Patents by Inventor George Arriola

George Arriola 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: 20190179517
    Abstract: A screen generating unit generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor. The screen generating unit further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a search icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: c/o Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro YAMANAKA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Taku SUGAWARA, Shinji KIMURA, Yumiko TANAKA, George ARRIOLA, Carsten SCHWESIG
  • Patent number: 10318124
    Abstract: A screen generating unit 287 generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor 204. The screen generating unit 287 further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a search icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu, Shigeru Enomoto, Taku Sugawara, Shinji Kimura, Yumiko Tanaka, George Arriola, Carsten Schwesig
  • Patent number: 10061472
    Abstract: An information terminal enables a user to simply and easily confirm a plurality of pieces of update information handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. An information storage stores a plurality of different types of information. An update information storage stores a part of information updated in the information storages as update information associated with the respective types. An update information manager monitors an information update in the information storages and stores, when an information update is made in the information storages, the part of the updated information in the update information storage as update information associated with the respective types. Further, an information selector extracts the update information stored in the update information storage in time series and outputs them to display them on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kenta Ohmori, Takashi Kawakami, Seigo Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Kawakami, Akitaka Kimura, Xiaoyu Ruan, George Arriola, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Kichiro Kurozumi, Brian Johnson, Jorge Furuya, Takahiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10028007
    Abstract: A home screen display unit arranges and displays a plurality of content icons indicating a plurality of pieces of content in a first area in a content zone screen. If a specific content icon is focused on by the cursor and if a preset determination operation is performed, a content playback unit starts playback of the content indicated by the focused icon. If a specific content icon is focused on by the cursor, a related information acquiring unit acquires related information relating to the content that is indicated by the focused icon that is registered in an external device from the external device without starting playback of the content. A home screen display unit displays the acquired related information in a second area of the content zone screen and displays, if related information is updated, the updated related information in the second area so as to replace the related information displayed until that moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: George Arriola, Anahi Bagu Casas, Shinji Kimura, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Motoki Kobayashi, Shuji Hiramatsu, Yumiko Tanaka, Taku Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20180129375
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a user interface to allow for navigating a hierarchical menu. In one embodiment a method includes displaying a user interface including one or more menu elements, wherein each menu element is associated with a row of content titles that may be displayed by the user interface and detecting an input command associated with a menu element. The method may further include updating the display of the user interface based on the input command, wherein presentation of a row of content titles associated with the menu element is updated to allow for navigation within the row, and wherein content titles presented by the user interface for the menu element are a subset of content titles that may be accessed based on the menu element. The method may allow for bypassing one or more levels of the hierarchical menu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: George A. Arriola, Michael P. Bauerly, Manabu Sakamoto, Carsten Schwesig, Nicholas Trotta
  • Patent number: 9779097
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of controlling a user interface can include: displaying first objects in a foreground on a display screen, where each first object represents media content, and where the first objects are displayed with a first display characteristic; accepting a signal indicating user selection of one of the first objects; displaying media content for the selected object in a background on the display screen, where the media content is displayed in the background with a second display characteristic, where the second display characteristic includes a changed cinematic characteristic from the first display characteristic in order to reduce attraction of attention for the second display characteristic relative to the first display characteristic; and displaying second objects in the foreground on the display screen, where the second objects are associated with the selected object, and where the second objects are displayed with the first display characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: George Arriola, Carsten Schwesig, Michael Bauerly
  • Patent number: 9762948
    Abstract: A home screen display unit displays a global navigation screen 12 that is located on an upper layer with respect to a screen transition and that is used for selecting a category of content to be processed. The home screen display unit displays a content zone screen 18 that is located on a lower layer with respect to a screen transition and that is used for selecting a piece of content to be processed from among a plurality of pieces of content corresponding to the category selected in the global navigation screen 12. If a specific piece of content is selected in the content zone screen 18, a game screen display unit displays a screen of the selected content. The home screen display unit displays, in the global navigation screen 12, an image of at least a portion of the content zone screen 18 with image quality lower than that in the case where the image is displayed in the content zone screen 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: George Arriola, Anahi Bagu Casas, Shinji Kimura, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Motoki Kobayashi, Shuji Hiramatsu, Yumiko Tanaka, Taku Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20170199881
    Abstract: [Object] To enable a user to simply and easily confirm update information of a plurality of pieces of content data handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. [Solving Means] A plurality of update information display cards (51) are aligned and displayed on a display screen (50). The update information display cards (51) displayed on the display screen (50) are associated with different pieces of content data, and update information of the content data is individually arranged on the corresponding update information display card (51). Moreover, the update information display cards (51) on which the update information of the different types of content data are arranged are aligned and displayed on the display screen (50) in a chronological order of the updates of the content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicants: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: George ARRIOLA, Kichiro KUROZUMI, Takahiro KAWAGUCHI, Jorge FURUYA, Brian JOHNSON, Takashi KAWAKAMI, Masatoshi INAGAWA, Takamasa KURAMITSU, Takahiro OKADA, Hironobu AOKI, Seigo IWASAKI, Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Takashi HASEGAWA, Erica KATO, Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Makoto KAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20170031449
    Abstract: An intelligent wristband system is disclosed, the system comprising a wearable wristband configured to be worn by a user; a control unit within the wristband; and a sensor configured to detect at least one gesture made by the user, the at least one gesture indicating instructions to be performed by the control unit, the control unit configured translate the at least one gesture into a specific command for an action to occur within the wristband system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Peter KARSTEN, George Arriola, Kouji Kodera
