Patents by Inventor Atsushi Miyamoto

Atsushi Miyamoto 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).

  • Patent number: 9961298
    Abstract: A management system for managing a session for transmitting content data between a first terminal and a second terminal via a first relay apparatus and a second relay apparatus is provided. The management system includes a determination unit configured to determine a transmission quality of the content data transmitted in the session based on a transmission quality of the content data available for the first terminal and a transmission quality available for the second terminal, a first selection unit configured to select a first relay apparatus to which the first terminal is to be connected based on the determined transmission quality, and a second selection unit configured to select a second relay apparatus to which the second terminal is to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Soneda, Naoki Umehara, Hiroshi Hinohara, Atsushi Miyamoto, Takeshi Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20180104018
    Abstract: To make it possible to improve user convenience, provided is a control device including: a control unit configured to control a position and an attitude of a microscope unit by driving an arm unit that supports the microscope unit on the basis of a captured image of an operating site photographed by the microscope unit during an operation so that a position and attitude condition set before the operation is satisfied. The position and attitude condition is a condition that prescribes a position and an attitude of the microscope unit with respect to the operating site to obtain a desired captured image corresponding to the position and attitude condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20180092705
    Abstract: To make it possible to improve user convenience. Provided is a control device including: a control unit configured to control a position and an attitude of a microscope unit by driving an arm unit that supports the microscope unit on the basis of a captured image of an operating site photographed by the microscope unit during an operation so that a position and attitude condition set before the operation is satisfied. The position and attitude condition is a condition that prescribes a position and an attitude of the microscope unit with respect to the operating site to obtain a desired captured image corresponding to the position and attitude condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OOTSUKI, Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180060448
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer configured to create graph data having a vertex corresponding to a single index, an edge that links a pair of the vertices having a correlation, and an edge weight as a value of the element from the correlation matrix data having correlation values between a plurality of indices as elements, in which the correlation matrix data is acquired from the storage unit, elements of a spanning tree formed by linking vertices corresponding to indices included in the acquired correlation matrix data and an element having a value equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value are detected, and the graph data is created on the basis of the detected elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180021094
    Abstract: There is provided a medical support arm device including a multi-joint arm having a distal end configured to host a medical device, said multi-joint arm configured to have a higher degree of freedom than a degree of freedom necessary for controlling a spatial position and pointing direction of the medical device. The multi-joint arm is configured to controllably displace at least one of a plurality of joints of the multi-joint arm while the spatial position and the pointing direction of the medical device are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: SONY PRODUCTION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Yasuhisa KAMIKAWA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Wataru KOKUBO
  • Publication number: 20170374058
    Abstract: An authentication system, a communication system, and a method of performing authentication and authorization. The authentication system and the method include establishing a first connection with a communication terminal after performing authentication with client certificate sent from the communication terminal, outputting authorization data corresponding to the client certificate, the authorization data indicating authorization for the communication terminal to access a resource, and controlling the communication terminal to transmit the authorization data to a resource provision system through a second connection different from the first connection. The communication system includes the authentication system, and a resource provision system that checks the authorization data and provides the communication terminal with the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi HORIUCHI, Naoki UMEHARA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takuya SONEDA
  • Patent number: 9846679
    Abstract: A computer utilizes correlation matrix data including a value indicating correlation between indicators and comprises a graph process unit that includes a control factor calculation unit configured to calculate a control factor for generating compressed graph data based on a constraint condition on a process; and a graph generation unit configured to generate graph data from the correlation matrix data by using the control factor. The control factor calculation unit obtains a target process time as the constraint condition; calculates a maximum of a number of edges to be included in the graph data; calculates a threshold for extracting the elements converted from the correlation matrix data to the graph data based on the maximum of the number of edges; and outputs the threshold as the control factor. The graph generation unit extracts the elements from the correlation matrix data based on the threshold, and generates the graph data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Miyamoto, Yasuyuki Kudo, Junichi Miyakoshi
  • Publication number: 20170339135
    Abstract: An authentication system, a communication system, and an authentication method. The authentication system and the authentication method include receiving additional information where first identification information of a communication terminal is added to second identification information of a target to be authenticated, and authenticating the target to be authenticated using the second identification information of the target to be authenticated. When the target to be authenticated is authenticated by the authenticating, an account associated with the additional information is authorized to receive information that is sent from the communication terminal to another communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi HINOHARA, Naoki UMEHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takeshi HORIUCHI, Takuya SONEDA
  • Publication number: 20170295316
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a display configured to display a captured image and a representative icon, wherein the representative icon indicates a range of a focus area of the displayed image and the range encompasses a center of focus point located at an initial position within the displayed image, and a processor configured to adjust the range of the focus area of the displayed image according to a size of the representative icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa ITO, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kengo HAYASAKA, Hironori MORI
  • Publication number: 20170283934
    Abstract: Provide a metal surface reforming method enabling metallic products with superior characteristics such as surface hardness, heat resistance, corrosion resistance, high temperature oxidation, high temperature corrosion, and environmental corrosion and the like. Halogenation treatment of heating and retaining a base material in an atmosphere containing a halogen based gas is performed on a base material of iron based metal or nickel based metal, then nitride processing of heating and retaining the halogenated base material described above in an atmosphere containing a nitrogen source gas is performed, then chromizing treatment is performed by placing the nitrided base material in a powder containing metal chromium powder to form a surface reformed layer on the base material described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Hisao FUJIKAWA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Morihiro FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20170264450
