Patents by Inventor Hiroshige Okamoto

Hiroshige Okamoto 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: 20210262251
    Abstract: Provided is a locking/unlocking device that accurately detects an opening/closing state of an opening/closing device and optimizes timing to lock or unlock. The locking/unlocking device includes a drive unit that drives a lock mechanism of the opening/closing device, a magnetic detection unit that detects a change in a magnetic field based on a change in the relative position between a movable section and a fixed section of the opening/closing device, and a control unit that determines an open/closed state of the opening/closing device on the basis of the change in the magnetic field detected by the magnetic detection unit and activates the drive unit to lock or unlock the lock mechanism on the basis of the open/closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotada TANIUCHI, Tatsuhiro IIDA, Manabu ONISHI, Tatsuya NARAHARA, Hiroshige OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10307657
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a communications interface that receives first sensed data from a first sensor attached to a user and second sensed data from a second sensor attached to a user. That apparatus also includes circuitry that analyzes the first sensed data and the second sensed data and provides a display signal that causes a display to produce first visual information regarding a motion of the user and second visual information regarding the motion of the user, the first visual information being different than the second visual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hashimoto, Sho Murakoshi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9646202
    Abstract: An image processing system and method of operation includes: a source image having source pixels; homogeneous blocks in the source image having a block color; a homogeneous region in the source image formed by merging the homogeneous blocks having the block color within a color threshold; a text background region having text pixels and background pixels in the homogeneous region with the text background region having a texture feature above a texture threshold and a region size above a region size threshold; and a binary text mask representing the text pixels and the background pixels for displaying on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Golnaz Abdollahian, Alexander Berestov, Hiromasa Naganuma, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9582727
    Abstract: A text recognition system and method of operation thereof including: a storage unit for storing a text unit; and a processing unit, connected to the storage unit, the processing unit including: a communication interface for receiving the text unit, a feature detection module for determining an isolated feature of the text unit, an angle detection module for determining angle features of the text unit, a feature vector module for generating a feature vector for the text unit based on the isolated feature and the angle features, and a text recognition module for determining recognized text using the feature vector for display on a display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Golnaz Abdollahian, Alexander Berestov, Hiromasa Naganuma, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20170039882
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a communications interface that receives first sensed data from a first sensor attached to a user and second sensed data from a second sensor attached to a user. That apparatus also includes circuitry that analyzes the first sensed data and the second sensed data and provides a display signal that causes a display to produce first visual information regarding a motion of the user and second visual information regarding the motion of the user, the first visual information being different than the second visual information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: HIROKAZU HASHIMOTO, SHO MURAKOSHI, HIROSHIGE OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160210523
    Abstract: An image processing system and method of operation includes: a source image having source pixels; homogeneous blocks in the source image having a block color; a homogeneous region in the source image formed by merging the homogeneous blocks having the block color within a color threshold; a text background region having text pixels and background pixels in the homogeneous region with the text background region having a texture feature above a texture threshold and a region size above a region size threshold; and a binary text mask representing the text pixels and the background pixels for displaying on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Golnaz Abdollahian, Alexander Berestov, Hiromasa Naganuma, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20160210522
    Abstract: A text recognition system and method of operation thereof including: a storage unit for storing a text unit; and a processing unit, connected to the storage unit, the processing unit including: a communication interface for receiving the text unit, a feature detection module for determining an isolated feature of the text unit, an angle detection module for determining angle features of the text unit, a feature vector module for generating a feature vector for the text unit based on the isolated feature and the angle features, and a text recognition module for determining recognized text using the feature vector for display on a display interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Golnaz Abdollahian, Alexander Berestov, Hiromasa Naganuma, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9306420
    Abstract: There is provided a power management system including a detecting apparatus configured to detect electromagnetic waves generated in relation to an operation of an appliance and a receiving apparatus including an appliance determining unit configured to determine a type of the appliance based on a power spectrum of the electromagnetic waves, an operation determining unit configured to determine the operation of the appliance based on the power spectrum of the electromagnetic waves, and a power estimating unit configured to estimate power consumption of the appliance based on the type and operation of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9253432