  • Publication number: 20170000348
    Abstract: A life management system receives data from a client device worn by a user, the data comprising biotelemetry data and activity data collected about a user wearing the client device. The life management system generates snapshot information using information from a group consisting of: the biotelemetry data, activity data, social data associated with the user, and user profile information associated with the user. The life management system generates a recommendation using portions of the snapshot information, and updates the snapshot information with the recommendation. The life management system executes a recommendation associated with the snapshot information in accordance with the user controls associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Peter KARSTEN, George ARRIOLA, Kouji KODERA
  • Patent number: 9513791
    Abstract: A method of operation of an electronic device system includes: detecting a drag performed on a touch screen, the drag having a starting point and an ending point; detecting a stretchable cursor extendable based on the drag, the stretchable cursor having a cursor length, a cursor direction, a starting portion, and an ending portion at the ending point and larger than the starting portion at the starting point; displaying the stretchable cursor on the touch screen; and performing a process routine based on the cursor length and the cursor direction, the process routine continued after the stretchable cursor is pasted with the drag performed on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Arriola, Michael P. Bauerly, Brian W. Johnson, Reiko Miyazaki, Tatsushi Nashida, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9507588
    Abstract: [Object] To enable a user to simply and easily confirm update information of a plurality of pieces of content data handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. [Solving Means] A plurality of update information display cards (51) are aligned and displayed on a display screen (50). The update information display cards (51) displayed on the display screen (50) are associated with different pieces of content data, and update information of the content data is individually arranged on the corresponding update information display card (51). Moreover, the update information display cards (51) on which the update information of the different types of content data are arranged are aligned and displayed on the display screen (50) in a chronological order of the updates of the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: George Arriola, Kichiro Kurozumi, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Jorge Furuya, Brian Johnson, Takashi Kawakami, Masatoshi Inagawa, Takamasa Kuramitsu, Takahiro Okada, Hironobu Aoki, Seigo Iwasaki, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Takashi Hasegawa, Erica Kato, Tetsuya Takahashi, Makoto Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20150370456
    Abstract: A screen generating unit 287 generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor 204. The screen generating unit 287 further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a search icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro YAMANAKA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Taku SUGAWARA, Shinji KIMURA, Yumiko TANAKA, George ARRIOLA, Carsten SCHWESIG
  • Publication number: 20150271555
    Abstract: A home screen display unit displays a global navigation screen 12 that is located on an upper layer with respect to a screen transition and that is used for selecting a category of content to be processed. The home screen display unit displays a content zone screen 18 that is located on a lower layer with respect to a screen transition and that is used for selecting a piece of content to be processed from among a plurality of pieces of content corresponding to the category selected in the global navigation screen 12. If a specific piece of content is selected in the content zone screen 18, a game screen display unit displays a screen of the selected content. The home screen display unit displays, in the global navigation screen 12, an image of at least a portion of the content zone screen 18 with image quality lower than that in the case where the image is displayed in the content zone screen 18.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: George Arriola, Anahi Bagu Casas, Shinji Kimura, Shiqeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Motoki Kobayashi, Shuji Hiramatsu, Yumiko Tanaka, Taku Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20150271556
    Abstract: A home screen display unit arranges and displays a plurality of content icons indicating a plurality of pieces of content in a first area in a content zone screen. If a specific content icon is focused on by the cursor and if a preset determination operation is performed, a content playback unit starts playback of the content indicated by the focused icon. If a specific content icon is focused on by the cursor, a related information acquiring unit acquires related information relating to the content that is indicated by the focused icon that is registered in an external device from the external device without starting playback of the content. A home screen display unit displays the acquired related information in a second area of the content zone screen and displays, if related information is updated, the updated related information in the second area so as to replace the related information displayed until that moment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: George Arriola, Anahi Bagu Casas, Shinji Kimura, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Motoki Kobayashi, Shuji Hiramatsu, Yumiko Tanaka, Taku Sugawara
  • Patent number: 9047006
    Abstract: A method of operation of an electronic device system includes: detecting a drag performed on a touch screen, the drag having a first direction from a starting point and an ending point; detecting a stretchable cursor extendable based on the drag, the stretchable cursor having a cursor length, a cursor direction, a starting portion, and an ending portion at the ending point and larger than the starting portion at the starting point; displaying the stretchable cursor on the touch screen, the stretchable cursor stretched across a centerline on the touch screen; detecting whether a second direction of the drag is opposite the first direction; and moving a starting position of the stretchable cursor toward the centerline and away from the starting point when the second direction is opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: George Arriola, Michael P. Bauerly, Brian W. Johnson, Reiko Miyazaki, Tatsushi Nashida, Ken Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20140289671
    Abstract: Information storages store a plurality of different types of information. An update information storage stores a part of information updated in the information storages as update information associated with the respective types. An update information manager monitors an information update in the information storages and stores, when an information update is made in the information storages, the part of the updated information in the update information storage as update information associated with the respective types. Further, an information selector extracts the update information stored in the update information storage in time series and outputs them to display them on a screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Kenta OHMORI, Takashi KAWAKAMI, Seigo IWASAKI, Hiroyuki KAWAKAMI, Akitaka KIMURA, Xiaoyu RUAN, George ARRIOLA, Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Kichiro KUROZUMI, Brian JOHNSON, Jorge FURUYA, Takahiro KAWAGUCHI
  • Patent number: D739871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: George Arriola, George Williams, Carsten Schwesig, Corianda Rocklein, Michael Bauerly, Kenichi Yamaura, Keisuke Yanagisawa, Kou Kusanagi
  • Patent number: D756370
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: George Arriola, George Williams, Carsten Schwesig, Corianda Rocklein, Michael Bauerly
  • Patent number: D837256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Arriola, George Williams, Carsten Schwesig, Corianda Rocklein, Michael Bauerly, Kenichi Yamaura, Keisuke Yanagisawa, Kou Kusanagi