Patents by Inventor Haruo Oba

Haruo Oba 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: 20180367937
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a sound output device includes: a sound acquisition part configured to acquire sound to be output to the other end of a sound guide part, one end of which is arranged near an entrance of an ear canal of a listener, the sound guide part having a hollow structure; and a head-related transfer function adjustment part configured to adjust a head-related transfer function of sound captured by the sound guide part. Since the head-related transfer function adjustment part adjusts the head-related transfer function of sound captured by the sound guide part, it is possible to listen to both ambient sound and sound provided from a sound output device such that the listener does not feel strangeness even in the state in which the listener is wearing the sound output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Asada, Go Igarashi, Koji Nageno, Haruo Oba, Homare Kon
  • Publication number: 20180332641
    Abstract: The present invention is an information processing apparatus which obtains identification information of an electronic device and makes communication with the electronic device via a network based on the identification information. When a portable telephone (11) is placed on an input display section (2) of a personal computer (1), a reader/writer built in the personal computer (1) reads a telephone number of the portable telephone (11) stored in an RF tag built in the portable telephone (11). Based on the telephone number, a telephone line is connected between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1). Data is interchanged between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1) via the telephone line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi REKIMOTO, Yuji AYATSUKA, Nobuyuki MATSUSHITA, Eduardo SCIAMMARELLA, Haruo OBA
  • Patent number: 10055089
    Abstract: A device for managing image and audio files displays thumbnails, which are representative of the files, on a screen in different arrangements, depending on the selected layout and order. When the user enters input to indicates that he or she wishes to browse through the thumbnails, the thumbnails move across the screen in sequence, following a path through a focus outline in the center of the screen. The path followed by the thumbnails depends on the selected layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Tessera Advanced Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Agusto Sciammarella, Masakazu Hayashi, Makoto Imamura, Masato Kuninori, Haruo Oba, Junichi Rekimoto, Hideyuki Agata
  • Patent number: 9913007
    Abstract: A portable information terminal is placed in proximity with an ID recognition unit of a notebook PC. By reading ID from the portable information terminal, the notebook PC is able to identify a network address of the portable information terminal so as to establish a network connection with the portable information terminal. The notebook PC then sends suitable operation information to the portable information terminal via a network. For example, if presentation is running on the notebook PC, screen information for operating the presentation is transferred to the portable information terminal. Accordingly, by using one device connected to the other device by a wired or wireless network, the operation of the other device can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Yuji Ayatsuka, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: 9870065
    Abstract: An information display apparatus with proximity detection performance contains a display device that displays image information, a sensor constituted of plural detection electrodes, and an adjusting device of detection resolution that adjusts the detection resolution to be detected based on a distance between the sensor and an object that is contacted to any one of the detection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Koshiyama, Haruo Oba
  • Publication number: 20170336887
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a sensor unit that detects the three-dimensional position of an object according to variations of electrostatic capacitances; and a control unit that performs display dependent on the detected three-dimensional position at a position on a display unit determined with positions in directions orthogonal to a direction of separation in which the object and the sensor unit are located at a distance from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Atsushi Koshiyama
  • Publication number: 20170131786
    Abstract: An information display apparatus with proximity detection performance contains a display device that displays image information, a sensor constituted of plural detection electrodes, and an adjusting device of detection resolution that adjusts the detection resolution to be detected based on a distance between the sensor and an object that is contacted to any one of the detection electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Atsushi Koshiyama, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: 9588592
    Abstract: An information display apparatus with proximity detection performance contains a display device that displays image information, a sensor constituted of plural detection electrodes, and an adjusting device of detection resolution that adjusts the detection resolution to be detected based on a distance between the sensor and an object that is contacted to any one of the detection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Koshiyama, Haruo Oba
  • Publication number: 20170048900
    Abstract: The present invention is an information processing apparatus which obtains identification information of an electronic device and makes communication with the electronic device via a network based on the identification information. When a portable telephone (11) is placed on an input display section (2) of a personal computer (1), a reader/writer built in the personal computer (1) reads a telephone number of the portable telephone (11) stored in an RF tag built in the portable telephone (11). Based on the telephone number, a telephone line is connected between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1). Data is interchanged between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1) via the telephone line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi REKIMOTO, Yuji AYATSUKA, Nobuyuki MATSUSHITA, Eduardo SCIAMMARELLA, Haruo OBA
  • Patent number: 9510379
    Abstract: The present invention is an information processing apparatus which obtains identification information of an electronic device and makes communication with the electronic device via a network based on the identification information. When a portable telephone (11) is placed on an input display section (2) of a personal computer (1), a reader/writer built in the personal computer (1) reads a telephone number of the portable telephone (11) stored in an RF tag built in the portable telephone (11). Based on the telephone number, a telephone line is connected between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1). Data is interchanged between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1) via the telephone line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Yuji Ayatsuka, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Eduardo A. Sciammarella, Haruo Oba
  • Publication number: 20160334965
    Abstract: A device for managing image and audio files displays thumbnails, which are representative of the files, on a screen in different arrangements, depending on the selected layout and order. When the user enters input to indicates that he or she wishes to browse through the thumbnails, the thumbnails move across the screen in sequence, following a path through a focus outline in the center of the screen. The path followed by the thumbnails depends on the selected layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Eduardo Agusto SCIAMMARELLA, Masakazu HAYASHI, Makoto IMAMURA, Masato KUNINORI, Haruo OBA, Junichi REKIMOTO, Hideyuki AGATA
