Patents by Inventor Jun Yokono

Jun Yokono 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: 20210216808
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing system, and an information processing method that are capable of performing natural interaction between a user and a robot. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes: a state-change detection unit. The state-change detection unit compares reference image information regarding an autonomously acting robot acquired at a certain time point with comparison image information regarding the autonomously acting robot acquired at another time point, and detects a state change of the autonomously acting robot on the basis of a comparison result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: SAYAKA WATANABE, JUN YOKONO, NATSUKO OZAKI, JIANING WU, TATSUHITO SATO
  • Publication number: 20210191524
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points: an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMAOKA, Jun YOKONO
  • Patent number: 11010375
    Abstract: An information processing unit includes: a diagnostic image input section that inputs the diagnostic image; an operation information obtaining section that obtains display operation history information representing an operation history of a user who controls displaying of the diagnostic image; a query image generation section that extracts a predetermined region of the input diagnostic image to generate a query image; a diagnosed image obtaining section that supplies the generated query image and the display operation history information to a diagnosed image search unit and obtains the diagnosed image obtained as a search result by the diagnosed image search unit; and a display control section that displays the diagnostic image and the obtained diagnosed image for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohashi, Jun Yokono, Takuya Narihira
  • Patent number: 10990191
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points: an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono
  • Publication number: 20210116934
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and an autonomous behavior robot control system that enable an autonomous behavior robot to perform a behavior more suitable for the surrounding environment. The information processing apparatus includes a map generating unit and a behavior control signal generating unit. The map generating unit generates a spatio-temporal map on the basis of data obtained by a data obtaining unit of an autonomous behavior robot, the autonomous behavior robot including the data obtaining unit that obtains data related to surrounding environment information. The behavior control signal generating unit generates a behavior control signal for the autonomous behavior robot to move and obtain data from the data obtaining unit in order to obtain information to be added to the spatio-temporal map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianing WU, Sayaka WATANABE, Tatsuhito SATO, Natsuko OZAKI, Jun YOKONO
  • Patent number: 10803398
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a sorting unit configured to sort a second data set as evaluation data with a classifier generated by learning through supervised learning that uses a first data set as a supervision signal, an input unit configured to receive label correction for the second data set in accordance with a sorting result from the sorting unit, and an update unit configured to update the second data set to reflect the correction received by the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Yokono, Yoshiaki Iwai, Ryuichi Nawa
  • Patent number: 10755168
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a storage unit that stores learning information acquired by machine learning, an input unit that acquires identification information, and a processing unit that performs recognition processing using the learning information that is specified by the storage unit on a basis of the identification information. An information processing method is executed by a processor, the information processing method includes storing learning information acquired by machine learning, acquiring identification information, and performing recognition processing using the learning information that is specified from storage on a basis of the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Yokono
  • Publication number: 20200192489
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points: an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMAOKA, Jun YOKONO
  • Patent number: 10599228
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono
  • Patent number: 10565437
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a difference image generation unit which generates a difference image by obtaining a difference between frames of a cutout image which is obtained by cutting out a predetermined region on a photographed image; a feature amount extracting unit which extracts a feature amount from the difference image; and a recognition unit which recognizes a specific movement of an object on the photographed image based on the feature amount which is obtained from the plurality of difference images which are aligned in time sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Jun Yokono, Katsuki Minamino
  • Patent number: 10466794
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that is configured to provide a user interface to control a plurality of controllable objects. The user interface is associated with a gesture recognition area that is defined by a predetermined detection area of a sensor. The gesture recognition area is divided into a plurality of gesture recognition sub-areas based on a number of the controllable objects to be controlled by the user interface. The circuitry is further configured to detect a predetermined gesture within the predetermined detection area, determine the gesture recognition sub-area in which the predetermined gesture is detected, and perform an operation on one of the controllable objects based on the detected predetermined gesture and the determined gesture recognition sub-area in which the predetermined gesture is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Jun Yokono, Katsuki Minamino
  • Publication number: 20190179420
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMAOKA, Jun YOKONO
  • Publication number: 20190156186
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a system that is capable of increasing the number of users using recognition processing. [Solution] An information processing device includes: a storage unit that stores learning information acquired by machine learning; an input unit that acquires identification information; and a processing unit that performs recognition processing using the learning information that is specified by the storage unit on a basis of the identification information. An information processing method is executed by a processor, the information processing method includes: storing learning information acquired by machine learning; acquiring identification information; and performing recognition processing using the learning information that is specified from storage on a basis of the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: JUN YOKONO
  • Patent number: 10234957
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono
  • Patent number: 10140509
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a data processing unit that executes analysis of images which are captured from different viewpoints. The data processing unit executes an object distance calculation process in which pattern-irradiated images of a plurality of different viewpoints are applied, and an object detection process in which non-pattern-irradiated images are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Yokono
  • Publication number: 20180218202
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a difference image generation unit which generates a difference image by obtaining a difference between frames of a cutout image which is obtained by cutting out a predetermined region on a photographed image; a feature amount extracting unit which extracts a feature amount from the difference image; and a recognition unit which recognizes a specific movement of an object on the photographed image based on the feature amount which is obtained from the plurality of difference images which are aligned in time sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: YOSHINORI MAEDA, JUN YOKONO, KATSUKI MINAMINO
  • Publication number: 20180210556
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMAOKA, Jun YOKONO
  • Patent number: 10002290
    Abstract: Disclosed is a learning device. A feature-quantity calculation unit extracts a feature quantity from each feature point of a learning image. An acquisition unit acquires a classifier already obtained by learning as a transfer classifier. A classifier generation unit substitutes feature quantities into weak classifiers constituting the transfer classifier, calculates error rates of the weak classifiers on the basis of classification results of the weak classifiers and a weight of the learning image, and iterates a process of selecting a weak classifier of which the error rate is minimized a plurality of times. In addition, the classifier generation unit generates a classifier for detecting a detection target by linearly coupling a plurality of selected weak classifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Yokono
  • Patent number: 9952678
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono
  • Patent number: 9940507
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a difference image generation unit which generates a difference image by obtaining a difference between frames of a cutout image which is obtained by cutting out a predetermined region on a photographed image; a feature amount extracting unit which extracts a feature amount from the difference image; and a recognition unit which recognizes a specific movement of an object on the photographed image based on the feature amount which is obtained from the plurality of difference images which are aligned in time sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Jun Yokono, Katsuki Minamino