Patents Assigned to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240192737
    Abstract: An exterior panel for attachment to a surface of a housing includes: a curved profile that includes an inner surface and an outer surface; and a plurality of projecting portions extending out of the inner surface of the exterior panel, where each of the projecting portions is configured to fit in corresponding attachment holes that is formed on the surface of the housing of the game device, and the plurality of projecting portions, when fit into the corresponding holes, provide a separation between the surface of the housing of the game device and the inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yujin MORISAWA, Kazutaka ETO, Yasuhiro OOTORI, Yuta TAMAKI, Toshihiro UEDA
  • Patent number: 12010448
    Abstract: Provided are a sensor module including an event-driven vision sensor that includes a sensor array having a sensor that generates an event signal when the sensor detects a change in intensity of incident light, and an actuator connected to the sensor array and configured to displace the sensor array in a predetermined direction, and an electronic device having such a sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Hiromasa Naganuma
  • Patent number: 12009010
    Abstract: Provided is an optical disc drive that can implement a conveying roller position manipulation mechanism, a centering mechanism, and a chucking pulley operation mechanism, while allowing the number of components to be reduced. A base frame includes a spindle motor and an optical element. An inner case houses the base frame, and supports a conveying mechanism configured to convey an optical disc to the position of the spindle motor. An outer case houses the inner case. The base frame is fixed in the inner case via a first damper, and the inner case is fixed in the outer case via a second damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Hirose, Aki Yoguchi
  • Patent number: 12008229
    Abstract: In an image displayed on a display under a normal condition, the locations where items to choose from are located are indicated by icons. When a user touches a contact point, icons located within a predetermined range from the contact point are detected from among the icons. Then the locations of the detected icons are varied such that they are located on a circle, with the circle's center at the contact point, at equal spaces between the detected icons. A pointer graphic that indicates the original position of each icon in the original image is added to each icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masaaki Takayasu, Shinya Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 12007924
    Abstract: A network architecture including network storage. The network architecture includes a plurality of streaming arrays, each streaming array including a plurality of compute sleds, wherein each compute sled includes one or more compute nodes. The network architecture includes a PCI Express (PCIe) fabric configured to provide direct access to the network storage from compute nodes of each of the plurality of streaming arrays, the PCIe fabric including a plurality of array-level PCIe switches, each array-level PCIe switch communicatively coupled to compute nodes of compute sleds of a corresponding streaming array and communicatively coupled to the storage server. The network storage is shared by the plurality of streaming arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Roelof Roderick Colenbrander
  • Patent number: 12005350
    Abstract: An upscaling unit generates a first to-be-displayed image on the basis of first image data. An alternative image generation unit generates an alternative image by estimating, on the basis of the first image data, a second to-be-displayed image to be generated on the basis of second image data. A display control unit displays, after displaying the image generated on the basis of the first image data, any one of the image generated on the basis of the second image data and the alternative image, depending on whether or not reception of the second image data has succeeded. A transmission control unit controls whether or not to transmit, to a terminal, the second image data on the basis of a possibility of successful estimation of the second to-be-displayed image on the basis of the first image data by the alternative image generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Katsushi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 12005354
    Abstract: A system and method for launching gameplay from streaming content is provided. Information regarding media content may be stormed in memory. Such media content may have at least one or more trigger points and each trigger point may be associated with a set of game data specific to a gameplay scene within an interactive title. The media content may be streamed to a user device over a communication network. A selection of one of the at least one or more trigger points may be received over the communication network from the user device. Identifying the set of game data associated with the selected trigger point may be identified and the interactive title for gameplay may be launched by the user device based on the identified set of game data associated with the selected trigger point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Alexander Jarzebinski
  • Patent number: 12009750
    Abstract: A DC/DC converter includes N inductors and N power modules which correspond to N phases. At least one of the N power modules is mounted on a sub-mounting surface that is opposite to a main mounting surface of a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sasao, Etsuji Kaneko, Hideki Ito
