Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Matsunaga

Hideyuki Matsunaga 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: 20210000389
    Abstract: An information processing system includes processing circuitry that is configured to receive input data from a shock sensor which outputs data based on a shock on the shock sensor, and identify a target segment of time-series data that is output from a motion sensor that senses a motion of an object. The target segment includes a pre-shock portion that occurs before the shock event and a post-shock portion that occurs after the shock event, the shock event is recognized based on the data from the shock sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki MATSUNAGA, Kosei YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 10873777
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device that includes a variate acquisition unit that acquires a first variate related to a content of action, and a second variate related to context in which the action is taken and a score calculation unit that calculates a score for evaluating the action on a basis of the first variate and the second variate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Sho Murakoshi, Katsuji Miyazawa, Yoshihiro Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20200377114
    Abstract: A driving information generating section 20 successively generates as driving information diverse types of information indicative of a driving state of a vehicle. A dangerous driving determining section 31 determines whether dangerous driving is underway on the basis of the driving information generated by the driving information generating section 20. A supplementary information acquiring section 32 acquires state supplementary information manually or automatically upon determination of dangerous driving by the dangerous driving determining section 31, and associates the acquired state supplementary information with the result of the determination of dangerous driving. An information communication section 34 transmits the result of the determination of dangerous driving and the state supplementary information to an information management apparatus 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: ATSUSHI NODA, AKIHITO OSATO, HIROTAKA SUZUKI, HIDEYUKI MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10850176
    Abstract: To detect a motion of a hitting tool more precisely by a sensor, provided is a sensor device including: a base member configured to be mounted on a hitting tool via a fitting structure; a substrate joined to the base member; a sensor disposed on the substrate and configured to detect a motion of the hitting tool delivered via the base member and the substrate; a communication unit configured to transmit a detection result of the motion of the hitting tool to an external device; and an exterior member configured to cover the sensor and the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Oguchi, Toshiki Hashida, Kosei Yamashita, Hideyuki Matsunaga, Shinji Yamamura, Tatsuhiro Obara
  • Publication number: 20200320896
    Abstract: A configuration of selecting content corresponding to the driving situation of a driver and presenting the content to the driver, thereby enabling improvement of the safe driving consciousness of the driver, can be implemented. The configuration includes a situation data acquisition unit that acquires automobile driving situation data, an output content determination unit that determines output content on the basis of the situation data, and a content output unit that outputs the output content determined by the output content determination unit. The output content determination unit determines, as the output content, content including the details of a situation that matches or that is similar to the situation data. The output content determination unit determines, as the output content, content including the details of a risk or an accident in a situation that matches or that is similar to the situation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEYUKI MATSUNAGA, ATSUSHI NODA, AKIHITO OSATO
  • Patent number: 10791968
    Abstract: An information processing system inclines processing circuitry that is configured to receive input data from a shock sensor which outputs data based on a shock on the shock sensor, and identify a target segment of time-series data that is output from a motion sensor that senses a motion of an object. The target segment includes a pre-shock portion that occurs before the shock event and a post-shock portion that occurs after the shock event, the shock event is recognized based on the data from the shock sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10769796
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to more accurately specify a type of event that is defined based on the sensor information and corresponds to the action of the user, the information processing apparatus including: a data acquiring section configured to acquire sensing data generated due to an action of a target; and an event specifying section configured to specify an event corresponding to the action based on a pattern shown in the sensing data and a context of the action. Provided is an information processing method, including: sensing an action of a target; transmitting sensing data acquired by the sensing; and performing, by a processor of an information processing apparatus that receives the sensing data, a process of specifying an event corresponding to the action based on a pattern shown in the sensing data and a context of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200134303
    Abstract: To analyze data obtained from a series of sports plays as a series or a set, an analysis device is provided, including: a process configured to implement an acquisition function of acquiring data indicating play events defined based on a motion of a user who plays a sport, an extraction function of extracting a plurality of play events classified into the same type among the play events, and an analysis function of analyzing data indicating the plurality of extracted play events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Hideyuki MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200134729
    Abstract: A configuration calculates an insurance fee of an automobile insurance considering not only driving behavior data associated with a driver but also an awareness level of the driver concerning driving is achieved. An insurance fee calculation device receives an input of a driving behavior score based on the driving behavior data and a test result of the self-awareness test, and executes an insurance fee calculation process that sets the insurance fee such that the insurance fee decreases from a reference insurance fee in accordance with an increase in a correlation between the driving behavior score and the self-awareness test result, and sets the insurance fee such that the insurance fee increases from the reference insurance fee in accordance with a decrease in the correlation between the driving behavior score and the self-awareness test result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki MATSUNAGA, Akihito OSATO, Atsushi NODA
  • Publication number: 20200088537
