Patents by Inventor Junichi Rekimoto

Junichi Rekimoto 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: 11414923
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a light-shielding device and a light-shielding method which make an object that is meant to be invisible to human beings enter a state in which the object is hidden so as to be invisible to eyes, or make an object that is meant to be visible enter a state in which the object is visible to eyes in correspondence with biological information. A light-shielding wall, which partitions two spaces and includes a plurality of panels capable of being controlled to a transmitting state in which light is transmitted or a light-shielding state in which light is shielded, is used as a window, an orientation of a face of a user who is sleeping is detected as biological information, and the light-shielding wall is controlled so that the user is capable of visually recognizing light when it reaches an alarm setting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Nagamine, Junichi Rekimoto, Shunichi Suwa
  • Publication number: 20200404721
    Abstract: The present invention is an information processing apparatus which obtains identification information of an electronic device and makes communication with the electronic device via a network based on the identification information. When a portable telephone (11) is placed on an input display section (2) of a personal computer (1), a reader/writer built in the personal computer (1) reads a telephone number of the portable telephone (11) stored in an RF tag built in the portable telephone (11). Based on the telephone number, a telephone line is connected between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1). Data is interchanged between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1) via the telephone line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi REKIMOTO, Yuji AYATSUKA, Nobuyuki MATSUSHITA, Eduardo SCIAMMARELLA, Haruo OBA
  • Patent number: 10832448
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including an image acquiring section configured to acquire a moving image shot from a viewpoint changing from moment to moment, a spatial position specifying section configured to specify a spatial position in a first frame of the moving image, and a display control section configured to display the moving image, in such a manner to maintain the spatial position in a predetermined state in a second frame after the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10816814
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device, the imaging device including: a support structure configured to be mountable on a head of a user; an optical filter having a reflection surface that reflects predetermined light having a predetermined wavelength band and allows visible light to pass; and at least one first imaging unit configured to acquire a first image including at least a part of a face of the user on the basis of the predetermined light reflected by the reflection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10798759
    Abstract: The present invention is an information processing apparatus which obtains identification information of an electronic device and makes communication with the electronic device via a network based on the identification information. When a portable telephone (11) is placed on an input display section (2) of a personal computer (1), a reader/writer built in the personal computer (1) reads a telephone number of the portable telephone (11) stored in an RF tag built in the portable telephone (11). Based on the telephone number, a telephone line is connected between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1). Data is interchanged between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1) via the telephone line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Yuji Ayatsuka, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Eduardo Sciammarella, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: 10771739
    Abstract: To perform matching between a user who provides a first person view and a user who views the first person view. An icon indicating a current position of each Body is displayed on a map of a range that is currently specified. A Ghost can select a Body to whom the Ghost desires to perform JackIn by specifying an icon in a desired position by UI operation such as a touch or click. Further, when a keyword for limiting behavior or the like is input to a search field, only Bodies extracted on the basis of the behavior are displayed. Then, when selection is settled, a JackIn request is transmitted from the Ghost to the selected Body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto, Jun Kimura, Taizo Shirai
  • Publication number: 20200260142
    Abstract: To provide an information processing apparatus that provides content information, a control method for an information processing apparatus, and a computer program. An information processing apparatus sets, in response to a request of access of an information terminal apparatus of a second user to content information associated with a space of a first user, an information amount of the content information to be provided to the second user on a basis of relevant information of at least one of the information terminal apparatus of the second user and the second user, or the content information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: SHUNICHI KASAHARA, JUNICHI REKIMOTO, JUN KIMURA, TAIZO SHIRAI
  • Patent number: 10733852
    Abstract: There is provided a signal control device including a signal output unit that outputs a signal for a vibratory device, and a signal control unit that controls the signal. Between a case where a change from a reference level to a first level is exerted on the signal and a case where a change from the first level to the reference level is exerted on the signal, magnitudes of variation amounts of acceleration per unit time generated in the vibratory device are different from each other. The signal control unit exerts the change from the reference level to the first level and the change from the first level to the reference level on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10671280
    Abstract: A user input apparatus is provided with user input means for the user to input data or a command by using the user's human body, and use-form detection means for detecting a form in which the user uses the user input means by the user's human body. A computer connected to the user input apparatus changes the operation of the application being executed by application execution means, according to a detection result obtained by the use-form detection means. Therefore, input operations can be performed without inconvenience even if the user cannot use one hand due to another work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10628114
    Abstract: To provide an information processing system and information processing method that control display of information input with a receiver of a captured image. In a case where a first Ghost and a second Ghost receive an image (first person view) captured by a Body and first information generated in accordance with input to the first Ghost and second information generated in accordance with input to the second Ghost are transmitted to the Body, a control unit 509 performs control such that an integrated image obtained by integrating the first information and the second information is displayed and output to a display unit 503.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10600253
