Patents by Inventor Ikuo Yamano

Ikuo Yamano 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: 10324534
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a delay amount decision unit configured to decide a delay amount of a haptic output from occurrence of an event on the basis of an event occurring position in a virtual space, and a haptic output control unit configured to delay the haptic output according to the delay amount decided by the delay amount decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Komori, Yusuke Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Publication number: 20190180577
    Abstract: There is provided an output control device to realize the control of the output position at the device more efficiently, the output control device including: a controller that, on the basis of a common signal to be employed by a plurality of devices, conducts an output control in regard to a plurality of output units provided in the device. The common signal includes information specifying an output unit serving as a control object. The controller generates a control signal derived by correcting the output unit serving as the control object on the basis of positional information of the device and the common signal which are acquired, and conducts the output control specific to the device on the basis of the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo YOKOYAMA, Ikuo YAMANO, Osamu ITO, Yosuke MATSUZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190180578
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a receiving apparatus and method, a transmitting apparatus and method, and a program, which can vibrate a device in a specific area of a receiving area. An example, in which users wearing respective wearable receiving apparatuses are freely moving in the receiving area, is shown. A directional transmitting device unit transmits an area designation signal, and the reachable range of the signal is shown as a beam irradiation area. Only the user in the beam irradiation area receives the area designation signal transmitted by the directional transmitting device unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a video projection system that vibrates a receiving apparatus by transmission and reception of a directional wireless signal in the specific area where the video is projected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu ITO, Ikuo YAMANO, Ryo YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190156013
    Abstract: [Object] It is desirable to provide technology capable of reducing the possibility that a third party succeeds in authentication even if the third party steals a glance at the entry of operation information used for authentication. [Solution] Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a presentation control unit configured to control presentation of tactile information to a user; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not operation information associated with the tactile information is entered from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: OSAMU ITO, IKUO YAMANO
  • Publication number: 20190146667
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for modifying an input area, comprising a memory and a processor executing instructions stored in the memory. The processor executes instructions stored in the memory to display a first input area on a device. The processor further executes instructions stored in the memory to detect a user input in a second input area. The processor still further executes instructions stored in the memory to perform, if the user input comprises a first operation, an input function; and modify, if the user input comprises a second operation, the first input area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo YAMANO
  • Patent number: 10275066
    Abstract: There is provided an input apparatus including: a pressure detecting unit which detects press pressure of an operational body applied to a virtual key having one or more input candidates allocated selectively; and an input control unit which varies a selection state of the one or more input candidates selectively allocated to the virtual key for every pressing operation having, as a single time of pressing operation, timing that the press pressure detected by the pressure detecting unit exceeds a predetermined selection threshold value or timing that the press pressure becomes smaller than the selection threshold value as being attenuated after exceeding the selection threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Miyazawa
  • Publication number: 20190105563
    Abstract: A vibrating apparatus which can provide a favorable vibratory sense to the operator who operates electronic equipment. The vibrating apparatus including: an equipment holding unit configured to hold electronic equipment; at least one gripped portion projecting from the equipment holding unit and gripped by an operator; and at least one vibrating unit configured to vibrate based on a sound signal acquired from the electronic equipment and vibrate the at least one gripped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: IKUO YAMANO, AKIHIRO KOMORI, YUSUKE NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190107938
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation surface configured to receive touch inputs, and a sensor unit configured to detect at least one right-side touch input from a manipulation by a user of the operation surface within a first operational area of the operation surface, and at least one left-side touch input from a manipulation by the user of the operation surface within a second operational area of the operation surface, wherein the first operational area and the second operational area of the operation surface are mapped to a graphical user interface (GUI) area of a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo YAMANO, Kazuyuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190101958
    Abstract: For attaining the object described above, an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an acquisition unit and a generation unit. The acquisition unit acquires information related to a notification to a user. The generation unit generates control information for changing an outer shape of a wearable device on a basis of the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: KOSUKE YOSHITOMI, JUN KIMURA, TSUBASA TSUKAHARA, IKUO YAMANO, KEI TAKAHASHI, AYUMI KATO
  • Publication number: 20190101987
    Abstract: To provide a structure capable of causing a user to perceive a desired tactile stimulus more reliably. A control device including: an information acquisition unit configured to obtain first information regarding a tactile stimulus transferred from a first tactile stimulus generation source and second information regarding a tactile stimulus which a user is caused to perceive; and a control unit configured to control output of a tactile stimulus of a second tactile stimulus generation source different from the first tactile stimulus generation source on a basis of the first information and the second information. Further, a control method using a processor and a computer system program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: RYO YOKOYAMA, YUSUKE NAKAGAWA, IKUO YAMANO, OSAMU ITO, YOSUKE MATSUZAKI, TAKESHI OGITA, AYUMI KATO