  • Publication number: 20240185135
    Abstract: A system for generating a training dataset for a machine learning process, and training a machine learning model, the system comprising a data obtaining unit configured to obtain training data comprising a plurality of events of interest and the behaviour of an agent corresponding to those events, an event identifying unit configured to identify, based upon one or more corresponding indicators, the occurrence of an event of interest in the training data, a list generating unit configured to generate a list of identified events in the training data, wherein identified events are added to the list with a probability that is inversely proportional to the frequency of the occurrence of that event within the training data, a dataset generating unit configured to generate a dataset comprising information about the events contained in the generated list, and a training unit configured to train a machine learning model using the generated dataset, wherein the machine learning model is trained to generate behaviour fo
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Spick, Guy Moss, Timothy Bradley, Pierluigi Vito Amadori
  • Publication number: 20240188245
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus in which a state where a cable is in contact with a ground part can be stably maintained for a long period of time. An electronic apparatus includes a shield that is in contact with a ground pattern on a circuit board and that functions as a ground part. The cable extends from a front antenna, is connected to the circuit board, and passes between the shield and a first cushioning member. An inner surface of the housing presses the first cushioning member against the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsushi Ito, Kazutaka Eto, Kazuya Odagiri, Sho Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240181351
    Abstract: A mapping and localisation apparatus includes: a communication processor configured to receive data relating to one or more first images of an environment captured by one or more first cameras of a first mobile electronic device; and receive data relating to one or more second images of the environment captured by one or more second cameras of one or more second mobile electronic devices; a mapping processor configured to process the data relating to the one or more first images to generate a three dimensional map of the environment; and a position processor configured to determine a position of the or each second mobile electronic device at least in part based on the generated map and the received data relating to the one or more second images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Sharwin Winesh Raghoebardajal, Jose Rubio
  • Patent number: 11998835
    Abstract: In order to reduce influences of light from indoor lighting equipment or the like on the accuracy in detecting the position of an operating device, an operating device (301) includes: left and right hold sections to be held by a user, each of which is provided with an operating member at an upper surface thereof; a central section (321) which is a section between the left and right hold sections; and a light emitting surface (328c) adapted to emit light to be captured by an information processing apparatus through a camera, the light emitting surface (328c) provided at a front surface of the central section (321). The central section (321) includes a portion which is located over the light emitting surface (328c) and is located on a more forward side than the light emitting surface (328c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Igarashi, Masaho Morita, Kazuyoshi Enomoto, Toshimasa Aoki
  • Patent number: 12001018
    Abstract: A control device generates a first image in which, together with an object in the real world appearing in an image captured by a camera of a robot, a virtual object appears and which presents an exterior appearance of the virtual object while the position of the camera of the robot is set as a view-point. An HMD displays the first image generated by the control device. In a case in which the position of the HMD in the height direction changes, the control device generates a second image from which the object in the real world is deleted and which presents the exterior appearance of the virtual object viewed from a new view-point according to the change in the position of the HMD in the height direction. The HMD displays the second image in place of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Okumura, Yukari Konishi, Fumihiko Iida, Ryuichi Suzuki, Kotaro Imamura
  • Patent number: 11998840
    Abstract: A method for cloud gaming. The method including generating a video frame when executing a video game at a server. The method including performing a scan-out process to deliver the video frame to an encoder configured to compress the video frame, wherein the scan-out process begins at a flip-time of the video frame. The method including transmitting the video frame that is compressed to a client. The method including determining at the client a target display time for the video frame. The method including scheduling at the client a display time for the video frame based on the target display time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Roelof Roderick Colenbrander, Mark E. Cerny
  • Patent number: 12001039
