Patents by Inventor Atsushi Irie

Atsushi Irie 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: 20220377294
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that enable information presentation with high usability. On the basis of presentation location information regarding a change in state of a presentation location where presentation information is presented and at least one piece of information out of processing information regarding processing for generating the presentation information, user information regarding a response of a user to the processing, and environment information regarding a state of an environment of the presentation location, control of at least one state of a presentation state of the presentation information and a state of the processing is performed. The present technology can be applied as a projection device for the inside of a vehicle, a conference room, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Atsushi IRIE, Kenji GOTOH, Yohsuke KAJI, Eisuke FUJINAWA, Seishi TOMONAGA, Tadayoshi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11479244
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system mounted on a vehicle determines a target path based on necessary information and performs vehicle travel control such that the vehicle follows the target path. A first coordinate system is a vehicle coordinate system at a first timing when the necessary information is acquired. A second coordinate system is a vehicle coordinate system at a second timing later than the first timing. The autonomous driving system calculates, based on the necessary information acquired at the first timing, a first target path defined in the first coordinate system. Then, the autonomous driving system corrects the first target path to a second target path defined in the second coordinate system by performing coordinate transformation from the first coordinate system to the second coordinate system. The autonomous driving system uses the second target path as the target path to perform the vehicle travel control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Sone, Yoji Kunihiro, Takahiro Yokota, Ryo Irie, Yoshinori Watanabe, Masateru Amano
  • Publication number: 20220331773
    Abstract: A synthetic product production system is provided with: a synthesis plant for producing a synthetic product by synthesizing a hydrogen-containing gas and carbon dioxide; and a carbon dioxide supply line for supplying the carbon dioxide to the synthesis plant from a recovery and storage plant including a recovery device for recovering the carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide-containing gas and an injection facility for fixing the recovered carbon dioxide into a stratum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Marushima, Tadateru Tanioka, Kazunori Fujita, Yoshimasa Ando, Takahiro Kamo, Kenichi Irie, Atsushi Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20220334674
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a selection unit. The selection unit selects, on the basis of a difference between first position information detected by a ranging sensor with respect to a target portion included in a body and second position information estimated by machine learning with respect to the target portion, the first position information or the second position information. As a result, it is possible to recognize the target portion with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi IRIE, Natsuko OZAKI, Satoshi OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220137712
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of, when accepting hand-based operation inputs from a plurality of users, performing appropriate pairing of left and right hands for each user. An image of an operation surface from above is acquired, the operation surface being configured to accept a hand-based operation input from users, left and right hands of the users and arms corresponding to the respective hands are detected from the image, a base position of one of the arms is set as a benchmark position, a base position of the arm that is closest adjacent along a periphery of the operation surface is set as a reference position when the one of the arms is a left hand, and pairing of the hand of the arm at the benchmark position and the hand of the arm at the reference position is performed. The present disclosure can be applied to an information processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: YUGO SATO, ATSUSHI IRIE, KENJI GOTOH, JUNJI OTSUKA, TETSUO IKEDA, EISUKE FUJINAWA, SEISHI TOMONAGA
  • Publication number: 20220129109
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a recording medium that enable a more natural operation. On the basis of shape information of an operating body part that performs an operation on an operation surface, the shape information being acquired from a captured image, a setting unit fixes an acting region on which the operation by the operating body part acts, and sets a parameter to be used for a determination as to the operation in the acting region. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a display system that allows a user to operate a projection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: SEISHI TOMONAGA, TETSUO IKEDA, EISUKE FUJINAWA, KENJI GOTOH, ATSUSHI IRIE, JUNJI OTSUKA, YUGO SATO
  • Publication number: 20220091695
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for enabling improvement of operability in a case of performing a user operation on surfaces of various real objects. The information processing apparatus includes an operation pattern control unit configured to control an operation pattern in an operation area on a surface of a real object on the basis of information indicating a characteristic of the operation area. The operation pattern includes, for example, at least one of a method of inputting operation data in the operation area or a method of detecting the operation data. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a system using augmented reality (AR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke FUJINAWA, Tetsuo IKEDA, Seishi TOMONAGA, Junji OTSUKA, Atsushi IRIE, Yugo SATO, Kenji GOTOH
  • Publication number: 20220050550
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a control unit configured to set an input auxiliary region based on an acquired sensing result of an operator and display a starting point of an input start within the input auxiliary region when the input start performed using the operator is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: KENJI GOTOH, ATSUSHI IRIE, YUGO SATO, JUNJI OTSUKA, TETSUO IKEDA, SEISHI TOMONAGA, EISUKE FUJINAWA
  • Publication number: 20220019288
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that includes a relative velocity calculation unit that calculates, on the basis of data obtained by sensing of an operation body in chronological order, a relative velocity of a second point on the operation body with respect to a first point on the operation body, and a gesture recognition unit that recognizes a gesture of the operation body on the basis of the relative velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: ATSUSHI IRIE, KENJI GOTOH, YUGO SATO, JUNJI OTSUKA, TETSUO IKEDA, SEISHI TOMONAGA, EISUKE FUJINAWA
  • Publication number: 20210272269
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a control method, and a program that allow notification of an abnormality occurring in a robot to be given to a user in an easy-to-check manner. A control device according to one aspect of the present technology includes: an abnormality detection unit that detects an abnormality that has occurred in a predetermined part of a robot; and an attitude control unit that controls an attitude of the robot so that the predetermined part in which the abnormality has occurred is within the angle of view of a camera. The present technology can be applied to a robot capable of making autonomous motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: HIROTAKA SUZUKI, ATSUSHI IRIE, TAKARA KASAI, MASANOBU NAKAMURA, TETSUYA NARITA, HAJIME MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210229284
