Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Ogawa

Hiroaki Ogawa 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: 11992930
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and an information processing method, and a robot apparatus that process information to be used for user identification and the like are provided. An information processing apparatus for performing processing related to a first device configured to autonomously behave to a user identified by an identification device, includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a state of the identification device, and a decision unit configured to decide a behavior of the first device on the basis of the state. The decision unit decides a behavior of the first device for collecting voice data from a user whose voice data is insufficient, and decides a behavior of the first device for collecting face image data from a user whose face image data is insufficient, from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ogawa, Noriko Totsuka
  • Patent number: 11984121
    Abstract: An information processing device presents first information indicating that voice input for the voice operation is possible and second information representing a domain of utterance in which voice operation is possible in response to an occurrence of a predetermined state transition, and performs voice recognition for voice input by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Fukui, Hiroaki Ogawa, Yoshinori Maeda, Chie Kamada, Emiru Tsunoo, Akira Takahashi, Noriko Totsuka, Kazuya Tateishi, Yuichiro Koyama, Yuki Takeda, Hideaki Watanabe, Kan Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20240146580
    Abstract: An estimation system generates, from a value of a time series of an estimation object in a past period, a plurality of patterns of a transition of a value of the estimation object. Based on the plurality of generated patterns and a value of a time series of a factor in the past period, the estimation system specifies a dependency relationship between a transition pattern and a value of the factor and a transition pattern at a past (or future) time point and identifies a model in accordance with the specified dependency relationship. By inputting a value of a time series of the factor in a future period to the estimation model, the estimation system specifies a time series of a value in the future period of the estimation object using at least one transition pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Masato UTSUMI, Tohru WATANABE, Kazuki NAMBA, Ikuo SHIGEMORI, Hiroshi IIMURA, Hiroaki OGAWA, Daisuke HAMABA, Jun YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11936718
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device and an information processing method that enable output of information using a more optimal output modal. Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit configured to perform processes of: acquiring apparatus information regarding an output modal for each electronic apparatus; selecting an electronic apparatus having an output modal that outputs information from among a plurality of electronic apparatuses on the basis of the acquired apparatus information; and outputting the information from an output modal of the selected electronic apparatus. The present technology can be applied to, for example, electronic apparatuses such as information apparatuses, video apparatuses, audio apparatuses, or household electrical appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriko Totsuka, Hiroaki Ogawa, Yuki Takeda, Kan Kuroda, Yoshinori Maeda, Yuichiro Koyama, Akira Takahashi, Kazuya Tateishi, Chie Kamada, Emiru Tsunoo, Akira Fukui, Hideaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20230402846
    Abstract: A system generates a first tree structure representing a relation of a plurality of measurement data sets, and generates goodness-of-fit data based on at least a part of attribute data regarding one or more branch portions included in the first tree structure. The attribute data includes one or more attribute values at one or more points in time regarding each of one or more attribute items. The goodness-of-fit data includes goodness-of-fit for each attribute item regarding each branch portion. With regard to each attribute item for each branch portion, goodness-of-fit is a value calculated based on a parent node and two or more child nodes belonging to the relevant branch portion, and one or more attribute values corresponding to the relevant attribute item, and represents a degree that the relevant attribute item will fit as a base of a branch condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuki NAMBA, Masato UTSUMI, Tohru WATANABE, Ikuo SHIGEMORI, Hiroshi IIMURA, Daisuke HAMABA, Dan ZHAO, Hiroaki OGAWA, Jun YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20230327440
    Abstract: A system refers to actual weather data made publicly available by a first institution, and creates a model that uses a value of a weather element for each section as an input and uses a value of a renewable energy power generation amount of the area as an output based on the actual value of the weather element calculated for each section, and the actual value of the renewable energy power generation amount of the area. The system refers to weather prediction data made publicly available by the second institution, and calculates an actual value of the weather element regarding each of the plurality of sections including the area based on a prediction value of the weather element for each segment in the corresponding section, and calculates a prediction value of the renewable energy power generation amount based on the prediction value of the weather element for each section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Tohru WATANABE, Masato UTSUMI, Ikuo SHIGEMORI, Hiroshi IIMURA, Hiroaki OGAWA, Daisuke HAMABA
  • Publication number: 20230266685
