Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Hanaya

Hiroyuki Hanaya 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: 10387782
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, including a calculation section which calculates a proficiency level of a user for operations performed by the user for achieving a prescribed objective based on history information related to the operations and attribute information related to physical features of the user, and a generation section which generates advice for achieving the objective based on the proficiency level calculated by the calculation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayasu Kon, Yoichiro Sako, Kazunori Hayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Takatoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange
  • Publication number: 20190138859
    Abstract: There is provided a display control system including a plurality of display units, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject, a predictor configured to predict an action of the subject according to a captured image captured by the imaging unit, a guide image generator configured to generate a guide image that guides the subject according to a prediction result from the predictor, and a display controller configured to, on the basis of the prediction result from the predictor, select a display unit capable of displaying an image at a position corresponding to the subject from the plurality of display units, and to control the selected display unit to display the guide image at the position corresponding to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yoichiro Sako, Akira Tange, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kohei Asada, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Kazunori Hayashi, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Yuki Koga, Tomoya Onuma
  • Publication number: 20190065049
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprising circuitry configured to obtain information of an input speed of a gesture input of at least one user from a sensor configured to detect a hand of the user, estimate an attribute of the user based on the input speed, control a display apparatus to display a layout image for the gesture input based on the estimated attribute of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: YOICHIRO SAKO, MITSURU TAKEHARA, KAZUYUKI SAKODA, KAZUHIRO WATANABE, TAKATOSHI NAKAMURA, KOHEI ASADA, KAZUNORI HAYASHI, YASUNORI KAMADA, TAKAYASU KON, AKIRA TANGE, HIROYUKI HANAYA, TOMOYA ONUMA, YUKI KOGA
  • Patent number: 10204293
    Abstract: There is provided a display control system including a plurality of display units, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject, a predictor configured to predict an action of the subject according to a captured image captured by the imaging unit, a guide image generator configured to generate a guide image that guides the subject according to a prediction result from the predictor, and a display controller configured to, on the basis of the prediction result from the predictor, select a display unit capable of displaying an image at a position corresponding to the subject from the plurality of display units, and to control the selected display unit to display the guide image at the position corresponding to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yoichiro Sako, Akira Tange, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kohei Asada, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Kazunori Hayashi, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Yuki Koga, Tomoya Onuma
  • Patent number: 10133481
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprising circuitry configured to obtain information of an input speed of a gesture input of at least one user from a sensor configured to detect a hand of the user, estimate an attribute of the user based on the input speed, control a display apparatus to display a layout image for the gesture input based on the estimated attribute of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takatoshi Nakamura, Kohei Asada, Kazunori Hayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Akira Tange, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Yuki Koga
  • Patent number: 10091720
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including a communication unit that transmits and receives data in at least one communication mode from among a first communication mode in which wireless communication is conducted with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a predetermined range, and a second communication mode in which wireless communication is conducted with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a wider range than the predetermined range; and a control unit that, when data is being transmitted and received with a second wireless communication apparatus via one or a plurality of other wireless communication apparatuses in the first communication mode, configures the second communication mode and conducts a control for detecting a third wireless communication apparatus that satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Yoichiro Sako, Katsuhisa Aratani, Kohei Asada, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yuki Koga, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange
  • Patent number: 10083351
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product use control circuitry to respond to an optical detection of a wearable object worn by a user by initiating a service provided to the user, the service being associated with the wearable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Kazunori Hayashi, Kohei Asada, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Akira Tange, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yuki Koga, Maiko Saitou
  • Patent number: 10075801
    Abstract: An information processing system including a recognizing unit configured to recognize a given target on the basis of signals detected by a plurality of sensors arranged around a specific user, an identifying unit configured to identify the given target recognized by the recognizing unit, an estimating unit configured to estimate a position of the specific user in accordance with the a signal detected by any one of the plurality of sensors, and a signal processing unit configured to process signals acquired from sensors around the given target identified by the identifying unit in a manner that, when output from a plurality of actuators arranged around the specific user, the signals are localized near the position of the specific user estimated by the estimating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Kohei Asada, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Katsuhisa Aratani, Mitsuru Takehara, Takatoshi Nakamura, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Akira Tange, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Yuki Koga, Tomoya Onuma
  • Patent number: 10026071
    Abstract: There is provided a communication device including an acceptation unit configured to accept a service execution request for requesting execution of a service, a control unit configured to specify a service providing device to which a request for execution of a service provided by the service providing device is made based on a device record that includes the service and provision destination group information that indicates a provision destination group of the service, and the service execution request accepted by the acceptation unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit the service execution request to the service providing device specified by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Yoichiro Sako, Kohei Asada, Katsuhisa Aratani, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yuki Koga, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange, Kenta Kawamoto, Taizo Shirai, Masayuki Takada
  • Patent number: 9952674
