Patents by Inventor Hirotaka Suzuki

Hirotaka Suzuki 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: 8592529
    Abstract: A resin composition which comprises a polyester and is free from a smell produced from a free isocyanate compound. The resin composition comprises a polyester (component A) whose end is modified and a compound including a cyclic structure having one carbodiimide group whose first nitrogen and second nitrogen are bonded together by a bond group (component B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shoji, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8582887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing system, a learning device and method, and a program which enable easy extraction of feature amounts to be used in a recognition process. Feature points are extracted from a learning-use model image, feature amounts are extracted based on the feature points, and the feature amounts are registered in a learning-use model dictionary registration section 23. Similarly, feature points are extracted from a learning-use input image containing a model object contained in the learning-use model image, feature amounts are extracted based on these feature points, and these feature amounts are compared with the feature amounts registered in a learning-use model registration section 23. A feature amount that has formed a pair the greatest number of times as a result of the comparison is registered in the model dictionary registration section 12 as the feature amount to be used in the recognition process. The present invention is applicable to a robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Suzuki, Akira Nakamura, Takayuki Yoshigahara, Kohtaro Sabe, Masahiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8575302
    Abstract: A composition which comprises polylactide and has excellent heat stability, color and hydrolytic resistance. The composition comprises (i) polylactide, (ii) a metal catalyst and (iii) a hypophosphorous acid-based deactivator or a metaphosphoric acid-based deactivator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Teijin Limited, Musashino Chemical Laboratory, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Suzuki, Kiyotsuna Toyohara, Shin To
  • Patent number: 8571381
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display control unit displaying a segment map, in which segment-representing images representing video segments obtained by dividing content into video segments which are collections of frames of one or more temporally continuous frames, are arranged on a display apparatus and a reproduction control unit controlling reproduction of the video segments corresponding to the segment-representing image according to a reproduction operation of a user requesting reproduction with respect to the segment-representing image, in which, when, during reproduction of a video segment of content, a reproduction operation is performed with respect to a segment-representing image of another video segment of the content, the reproduction control unit reproduces the other video segment corresponding to the segment-representing image for which the reproduction operation was performed, while still maintaining the reproduction of the video segment being reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8560467
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit for obtaining time-series data, an activity model learning unit for learning an activity model representing a user activity state as a stochastic state transition model from the obtained time-series data, a recognition unit for recognizing a current user activity state by using the learned activity model, and a prediction unit for predicting a user activity state after a predetermined time elapses from a current time from the recognized current user activity state, wherein the prediction unit predicts the user activity state as an occurrence probability, and calculates the occurrence probabilities of the respective states on the basis of the state transition probability of the stochastic state transition model to predict the user activity state, while it is presumed that observation probabilities of the respective states at the respective times of the stochastic state transition model are an equal probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ito, Kohtaro Sabe, Hirotaka Suzuki, Jun Yokono, Kazumi Aoyama, Takashi Hasuo
  • Publication number: 20130257720
    Abstract: An information input apparatus includes an observation unit that observes an environment including a user and one or more apparatuses to be controlled and includes a sensor; a learning unit that separates a foreground including the user and the one or more apparatuses to be controlled and a background including the environment except for the foreground from observation data obtained by the observation unit and learns three-dimensional models of the foreground and the background; a state estimation unit that estimates positions and postures of already modeled foregrounds in the environment; a user recognition unit that identifies fingers of the user from the foreground and recognizes a shape, position, and posture of the fingers; and an apparatus control unit that outputs a control command to the one or more apparatuses to be controlled on the basis of the recognized shape, position, and posture of the fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki NODA, Hirotaka Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130259445
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a symbol string generating unit configured to generate a symbol string in which symbols representing attributes of a plurality of data are arrayed in time-series, based on time-series data configured of the plurality of data arrayed in time-series; and a dividing unit configured to divide the time-series data into a plurality of segments, based on dispersion of the symbols in the symbol string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130262998
    Abstract: A display control device includes a chapter point generating unit configured to generate chapter point data, which sections content configured of a plurality of still images into a plurality of chapters; and a display control unit configured to display a representative image representing each scene of the chapter, in a chapter display region provided for each chapter, based on the chapter point data, and display, of the plurality of still images configuring the content, an image group instructed based on a still image selected by a predetermined user operation, along with a playing position of the still images making up the image group in total playing time of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130231435
    Abstract: There are provided a resin composition including a polylactic acid which (i) includes a poly-L-lactic acid (component B-1) and a poly-D-lactic acid (component B-4), (ii) has a weight ratio of the component B-1 to the component B-4 (component B-1/component B-4) of 10/90 to 90/10, and (iii) shows a proportion of melt peaks at 195° C. or higher to all melt peaks in a temperature rising process in measurement by a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) of at least 20%; a molded article of the resin composition; and methods for producing the resin composition and the molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: TEIJIN LIMITED, TEIJIN CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko HIRONAKA, Fumitaka KONDO, Keiichiro INO, Yuichi MATSUNO, Kiyotsuna TOYOHARA, Hirotaka SUZUKI, Ryuji NONOKAWA, Takaaki MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 8503770
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a feature amount extraction unit extracting a feature amount of each frame of an image, a maximum likelihood state series estimation unit estimating maximum likelihood state series using the feature amount, a highlight label generation unit generating highlight label series with respect to the attention detector learning content, and a learning unit learning the highlight detector that is the state transition probability model using learning label series that is a pair of the maximum likelihood state series obtained from the attention detector learning content and the highlight label series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8494984