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a recording apparatus and a portable device, wherein the recording apparatus includes a recording control section, a selection section, a creation section, a digest information transfer control section, an operation information reception control section, and an operation information reflection section, and wherein the portable device includes a digest information reception control section, and an operation information transfer control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Miyamoto, Hiroshige Okamoto, Shunji Yoshimura, Noboru Murabayashi, Tsutomu Seki, Daisuke Negi
  • Patent number: 8906176
    Abstract: An absorbent composite comprising: a base material and water-absorbent resin particles; wherein the following conditions (1) to (4) are fulfilled: (1) the weight ratio of water-absorbent resin relative to the total weight of the base material and water-absorbent resin is 65 to 99 wt %, (2) the water-absorbent resin particles adhering directly to the base material constitute 50 wt % or more of the total water-absorbent resin particles; (3) the average absorption capacity of the water-absorbent resin particles is 50 g/g or more; and (4) the amount of residual monomers in the water-absorbent resin is 200 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Akiyama, Tamotsu Kodama, Masataka Nishi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20140315034
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an absorbent sheet containing absorbent resins, hydrophilic fibers, and hydrophobic fibers, comprising: a dehydration step of dehydrating the absorbent resins and the hydrophilic fibers from a state of being in contact with each other and containing water to obtain composite compositions; and a sheet-forming step of forming a sheet of the composite compositions and the hydrophobic fibers by heating while bringing the composite compositions and the hydrophobic fibers into contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Akiyama, Hiroshige Okamoto, Yoshimasa Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8778490
    Abstract: An absorbent composite comprising: a base material and water-absorbent resin particles; wherein the following conditions (1) to (4) are fulfilled: (1) the weight ratio of water-absorbent resin relative to the total weight of the base material and water-absorbent resin is 65 to 99 wt %, (2) the water-absorbent resin particles adhering directly to the base material constitute 50 wt % or more of the total water-absorbent resin particles; (3) the average absorption capacity of the water-absorbent resin particles is 50 g/g or more; and (4) the amount of residual monomers in the water-absorbent resin is 200 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Akiyama, Tamotsu Kodama, Masataka Nishi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8761420
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generating unit configured to generate image signals for displaying content on each of a plurality of screens; and a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize a plurality of sound signals corresponding to the plurality of image signals to cause positions where sounds based on the plurality of sound signals are localized to vary from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Negi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8634699
    Abstract: An information signal processing method is provided which is to be used for special playback operations to make summary (digest) playback of image/voice data signals of a broadcast program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8563127
    Abstract: An absorbent composite comprising: a base material and water-absorbent resin particles; wherein the following conditions (1) to (4) are fulfilled: (1) the weight ratio of water-absorbent resin relative to the total weight of the base material and water-absorbent resin is 65 to 99 wt %, (2) the water-absorbent resin particles adhering directly to the base material constitute 50 wt % or more of the total water-absorbent resin particles; (3) the average absorption capacity of the water-absorbent resin particles is 50 g/g or more; and (4) the amount of residual monomers in the water-absorbent resin is 200 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Akiyama, Tamotsu Kodama, Masataka Nishi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8554057
    Abstract: There is provided an information signal processing method used when performing a special reproduction operation for digest reproduction of a video/audio information signal of a broadcast program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: RE45433
    Abstract: An original blanking period of a video signal is shortened to a set blanking period, and audio data is multiplexed into a resulting superimposing period. Table distinguishing data indicating the length of the superimposing period is inserted into the period as a blanking signal. With this configuration, it is possible to enable transmission and reception of an audio signal in a system capable of transmitting and receiving a video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: RE45434
    Abstract: An original blanking period of a video signal is shortened to a set blanking period, and audio data is multiplexed into a resulting superimposing period. Table distinguishing data indicating the length of the superimposing period is inserted into the period as a blanking signal. With this configuration, it is possible to enable transmission and reception of an audio signal in a system capable of transmitting and receiving a video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: RE46160
    Abstract: An original blanking period of a video signal is shortened to a set blanking period, and audio data is multiplexed into a resulting superimposing period. Table distinguishing data indicating the length of the superimposing period is inserted into the period as a blanking signal. With this configuration, it is possible to enable transmission and reception of an audio signal in a system capable of transmitting and receiving a video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: RE46297
    Abstract: An original blanking period of a video signal is shortened to a set blanking period, and audio data is multiplexed into a resulting superimposing period. Table distinguishing data indicating the length of the superimposing period is inserted into the period as a blanking signal. With this configuration, it is possible to enable transmission and reception of an audio signal in a system capable of transmitting and receiving a video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshige Okamoto