Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Kitaura

Yoshihiro Kitaura 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: 20200232671
    Abstract: A setting facilitation apparatus (1400) includes a keyword input reception section (1410), a control command selection section (1420), and a specific control registration section (1430) and is used to facilitate setting of specific control in a control system (1001) that controls a control device through sound inputs. The keyword input reception section (1410) receives an input of information corresponding to a keyword. The control command selection section (1420) displays a certain control command to the control device (1010, 1020) on an edit screen (G) and receives selection of the control command. The specific control registration section (1430) registers a keyword (K) input by the keyword input reception section (1410) and the control command selected by the control command selection section (1420) to a specific control (DB 1104T) while associating the keyword and the control command with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akio TASAKA, Tadashi HIROSE, Yoshihiro KITAURA, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Kousuke TSUBOI, Shimei TEI, Naoko KURIYAMA, Seiichi SAKAI, Naoki MATSUMURA, Hisanori OHSHIMA, Naveen GUNTURU, Toshiyuki MAEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Patent number: 10337744
    Abstract: A heat cooking device comprises a casing, a heating chamber, and an exhaust duct having an outlet provided on a rear edge side of an upper surface of the casing such that exhaust air from an inside of the casing is blown out forward. An upper outer wall surface of a rear surface plate of the casing is covered by the exhaust duct to form an exhaust passage between the casing and the exhaust duct. A guidance part is provided inside the exhaust passage, and guides the water infiltrating into the exhaust passage through the outlet of the exhaust duct, downward inside the exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kitaura, Yoshikazu Kitaguchi, Noriko Izumi, Mari Nishide, Junichi Takeuchi, Yasuhiko Kamii, Yoshihiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8805100
    Abstract: A loop filter section according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a BF section selectively acting on a block boundary of an image processed block by block; and an adaptive filter section including a first linear filter section that acts on an input image to be supplied to the BF section and a second linear filter section that acts on an output image of the BF section. The adaptive filter section performs addition of an output image of the first linear filter section and an output image of the second linear filter section to output a result of the addition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikai, Yoshihiro Kitaura, Tomoko Aono
  • Publication number: 20130077884
    Abstract: A loop filter section according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a BF section selectively acting on a block boundary of an image processed block by block; and an adaptive filter section including a first linear filter section that acts on an input image to be supplied to the BF section and a second linear filter section that acts on an output image of the BF section. The adaptive filter section performs addition of an output image of the first linear filter section and an output image of the second linear filter section to output a result of the addition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikai, Yoshihiro Kitaura, Tomoko Aono
  • Publication number: 20120213288
    Abstract: As a prediction vector is set a prediction vector selected from one of a first prediction vector candidate and a prediction vector candidate in accordance with an encoding cost. The prediction vector candidate is a prediction vector candidate selected from one of a second prediction vector candidate and a third prediction vector candidate in accordance with a predictive accuracy of the third prediction vector candidate. The first prediction vector candidate is a median of motion vectors assigned to respective partitions surrounding a target partition. The second prediction vector candidate is a motion vector assigned to a partition adjacent to a left side of the target partition. The third prediction vector candidate is a motion vector assigned to a collocate partition identical in location to the target partition of a decoded frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kitaura, Tomohiro Ikai
  • Publication number: 20120207221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device including (i) a spatial-direction prediction vector generating section (191) which calculates a first prediction vector group by referring to a first motion vector group made up of motion vectors for encoded partitions, (ii) a temporal-direction prediction vector generating section (192) which calculates a second prediction vector group by referring to a second motion vector group made up of motion vectors for partitions around a collocated partition, and (iii) a prediction vector selecting section (194) which assigns, to the target partition, a prediction vector selected from prediction vectors in the first prediction vector group or from prediction vectors in the second prediction vector group based on variation of the first motion vector group and variation of the second motion vector group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Tomoko Aono, Yoshihiro Kitaura, Tomohiro Ikai