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquiring a viewing log including information representing content of an operation for viewing content and time of the operation, a learning unit learning, based on the viewing log acquired by the acquisition unit, a viewing behavior model which is a stochastic state transition model representing a viewing behavior of a user, a recognition unit recognizing, using the viewing behavior model obtained through learning by the learning unit, a current viewing state of the user, a prediction unit predicting, using the viewing behavior model, the viewing behavior of the user after a predetermined period of time with the current viewing state of the user recognized by the recognition unit as a starting point, and a display control unit displaying information relating to content predicted to be viewed through the viewing behavior predicted by the prediction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ito, Hirotaka Suzuki, Naoki Ide, Kohtaro Sabe
  • Publication number: 20130183022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of easily adding an annotation to content and providing an application, which utilizes the annotation. A learning device 312 extracts an image feature amount of each frame of an image of learning content and extracts word frequency information regarding a frequency of appearance of each word in a description text describing a content of the image of the learning content as a text feature amount of the description text, and learns an annotation model, which is a multi-stream HMM, by using a multi-stream including the image feature amount and the text feature amount. A browsing control device 314 extracts a scene, which is a group of one or more temporally continuous frames, from target content by using the annotation model and displays representative images of the scenes so as to be arranged in chronological order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Hirotaka Suzuki, Masato Ito
  • Publication number: 20130163860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of easily adding an annotation to content. A feature amount extracting unit 21 extracts an image feature amount of each frame of an image of learning content and extracts word frequency information regarding frequency of appearance of each word in a description text describing a content of the image of the learning content (for example, a text of a caption) as a text feature amount of the description text. A model learning unit 22 learns an annotation model, which is a multi-stream HMM, by using an annotation sequence for annotation, which is a multi-stream including the image feature amount of each frame and the text feature amount. The present invention may be applied when adding the annotation to the content such as a television broadcast program, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Hirotaka Suzuki, Masato Ito
  • Patent number: 8457469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display control device, a display method, and a program, whereby a new thumbnail method can be provided. A clustering unit 611 subjects each frame of a content to clustering into any cluster of a plurality of clusters, and a scene classifying unit 612 classifies, regarding each of a plurality of clusters, a frame belonging to a cluster into a scene that is a group of one or more frames that temporally continue. A thumbnail creating unit 613 creates the thumbnail of a scene, and a display control unit 614 displays the thumbnail thereof on a display device 603.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130094831
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display control unit displaying a segment map, in which segment-representing images representing video segments obtained by dividing content into video segments which are collections of frames of one or more temporally continuous frames, are arranged on a display apparatus and a reproduction control unit controlling reproduction of the video segments corresponding to the segment-representing image according to a reproduction operation of a user requesting reproduction with respect to the segment-representing image, in which, when, during reproduction of a video segment of content, a reproduction operation is performed with respect to a segment-representing image of another video segment of the content, the reproduction control unit reproduces the other video segment corresponding to the segment-representing image for which the reproduction operation was performed, while still maintaining the reproduction of the video segment being reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130054166
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system comprising a first and a second computing device is disclosed. The first computing device, comprising at least one processor, is configured to obtain, from a second computing device, data related to power consumption by at least a first electrical device located in a first region of a plurality of regions, and classify the first region, based at least in part on the obtained data, into a first group of regions of a plurality of groups of regions. The second computing device, comprising at least another processor, is configured to transmit, to the first computing device, the data related to power consumption by at least the first electrical device, and receive, from the first computing device information related to power consumption by a second electrical device located in a second region, wherein the second region is in the first group of regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Suzuki, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20130054046
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an appliance power consumption estimating unit estimating power consumption of each of a plurality of appliances disposed inside a large region that is divided into a plurality of regions; an appliance presence probability estimating unit estimating appliance presence probabilities that are probabilities that the respective appliances are present in the respective regions; a responsible share deciding unit deciding responsible shares that are proportions for respective people when power consumption in each region is shared among people who may be present in the large region; and a power consumption allocating unit calculating an allocated amount of power consumption of each person based on the power consumption of each of the plurality of appliances, the appliance presence probabilities, and the responsible shares.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8359425
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory control device includes a controller, a command queue module, a plurality of stage processors, and a skip module. The controller controls a data access command to a nonvolatile memory from a host. The command queue module queues a transfer request command corresponding to the data access command. The stage processors each perform stage processing related to the transfer request command queued by the command queue module. The skip module skips the stage processing by the stage processors in response to a shutdown command from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Hirotaka Suzuki, Tohru Fukuda, Motohiro Matsuyama, Yoshimasa Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8351708
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit that stores information concerning model feature points and model feature quantities at the model feature points, a first acquiring unit that acquires an input moving image, a first feature-point extracting unit that extracts input feature points for recognizing an action from the input moving image, a first feature-quantity extracting unit that extracts input feature quantities at the input feature points, a feature-quantity comparing unit that compares the input feature quantities and the model feature quantities and generates candidate corresponding feature point pairs, a posture estimating unit that removes outliers from the candidate corresponding feature point pairs, estimates postures of models on the input moving image, and obtains a recognition corresponding feature point pair group corresponding to the postures, and a recognition-result generating unit that generates a recognition result on the basis of the recognition corresponding feature
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130005875
    Abstract: A resin composition which comprises a polyester and is free from a smell produced from a free isocyanate compound. The resin composition comprises a polyester (component A) whose end is modified and a compound including a cyclic structure having one carbodiimide group whose first nitrogen and second nitrogen are bonded together by a bond group (component B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichiro SHOJI, Hirotaka SUZUKI