  • Publication number: 20160210017
    Abstract: A device for managing image and audio files displays thumbnails, which are representative of the files, on a screen in different arrangements, depending on the selected layout and order. When the user enters input to indicates that he or she wishes to browse through the thumbnails, the thumbnails move across the screen in sequence, following a path through a focus outline in the center of the screen. The path followed by the thumbnails depends on the selected layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Eduardo Agusto SCIAMMARELLA, Masakazu Hayashi, Makoto Imamura, Masato Kuninori, Haruo Oba, Junichi Rekimoto, Hideyuki Agata
  • Patent number: 9377927
    Abstract: A device for managing image and audio files displays thumbnails, which are representative of the files, on a screen in different arrangements, depending on the selected layout and order. When the user enters input to indicates that he or she wishes to browse through the thumbnails, the thumbnails move across the screen in sequence, following a path through a focus outline in the center of the screen. The path followed by the thumbnails depends on the selected layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Tessera Advanced Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Agusto Sciammarella, Masakazu Hayashi, Makoto Imamura, Masato Kuninori, Haruo Oba, Junichi Rekimoto, Hideyuki Agata
  • Patent number: 9298258
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method capable of preventing its user from viewing an image in an improper viewing position are provided. The display apparatus includes: an imaging unit that captures a moving image in a predetermined range with respect to an image display direction; an image analyzer that analyzes the moving image captured by the imaging unit, and calculates a position of a target that should be guided to a proper viewing position; and a display controller that causes a display unit to perform display to guide the target to the proper viewing position when the target position calculated by the image analyzer is at an improper viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Yusuke Sakai, Eijiro Mori, Kenichi Okada, Katsunori Tanaka, Shinichi Hayashi, Tomohiko Gotoh, Shingo Tsurumi, Asako Tadenuma
  • Patent number: 9287937
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus may have a memory configured to store an identification information of an IC tag in association with a communication profile in a table. The information processing apparatus may also have a first communication unit configured to communicate with the IC tag using a first communication function. The information processing apparatus may also have a second communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus using a second communication function different from the first communication function. In addition, the information processing apparatus may have a controller, which may be configured to receive identification information from the IC tag through the first communication unit and to establish a connection with the external apparatus through the second communication unit based on the received identification information and the table stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Taku Sugawara, Takeo Inagaki, Junichi Rekimoto, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Yuji Ayatsuka
  • Patent number: 9286850
    Abstract: To provide a display method capable of displaying the original power saving effect if a monitoring display of the power saving effect is not made when the monitoring display of the power saving effect is made. Provided is a display method including capturing an image in front of an image display surface included in a display apparatus that displays the image and detecting presence of a moving body positioned in front of the image display surface, deciding a power saving amount of the display apparatus including the power saving amount of the image display surface by using an analysis result of the presence or absence of a human face and a detection result of the moving body in the captured image, and deriving and displaying the actual power saving amount when no display is made on the image display surface on the image display surface when information about the power saving amount is displayed on the image display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro Mori, Yusuke Sakai, Kenichi Okada, Haruo Oba, Shingo Tsurumi, Yuichi Iida, Shinichi Hayashi, Asako Tadenuma, Junichi Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20160044014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication system and method, an information processing terminal and method, and an information processing device and method which enable simple and secure restricted access. When a PDA 11 is brought close, a reader 2 of a personal computer 1 reads a device ID form an IC tag 12. The personal computer 1 registers device IDs on a connection permission list, and permits only devices' registered on the list to connect. When being instructed to perform accessing, the PDA 11 controls a communication unit to access the personal computer 1 and to transmits its device ID. The personal computer 1 determines whether or not the transmitted ID is registered on the connection permission list, and permits the connection when determining that the ID is registered. The present invention can be applied to various information processing devices such as a personal computer and a PDA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Yuji AYATSUKA, Haruo OBA
  • Publication number: 20150338978
    Abstract: An information display apparatus with proximity detection performance contains a display device that displays image information, a sensor constituted of plural detection electrodes, and an adjusting device of detection resolution that adjusts the detection resolution to be detected based on a distance between the sensor and an object that is contacted to any one of the detection electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Koshiyama, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: 9130933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication system and method, an information processing terminal and method, and an information processing device and method which enable simple and secure restricted access. When a PDA 11 is brought close, a reader 2 of a personal computer 1 reads a device ID form an IC tag 12. The personal computer 1 registers device IDs on a connection permission list, and permits only devices registered on the list to connect. When being instructed to perform accessing, the PDA 11 controls a communication unit to access the personal computer 1 and to transmits its device ID. The personal computer 1 determines whether or not the transmitted ID is registered on the connection permission list, and permits the connection when determining that the ID is registered. The present invention can be applied to various information processing devices such as a personal computer and a PDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Ayatsuka, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: 9110513
    Abstract: An information display apparatus with proximity detection performance contains a display device that displays image information, a sensor constituted of plural detection electrodes, and an adjusting device of detection resolution that adjusts the detection resolution to be detected based on a distance between the sensor and an object that is contacted to any one of the detection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Koshiyama, Haruo Oba