  • Patent number: 10248234
    Abstract: There is provided an operation processing device including an input direction acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating an input direction according to a direction generated in response to an operation indicating the direction which is performed on an input unit to which the operation is input, an output direction indication unit configured to indicate, to a display unit configured to display an image, an output direction that is a direction in which the image of the display unit is changed in response to the operation on the input unit, and a determination unit configured to determine an orientation of the output direction with respect to the input direction according to a relative position relationship between the input unit and the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Takuro Noda, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10235041
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a detection unit for detecting a state of a manipulating body in a manipulation area, a state judgment unit for judging whether the manipulating body is in an input state in which a given input manipulation process is executed according to input information input by the manipulating body or in a standby state in which the input manipulation process is not executed, based on the detection result of the detection unit, and an execution process determination unit for determining a process to be executed from a plurality of processes including the input manipulation process based on the state judged by the state judgment unit or a change of the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Ikuo Yamano, Fuminori Homma
  • Patent number: 10203869
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for modifying an input area, comprising a memory and a processor executing instructions stored in the memory. The processor executes instructions stored in the memory to display a first input area on a device. The processor further executes instructions stored in the memory to detect a user input in a second input area. The processor still further executes instructions stored in the memory to perform, if the user input comprises a first operation, an input function; and modify, if the user input comprises a second operation, the first input area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10198127
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a display control device, a display control method, and a program which allow operability of a touch panel display to be improved. A display data generation unit obtains first display data representing a touch input position by a user on a touch panel display, from a first processing unit through a first path, obtains second display data using the first display data from a second processing unit through a second path, the second processing unit performing display image generation processing involving a processing amount larger than a processing amount of the first processing unit, and performs control to allow first display information based on the first display data and second display information based on the second display data to be displayed on the touch panel display. The present technology is applicable to an LCD module and the like, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsubasa Tsukahara, Tomoya Narita, Takuro Noda, Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Ikuo Yamano, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190034034
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is used for processing a first image projected toward a target. The apparatus includes a processing unit for detecting that an object exists between a projector unit and the target, wherein when an object exists between the projector unit and the target, the apparatus determines an area of the object and generates a modified first image, based on the area of the object, for projection toward the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Ikuo Yamano, Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190025924
    Abstract: There is provided a system that enables rich communication using tactile simulation, the system including: a first terminal apparatus; and a plurality of second terminal apparatuses. The first terminal apparatus transmits first tactile information that has been generated by combining first sensor information related to a first user detected by sensors and indicates a state of the first user. The plurality of second terminal apparatuses receive and output the first tactile information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo YAMANO, Yosuke MATSUZAKI
  • Patent number: 10168900
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a detection unit for detecting pressure applied by user input performed on a touch screen; a determination unit for determining which of two or more input states the user input belongs to, in accordance with the pressure detected by the detection unit; and an operation control unit for enabling or disabling a limitation imposed on operation with a user interface displayed on the touch screen, in accordance with the state of the user input determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Ohki, Yusuke Miyazawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10162480
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation surface configured to receive touch inputs, and a sensor unit configured to detect at least one right-side touch input from a manipulation by a user of the operation surface within a first operational area of the operation surface, and at least one left-side touch input from a manipulation by the user of the operation surface within a second operational area of the operation surface, wherein the first operational area and the second operational area of the operation surface are mapped to a graphical user interface (GUI) area of a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10150029
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a vibrating apparatus which can provide a favorable vibratory sense to the operator who operates electronic equipment. [Solution] Provided is a vibrating apparatus including: an equipment holding unit configured to hold electronic equipment; at least one gripped portion projecting from the equipment holding unit and gripped by an operator; and at least one vibrating unit configured to vibrate based on a sound signal acquired from the electronic equipment and vibrate the at least one gripped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Akihiro Komori, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: D841016
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kimura, Yasushi Okumura, Ikuo Yamano, Kei Takahashi, Yoshihito Ohki, Ayako Iwase, Daisuke Hiro, Lyo Takaoka, Sheng Wang, Qi Zheng