Patents by Inventor Alexis Andre

Alexis Andre 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: 20210220729
    Abstract: A controller includes: a frame having an annular shape, defining an annular axis extending in an extension direction and a central axis, about which the annular axis extends; a first operating member that is located on the frame; and a second operating member that is located on the frame. The frame includes an interior space defining a circular space when viewed along the central axis, the first operating member is disposed on the frame on one side of central axis, and the second operating member is disposed on the frame on an opposite side of the central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Masaki Hanzawa, Yujin Morisawa, Alexis Andre
  • Patent number: 11000760
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Masaki Hanzawa, Yujin Morisawa, Alexis Andre
  • Patent number: 10998754
    Abstract: To effectively determine premises as a counterpart for transmission or reception of power in a case of interchanging direct-current power between respective premises A control device (110) according to the present invention includes a power control unit (114) configured to determine a node that performs transmission or reception of direct-current power to or from an own node by using profile information indicating a power usage state of each of the nodes exchanging direct-current power with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alexis Andre, Annette Werth
  • Patent number: 10851657
    Abstract: A blade pitch measuring device of an un-ducted fan of a turbomachine, the fan including a hub, at least one platform rotatable with respect to the hub and at least one blade mounted on the platform, the device includes at least one first visual marker attached to the platform, at least one second visual marker attached to the hub, the first and the second visual marker forming a pattern which evolves depending on the pitch of the blade, and at least one optical acquisition device, the optical acquisition device being configured to capture an image of the pattern so as to deduce from it the pitch of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Gilles Polo Filisan, Titouan Alexis Andre Roger Bouillard, Jerome Dias, Fabien Julien Mouries
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190195076
    Abstract: A blade pitch measuring device of an un-ducted fan of a turbomachine, the fan including a hub, at least one platform rotatable with respect to the hub and at least one blade mounted on the platform, the device includes at least one first visual marker attached to the platform, at least one second visual marker attached to the hub, the first and the second visual marker forming a pattern which evolves depending on the pitch of the blade, and at least one optical acquisition device, the optical acquisition device being configured to capture an image of the pattern so as to deduce from it the pitch of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Gilles POLO FILISAN, Titouan Alexis Andre Roger BOUILLARD, Jerome DIAS, Fabien Julien MOURIES
  • Patent number: 10279249
    Abstract: On a play field 20 set in real space, a target region 102 having the play field 20 as a bottom surface and having a predetermined height h is set virtually. A target region image that expresses a distance of the target region 102 from an imaging surface as a pixel value on an image plane is generated, and compared with a depth image corresponding to an actual captured image 100; thus, only images of blocks 3c and 3b inside the target region 102 are extracted as detection and tracking targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Numaguchi, Alexis Andre
  • Publication number: 20180278083
    Abstract: To effectively determine premises as a counterpart for transmission or reception of power in a case of interchanging direct-current power between respective premises A control device (110) according to the present invention includes a power control unit (114) configured to determine a node that performs transmission or reception of direct-current power to or from an own node by using profile information indicating a power usage state of each of the nodes exchanging direct-current power with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alexis Andre, Annette Werth
  • Publication number: 20170296913
    Abstract: On a play field 20 set in real space, a target region 102 having the play field 20 as a bottom surface and having a predetermined height h is set virtually. A target region image that expresses a distance of the target region 102 from an imaging surface as a pixel value on an image plane is generated, and compared with a depth image corresponding to an actual captured image 100; thus, only images of blocks 3c and 3b inside the target region 102 are extracted as detection and tracking targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Naoki NUMAGUCHI, Alexis ANDRE
  • 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: 20150121273
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a control unit to control display of a connection path and at least one indication unit between a first mark and a second mark according to a connection operation by a user connecting the first mark and the second mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alexis Andre, Yoshihito Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20150109133
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a control unit to control display of at least one first mark representing a power generating unit and a second mark representing a power storage unit and change of an indication display between the first mark and the second mark according to an amount of power supplied from the power generating unit to the power storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Alexis Andre
  • Publication number: 20150080125
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alexis Andre, Akichika Tanaka, Yasuhiro Takeda, Tetsu Natsume, Kenichi Okada, Takatoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140142900
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition section which acquires a series of input images projecting processes in which individual elements are removed from a real model constructed from a plurality of elements, a recognition section which recognizes an element configuration of the real model by using the input images acquired by the image acquisition section, and a determination section which determines a construction procedure for constructing the real model based on the element configuration recognized by the recognition section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexis Andre