Patents Assigned to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220147798
    Abstract: A target input data acquiring section acquires target input data. A processing executing section executes processing that uses output data which is an output from an LSTM model into which the target input data is input. The loop processing including the acquisition of the target input data and the processing execution is repeatedly executed. A state control section controls whether or not to restrain the update of the states associated with the LSTM model, on the basis of at least one of the input data and the output data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20220148604
    Abstract: Audio communication apparatus comprises a set of two or more audio communication nodes; each audio communication node comprising: an audio encoder controlled by encoding parameters to generate encoded audio data to represent a vocal input generated by a user of that audio communication node, the encoded data being agnostic to which user who generated the vocal input; and an audio decoder controlled by decoding parameters to generate a decoded audio signal as a reproduction of a vocal signal generated by a user of another of the audio communication nodes, the decoding parameters being specific to the user of that other of the audio communication nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Cappello, Oliver Hume, Marina Villanueva Barreiro
  • Publication number: 20220150658
    Abstract: An audio personalisation method for a user, to reproduce an area-based or volumetric sound source, includes the steps of, for a head related transfer function ‘HRTF’ associated with the user, smoothing HRTF coefficients relating to peaks and notches in the HRTF's spectral response, responsive to the size of the area or volume of the sound source; filtering the sound source using the smoothed HRTF for the notional position of the sound source; and outputting the filtered sound source signal for playback to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Calum Armstrong, Marina Villanueva Barreiro, Alexei Smith, Michael A Jones, Fabio Cappello
  • Publication number: 20220148140
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes executing an initial version of computer game software, the executing step including rendering computer game video images for display; displaying the video images using a head mountable display (HMD); detecting user operation of one or more user controls to perform colour grading adjustments; applying the colour grading adjustments to the video images rendered by the rendering step; and generating colour grading data to be associated with a revised version of the computer game software; in which the executing step and the applying step are performed by different respective data processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Cockram, Anthony Dann
  • Publication number: 20220148225
    Abstract: A jig holds an imaging apparatus including a plurality of cameras with different optical axis orientations and a chart including a plurality of planes with different angles and changes the orientation of the imaging apparatus relative to the chart. A calibration apparatus obtains camera parameters of the imaging apparatus by sequentially acquiring captured images captured by adjacent cameras when these cameras have obtained predetermined fields-of-view relative to the chart and extracting images of feature points of chart patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Myokan
  • Publication number: 20220148253
    Abstract: An image rendering system for generating one or more images of a virtual environment, the system comprising an object identifying unit operable to identify one or more objects in the virtual environment, and to identify one or more rendering parameters associated with each object, and a rendering unit operable to render an image comprising one or more of the identified objects in accordance with the corresponding rendering parameter, wherein the rendering parameter specifies a respective minimum level of detail with which the object is to be rendered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Sanders, Maurizio Cerrato, Patrick John Connor, Mark Jacobus Breugelmans, Jessica Rose Grant
  • Publication number: 20220148584
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes storage circuitry to store audio data for a plurality of respective dialogue recordings for a content and to store text data indicative of a sequence of respective words within the audio data for each of the plurality of respective dialogue recordings, analysis circuitry to compare the text data for a current dialogue recording with predetermined text data for the content and to output comparison data for the current dialogue recording, the comparison data indicative of one or more differences between the text data for the current dialogue recording and the predetermined text data, selection circuitry to select one or more candidate dialogue recordings from the plurality of respective dialogue recordings for the content in dependence upon the comparison data, and recording circuitry to modify at least a portion of the audio data for the current dialogue recording in dependence upon the audio data for one or more of the candidate dialogue recordings to obtain modified audio
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Cappello, Danjeli Schembri, Oliver Hume
  • Publication number: 20220150148
    Abstract: A system for training a model to select actions to be taken by an agent within an environment, the system including: a state determination unit operable to determine a state of the environment, a latency determination unit operable to determine a latency associated with interactions between the agent and the environment, an action determination unit operable to determine one or more actions to be performed by the agent in dependence upon the state, wherein actions are determined for each of one or more latencies determined by the latency determination unit, an action evaluation unit operable to evaluate the success of each of the actions, and a generation unit operable to generate the model in dependence upon identifying correlations between the success of each of the actions and the determined latency associated with those actions, so as to identify an action to be taken by the agent in dependence upon both a determined state and a latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Cappello, Marina Villanueva Barreiro, Guy Moss
  • Publication number: 20220148250
    Abstract: A shadow rendering method for an image includes: re-projecting 3D coordinates of image pixels from an image space of the image to points on a 2D shadowmap space; estimating at least one of a horizontal and vertical distribution of the points in the shadow map space; for a flexible scale rasteriser ‘FSR’, updating a horizontal or vertical FSR curve corresponding to a distribution of FSR bins for the shadow map so that the corresponding horizontal or vertical distribution of points per bin is most even; and rendering the shadow map using flexible scale rasterization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Sahin Serdar Kocdemir, Rosario Leonardi
  • Publication number: 20220148133
    Abstract: A substitute image generating section generates a substitute image corresponding to second image data on the basis of first image data. According to success or failure of reception of the second image data, a display control section causes either one of the to-be-displayed image generated on the basis of the second image data and the substitute image generated on the basis of the first image data to be displayed. The substitute image generating section starts the generation of the substitute image corresponding to the second image data based on the first image data before the success or failure of the reception of the second image data is confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Katsushi Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20220146838
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes a device main body, a mounting band that supports the device main body and is mounted on a user's head, a circuit board that is disposed in the upper portion of the device main body and has a mounting surface on which one or more electronic components are mounted, and a cooling device disposed facing the mounting surface in the upper portion of the device main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Homma, Toru Kuronuma, Toshihiro Kusunoki
  • Publication number: 20220143495
    Abstract: An input device includes a case body, a plurality of markers configured to emit light to the outside of the case body, and an indicator configured to indicate the state of the input device. A control portion lights the plurality of markers at predetermined intervals, and lights the indicator in a period during which the plurality of markers are unlit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenzo Nishikawa, Takanori Minamino
  • Publication number: 20220143496
    Abstract: An information processing device obtains information regarding the position of each fingertip of a user in a real space, and determines contact between a virtual object set within a virtual space and a finger of the user. The information processing device sets the virtual object in a partly deformed state such that a part of the virtual object, the part corresponding to the position of the finger determined to be in contact with the object among the fingers of the user, is located more to a far side from a user side than the finger, and displays the virtual object having the shape set thereto as an image in the virtual space on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinori OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220146737
    Abstract: Provided is an input device including an exterior member; a light source housed in the exterior member; a tracked portion that is a part of the exterior member and includes a light emitting portion having an outer surface that emits light toward an outside; and a light guide tube that has an incident surface that receives light of the light source and guides the light of the light source to the light emitting portion, in which a curved surface that widens an angle range of light emitted from the outer surface of the light emitting portion is formed at a boundary surface between light media in an optical path from the incident surface of the light guide tube to the outer surface of the light emitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Tadano, Nozomu Uchida, Isao Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20220146828
    Abstract: A distorted image generating section directly renders an image having a distortion such that a proper image can be seen when viewed through an eyepiece lens. Specifically, the distorted image generating section calculates which position a target pixel on a view screen will be displaced to by the lens, generates a ray of light that passes from a viewpoint through a pixel at a displacement destination, and uses color information obtained by ray tracing as a pixel value of the target pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Akio Ohba
  • Publication number: 20220147138
    Abstract: In an image generation apparatus, a viewpoint information acquisition section acquires information regarding a viewpoint of a user wearing a head-mounted display. A real space information acquisition section acquires information regarding a real space where the user and an information provider are present. A viewpoint control section moves the viewpoint in display from a user's viewpoint to another person's viewpoint including an object present in the real space in a field of view. An image generation section generates an image relative to the determined viewpoint and outputs the image from an output section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Muramoto
  • Patent number: 11328488
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for generating content for display including one or more objects to be rendered, including: defining a plurality of virtual elements; setting one or more parameters associated with each of the plurality of virtual elements; and generating content for display using the plurality of virtual elements and corresponding parameter values, where setting the one or more parameters includes setting one or more parameters in accordance with the output of a machine learning algorithm adapted to determine appropriate parameters for the plurality of virtual elements so as to simulate an object to be rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel John Williams, Fabio Cappello
  • Patent number: 11327319
    Abstract: A left panel has a portion exceeding a size of a left lens, and a left-eye image displayed in an area of the left panel, which exceeds the size of the left lens, is not visually recognized by a user. A right panel has a portion exceeding a size of a right lens, and a right-eye image displayed in an area of the right panel, which exceeds the size of the right lens, is not visually recognized by the user. An HMD stores a display start position of the left-eye image and a display start position of the right-eye image. The HMD acquires a left-eye image having a size corresponding to the size of the left lens and a right-eye image having a size corresponding to the size of the right lens, which are generated by an external apparatus. The HMD causes the left-eye image to be displayed from the display start position of left-eye image stored in advance and causes the right-eye image to be displayed from the display start position of right-eye image stored in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Takehiro Tominaga
  • Patent number: 11327329
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus determines a plurality of sampling points in a range of a target object's silhouette having different specular reflectances in polarization images in a plurality of azimuths, extracts polarization luminance at the sampling points in question, and derives change in luminance relative to the polarization azimuth, thus acquiring, as a phase angle, the azimuth that provides the highest luminance. Then, the information processing apparatus evaluates a characteristic of the change in phase angle relative to the change in the specular reflectance, thus identifying a subject's surface roughness. Further, the information processing apparatus generates data to be output by performing a process according to the surface roughness and outputs the generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Wada
  • Patent number: 11329795
    Abstract: A required time specification unit specifies time it took for a round-trip communication in half-duplex wireless communication. A bitrate determination unit determines a value corresponding to a size of data generated by a video data generation unit per unit time based on the specified time and a given target time regarding the round-trip communication. The search occurrence estimation unit estimates whether or not a communication path search process with an HMD is occurring. The bitrate determination unit changes the determined value so that magnitude of change in the value corresponds to a result of the estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masakazu Tanikawa