Patents by Inventor Hidenori Karasawa

Hidenori Karasawa 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: 11463612
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control apparatus, a control method, and a program for giving a sense of imaging to a user. There are provided a processing unit that processes data based on pixel signals output from a plurality of pixels, and a display control unit that causes a display unit to display an image based on the data processed by the processing unit as a through image. The display unit displays a mark indicating a recording process in response to an instruction of recording the data together with the through image displayed on the display unit. The mark is displayed at each of four corners of the display unit. Alternatively, the mark is displayed near a frame of autofocus. The present technology is applicable to an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Hidenori Karasawa, Lyo Takaoka, Daisuke Hiro, Haruka Kawata, Ayako Iwase, Kanako Yana
  • Publication number: 20220124216
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220091728
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to enable a user to intuitively perform an operation of setting a linked operation of hardware elements or software elements, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to cause a plurality of icons indicating hardware elements or software elements that perform a linked operation together, and a link connecting the plurality of icons to each other to be displayed. A spatial sequence of the plurality of icons formed by the link corresponds to a temporal sequence of operations of the software elements or the hardware elements indicated by the plurality of icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori KARASAWA, Takeo INAGAKI, Hiroyuki MASUDA, Hiromu TAKIZAWA, Takehiro HAGIWARA, Genta KONDO
  • Patent number: 11277538
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11216153
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to enable a user to intuitively perform an operation of setting a linked operation of hardware elements or software elements, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to cause a plurality of icons indicating hardware elements or software elements that perform a linked operation together, and a link connecting the plurality of icons to each other to be displayed. A spatial sequence of the plurality of icons formed by the link corresponds to a temporal sequence of operations of the software elements or the hardware elements indicated by the plurality of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Karasawa, Takeo Inagaki, Hiroyuki Masuda, Hiromu Takizawa, Takehiro Hagiwara, Genta Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210278629
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image pickup apparatus, a focus control method, and a program that are aimed at enabling an MF distance to be rapidly adjusted. An image pickup apparatus according to a first aspect of the present technology includes a lens section including a focus adjusting lens, a control section configured to drive the focus adjusting lens over a movable area, and an operation receiving section configured to receive an instruction operation for causing the control section to drive the focus adjusting lens, in which the operation receiving section distinctively receives a first instruction operation for moving the focus adjusting lens by a first number of steps within the movable area and a second instruction operation for moving the focus adjusting lens by a second number of steps more than the first number of steps within the movable area. The present technology is applicable to a digital camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: SHUTARO YOROZU, MASANORI KASA, HIDENORI KARASAWA
  • Publication number: 20210191537
    Abstract: To intuitively identify the state of an electronic device. There is provided an electronic device that implements a predetermined function, the electronic device including: an operation detection unit configured to detect a physical operation on the electronic device; a transmitter configured to transmit operation information indicating the operation to an external device; a receiver configured to receive feedback information indicating at least a type of feedback representing a state relating to the function, the feedback information being transmitted by the external device in response to the operation information; and a feedback unit configured to provide the feedback in accordance with the feedback information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukito INOUE, Hiromu TAKIZAWA, Takehiro HAGIWARA, Hidenori KARASAWA, Takeo INAGAKI, Daisuke ISHII
  • Patent number: 10996776
    Abstract: To intuitively identify the state of an electronic device. There is provided an electronic device that implements a predetermined function, the electronic device including: an operation detection unit configured to detect a physical operation on the electronic device; a transmitter configured to transmit operation information indicating the operation to an external device; a receiver configured to receive feedback information indicating at least a type of feedback representing a state relating to the function, the feedback information being transmitted by the external device in response to the operation information; and a feedback unit configured to provide the feedback in accordance with the feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukito Inoue, Hiromu Takizawa, Takehiro Hagiwara, Hidenori Karasawa, Takeo Inagaki, Daisuke Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210112173
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10958804
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10877631
    Abstract: There is provided a graphical user interface that displays information on a plurality of different types of content on a single screen. The graphical user interface includes an overview display area and a detail display area. The overview display area displays an overview of the information on the content in chronological order, based on time information for the plurality of the different types of content. The detail display area displays, in greater detail, the information on the content that corresponds to the time information that is selected in the overview display area. Scrolling the information that is displayed in the overview display area causes the information on the content that is displayed in the detail display area to be scrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayuko Ishihara, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Patent number: 10810776