    Abstract: There is provided a control device, a control method, and a program that can prevent failure of an operation of a robot. The control device according to an aspect of the present technology includes a state transition determination section that controls an operation of a robot to perform a predetermined process before a task results in failure in a case where a state transition of the robot in performing the task follows a failure state transition that is preset as a state transition that results in the failure of the task. The present technology can be applied to a robot capable of autonomous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi IRIE, Hirotaka SUZUKI, Takara KASAI, Masanobu NAKAMURA, Andrew SHIN
  • Patent number: 11023771
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including one or more processors that calculate a degree of polarization on the basis of polarization information in each of multiple directions, which is detected from a target region including a region through which polarized light passes, and extract a region in which an object is present on the basis of the degree of polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Irie
  • Publication number: 20210034162
    Abstract: Provided is a control device including a control unit that outputs information that controls output of scent on the basis of a result of recognizing a hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: ATSUSHI IRIE, MASAKI HANDA, TAKETO AKAMA, HSINGYING HO, TAKESHI OHASHI, MIDORI KAWANO
  • Publication number: 20200065610
    Abstract: [Object] It is desirable to provide a technology by which a region in which an object is present can be accurately extracted with a simpler configuration. [Solving Means] Provided is an information processing apparatus including one or more processors that calculate a degree of polarization on the basis of polarization information in each of multiple directions, which is detected from a target region including a region through which polarized light passes, and extract a region in which an object is present on the basis of the degree of polarization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: ATSUSHI IRIE
  • Patent number: 9875425
    Abstract: Provided is an individual identification device including: a biometric information storage unit; a biometric information acquisition unit; an identification unit which calculates a similarity of the biometric information on the subject and the registrant and performs identification of the subject according to whether or not the calculated similarity is equal to or higher than an identification threshold; an identification result storage unit which stores identification result information constituted by the calculated similarity and a correct identification result; and a threshold setting unit which sets the identification threshold such that at least either one of a false rejection rate and a false acceptance rate fulfils a predetermined condition in the identification result information stored in the identification result storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Irie, Kenji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9740934
    Abstract: An image recognition device has a database in which pieces of feature data of a plurality of objects are registered while divided into classes for each of the plurality of objects; an identification unit that identifies an unknown object by evaluating which feature data of the class registered in the database is most similar to feature data obtained from an image of the unknown object, and a feature data registration unit that registers feature data in the database. The database is capable of setting a plurality of classes to an identical object. The feature data registration unit, in adding new feature data with respect to a first object already registered in the database, sets a new class other than an existing class with respect to the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Irie
  • Patent number: 9734163
    Abstract: An image recognition apparatus is provided, comprising: an extraction unit extracting feature amount data of a subject from an image; a database registering a plurality of pieces of feature amount data extracted from different images of one registered object; and a comparing unit identifying whether or not the subject is the registered object by comparing the feature amount data extracted by the extraction unit and the feature amount data of the registered object registered in the database, a registration unit, using an image for registration, adding feature amount data of the registered object to the database in accordance with a predetermined condition which includes a first condition: if new data, which is the feature amount data extracted from the image for registration, is similar to registered data, which is the feature amount data of the registered object already registered in the database, the new data is not added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Murakami, Atsushi Irie
  • Patent number: 9691007
    Abstract: An identification apparatus performs classification using a plurality of classifiers, and calculates the reliability of its classification result. A data obtaining unit obtains input data. A feature quantity obtaining unit obtains a feature quantity corresponding to the input data. A plurality of classifiers receive input of the feature quantity and perform classification based on the input feature quantity. An identification unit inputs the feature quantity into each of the classifiers, and generates a single second classification result based on a plurality of classification results obtained from the classifiers. A reliability generation unit generates a reliability of the second classification result based on variations across the plurality of classification results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Irie, Mutsuki Takagiwa
  • Patent number: 9621813
    Abstract: An image display apparatus configured to zoom display an image to be displayed on a display area has a position specifying unit that specifies a position of an object contained in a displayed image, a position deciding unit that decides a positional relationship between an outer frame of the display area and the position of the object, and a zoom speed changing unit that changes a zoom speed in the zoom display depending on the decided positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Hanzawa, Atsushi Irie, Motoo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Shun Sakai, Tatsuya Murakami
  • Patent number: 9607209
    Abstract: A feature value extraction section extracts a feature value from a pixel or a group of pixels of a sampling point for every plurality of sampling points for a reference point with respect to a region point on an image, and extracts a group of feature values with respect to the reference point; the location information identification section references an LRF function indicating a correspondence of the group of feature values with respect to the reference point and the location information indicating a relative location of the region point with respect to the reference point to identify the location information corresponding to the group of feature values extracted by the feature value extraction section, and the region point identification section assumes the location indicated by the location information identified by the location information identification section as a region point of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Irie