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a conductive support having a thickness of 3 mm or more, a photosensitive layer disposed on the conductive support, and a surface protection layer disposed on the photosensitive layer, in which the surface protection layer is a layer composed of a film formed by curing a composition including a reactive group-containing charge transporting material including a reactive group and a charge transporting skeleton in the same molecule, or a film formed by curing a composition including an unreactive charge transporting material and a reactive group-containing non-charge transporting material that does not include a charge transporting skeleton and includes a reactive group, and the ratio of the degree of cure of the conductive support-side surface of the surface protection layer which faces the conductive support to the degree of cure of the outer periphery-side surface of the surface protection layer which serves as the outer periphery is 75% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Eri KUNISAWA, Hiroaki OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20230252183
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus performing processing for protecting privacy and security on an image uploaded to an SNS site is provided. The information processing apparatus includes: a region estimating unit configured to estimate candidate regions of object detection from an image; a topic estimating unit configured to estimate a topic of the image on the basis of text information accompanying the image; a region evaluating unit configured to evaluate the candidate regions estimated by the region estimating unit on the basis of relationships with the topic estimated by the topic estimating unit; and an image generating unit configured to generate an image on the basis of evaluation results acquired by the region evaluating unit. The topic estimating unit described above estimates the topic on the basis of words to which tags are added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: CHIE YAMADA, NORIKO TOTSUKA, HIROAKI OGAWA, YASUHARU ASANO, AKIRA TAKAHASHI, CHIKA MYOGA, MASANOBU NAKAMURA, KANA NISHIKAWA, MASAHIRO YAMAMOTO, MICHAEL HENTSCHEL
  • Patent number: 11691434
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a generation unit and a multiplexing unit. The generation unit generates image data for recording by a forming apparatus that forms an image on a forming member using a print head that applies energy to the member. The multiplexing unit performs multiplexing processing to generate recording data in which predetermined information to be recognized by a reading apparatus as information different from an image to be recorded on the member is embedded in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ogawa, Yuki Omagari, Akitoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11662680
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printhead configured to add energy to an image material; and a control unit configured to output, based on image data, a signal pattern for controlling energy to be added by the printhead to the image material including a plurality of color development layers that have different color development characteristic and develop colors in accordance with the added energy. When causing at least two of the plurality of color development layers to develop colors, the control unit generates, based on at least two signal patterns generated to cause the at least two color development layers to develop colors, a signal pattern of an OR of the at least two signal patterns and outputs the signal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeru Sasaki, Hiroaki Ogawa, Takashi Fujita, Okinori Tsuchiya, Akitoshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20230147985
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that performs processing of presenting an explanation for a reason why a control-target apparatus has performed an automatic operation. The information processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines processing in a control-target apparatus corresponding to sensor information, a generation unit that generates an explanation for a reason for the processing, and an estimation unit that performs an estimation with respect to a reaction from a user. The generation unit controls presentation of the explanation on the basis of a result of the estimation with respect to the reaction from the user. The generation unit controls, on the basis of the result of the estimation, contents of the explanation or a method of presenting the explanation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: NORIKO TOTSUKA, MICHAEL HENTSCHEL, HIROAKI OGAWA, YASUHARU ASANO, AKIRA TAKAHASHI, CHIKA MYOGA, MASANOBU NAKAMURA, KANA NISHIKAWA, CHIE YAMADA, MASAHIRO YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11593690
    Abstract: Provided is a data prediction system for predicting a future prediction value. The data prediction system has a data management device which manages data and a prediction operation device which models tendency of an error amount of a prediction operation result calculated on the basis of a correlation with a major explanatory variable and corrects a future prediction value. The data management device includes a storage unit which stores prediction target past measurement data observed with a time transition and explanatory factor data explaining the prediction target past measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Utsumi, Tohru Watanabe, Ikuo Shigemori, Youko Sakikubo, Toshiyuki Sawa, Hiroshi Iimura, Hiroaki Ogawa, Yoshihisa Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20220362794
    Abstract: A coating device includes: a coating liquid holding part provided with an upper opening portion and a lower opening portion and holding a coating liquid that is supplied from a coating liquid supply part; and an annular body that is disposed inside the coating liquid holding part, through which a cylindrical body penetrating the upper opening portion and the lower opening portion of the coating liquid holding part penetrates, and in which the coating liquid held by the coating liquid holding part flows in from an upper side and flows out from a lower side with a relative movement to the cylindrical body, the annular body being installed to be relatively displaceable along an installation surface intersecting a direction of the relative movement with respect to the coating liquid holding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroaki OGAWA, Masaru AGATSUMA, Hiroshi KIMURA, Akihiko NAKAMURA, Takaakira SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220351600
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that performs a process of detecting, as sensing information, information that indicates an operation status of a device, and a process of judging, when the sensing information has been detected, by referring to a storage unit that stores therein response content associated with the sensing information, whether to notify a user of the operation status of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: HIROAKI OGAWA, CHIE KAMADA, EMIRU TSUNOO, YOSHINORI MAEDA, AKIRA TAKAHASHI, NORIKO TOTSUKA, KAZUYA TATEISHI, YUICHIRO KOYAMA, YUKI TAKEDA, HIDEAKI WATANABE, AKIRA FUKUI, KAN KURODA
  • Publication number: 20220326566
    Abstract: Provided are a color filter including a green pixel and a red pixel, in which the green pixel includes Color Index Pigment Green 7 and Color Index Pigment Yellow 150, and the red pixel includes one or more red colorants selected from Color Index Pigment Red 177, Color Index Pigment Red 264, and Color Index Pigment Red 269, and a yellow colorant other than Color Index Pigment Yellow 150; a method for manufacturing a color filter; a solid-state imaging element; and a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki OGAWA, Keiji YAMAMOTO, Daisuke KASHIWAGI
  • Publication number: 20220293010
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that generate second setting information related to a first setting item and a second setting item different from the first setting item of a second object used by the user based on first setting information related to the first setting item of a first object acquired when the user uses the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: HIDEAKI WATANABE, NORIKO TOTSUKA, CHIE KAMADA, YUKI TAKEDA, KAZUYA TATEISHI, YUICHIRO KOYAMA, EMIRU TSUNOO, AKIRA TAKAHASHI, AKIRA FUKUI, KAN KURODA, HIROAKI OGAWA, YOSHINORI MAEDA, JUNYA SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11443399
    Abstract: Reduce image quality deterioration of an object area that is gazed viewed by a user in a case where information is embedded in an image. An image processing apparatus including a recognition unit configured to recognize an object within an image and a layout unit configured to lay out information relating to an object recognized by the recognition unit in an area except for an object area for the recognized object within the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ogawa, Yoshinori Mizoguchi, Fumitaka Goto, Hiroyuki Sakai, Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Doi, Takeru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11430437
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processor and an information processing method that enable presentation of a response to a user with an appropriate amount of information in a voice interaction system. Provision of an information processor including a processing unit that adjusts an amount of information in a response with respect to desired information of a user, in accordance with a certainty factor of the user himself/herself that is estimated for the desired information makes it is possible to present the response to the user with the appropriate amount of information in the voice interaction system. The present technology is applicable to a voice interaction system, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Touyama, Junki Ohmura, Hiroaki Ogawa, Kana Nishikawa, Shinobu Kuriya, Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 11409498
    Abstract: A data processing system calculates prediction or planning data of an object from observation data of a calculation object of the prediction or planning data and observation data of various factors, including a first processing section which identifies a model used for calculation of the prediction or planning data of each of the factors, a second processing section which calculates data which indices the kind of a time transition of the factor from the observation data of the factor and classifies the observation data of the factor by using the calculated data which indicates the kind of the time transition, and a third processing section which changes the model for calculation of the prediction or planning data on the basis of the classified observation data and the prediction data of the factor in a prediction or planning data calculation object time period and calculates the prediction or planning data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Utsumi, Tohru Watanabe, Yoshihisa Okamoto, Ikuo Shigemori, Hiroshi Iimura, Hiroaki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20220223167
    Abstract: A device and a method capable of performing audio recognition based on clear user speech by removing an external apparatus output sound from audio input through the audio input unit are realized. The device includes a user spoken voice extraction unit that extracts a user spoken voice from a microphone input sound. The user spoken voice extraction unit analyzes a sound source direction of an input sound, determines whether the input sound includes an external apparatus output sound on the basis of sound source directions of external apparatus output sounds recorded in a database, and removes a sound signal corresponding to a feature amount, for example, a frequency characteristic of the external apparatus output sound recorded in the database, from the input sound to extract a user spoken voice from which the external apparatus output sound has been removed upon determining that the input sound includes the external apparatus output sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: AKIRA TAKAHASHI, KAZUYA TATEISHI, YUICHIRO KOYAMA, HIROAKI OGAWA, CHIE KAMADA, NORIKO TOTSUKA, EMIRO TSUNOO, YUKI TAKEDA, YOSHINORI MAEDA, KAN KURODA, AKIRA FUKUI, HIDEAKI WATANABE