Patents by Inventor Hidehisa Onai

Hidehisa Onai 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: 7409441
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a communication line connected to a network, an information acquisition device for acquiring in real time at least information relating to a predetermined site on the network via the communication line, the communication line being held by a communication line holding device. The display apparatus includes a display control device for displaying in real time information relating to a plurality of sites acquired by the information acquisition device, and forming symbols corresponding to the plurality of sites, displaying the symbols three-dimensionally in a contrastable state from each other. The information acquired by the information acquisition device is displayed will a symbol, which corresponds to the site, and the information acquisition device acquires at least one of or a plurality of pieces of information indicating congestion status, update status, response, type, popularity, cost, and links of each site, and congestion status of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kake, Keiso Shimakawa, Takahiro Fujii, Yuta Kimura, Hidehisa Onai, Yousuke Kimoto, Kenjiro Komaki, Hiromasa Horie, Toyoshi Okada, Shigeru Enomoto, Muneki Shimada, Shuji Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuoki, Akio Ohba
  • Patent number: 7275987
    Abstract: Objects which are created in conformity with the data format of objects to be handled in a virtual world are offered to users on the terminal computers of the users independently of the virtual world. The users transmit the offered objects to a server computer which generates the virtual world, while the server computer stores these objects in association with the operators. Since these objects are recorded in a format which can be interpreted by the server computer for generating the virtual world, they can be handled in the virtual world in the same manner as the other objects which have been defined in the virtual world beforehand. Thus, the users are permitted to use in the virtual world objects which are different from the objects which were defined in the virtual world beforehand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Keiso Shimakawa, Shuji Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuoki, Akio Ohba, Toyoshi Okada, Shigeru Enomoto, Muneki Shimada, Tomokazu Kake, Yousuke Kimoto, Kenjiro Komaki, Hiromasa Horie, Takahiro Fujii, Yuta Kimura, Hidehisa Onai
  • Publication number: 20040054667
    Abstract: A control unit 9 examines the update status of each Web site 11 which are stored as bookmarks in a URL memory 6, the congestion status of a network 2, and the congestion status of a network server apparatus 13 of a user's provider and the like. The control unit 9, based on this examination result, arranges an object corresponding to that Web site by changing the distance (depth) from the viewpoint in accordance with the response of the Web site 11, and displays by changing the height of the object according to the update status. Furthermore, the control unit 9 displays by changing the patterns of each object in accordance with the congestion status of the Web site which corresponds to that object, and displays by changing the weather of virtual space in accordance with the busy status of the network 2. This allows image display of the update status of the Web site to which a bookmark is attached, and the congestion status of the network and the like by using predetermined objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kake, Keiso Shimakawa, Takahiro Fuji, Yuta Kimura, Hidehisa Onai, Yousuke Kimoto, Hiromasa Horie, Toyoshi Okada, Shigeru Enomoto, Muneki Shimada, Shuji Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuoki, Akio Ohba
  • Publication number: 20030055984
    Abstract: A communication device communicates information via a virtual world configured by a server machine to client terminal devices operating characters in the virtual world. It is therefore possible to transmit various information to and to receive various information from the virtual world, even from a place remote from the client terminal devices, which enables a linking between the virtual world and the real world to be realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Keiso Shimakawa, Shuji Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuoki, Akio Ohba, Toyoshi Okada, Shigeru Enomoto, Muneki Shimada, Tomokazu Kake, Yousuke Kimoto, Kenjiro Komaki, Hiromasa Horie, Takahiro Fujii, Yuta Kimura, Hidehisa Onai
  • Publication number: 20020095523
    Abstract: Objects which are created in conformity with the data format of objects to be handled in a virtual world, are offered to users on the terminal computers of the users independently of the virtual world. The users transmit the offered objects to a server computer which generates the virtual world, while the server computer stores these objects in association with the operators. Since these objects are recorded in the format which can be interpreted by the server computer for generating the virtual world, they can be handled in the virtual world likewise to the other objects which are defined in the virtual world beforehand. Thus, the users are permitted to use in the virtual world the objects which are different from the objects defined in the virtual world beforehand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Keiso Shimakawa, Shuji Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuoki, Akio Ohba, Toyoshi Okada, Shigeru Enomoto, Muneki Shimada, Tomokazu Kake, Yousuke Kimoto, Kenjiro Komaki, Hiromasa Horie, Takahiro Fujii, Yuta Kimura, Hidehisa Onai