    Abstract: In a display apparatus body (10A), a first polarization plate (31), a first wave plate (32), a reflection layer (33), a second wave plate (35), and a second polarization plate (36) are arranged between a display element (De) and a lens (S) and are lined up in this order from the display element (De) toward the lens (S). Further, the reflection layer (33) includes reflection regions (E1) that correspond to positions of non-light emission regions (R2) of the display element (De) and that reflect light and includes light transmission regions (E2) that correspond to positions of a plurality of light emission regions (R1) and that transmit light. This can obtain a display apparatus that can improve the use efficiency of light emitted from a display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu Ishioka, Shotaro Tada, Yasutoshi Katsuda
  • Patent number: 12002179
    Abstract: Methods and systems describe augmenting image content presented on a mirror display. The method includes detecting images of a user in an activity volume in front of the mirror display; the detecting includes identifying a body of the user and tracking movements by the user while in the activity volume. The method includes receiving a request to predict a change in physique of the body of the user, the request includes input parameters that identify a physical exercise and an amount of said physical exercise. The method includes generating an augmented image of the body of the user; the augmented image of the body has said change in physique, the change in physique of the body is assembled from one or more three-dimensional (3D) models of one or more body parts of the body that have been adjusted in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Arroyo Palacios, Todd Tokubo
  • Publication number: 20240179327
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for capturing with a camera a wide field of view image having a field of view that is wider than a field of view subsequently displayed to the recipient, capturing at least orientation information of the camera as extrinsic camera parameters, and streaming successive images along with corresponding extrinsic camera parameters. Alternative provisions include receiving a stream comprising successive wide field of view images captured by a camera, and at least corresponding orientation information of the camera, receiving indications of at least an orientation of a head mounted display ‘HMD’ having a field of view smaller than the wide field of view images, aligning a respective predetermined main area of interest in the received images with a viewpoint corresponding at least to a predetermined orientation of the HMD, and displaying the result on the HMD, based on at least the received orientation information of the camera and the indicated orientation of the HMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Sharwin Winesh Raghoebardajal, Jose Rubio
  • Publication number: 20240176412
    Abstract: A system for managing inputs to interactive content by a user, the system comprising a plurality of input modules configured to detect respective types of user inputs to the system, an input characterisation unit configured to determine a usage level of use of each input type in dependence upon the user inputs detected by the corresponding input modules, a module management unit configured to modify the operation of one or more input modules in dependence upon the respective level of use, and an input mapping unit configured to determine a mapping between detected user inputs and interactions with the content in dependence upon the modification of the operation of input modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kalila Adir Shapiro, Pedro Federico Quijada Leyton, Aron Giuseppe Visciglia, David Erwan Damien Uberti, Lloyd Preston Stemple
  • Patent number: 11992761
    Abstract: A method for generating broadcasts including receiving game state data and user data of players participating in a gaming session of a video game. A spectator zone-of-interest in the gaming session is identified having a scene of a virtual gaming world that is viewable from camera perspectives in the virtual gaming world. Statistics and facts are generated for the gaming session based on the game state data and the user data using a first AI model trained to isolate game state data and user data that are of interest by spectators. Narration is generated for the scene using a second AI model configured to select statistics and facts from the statistics and facts generated using the first AI model, the selected statistics and facts having a highest potential spectator interest as determined by the second AI model configured to generate the narration using the selected statistics and facts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, True Xiong, Nathan Blaine Morgan
  • Patent number: 11995868
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing device including an input information acquiring part that receives a user operation relating to an image displayed on a displaying device, and an image displaying part that, when the input information acquiring part receives an operation for specifying a place by a user, causes the displaying device to display thereon an image of the place. The image displaying part further causes an icon for floor number selection for selecting a floor number of a building currently displayed to be displayed and, when the input information acquiring part receives an operation, which is performed on the icon for floor number selection, for selecting another floor, changes display such that an image of the selected floor appears from a direction same as a direction corresponding to the selected floor in a vertical positional relation between the selected floor and a floor currently displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Junichi Muramoto