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a display control unit configured to cause a first video to be displayed in a display area that a user visually recognizes, the first video being captured by a first imaging unit mounted on a first moving body that moves in a first space. The display control unit generates a first transition video corresponding to a viewpoint position that is moved continuously between a first viewpoint which is a viewpoint of the first imaging unit and a second viewpoint for imaging the first space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Publication number: 20200092517
    Abstract: In a video transmission system, a video transmission device includes circuitry configured to determine an attention position where a viewer located in a second space is estimated to pay attention to a situation in a first space, divide a range included in a recorded video of the first space into multiple regions including at least a first region having the attention position and a second region, set a first video quality for the first region and set a second video quality lower than the first video quality for the second region, generate video data in accordance with the first video quality and the second video quality, and transmit the video data to a video output device. The video output device includes circuitry configured to control a display unit using the video data such that the display unit displays a video showing the situation in the first space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ichiro NAZUKA, Takashi OGINO, Junichi REKIMOTO, Takashi MIYAKI
  • Patent number: 10587841
    Abstract: In a video transmission system, a video transmission device includes circuitry configured to determine an attention position where a viewer located in a second space is estimated to pay attention to a situation in a first space, divide a range included in a recorded video of the first space into multiple regions including at least a first region having the attention position and a second region, set a first video quality for the first region and set a second video quality lower than the first video quality for the second region, generate video data in accordance with the first video quality and the second video quality, and transmit the video data to a video output device. The video output device includes circuitry configured to control a display unit using the video data such that the display unit displays a video showing the situation in the first space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Ichiro Nazuka, Takashi Ogino, Junichi Rekimoto, Takashi Miyaki
  • Patent number: 10574889
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of sharing a space while maintaining the degree of freedom of a visual line. An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes: a control unit configured to perform control in a manner that a display image generated based on image information which is generated through imaging of an imaging device mounted on a moving object moving in a space, imaging-device posture information which is information regarding a posture of the imaging device, and user view information which is obtained from a user manipulation device manipulated by a user and specifies a region that the user desires to view is displayed in a display region viewed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10543414
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device to enable a user to experience a VR space in a floating state, the image processing device including: a wall configured to form a water storage space; and an image generating unit configured to generate a stereoscopic view image to be displayed on the wall toward an inside of the water storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10540805
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a depth acquisition unit configured to acquire depth information of an object included in a captured image, an image combining unit configured to combine the object with an image object having depth information according to each piece of the depth information, and an effect processing unit configured to execute effect processing according to the depth information of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Shionozaki, Junichi Rekimoto, Hiroshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20190349525
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of sharing a space while maintaining the degree of freedom of a visual line. An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes: a control unit configured to perform control in a manner that a display image generated based on image information which is generated through imaging of an imaging device mounted on a moving object moving in a space, imaging-device posture information which is information regarding a posture of the imaging device, and user view information which is obtained from a user manipulation device manipulated by a user and specifies a region that the user desires to view is displayed in a display region viewed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi REKIMOTO, Shunichi KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 10460022
    Abstract: To be able to further facilitate interaction between users using AR technologies. Provided is a display control device including: a picture image acquiring unit configured to acquire a moving image corresponding to a sight of a first user in real time; a display control unit configured to display the moving image toward a second user different from the first user, and an annotation detection unit configured to detect that an annotation input by the second user with respect to the moving image is displayed in the sight of the first user or is output to be displayed. The display control unit further displays the displayed or output annotation toward the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto
  • Publication number: 20190258066
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device, the imaging device including: a support structure configured to be mountable on a head of a user; an optical filter having a reflection surface that reflects predetermined light having a predetermined wavelength band and allows visible light to pass; and at least one first imaging unit configured to acquire a first image including at least a part of a face of the user on the basis of the predetermined light reflected by the reflection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi REKIMOTO
  • Patent number: RE47703
    Abstract: An input device includes: a contact detector configured to detect at least a size of contact area by detecting a physical contact with a control input section; a pressure detector configured to detect a pressure applied by the physical contact; and a controller configured to output signals in response to detection outputs from the contact detector and the pressure detector. The controller outputs a first signal carrying a value which varies in response to the pressure detected under a state of contact in which a contact detection result indicates that the detected contact area is equal to or smaller than a predetermined contact area, and outputs a second signal carrying a value which varies in response to the pressure detected under a state of contact in which the contact detection result indicates that the detected contact area is greater than the predetermined contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto