Patents by Inventor Akichika Tanaka

Akichika Tanaka 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: 20200133279
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and an information medium control motion of a moving body according to position information corresponding to a predetermined array pattern. An information processing apparatus includes an information acquisition unit acquires position information from a sensor configured to read a predetermined array pattern, and a motion control unit controls motion of a first moving body including movement in a real space based on the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Alexis Andre
  • Publication number: 20200051356
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a locking control unit configured to execute a first process of processes for causing a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of detection of access of a first communication terminal; and a detection unit configured to detect an unlocking request by a user of the first communication terminal. The locking control unit executes a second process of the processes for causing the locking unit to unlock, when the unlocking request is detected and the first process is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika TANAKA, Tatsuhiro IIDA, Koichi SAKUMOTO, Takeo INAGAKI, Shinpei HIRANO, Tetsuro TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10553056
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a locking control unit configured to execute a first process of processes for causing a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of detection of access of a first communication terminal; and a detection unit configured to detect an unlocking request by a user of the first communication terminal. The locking control unit executes a second process of the processes for causing the locking unit to unlock, when the unlocking request is detected and the first process is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Iida, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20190314721
    Abstract: Proposed is a controller which can suppress an amount of protrusion of an operation member from an external surface of a chassis while operability of the operation member is maintained. A controller including a chassis, and an operation member which is slidable along an extension direction of the chassis with a predetermined position as a reference, and is rotatable in a circumferential direction of the chassis with the predetermined position as the reference, and at least a part of which is fitted into a recess section provided in an external surface of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Masaki Hanzawa, Yujin Morisawa, Alexis Andre
  • Patent number: 10347059
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus provides an enhanced capability of authentication safety when unlocking. The information processing apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated based on a first secret key, from a first communication terminal and control circuitry configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking circuit to unlock, based on a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Ilda, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10180014
    Abstract: There is provided an electrical key lock device, including a second gear configured to rotate by driving power received from a motor, a first gear configured to transfer the driving power, received through the rotation of the second gear, to an external rotational element, and a third gear arranged between the second gear and the first gear and configured to transfer the driving power generated by the motor to the first gear. The third gear enables switching between closing and opening of a transfer path of the driving power between the second gear and the first gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akichika Tanaka, Tomohisa Nara
  • Patent number: 10105843
    Abstract: There is provided a robot device including a behavior plan unit that detects a current status of the robot device or an external environment and that decides one behavior plan of a plurality of behavior plan candidates as a future behavior plan, based on the current status, and a display control unit that decides one display pattern of a plurality of previously prepared display pattern candidates as display content to be displayed on a remote control device that remotely controls the robot device based on the decided behavior plan and that cause the remote control device to display the display pattern decided by the behavior plan unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Shirado, Yasuhiro Suto, Takashi Kito, Akichika Tanaka, Kenichiro Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 10110817
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on an imaging position and an imaging direction in units of frame images that constitute a moving image obtained through capturing by an imaging unit, a converted image generation unit configured to generate converted images having different imaging directions for each frame image that constitutes the moving image based on the frame image itself and preceding and succeeding frame images of the frame image, an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value for each converted moving image constituted by combining the converted image and the original frame image, the evaluation value being used to evaluate a blur between the converted images or between the original frame images, and a selection unit configured to select a converted moving image with less blur based on an evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sutou, Hideki Shimomura, Atsushi Okubo, Kazumi Aoyama, Akichika Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180276918
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus provides an enhanced capability of authentication safety when unlocking. The information processing apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated based on a first secret key, from a first communication terminal and control circuitry configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking circuit to unlock, based on a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Ilda, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10055913
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus provides an enhanced capability of authentication safety when unlocking. The information processing apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated based on a first secret key, from a first communication terminal and control circuitry configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking circuit to unlock, based on a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Iida, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20180044943
    Abstract: There is provided an electrical key lock device, including a second gear configured to rotate by driving power received from a motor, a first gear configured to transfer the driving power, received through the rotation of the second gear, to an external rotational element, and a third gear arranged between the second gear and the first gear and configured to transfer the driving power generated by the motor to the first gear, The third gear enables switching between closing and opening of a transfer path of the driving power between the second gear and the first gear,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akichika TANAKA, Tomohisa NARA
  • Publication number: 20170372540
