Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Ono

Hideyuki Ono 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: 11327467
    Abstract: An information processing device including a communication portion capable of receiving sensor data detected from a plurality of sensors arranged in predetermined regions and transmitting control signals to a plurality of actuators arranged around the sensors such that the actuators are, at least one by one, associated with each of the sensors. The information processing device further includes a control portion that performs control such that the sensor arranged in a specific region determined not to have an ideal situation is specified on the basis of the sensor data detected from the plurality of sensors, the actuator corresponding to the specified sensor is specified from the plurality of actuators, and the control signal for bringing the specific region into the ideal situation is generated and transmitted to the specified actuator through the communication portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20220067758
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system including an accumulating unit that accumulates an emotion history in which a level of a specific emotion calculated on a basis of a behavior history of a user, a date and time and a position at which the specific emotion occurs, and an associated keyword are associated, and a control unit that predicts a level of the specific emotion in a specific place at a specific date and time from a relation between at least any one of the specific date and time, the specific place, and a keyword associated with the date and time or the place and the emotion history accumulated in the accumulating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: HIDEYUKI ONO
  • Publication number: 20220038406
    Abstract: Aspects of the present application provide a communication system that includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit is configured to receive, from a communication source, a scheduling request for scheduling transmission of a message to a specific communication destination. The control unit is configured to perform control such that the communication destination is notified of existence of the message at a predetermined timing in accordance with content of the message and a current or past psychological situation of a user corresponding to the specific communication destination received by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki ONO
  • Patent number: 11227296
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system including an accumulating unit that accumulates an emotion history in which a level of a specific emotion calculated on a basis of a behavior history of a user, a date and time and a position at which the specific emotion occurs, and an associated keyword are associated. The information processing system further includes a control unit that predicts a level of the specific emotion in a specific place at a specific date and time from a relation between at least any one of the specific date and time, the specific place, and a keyword associated with the date and time or the place and the emotion history accumulated in the accumulating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20220009105
    Abstract: A virtual creature control system, including: a communication unit configured to receive information of current states of a plurality of virtual creatures and transmit a signal for controlling operations of the plurality of virtual creatures, at least one virtual creature among the plurality of virtual creatures being hardware; and a control unit configured to generate a signal for controlling an operation of the at least one virtual creature among the plurality of virtual creatures such that the plurality of virtual creatures are not visually recognized at a same time by a specific user and control the communication unit such that the signal is transmitted to the one virtual creature. The virtual creature control system and virtual creature control method can control the plurality of virtual creatures in conjunction and promote indirect communication among a plurality of spots using the virtual creatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki ONO
  • Publication number: 20210406956
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a communication system that includes communication circuitry and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to collect a piece of user information of a user via the communication circuitry, analyze the collected piece of user information to obtain a user preference of the user, and identify a piece of advertisement as targeting the user according to the user preference. The processing circuitry is further configured to generate a guidance message based on reason of promotion information stored in association with the piece of advertisement, transmit the guidance message to a client terminal of the user, and transmit the piece of advertisement to the client terminal. The guidance message and the piece of advertisement are to be output as vocalized speeches of a voice agent of the client terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki ONO
  • Patent number: 11185989
    Abstract: A virtual creature control system, including: a communication unit configured to receive information of current states of a plurality of virtual creatures and transmit a signal for controlling operations of the plurality of virtual creatures, at least one virtual creature among the plurality of virtual creatures being hardware; and a control unit configured to generate a signal for controlling an operation of the at least one virtual creature among the plurality of virtual creatures such that the plurality of virtual creatures are not visually recognized at a same time by a specific user and control the communication unit such that the signal is transmitted to the one virtual creature. The virtual creature control system and virtual creature control method can control the plurality of virtual creatures in conjunction and promote indirect communication among a plurality of spots using the virtual creatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 11184311
    Abstract: Aspects of the present application provide a communication system that includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit is configured to receive, from a communication source, a scheduling request for scheduling transmission of a message to a specific communication destination. The control unit is configured to perform control such that the communication destination is notified of existence of the message at a predetermined timing in accordance with content of the message and a current or past psychological situation of a user corresponding to the specific communication destination received by the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 11144955
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a communication system that includes communication circuitry and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to collect a piece of user information of a user via the communication circuitry, analyze the collected piece of user information to obtain a user preference of the user, and identify a piece of advertisement as targeting the user according to the user preference. The processing circuitry is further configured to generate a guidance message based on reason of promotion information stored in association with the piece of advertisement, transmit the guidance message to a client terminal of the user, and transmit the piece of advertisement to the client terminal. The guidance message and the piece of advertisement are to be output as vocalized speeches of a voice agent of the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20210256405
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a control unit (200) that controls: a personal agent personalized to a user; and a group agent that provides support for a group made up of a plurality of users corresponding to a plurality of the personal agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki ONO
  • Publication number: 20210200423
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a first information acquisition unit configured to acquire first information indicating behavior of at least one user; a second information acquisition unit configured to acquire second information on the at least one user, the second information being different from the first information; and a display control unit configured to display, in a display unit, a user object which is configured based on the first information and represents the corresponding at least one user and a virtual space which is configured based on the second information and in which the user object are arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, So-Net Corporation
    Inventors: Masatomo KURATA, Hideyuki ONO, Sota MATSUZAWA, Akikazu TAKEUCHI, Takayoshi MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210203736
    Abstract: An information processing system that generates commentary, the commentary including first commentary generated based on behavior information corresponding to a behavior of a user and second commentary associated with the first commentary; and outputs the commentary to be available to other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki ONO, Masanori KATSU, Masatomo KURATA, Takashi OGATA, Sota MATSUZAWA
  • Patent number: 10972562
    Abstract: An information processing system that generates commentary, the commentary including first commentary generated based on behavior information corresponding to a behavior of a user and second commentary associated with the first commentary; and outputs the commentary to be available to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ono, Masanori Katsu, Masatomo Kurata, Takashi Ogata, Sota Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10969924
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a first information acquisition unit configured to acquire first information indicating behavior of at least one user; a second information acquisition unit configured to acquire second information on the at least one user, the second information being different from the first information; and a display control unit configured to display, in a display unit, a user object which is configured based on the first information and represents the corresponding at least one user and a virtual space which is configured based on the second information and in which the user object are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SO-NET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatomo Kurata, Hideyuki Ono, Sota Matsuzawa, Akikazu Takeuchi, Takayoshi Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210049352
    Abstract: An information processing system, an information processing method, and a recording medium, which implement effective information presentation by presentation of information when a user is in a situation where information is easily acceptable, are to be provided. An information processing system including a control unit that controls a presentation unit to present a message to a user when the user is presumed, based on sensing data related to the user, to be in a situation where a message is easily acceptable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo IHARA, Hideyuki ONO
  • Publication number: 20200244613
    Abstract: Aspects of the present application provide a communication system that includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit is configured to receive, from a communication source, a scheduling request for scheduling transmission of a message to a specific communication destination. The control unit is configured to perform control such that the communication destination is notified of existence of the message at a predetermined timing in accordance with content of the message and a current or past psychological situation of a user corresponding to the specific communication destination received by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki ONO
  • Publication number: 20200218281
    Abstract: There is provided a control system and a control method that can improve the convenience of delivery service by reducing the number of redeliveries by using an automatic home delivery locker vehicle that goes around in a region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: HIDEYUKI ONO
  • Publication number: 20200186608
    Abstract: An information processing system that generates commentary, the commentary including first commentary generated based on behavior information corresponding to a behavior of a user and second commentary associated with the first commentary; and outputs the commentary to be available to other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki ONO, Masanori KATSU, Masatomo KURATA, Takashi OGATA, Sota MATSUZAWA
  • Patent number: 10680990
    Abstract: Aspects of the present application provide a communication system that includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit is configured to receive, from a communication source, a scheduling request for scheduling transmission of a message to a specific communication destination. The control unit is configured to perform control such that the communication destination is notified of existence of the message at a predetermined timing in accordance with content of the message and a current or past psychological situation of a user corresponding to the specific communication destination received by the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10601935
    Abstract: An information processing system that generates commentary, the commentary including first commentary generated based on behavior information corresponding to a behavior of a user and second commentary associated with the first commentary; and outputs the commentary to be available to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ono, Masanori Katsu, Masatomo Kurata, Takashi Ogata, Sota Matsuzawa