Patents by Inventor Yoshifumi Yonemoto

Yoshifumi Yonemoto 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: 20220148354
    Abstract: A face authentication machine includes a face image acquirer (camera) that acquires a live image of a predetermined capturing area in a facility including a face image of a user; a display unit (display) that displays a progress of face authentication of the face image included in the live image acquired by the face image acquirer; and a processor (controller) that controls the face image acquirer and the display unit, in which the processor sequentially displays two or more notification screens indicating the progress on the display unit, when the user is detected from the live image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220147604
    Abstract: Face management server includes user manager that manages a face image for registration for each user acquired by registration device registering the face image of the user and specific information other than the face image in association with each other, the specific information being used for specifying each user; device manager that manages information on a face authentication machine acquiring the face image for authentication of the user; and screen generator that generates a management screen for confirming or changing an information management status by user manager and device manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220147612
    Abstract: A face authentication registration device includes one or more personal information acquirers (face capturing camera and information acquisition camera) that acquire a plurality of pieces of personal information including information on a face image; a display unit (display) that displays a registration procedure of the personal information acquired by the personal information acquirer to the user; and a processor (controller) that controls the personal information acquirer and the display unit. The processor causes the display unit to display a first screen for guiding an operation of registration of the personal information to the user and a second screen for notifying the user of a completion of registration of the personal information, as the registration procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220147994
    Abstract: A face authentication system includes a registration device that acquires a face image for registration of a user in a facility and specific information used for specifying the user, one or more face authentication machines that acquire a face image for authentication of the user captured when the event is generated, a face management server that is connected to the registration device via a network, and accumulates the face image for registration and the specific information in association with each other, and a face collation server that generates face feature data from the face image for registration and the face image for authentication, and performs collation processing between pieces of the face feature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220108576
    Abstract: A gate open/close control device (face authentication machine) includes a face image acquirer (camera) that captures a user before passing through a gate device (external device) and acquires a face image for authentication of the user; a transmitter (communicator) that transmits a processing request for face authentication to the face collation server based on the face image for authentication; a receiver (communicator) that receives the authentication result returned from the face collation server; and a controller that reflects the authentication result on an open/close control signal of the gate device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Patent number: 8014792
    Abstract: A distance between positional information added to contents and a current position detected in an information receiving terminal is calculated, and based on the calculated distance, a method for outputting the contents is controlled. Thus, since the method for outputting the contents can be changed by a positional relationship between the contents and the information receiving terminal, distance relationship between the current position and the contents can be clearly displayed so that users can easily select the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: PANASONIC Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Sato, Takao Yamaguchi, Ichiro Takei, Daiji Ido, Yoshifumi Yonemoto
  • Patent number: 7844624
    Abstract: The information delivery system is configured with a media database 1009 which stores media data, a sequence information database 1008 which stores sequence information for specifying the address of media data to deliver, a scene searcher 1005 which verifies the sequence information according to a request of the controlling media received from client terminal 1000 and retrieves appropriate media data from the media database 1009 starting from a prescribed point based on a result of the verification, and an output unit 1006 which delivers the retrieved media data to the client terminal 1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Kinno, Minoru Etoh, Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Shunichi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 7697559
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated methodology provided to enable broadcast media to be reproduced quickly while reducing an overhead accompanied with the broadcast media. A broadcast communication system transmits the broadcast media from a server to a communication terminal. The server transmits broadcast notification information (SAP message) designating at least one broadcast media, and transmits reproduction information indicating a reproduction method of the designated broadcast media prior to reproduction of the broadcast media by the communication terminal. The communication terminal reproduces the broadcast media designated by the broadcast notification information (SAP message) based on the reproduction information when receiving the broadcast notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Takeshi Yoshimura, Minoru Etoh, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7506249
    Abstract: Acquisition portion acquires distribution rule information, user situation information, and a distribution information structured document output from contents distribution server, and evaluation object extraction portion extracts evaluation objects related with the user side situation from evaluation objects of each condition description portion contained in the distribution rule information, and user situation extraction portion extracts the situation of user terminal corresponding to evaluation objects concerned from the user situation information, and condition evaluation portion evaluates each condition description portion on the basis of the situation of the user terminal, and conversion rule information generation portion generates a conversion rule information on the basis of the result of the evaluation, and conversion portion converts a distribution information structured document on the basis of the conversion rule information, and output portion outputs the distribution information structured docu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignees: NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Kinno, Minoru Etoh, Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Masashi Morioka, Wataru Fujikawa, Koichi Emura
  • Publication number: 20080270472
    Abstract: A subject of the present invention is to provide an information terminal capable of protecting user's private information and also providing preferentially the content that is evaluated to be more appropriate to the user. There are provided a receiving portion (101) for receiving information containing a content, an information storing portion (104) for storing trustworthiness information being set previously in answer to recommender information of the content, an information evaluating portion (103) for extracting the recommender information of the content contained in received information and degree-of-recommendation information of the content and calculating an evaluation value of the content based on the trustworthiness information being set previously in answer to the recommender information of the content and the degree-of-recommendation information of the content, and an information regenerating/processing portion (106) for selecting and regenerating the content having a high evaluation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20080249846