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and an information processing system, which are capable of enhancing safety of authentication when unlocking. [Solution] Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a communication unit configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated on the basis of a first secret key, from a first communication terminal; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika TANAKA, Tatsuhiro IIDA, Koichi SAKUMOTO, Takeo INAGAKI, Shinpei HIRANO, Tetsuro TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20170243424
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a locking control unit configured to execute a first process of processes for causing a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of detection of access of a first communication terminal; and a detection unit configured to detect an unlocking request by a user of the first communication terminal. The locking control unit executes a second process of the processes for causing the locking unit to unlock, when the unlocking request is detected and the first process is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika TANAKA, Tatsuhiro IIDA, Koichi SAKUMOTO, Takeo INAGAKI, Shinpei HIRANO, Tetsuro TSUJI
  • Patent number: 9737808
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an attribute management unit configured to manage a variable attribute value associated with each one or more characters existing in a real space, a detection unit configured to detect an interaction event between a first character and a real object by using an image captured by a camera that captures the real space, and a setting unit configured to set a rule for changing the attribute value of the first character depending on the interaction event. In a case where the detection unit has detected the interaction event, the attribute management unit changes the attribute value of the first character in accordance with the rule set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexis Andre, Akichika Tanaka, Yasuhiro Takeda, Tetsu Natsume, Kenichi Okada, Takatoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170111586
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on an imaging position and an imaging direction in units of frame images that constitute a moving image obtained through capturing by an imaging unit, a converted image generation unit configured to generate converted images having different imaging directions for each frame image that constitutes the moving image based on the frame image itself and preceding and succeeding frame images of the frame image, an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value for each converted moving image constituted by combining the converted image and the original frame image, the evaluation value being used to evaluate a blur between the converted images or between the original frame images, and a selection unit configured to select a converted moving image with less blur based on an evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTOU, Hideki SHIMOMURA, Atsushi OKUBO, Kazumi AOYAMA, Akichika TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9569823
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on an imaging position and an imaging direction in units of frame images that constitute a moving image obtained through capturing by an imaging unit, a converted image generation unit configured to generate converted images having different imaging directions for each frame image that constitutes the moving image based on the frame image itself and preceding and succeeding frame images of the frame image, an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value for each converted moving image constituted by combining the converted image and the original frame image, the evaluation value being used to evaluate a blur between the converted images or between the original frame images, and a selection unit configured to select a converted moving image with less blur based on an evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sutou, Hideki Shimomura, Atsushi Okubo, Kazumi Aoyama, Akichika Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9561585
    Abstract: Provided is an actuator device used in a plurality of sites of a multi-shaft driving mechanism such as a multi-shaft manipulator, a robot arm, a leg structure and a snake-shaped robot. A torque sensor is connected to a bearing such as a cross roller bearing through a mount part. The torque sensor is driven by an outer ring relative to a stationary part case of an actuator device. An attachment surface of an output shaft frame is arranged in a position offset from the bearing on a side of the stationary part case. An entire length of the actuator device in an output shaft direction does not change also after the output shaft frame is attached and an occupied space does not increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akichika Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9259159
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an eardrum recognition unit configured to recognize a position of an eardrum based on image information regarding the eardrum, a temperature measurement unit configured to acquire a temperature within an external ear canal including the eardrum, and a temperature processing unit configured to determine a temperature of the eardrum based on a recognition result of the eardrum recognition unit and a measured temperature of the temperature measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Akichika Tanaka, Takeshi Asakawa, Naoya Sazuka, Seiji Wada
  • Publication number: 20150348243
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on an imaging position and an imaging direction in units of frame images that constitute a moving image obtained through capturing by an imaging unit, a converted image generation unit configured to generate converted images having different imaging directions for each frame image that constitutes the moving image based on the frame image itself and preceding and succeeding frame images of the frame image, an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value for each converted moving image constituted by combining the converted image and the original frame image, the evaluation value being used to evaluate a blur between the converted images or between the original frame images, and a selection unit configured to select a converted moving image with less blur based on an evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTOU, Hideki SHIMOMURA, Atsushi OKUBO, Kazumi AOYAMA, Akichika TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150331486
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an eye-gaze direction detection unit configured to detect an eye-gaze direction of a user toward an image, an estimation unit configured to estimate a gaze area in the image on the basis of the eye-gaze direction and the image, the eye-gaze direction being detected by the eye-gaze direction detection unit, a chased object detection unit configured to detect a chased object being eye-chased by the user in the image, on the basis of the time-series gaze areas estimated by the estimation unit, a tracking unit configured to search for and track the chased object detected by the chased object detection unit, and an image control unit configured to control an image of the chased object tracked by the tracking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi OKUBO, Hideki SHIMOMURA, Kazumi AOYAMA, Yasuhiro SUTOU, Akichika TANAKA