    Abstract: A communication system includes processing circuitry that responds to a recognition result by initiating an electronic communication session with a user-designated destination. The recognition result corresponds with a recognized gesture made by the user as detected by a sensor, and the user-designated destination corresponds with the recognized gesture. A method and non-transitory computer program product also respond to the recognition result in a similar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange, Kohei Asada, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Takatoshi Nakamura, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yasunori Kamada, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Yuki Koga, Mitsuru Takehara, Takayasu Kon, Kazunori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180039896
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, including a calculation section which calculates a proficiency level of a user for operations performed by the user for achieving a prescribed objective based on history information related to the operations and attribute information related to physical features of the user, and a generation section which generates advice for achieving the objective based on the proficiency level calculated by the calculation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayasu KON, Yoichiro SAKO, Kazunori HAYASHI, Yasunori KAMADA, Takatoshi NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki HANAYA, Tomoya ONUMA, Akira TANGE
  • Publication number: 20180039100
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a contact lens and a storage medium enabling a pair of contact lenses to operate in coordination with each other. [Solution] Provided is a pair of contact lenses including: a pair of lens parts configured to be worn on respective eyeballs of both eyes; a first function unit provided to one of the pair of lens parts; and a second function unit provided to the other one of the pair of lens parts, the second function unit having a function different from a function of the first function unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: YOICHIRO SAKO, KAZUNORI HAYASHI, TAKATOSHI NAKAMURA, TOMOYA ONUMA, TAKAYASU KON, AKIRA TANGE, HIROYUKI HANAYA, MASAKAZU YAJIMA, KOHEI ASADA
  • Patent number: 9881517
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a detection unit configured to detect a plurality of pieces of food which are eating targets from an image obtained by imaging eating of a user, and a recommendation unit configured to recommend at least the food to be subsequently ingested in real time among the plurality of pieces of food so that the user ingests the plurality of pieces of food detected by the detection unit in an order satisfying a predetermined purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Hayashi, Yoichiro Sako, Takayasu Kon, Yasunori Kamada, Takatoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange
  • Patent number: 9881402
    Abstract: There is provided an image processor including a recognition part configured to recognize a captured target on the basis of a captured image, and an image generation part configured to generate an additive image for decorating the target depending on a user circumstance of a user seeing the target and a recognition result by the recognition part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Kazunori Hayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Takatoshi Nakamura, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange, Takayasu Kon
  • Patent number: 9817630
    Abstract: There is provided a server including a reception section which receives, from a client terminal, present position information showing a position of the client terminal, and direction information showing an orientation of the client terminal, a retrieval section which retrieves sensory data to which detection position information is added corresponding to a position in a vicinity of an axial line extending in a direction shown by the direction information from the position of the client terminal, and a transmission section which transmits the sensory data retrieved by the retrieval section to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Kohei Asada, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Katsuhisa Aratani, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Akira Tange, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Yuki Koga, Tomoya Onuma
  • Patent number: 9810926
    Abstract: A pair of contact lenses comprise: a pair of lens parts configured to be worn on respective eyeballs of both eyes; a first function unit provided to one of the pair of lens parts; and a second function unit provided to the other one of the pair of lens parts, the second function unit having a function different from a function of the first function unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Kazunori Hayashi, Takatoshi Nakamura, Tomoya Onuma, Takayasu Kon, Akira Tange, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Masakazu Yajima, Kohei Asada
  • Patent number: 9799232
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a determination unit configured to determine whether a user is consuming food and drink or whether food and drink is present in a periphery of the user, and a control unit configured to carry out control to output a control signal to an adding unit that adds a lighting effect to one of the food and drink present in a real space and picked-up images of the food and drink in accordance with a determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Yuki Koga, Kazunori Hayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Kohei Asada, Akira Tange, Takatoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9792954
    Abstract: There is provided An information processing apparatus including a perspective switching control unit configured to switch a perspective when playing back content acquired by a content acquisition unit to at least one of a first-person perspective and a third-person perspective, an editing unit configured to edit a part of the content, and a playback control unit configured to play back the content edited by the editing unit in the at least one of the first-person perspective and the third-person perspective to which the perspective has been switched by the perspective switching control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hanaya, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yoichiro Sako, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yuki Koga, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kohei Asada, Takayasu Kon, Kazunori Hayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Akira Tange, Tomoya Onuma
  • Patent number: 9660724
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including a communication unit having an optical communication scheme and a different communication scheme from the optical communication scheme, a level setting unit configured to set a security level in data communication, and a communication scheme switching unit configured to switch communication schemes of the communication unit in accordance with the security level that is set by the level setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Takushi Kunihiro, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki, Makoto Akagi, Kouichirou Ono, Katsuhito Ishida, Tomoya Onuma, Michihiro Kobayashi, Akira Tange, Takatoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya
  • Publication number: 20170116472
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product use control circuitry to respond to an optical detection of a wearable object worn by a user by initiating a service provided to the user, the service being associated with the wearable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: YOICHIRO SAKO, YASUNORI KAMADA, TAKAYASU KON, KAZUNORI HAYASHI, KOHEI ASADA, KAZUYUKI SAKODA, TAKATOSHI NAKAMURA, MITSURU TAKEHARA, AKIRA TANGE, HIROYUKI HANAYA, TOMOYA ONUMA, KAZUHIRO WATANABE, YUKI KOGA, MAIKO SAITOU