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Toshiro Kita, Susumu Genba, Masato Takemoto, Takashi Tatsumi, Toshiyuki Itoga, Yutaka Iizuka, Satoshi Tominaga, Mikio Higashiyama, Akira Tanimoto, Shinji Okamoto, Toshihiko Yoshida: Image processing device of multifunctional type. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, June 4, 1991: US05021892 (140 worldwide citation)

An image processing device for controlling data transfer includes an image scanner, an image printer, a facsimile control unit, bus lines for data transfer, a bidirectional parallel interface unit, and a main CPU in a housing. The device is connected to an external data processing device through the ...


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Akira Tanimoto, Toshiyuki Masui: Information retrieval apparatus and method. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 19, 1999: US05969706 (60 worldwide citation)

An information retrieval apparatus includes a display section for displaying a first image; an enlargement section for continuously enlarging the first image displayed by the display section in response to an instruction of the user; and a determination section for determining that a magnification r ...


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Shintaro Hashimoto, Shigeki Komaki, Akira Tanimoto: Metallic housing for an electronic apparatus with a flat keyboard. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, July 6, 1982: US04338502 (51 worldwide citation)

An upper member of a housing and a plurality of key actuators are unified into a single flat sheet made of stainless steel. The respective key actuators are made movable by providing a "U" shaped slot and a hinge at the corresponding limited regions of the stainless steel sheet. The hinge and key in ...


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Akira Tanimoto, Mitsuhiro Saiji: Electronic translator for marking words or sentences. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, July 17, 1984: US04460973 (42 worldwide citation)

An electronic translator of the type having an input device for inputting words and directing the output of selected words in which a first word or words represented in a first language are retrieved in response to a second word or words represented in a second language equivalent to the first word ...


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Toshiro Kita, Susumu Genba, Masato Takemoto, Takashi Tatsumi, Toshiyuki Itoga, Yutaka Iizuka, Satoshi Tominaga, Mikio Higashiyama, Akira Tanimoto, Shinji Okamoto, Toshihiko Yoshida: Image processing device of multifunctional type. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, March 20, 1990: US04910607 (41 worldwide citation)

An image processing device for controlling data transfer includes an image scanner, an image printer, a facsimile control unit, bus lines for data transfer, a bidirectional parallel interface unit, and a main CPU in a housing. The device is connected to an external data processing device through the ...


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Akira Tanimoto, Toshiyuki Masui: Information search apparatus and information search control method. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, December 1, 1998: US05844561 (34 worldwide citation)

The information search apparatus of the invention includes: a memory for storing character information therein, a display tablet having a function of displaying at least one character information and a function of inputting data, a detecting section for detecting a position at which an input pen has ...


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Mamoru Koike, Shigeki Komaki, Tomohiro Inoue, Akira Tanimoto, Yoshisaburo Yoshida: Thin keyboard with changeable key indicia. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, June 22, 1982: US04336530 (31 worldwide citation)

A substantially thin keyboard for use in credit card sized clock calculators or the like includes a rigid plate carrying a plurality of stationary key contacts, a flexible member integral with a plurality of electrically conductive rubber movable contacts and a keyboard surface member, all of which ...


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Tomohiro Inoue, Akira Tanimoto, Isamu Washizuka: Display control of hand-written, memorized pattern at a preselected time. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, June 30, 1981: US04276541 (28 worldwide citation)

A hand-written pattern is introduced through a matrix input means and stored in a matrix memory. An alarm time is set and stored in an alarm time memory. A detection circuit develops a detection output when the current time reaches the alarm time set in the alarm time memory. In response to the dete ...


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Akira Tanimoto, Sigeaki Masuzawa, Shinya Shibata, Shinzo Nishizaki: Synthetic-speech calculators. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, January 22, 1980: US04185169 (28 worldwide citation)

A synthetic speech calculator is provided which is capable of generating an audible sound signal which can be representative of keyed data, processed data, the contents of a memory or the contents of a counter. The sound signal can be suppressed under certain specific circumstances or made soft in i ...


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Shintaro Hashimoto, Akira Tanimoto: Means for displaying at least two different words and for providing independent pronunciations of these words. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, May 4, 1982: US04328562 (27 worldwide citation)

A portable electronic dictionary and language interpreter comprises an input device for simultaneously entering at least two different words in a first language, a translator for causing retrieval for equivalents for the at least two different words, and a voice synthesizer for speaking the at least ...