    Abstract: A content playback method that is capable of preventing diversion and outflow of users' personal information, reliably protecting privacy and detecting and playing back content in accordance with users' needs. With this method, data including content is delivered from a data transmission server (10) of a content providing system (S2). This data is received at content playback terminals (41)-(43). The content playback terminals (41)-(43) store history information of detecting content, extract search information according to the users search characteristics from the history information (S7), preferentially select new content corresponding to the search information and plays back the new content (S9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Daiji Ido, Takao Yamaguchi, Junichi Sato, Ichiro Takei
  • Publication number: 20080215884
    Abstract: A communication terminal capable of helping make communication with the other end more active and of enabling even elder people or the like, who are unaccustomed to operating information devices, to have telephone conversation, while readily displaying various video information through simple operation, thereby furthering warm communication. In this apparatus, an information storage processing part (102) performs processes related to information storage. An information-of-the-other-end acquiring part (104) acquires, as search key information, the information related to the other end of current communication from the communication terminal or a communication terminal of the other end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20070249367
    Abstract: A distance between positional information added to contents and a current position detected in an information receiving terminal is calculated, and based on the calculated distance, a method for outputting the contents is controlled. Thus, since the method for outputting the contents can be changed by a positional relationship between the contents and the information receiving terminal, distance relationship between the current position and the contents can be clearly displayed so that users can easily select the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Sato, Takao Yamaguchi, Ichiro Takei, Daiji Ido, Yoshifumi Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20070243506
    Abstract: A portable language learning device which automatically provides language learning data adapted to an event stored in a schedule book of the learner in accordance with the event thereby to improve learning efficiency. The device comprises a schedule storage section (102) where a schedule is stored, a date/time measuring section (103) for measuring the current time and the date, a teaching material storage section (106) where teaching materials associated with a scene or a keyword are stored, a teaching material selecting section (104) for extracting the nearest event corresponding to the measurement by the date/time measuring section (103) from the schedule stored in the schedule storage section (102), comparing the scenes or keywords of the teaching material stored in the teaching material storage section (106), and selecting a teaching material most suitable for the event, and a teaching material reproducing section (105) for reproducing the selected teaching material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiji Ido, Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Takao Yamaguchi, Junichi Sato, Ichiro Takei, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Hiroshi Takase
  • Patent number: 7269601
    Abstract: The information delivery system is configured with a media database 1009 which stores media data, a sequence information database 1008 which stores sequence information for specifying the address of media data to deliver, a scene searcher 1005 which verifies the sequence information according to a request of the controlling media received from client terminal 1000 and retrieves appropriate media data from the media database 1009 starting from a prescribed point based on a result of the verification, and an output unit 1006 which delivers the retrieved media data to the client terminal 1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Kinno, Minoru Etoh, Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Shunichi Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20070135084
    Abstract: Distributed data is not edited at a distributing end but is edited in a terminal apparatus, thereby reducing the cost. The terminal apparatus can quickly retrieve necessary information. In the apparatus, a cell ID extracting part (104) extracts all the cell IDs that can be currently received. A data receiving part (105) extracts distributed data. A data sorting part (106) compares the cell ID related to the distributed data with the cell IDs that can be currently received, and adds priorities to the distributed data in such a manner that a “high” priority is given to the distributed data related to the same cell ID as the local cell, while the lower priorities being given to the distributed data related to the cell IDs of other cells that are farther from the local cell. A display part (108) sequentially displays the distributed data in decreasing order of the priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiji Ido, Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Takao Yamaguchi, Junichi Sato, Ichiro Takei
  • Publication number: 20070127472
    Abstract: A broadcast data communication method is capable of reducing unnecessary power consumption accompanying the reception of broadcast data that is not desired by a user and it is possible to reduce annoyance accompanying the performing of broadcast notification by not carrying out broadcast notification for broadcast data the user does not desire. In this method, a broadcast notification information identifier is added to broadcast notification information at a broadcast data transmission server of a broadcast data communication system. The broadcast notification information is received at the broadcast data receiving terminal (S1). The broadcast notification information identifier is then saved as notification unnecessary information (S8), and reception of broadcast data corresponding to broadcast notification information containing a broadcast notification information identifier that is the same as the saved broadcast notification information identifier is stopped (S9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Daiji Ido
  • Publication number: 20070130019
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus capable of easily selecting a most appropriate product as a gift for each gift receiver by displaying product information in consideration of the gift receiver. In this apparatus, product information reception section (103) extracts product information including attribute information from a received signal, so that it is possible to obtain receiver information, genre information and adequacy level information included in the attribute information. Storage section (104) stores personal information which is information indicating features of predetermined gift receivers such as “birthday”, “sex” and “age.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Daiji Ido, Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Takao Yamaguchi, Junichi Sato, Ichiro Takei
  • Patent number: 7200585
    Abstract: An identifier generating method according to the present invention has a canonicalization process step of subjecting document data to a canonicalization process to correct fluctuation of expression; and an identifier generating step of, based on all or part of document data having been subjected to the canonicalization process in the canonicalization process step, generating an identifier uniquely specifying the document data or part thereof. When the fluctuation of expression is corrected by the canonicalization process, prior to the generation of the identifier in this way, the XML documents or RDF documents with the same meaning are transformed into documents in the same expression, and the identical identifier can be generated for them by a function of generating an identifier from a sequence of characters, as typified by a one-way function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Kinno, Minoru Etoh, Yoshifumi Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20060048669
    Abstract: The information delivery system is configured with a media database 1009 which stores media data, a sequence information database 1008 which stores sequence information for specifying the address of media data to deliver, a scene searcher 1005 which verifies the sequence information according to a request of the controlling media received from client terminal 1000 and retrieves appropriate media data from the media database 1009 starting from a prescribed point based on a result of the verification, and an output unit 1006 which delivers the retrieved media data to the client terminal 1000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Kinno, Minoru Etoh, Yoshifumi Yonemoto, Shunichi Sekiguchi