    Abstract: It is intended to easily generate an edited image from which various and natural feelings are obtained. Depth information of pixels in an image which is set as a processing object is used therefor. Reference depth information serving as a comparison reference for the depth information of pixels in image processing is set. In addition, an image editing process is performed using the reference depth information and the depth information of the pixels of the image which is set as the processing object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Takahiro Tsuge, Hidenori Karasawa, Hiromi Iizuka, Ryo Miyake, Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10511702
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device, information processing method, and program that make it possible to improve convenience at the time of operation with regard to an operation target. The information processing device includes: an operation target selecting section that cancels a selected state of a target selected as an operation target on a basis of detection of a posture of an object; and a lock control section that changes a condition for cancelling the selected state on a basis of a predetermined determination criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kondo, Hirotaka Tako, Hidenori Karasawa, Kenichi Yamaura, Yoshihito Ohki, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Tomohiro Ishii
  • Publication number: 20190320121
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control apparatus, a control method, and a program for giving a sense of imaging to a user. There are provided a processing unit that processes data based on pixel signals output from a plurality of pixels, and a display control unit that causes a display unit to display an image based on the data processed by the processing unit as a through image. The display unit displays a mark indicating a recording process in response to an instruction of recording the data together with the through image displayed on the display unit. The mark is displayed at each of four corners of the display unit. Alternatively, the mark is displayed near a frame of autofocus. The present technology is applicable to an imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Hidenori Karasawa, Lyo Takaoka, Daisuke Hiro, Haruka Kawata, Ayako Iwase, Kanako Yana
  • Publication number: 20190272658
    Abstract: It is intended to easily generate an edited image from which various and natural feelings are obtained. Depth information of pixels in an image which is set as a processing object is used therefor. Reference depth information serving as a comparison reference for the depth information of pixels in image processing is set. In addition, an image editing process is performed using the reference depth information and the depth information of the pixels of the image which is set as the processing object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: MASAHIRO TAKAHASHI, TAKAHIRO TSUGE, HIDENORI KARASAWA, HIROMI IIZUKA, RYO MIYAKE, HIROSHI NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10207572
    Abstract: Helical gears in gear trains of speed reducers generate thrust forces in directions not to separate a speed reducer casing which has an axial three-piece structure, whereby leakage of lubricant oil from between separated surfaces in the speed reducer casing is prevented. Output gear which generates large thrust force on the final stage in each gear train of the speed reducers both generated inward forces, so that the center casing does not receive forces in directions in which the left and the right casings is separated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Makino, Ryou Yukishima, Hidenori Karasawa, Isao Hirai
  • Publication number: 20180367659
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device, information processing method, and program that make it possible to improve convenience at the time of operation with regard to an operation target. The information processing device includes: an operation target selecting section that cancels a selected state of a target selected as an operation target on a basis of detection of a posture of an object; and a lock control section that changes a condition for cancelling the selected state on a basis of a predetermined determination criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: MASAO KONDO, HIROTAKA TAKO, HIDENORI KARASAWA, KENICHI YAMAURA, YOSHIHITO OHKI, YOSHIYASU KUBOTA, TOMOHIRO ISHII
  • Publication number: 20180307386
    Abstract: There is provided a graphical user interface that displays information on a plurality of different types of content on a single screen. The graphical user interface includes an overview display area and a detail display area. The overview display area displays an overview of the information on the content in chronological order, based on time information for the plurality of the different types of content. The detail display area displays, in greater detail, the information on the content that corresponds to the time information that is selected in the overview display area. Scrolling the information that is displayed in the overview display area causes the information on the content that is displayed in the detail display area to be scrolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayuko Ishihara, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Patent number: 10101873
    Abstract: A portable terminal is provided with: a display device; a sensor configured to detect the orientation or position of the portable terminal; a data storage unit configured to store data; and a display control unit configured to display on the display device an icon or object that corresponds to the data stored in the data storage unit. The display control unit acquires information regarding the orientation or position of the portable terminal from the sensor and determines a display mode of the icon or object in accordance with a change in the orientation or position of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujii, Hidenori Karasawa, Shuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: D829697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku Yaegashi, Hidenori Karasawa, Yunha Cho, Mirko Goetzen, Daisuke Ishii