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: 8429534
    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: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ayuko Ishihara, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20130088450
    Abstract: To provide an information processing system capable of increasing the range of variation of a processing executed based on a touch operation. An information processing system such as a portable game device (1) comprises a display (12a), a touch sensor (12b) that detects a position of an object on a detection surface provided in an area including an inside area (14) occupying at least a part of a display surface of the display unit (12a) and an outside area (16) adjacent to the inside area (14) and outside the display surface, and a processing executing unit that executes a processing based on a position corresponding to a position in the inside area (14) and detected by the touch sensor (12b) and a position corresponding to a position in the outside area (16) and detected by the touch sensor (12b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Takase, Hidenori Karasawa, Ryota Uchino
  • Publication number: 20120266083
    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: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ayuko ISHIHARA, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20120188243
    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: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujii, Hidenori Karasawa, Shuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 8209614
    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: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ayuko Ishihara, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20120062454
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system which includes: a communication device including a sensor that measures information regarding a posture thereof; and an information processing device. The information processing device displays a guide image for causing a user to perform a rotational operation for rotating the communication device, and executes calibration of the sensor by using the measurement result of the sensor acquired from the communication device while the guide image is displayed. The guide image includes an image representing a reference axis to be a rotation center for the rotational operation and an image representing the communication device, and the image representing the communication device is located within the guide image so that a portion of the communication device corresponding to a position of the sensor overlaps with the reference axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Takahashi, Hidenori Karasawa, Masaki Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20120036047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a service providing system, an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program. An information processing apparatus (base unit) 2 receives user information detected by sensors provided in an information processing apparatus (remote unit) 3 from the information processing apparatus (remote unit) 3, acquires article information of articles sold in a shop from a shop-information portal site server 5, selects an article to be recommended to a user based on the acquired user information and article information, and transmits the article information of the selected article to the information processing apparatus (remote unit) 3. The information processing apparatus (remote unit) 3 displays the received article information in, for example, a display to recommend the article. The present invention can be applied to an electronic apparatus connected to a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junko FUKUDA, Hiroaki Nakano, Hidenori Karasawa, Takuo Ikeda, Ryuta Kanno, Takahiko Sueyoshi, Makoto Murata, Hiroshi Goto, Ryoji Amemiya, Hiroki TaMAI
  • Patent number: 8103963
    Abstract: There is provided a graphical user interface that is displayed within one screen of a display device. The graphical user interface includes a matrix-shaped display area that is partitioned along a first axis by types of content and partitioned along a second axis by units of time. Items of information on the content that is processed within a specified unit of time are displayed within the matrix-shaped display area, closed together along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa, Kazuto Mugura, Mayu Irimajiri, Shinji Kimura, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Takashi Kitao, Shogo Sato, Dan Li
  • Patent number: 8064633
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a content storage unit storing a plurality of pieces of content; a background-image storage unit storing a background image corresponding to the plurality of pieces of content stored in the content storage unit; an attribute-information storage unit storing attribute information for each of the plurality of pieces of content in association with the plurality of pieces of content, the attribute information including a corresponding position in the background image; a classification unit classifying the plurality of pieces of content into one or more clusters on the basis of the attribute information; and a rendering unit rendering images indicating the classified pieces of content in a predetermined order on a cluster-by-cluster basis and rendering an area of the background image, the area including the corresponding position included in the attribute information of content corresponding to at least one of the images rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, QiHong Wang, Akiko Terayama, Tomohiko Gotoh, Tamaki Kojima, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20090150772
    Abstract: There is provided a display device for displaying a plurality of contents in a predetermined display area. The display device includes: a time difference calculating unit which calculates a time difference between the contents adjacent in terms of time based on time information possessed by the contents; and a content display unit which displays the plurality of contents at an interval corresponding to the time difference along the depth direction of the predetermined display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Takuro NODA, QiHong Wang, Akiko Terayama, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20090051703
    Abstract: There is provided a graphical user interface that is displayed within one screen of a display device. The graphical user interface includes a matrix-shaped display area that is partitioned along a first axis by types of content and partitioned along a second axis by units of time. Items of information on the content that is processed within a specified unit of time are displayed within the matrix-shaped display area, closed together along the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo IKEDA, Hidenori Karasawa, Kazuto Mugura, Mayu Irimajiri, Shinji Kimura, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Takashi Kitao, Shogo Sato, Dan Li
  • Publication number: 20090049400
    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: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ayuko Ishihara, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20080232695
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a content storage unit storing a plurality of pieces of content; a background-image storage unit storing a background image corresponding to the plurality of pieces of content stored in the content storage unit; an attribute-information storage unit storing attribute information for each of the plurality of pieces of content in association with the plurality of pieces of content, the attribute information including a corresponding position in the background image; a classification unit classifying the plurality of pieces of content into one or more clusters on the basis of the attribute information; and a rendering unit rendering images indicating the classified pieces of content in a predetermined order on a cluster-by-cluster basis and rendering an area of the background image, the area including the corresponding position included in the attribute information of content corresponding to at least one of the images rendered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, QiHong Wang, Akiko Terayama, Tomohiko Gotoh, Tamaki Kojima, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20080187248
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: operation accepting means for accept an operation input; image storing means for storing a plurality of images; management information storing means for storing management information corresponding to the plurality of images stored in the image storing means; image drawing means for drawing, in a display area including at least an image display area, at least one of images stored in the image storing means onto the image display area in a predetermined sequence; and controlling means for, when an operation input commanding selection of an image included in the image display area has been accepted by the operation accepting means, controlling recording of the selection of the image to management information stored in the management information storing means in correspondence with the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo IKEDA, Makoto Imamura, Hidenori Karasawa, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Takashi Kitao, Shogo Sato
  • Patent number: 7139796
    Abstract: At least a part of the three-dimensional community space is divided into regions and the right to use a region is sold at a particular price to a user who wants to obtain it. A user having the right to use a region is allowed to build an element such as a building or a signboard in the region via an avatar. If an attractive signboard with high originally is built, the region in which the signboard is built and also nearby regions become popular. As a result, the economic value of such a region becomes high. If desired, a user is allowed to resell his/her region via auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Hiroaki Tobita, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20060220902
    Abstract: A remote-control system includes a remote controller which transmits the command signal corresponding to an operation performed by a user, and an information-processing device which receives the command signal and performs the processing corresponding to the command signal. The remote controller includes a sensing unit that has the sensing areas corresponding to areas provided on a screen showing an image of a video signal transmitted from the information-processing device on a one-to-one basis and that senses at least one of a touch operation and a press-down operation performed by a user for the sensing area, a generation unit that generates the command signal according to the sensing result, and a transmission unit that transmits the command signal. The information-processing device includes a reception unit that receives the command signal, and a processing unit that performs the processing corresponding to the command signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Naomasa Takahashi, Hidenori Karasawa, Takayuki Shiomi, Yasuhisa Ikeda
  • Patent number: D573561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yokota, Takuo Ikeda, Keiko Densho, Yasuhide Hosoda, Eijiro Mori, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Patent number: D593975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yokota, Takuo Ikeda, Keiko Densho, Yasuhide Hosoda, Eijiro Mori, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Patent number: D693842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Patent number: D698364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Hidenori Karasawa