pair of side face shield walls for respectively covering both side faces of a housing and a coupling shield wall perpendicular to the side face shield walls and coupling the side face shield walls together, and covers the circumference of the housing. A metal slider is movably attached to at least one of the housing and the shell while coming into slidable contact therewith. The slider electrically connects contacts and conductors of a flexible conductive member and is electrically connected to the shell and a shield portion exposed on the surface of the flexible conductive member, in a state where the slider has moved from the rear side toward the front side with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke KAMOYA, Yoshifumi NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 8064461
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for increasing data transfer efficiency between networks. The invention being particularly well suited when establishing connectivity between wireless networks, such as based on IEEE 802 standards, and traditionally wired network protocols (often referred to as internet protocols), such as TCP/IP and UDP. The invention provides formatting of network packets and then processing of network packets according to one or more optimization processes. One optimization process comprises performing partial packet retransmissions to increase network efficiency, especially in high bit error rate networks such as wireless networks. Another optimization process comprises suppressing unnecessary packet acknowledgements, therein reducing burst traffic and saving substantial overhead in lossy networks. Additional aspects of the invention provide further benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishida, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 7925775
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for controlling congestion, such as within the transport control protocol (TCP) based on bandwidth estimation techniques which provide explicit indications of back-to-back packet traffic. In response to registered back-to-back traffic, receiver-side bandwidth estimation techniques are exploited to enhance the congestion control behavior of TCP based networks. By way of example, a sender marks packets in the header or by changing segment size within a packet to indicate whether the packet is being sent back-to-back. A receiver utilizes the explicit back-to-back information, optionally in conjunction with other back-to-back packet estimation techniques, when estimating available bandwidth and setting congestion parameters. In addition a mechanism for controlling the length of packet trains is described which is based on modulating the transmission of delayed acknowledgements, such as sending acknowledgements upon receipt of a selected number of packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 7848723
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus executes processing based on received information conforming to IEEE 802.11n, and includes: an incident angle measuring unit acquiring a received signal and measuring an incident angle of the received signal's radio wave; a reliability estimating unit estimating reliability of a measurement result of the incident angle, by analyzing a state of occurrence of fading using a relationship between frequency and signal intensity of the received signal; and a processing unit executing or controlling processing utilizing the measurement result of the incident angle. The processing unit executes or controls the processing utilizing the measurement result of the incident angle if the estimating unit judges that the reliability of the measurement result of the incident angle is high, and prohibits the processing utilizing the measurement result of the incident angle if the estimating unit judges that the reliability of the measurement result of the incident angle is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishida, Yukitoshi Sanada
  • Patent number: 7689252
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information providing apparatus for providing a service, and a mobile terminal for receiving the service from the information providing apparatus. The information providing apparatus includes a plurality of directional antennas arranged in a predetermined space and forming at least one particular area in which communication coverage areas of the directional antennas overlap each other, and a plurality of data transmitting units for transmitting predetermined data to the mobile terminal in the particular area using the directional antennas thereof. The mobile terminal includes a data receiving unit for receiving in the particular area the predetermined data that the data transmitting unit has transmitted via the directional antenna having the particular area as the communication coverage area, and a data processing unit for processing the predetermined data received by the data receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishida, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Publication number: 20100008342
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for increasing data transfer efficiency between networks. The invention being particularly well suited when establishing connectivity between wireless networks, such as based on IEEE 802 standards, and traditionally wired network protocols (often referred to as internet protocols), such as TCP/IP and UDP. The invention provides formatting of network packets and then processing of network packets according to one or more optimization processes. One optimization process comprises performing partial packet retransmissions to increase network efficiency, especially in high bit error rate networks such as wireless networks. Another optimization process comprises suppressing unnecessary packet acknowledgements, therein reducing burst traffic and saving substantial overhead in lossy networks. Additional aspects of the invention provide further benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATATION, SONY ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: YOSHIFUMI NISHIDA, ATSUSHI SHIONOZAKI
  • Patent number: 7609697
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for increasing data transfer efficiency between networks. The invention being particularly well suited when establishing connectivity between wireless networks, such as based on IEEE 802 standards, and traditionally wired network protocols (often referred to as internet protocols), such as TCP/IP and UDP. The invention provides formatting of network packets and then processing of network packets according to one or more optimization processes. One optimization process comprises performing partial packet retransmissions to increase network efficiency, especially in high bit error rate networks such as wireless networks. Another optimization process comprises suppressing unnecessary packet acknowledgements, therein reducing burst traffic and saving substantial overhead in lossy networks. Additional aspects of the invention provide further benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishida, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Publication number: 20090210737
    Abstract: A power supplying system is configured so that a power supply server for supplying power and a client for receiving power are connected through a bus line on which an information signal representing information and power exist superimposed on one another, and the information signal is exchanged between the power supply server and the client. To the bus line of the power supplying system, a monitoring apparatus to monitor at least one of the information signal and power information related to power is connected. The monitoring apparatus includes a receiving portion to detect an information signal existing on the bus line, and a display control portion to display at least one of the information signal and the power information exchanged between the power supply server and the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Shigeru Tajima, Yoshifumi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20080297401
    Abstract: An arrival angle estimation system includes a transmitting device and a receiving device and estimates an arrival angle at which frames transmitted by radio from the transmitting device arrive at the receiving device. The transmitting device includes two directional antennas each arranged so that its directivity is tilted at ±? degrees with respect to the front of the transmitting device. The receiving device includes a directional antenna having directivity toward the front of the receiving device. Frames are transmitted alternately from the respective directional antennas of the transmitting device, and received signal strengths of the frames on the receiving device side for the respective transmitting directional antennas are compared with each other to estimate the arrival angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Yoshifumi NISHIDA