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).

  • Patent number: 11386584
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a processing unit that detects a pointing action for a first user in a real space to specify a first object and an evaluation action on the first object by the first user based on a signal output from a sensor that senses actions in the real space and updates evaluation information of the first object specified by a detection result of the pointing action based on a detection result of the evaluation action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Haruo Oba, Makoto Niijima, Rei Fukuda, Dickinson Forrest JR. Matthew
  • Patent number: 11366631
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device provided with an obtaining unit (211) that obtains first physical information of a first user present in a first space, and second physical information of a second user present in a second space, a virtual space generation unit (213) that generates a virtual space on the basis of the first physical information or the second physical information, as operation mode control unit (211) that switches an operation mode in a case where a trigger caused by at least any one of the first user or the second user occurs, and a control unit (210) that interlocks switch of the operation mode with at least one device present is the first space or at least one device present in the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Ryusei Koike, Haruo Oba, Motoki Higashide, Daisuke Miki
  • Publication number: 20210318749
    Abstract: Proposed are an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of displaying an image corresponding to an operation body in a certain place adaptively generated for an operation of the operation body in another place. The information processing system includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire first transmission information according to an operation of an operation body related to a first user located in a first place, the first transmission information being for communication with a second user located in a second place, and an output control unit configured to display, on a display surface in the second place, an image corresponding to the operation body generated on the basis of a pointing position of the operation body in the second place and a first virtual position of the first user in the second place, the pointing position and the first virtual position being specified on the basis of the first transmission information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Yusuke SAKAI, Haruo OBA, Makoto NIIJIMA, Tomohiro ISHII
  • Patent number: 11112961
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of adaptively controlling a display on a display surface in response to an operation of moving an object in a certain display surface with respect to a transfer object. The information processing system includes a processing unit that performs, on a first display surface, a predetermined display control indicating that one or more pieces of display information in a second display surface corresponding to the first display surface is changed to be operable in the first display surface when a first operation for a first user to move a first object to a detection area having a predetermined positional relationship with one or more predetermined transfer objects positioned in the first display surface, and changes a display state of the second display surface based on a detection result of a second operation by the first user after the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Haruo Oba, Makoto Niijima, Rei Fukuda, D. Forrest Matthew
  • Patent number: 11063924
    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: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Ayatsuka, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: 11048326
    Abstract: Proposed are an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of displaying an image corresponding to an operation body in a certain place adaptively generated for an operation of the operation body in another place. The information processing system includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire first transmission information according to an operation of an operation body related to a first user located in a first place, the first transmission information being for communication with a second user located in a second place, and an output control unit configured to display, on a display surface in the second place, an image corresponding to the operation body generated on the basis of a pointing position of the operation body in the second place and a first virtual position of the first user in the second place, the pointing position and the first virtual position being specified on the basis of the first transmission information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Yusuke Sakai, Haruo Oba, Makoto Niijima, Tomohiro Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210166439
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program that can appropriately detect an evaluation action on an object by a user in a real space. [Solution] Disclosed is an information processing system including a processing unit that detects a pointing action for a first user in a real space to specify a first object and an evaluation action on the first object by the first user based on a signal output from a sensor that senses actions in the real space and updates evaluation information of the first object specified by a detection result of the pointing action based on a detection result of the evaluation action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: TETSUO IKEDA, HARUO OBA, MAKOTO NIIJIMA, REI FUKUDA, DICKINSON FORREST JR. MATTHEW
  • Publication number: 20210157541
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device provided with an obtaining unit (211) that obtains first physical information of a first user present in a first space, and second physical information of a second user present in a second space, a virtual space generation unit (213) that generates a virtual space on the basis of the first physical information or the second physical information, as operation mode control unit (211) that switches an operation mode in a case where a trigger caused by at least any one of the first user or the second user occurs, and a control unit (210) that interlocks switch of the operation mode with at least one device present is the first space or at least one device present in the second space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke SAKAI, Ryusei KOIKE, Haruo OBA, Motoki HIGASHIDE, Daisuke MIKI
  • Publication number: 20210081092
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of adaptively controlling a display on a display surface in response to an operation of moving an object in a certain display surface with respect to a transfer object. The information processing system includes a processing unit that performs, on a first display surface, a predetermined display control indicating that one or more pieces of display information in a second display surface corresponding to the first display surface is changed to be operable in the first display surface when a first operation for a first user to move a first object to a detection area having a predetermined positional relationship with one or more predetermined transfer objects positioned in the first display surface, and changes a display state of the second display surface based on a detection result of a second operation by the first user after the first operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Haruo OBA, Makoto NIIJIMA, Rei FUKUDA, D. Forrest MATTHEW
  • Publication number: 20210006927
    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 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Asada, Go Igarashi, Koji Nageno, Haruo Oba, Homare Kon
  • Publication number: 20200404721
    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: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi REKIMOTO, Yuji AYATSUKA, Nobuyuki MATSUSHITA, Eduardo SCIAMMARELLA, Haruo OBA
  • Patent number: 10812926
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Asada, Go Igarashi, Koji Nageno, Haruo Oba, Homare Kon
  • Patent number: 10798759
    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: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Yuji Ayatsuka, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Eduardo Sciammarella, Haruo Oba
  • Publication number: 20200209951
    Abstract: Proposed are an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of displaying an image corresponding to an operation body in a certain place adaptively generated for an operation of the operation body in another place. The information processing system includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire first transmission information according to an operation of an operation body related to a first user located in a first place, the first transmission information being for communication with a second user located in a second place, and an output control unit configured to display, on a display surface in the second place, an image corresponding to the operation body generated on the basis of a pointing position of the operation body in the second place and a first virtual position of the first user in the second place, the pointing position and the first virtual position being specified on the basis of the first transmission information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Yusuke SAKAI, Haruo OBA, Makoto NIIJIMA, Tomohiro ISHII
  • Publication number: 20190394183
    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 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji AYATSUKA, Haruo OBA
  • Patent number: 10440002
    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: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ayatsuka, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: D858542
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew D. Forrest, Rei Fukuda, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: D896820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Niijima, Haruo Oba, Tomohiro Ishii
  • Patent number: D940151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew D. Forrest, Rei Fukuda, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: D951966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Niijima, Haruo Oba, Tomohiro Ishii