    Abstract: A configuration in which content indicating the danger of a danger point on a traveling route set by a driver is selected and is then presented to the driver to thereby enhance the driver's awareness of safe driving is achieved. The configuration includes a traveling-route setting unit of an automobile; an output-content determining unit determining, as output content, content indicating danger corresponding to the set traveling route; and a content output unit outputting output content determined by the output-content determining unit. The output-content determining unit determines content indicating danger of a danger point extracted from the traveling route as output content. For example, past accident content near a site of a danger point is determined as output content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventor: HIDEYUKI MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200074160
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a control unit to generate play event information based on a determination whether detected behavior of a user is a predetermined play event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10569135
    Abstract: Provided is an analysis device, including a processor that implements an acquisition function of acquiring data indicating play events that are defined based on motions when a plurality of users play a sport and arranged in a time interval, a calculation function of calculating a degree of correlation of plays of the plurality of users in the interval based on a temporal relation of the play events of the plurality of users, and a relation estimation function of estimating a relation of the plurality of users in the interval based on the degree of correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10558854
    Abstract: To analyze data obtained from a series of sports plays as a series or a set, an analysis device is provided, including: a process configured to implement an acquisition function of acquiring data indicating play events defined based on a motion of a user who plays a sport, an extraction function of extracting a plurality of play events classified into the same type among the play events, and an analysis function of analyzing data indicating the plurality of extracted play events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Hideyuki Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20200035100
    Abstract: A situation determining section 11 determines a situation of a vehicle on the basis of driving information. A support image setting section 13 sets a support image in accordance with a determination result obtained by the situation determining section 11. A display control section 14 executes display control for displaying the support image set by the support image setting section on a window glass of the vehicle in accordance with the determination result obtained by the situation determining section 11. The support image enables a leading operation for a running route, an emphasis operation for a traffic sign or the like, a visibility lowering operation for an outside-vehicle object that may cause lowering of attentiveness of the driven vehicle, and the like, and driving support can be executed with a natural sense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: ATSUSHI NODA, AKIHITO OSATO, HIROTAKA SUZUKI, HIDEYUKI MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200016464
    Abstract: Provided is an analysis apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires vibration data showing a vibration generated in a first object by having a second object come into contact with a first position on the first object, a first analysis processing unit that specifies the first position by comparing a vibration characteristic shown by the vibration data, and a vibration characteristic defined for each position where the second object may come into contact with the first object, and a second analysis processing unit that estimates a velocity after the contact of the second object based on a velocity of the first object and the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEYUKI MATSUNAGA, KOSEI YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 10508908
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor device including a sensor configured to output a vibration datum by detecting a change in a state of a vibration in a first object when a second object touches the first object, a holding section configured to hold, at a portion of the first object which is different from a portion where the second object touches, the sensor in a state where the vibration in the first object is transmitted, and a communication section configured to transmit the single vibration datum detected by the sensor to an analyzing device which identifies a touch position where the second object touches the first object by analyzing the vibration datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kosei Yamashita, Hideyuki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10497277
    Abstract: There is provided a feedback provision method including specifying, by a processor, an action generated in a target and a generation time of the action on the basis of sensing data of the target, determining feedback to be provided in accordance with the specified action, and providing the feedback at a time corresponding to the generation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10463944
    Abstract: There is provided a sensor device capable of operating and reducing electric power consumption effectively, in response to sensing data of a state of the hitting tool used by the user, the sensor device including: a sensor unit configured to directly or indirectly detect sensing data indicating a motion and an orientation of a hitting tool, a communication unit configured to transmit the sensing data detected by the sensor unit to an external device, and a control unit configured to control operation of the sensor unit and the communication unit. The control unit or the sensor unit changes at least one of the sensor unit and the control unit to an electric power saving mode, upon detecting that the hitting tool has a specific orientation for a certain amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Fukasawa, Hideyuki Matsunaga, Takaomi Kimura, Ryo Mukaiyama, Kosei Yamashita, Renji Tamura
  • Patent number: 10460157
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a control unit to generate play event information based on a determination whether detected behavior of a user is a predetermined play event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190317514
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus and information processing method that enables a user to easily teach an action with regard to action learning. A touchscreen outputs unknown state element information that indicates an unknown state element, and teaching request information that requests teaching of an action corresponding to an ambient state, in a case where the ambient state includes the unknown state element. For example, it is possible to apply the present disclosure to a cleaner robot or the like that controls actions on the basis of an action model for finding a probability P (a|s) that the cleaner robot performs an action a in a state s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo NAKAHASHI, Naoki IDE, Hideyuki MATSUNAGA, Akira FUKUI