    Abstract: A communication terminal and a method of transmitting data. The communication terminal and the method includes transmitting, at a prescribed timing, first information from the communication terminal to a management system that manages communication between the communication terminal and a counterpart communication terminal, and transmitting from the communication terminal to the management system second information to be sent from the management system to the counterpart communication terminal connected to the management system through a network, when the management system does not receive the first information transmitted from the communication terminal for a prescribed length of time. The second information includes status information of each of a plurality of communication applications that operate in the communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi HORIUCHI, Naoki UMEHARA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takuya SONEDA
  • Patent number: 9762858
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for causing a display device to display information about communication is disclosed, the display device being connected to the communication apparatus, the information about communication being received from a communication device. The communication apparatus includes an incoming call detection unit that detects an incoming call for starting the communication; an image output unit that outputs an image to the display device via a first communication path in order to cause the display device to display the information about communication; and a control unit that controls, via a second communication path in response to the detection of the incoming call, a display function of the display device, the second communication path being different from the first communication path. The control of the display function of the display device by the control unit enables the display device to display the information about communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9749519
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a display configured to display a captured image and a representative icon, wherein the representative icon indicates a range of a focus area of the displayed image and the range encompasses a center of focus point located at an initial position within the displayed image, and a processor configured to adjust the range of the focus area of the displayed image according to a size of the representative icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ito, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kengo Hayasaka, Hironori Mori
  • Publication number: 20170176704
    Abstract: A medical observation device includes an imaging unit configured to photograph an image of an operation site, and a holding unit configured to be connected with the imaging unit and have rotary shafts which are operable with at least six degrees of freedom. Among the rotary shafts, at least two shafts are active shafts whose driving is controlled based on states of the rotary shafts, and at least one shaft is a passive shaft which is rotated according to direct external manipulation accompanying contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicants: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji HIROSE, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Wataru KOKUBO, Toshimitsu TSUBOI
  • Publication number: 20170149755
    Abstract: A management system, a method of controlling communication, and a communication system. The management system and method includes receiving a request to distribute information related to a prescribed attribute from a first communication terminal that is authenticated by a first client, receiving a request to receive a message related to the prescribed attribute from a second communication terminal that is authenticated by a second client, and controlling distribution of the information related to the prescribed attribute to the second communication terminal based on whether a first service that is used by the first client and a second service that is used by the second client are each associated with the prescribed attribute. The communication system includes a first communication terminal executing a first application, a second communication terminal executing a second application, and a management system to communicate with the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Takuya SONEDA, Naoki UMEHARA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takeshi HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170142099
    Abstract: A management system includes a reception unit configured to receive identification information for identifying an account, allocated by an authentication apparatus, corresponding to a terminal, the terminal being authenticated by the authentication apparatus, and a management unit configured to determine whether a function provided by the management system can be used by the terminal based on the identification information received by the reception unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HINOHARA, Naoki UMEHARA, Takeshi HORIUCHI, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takuya SONEDA
  • Publication number: 20170093857
    Abstract: A management system, a communication system, and a transmission control method. The management system includes a receiver to receive information of a predetermined attribute, circuitry to determine whether the predetermined attribute is associated with a client, and a transmitter to send the information received by the receiver to a communication terminal that is authenticated by a client when the predetermined attribute is associated with the client. The communication system includes an authentication system and a management system. The authentication system includes an acceptance unit to accept an authentication request from a client, and an authentication processing unit to authenticate the client. In the communication system, the authentication system and the management system communicate with each other through a communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi HINOHARA, Naoki Umehara, Atsushi Miyamoto, Takeshi Horiuchi, Takuya Soneda
  • Publication number: 20170093762
    Abstract: A communication terminal, a communication system and an output method. The communication terminal and the output method include storing, in a memory, a plurality of communication applications including a first communication application and a second communication application, outputting first status information indicating a first status of the first communication application according to a call control information transmitted by the first communication application, and outputting second status information indicating a second status of the second communication application according to a resource that is used by the first communication application in the first status. The communication system includes a publish-subscribe server and the communication terminal, and the communication terminal further includes sending a pub request to publish the call control information and a sub request to subscribe to the call control information to the publish-subscribe server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi HORIUCHI, Naoki UMEHARA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takuya SONEDA
  • Publication number: 20170079729
    Abstract: Provided is a medical robot arm apparatus including a plurality of joint units configured to connect a plurality of links and implement at least 6 or more degrees of freedom in driving of a multi-link structure configured with the plurality of links, and a drive control unit configured to control driving of the joint units based on states of the joint units. A front edge unit attached to a front edge of the multi-link structure is at least one medical apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20170080574
    Abstract: A robot arm apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: one or a plurality of a joint unit that joins a plurality of links constituting a multi-link structure; an acquisition unit that acquires an on-screen enlargement factor of a subject imaged by an imaging unit attached to the multi-link structure; and a driving control unit that controls driving of the joint unit based on a state of the joint unit and the enlargement factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yohei KURODA, Takara KASAI, Yasuhisa KAMIKAWA, Wataru KOKUBO, Toshimitsu TSUBOI, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kenji HIROSE