Patents by Inventor Junji Otsuka

Junji Otsuka 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: 11954435
    Abstract: A text generation apparatus includes a memory and a processor configured to execute acquiring a reference text based on an input text and information different from the input text; and generating a text based on the input text and the reference text, wherein the acquiring and the generating are implemented as neural networks based on learned parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itsumi Saito, Kyosuke Nishida, Kosuke Nishida, Hisako Asano, Junji Tomita, Atsushi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11886643
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that includes a relative velocity calculation unit that calculates, on the basis of data obtained by sensing of an operation body in chronological order, a relative velocity of a second point on the operation body with respect to a first point on the operation body, and a gesture recognition unit that recognizes a gesture of the operation body on the basis of the relative velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Irie, Kenji Gotoh, Yugo Sato, Junji Otsuka, Tetsuo Ikeda, Seishi Tomonaga, Eisuke Fujinawa
  • Publication number: 20230360240
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and an information processing program which are capable of calculating the distance between a photographing position and a target with higher accuracy, and thus, are new and improved. The information processing device includes an acquisition section that acquires a signal value of a corresponding pixel where the same target is located in each of multiple frames which are obtained when a subject is photographed over multiple time sections, and a distance calculation section that calculates the distance between the photographing position and the target on the basis of the signal values acquired by the acquisition section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Junji OTSUKA
  • Patent number: 11789543
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of, when accepting hand-based operation inputs from a plurality of users, performing appropriate pairing of left and right hands for each user. An image of an operation surface from above is acquired, the operation surface being configured to accept a hand-based operation input from users, left and right hands of the users and arms corresponding to the respective hands are detected from the image, a base position of one of the arms is set as a benchmark position, a base position of the arm that is closest adjacent along a periphery of the operation surface is set as a reference position when the one of the arms is a left hand, and pairing of the hand of the arm at the benchmark position and the hand of the arm at the reference position is performed. The present disclosure can be applied to an information processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yugo Sato, Atsushi Irie, Kenji Gotoh, Junji Otsuka, Tetsuo Ikeda, Eisuke Fujinawa, Seishi Tomonaga
  • Patent number: 11755153
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for enabling improvement of operability in a case of performing a user operation on surfaces of various real objects. The information processing apparatus includes an operation pattern control unit configured to control an operation pattern in an operation area on a surface of a real object on the basis of information indicating a characteristic of the operation area. The operation pattern includes, for example, at least one of a method of inputting operation data in the operation area or a method of detecting the operation data. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a system using augmented reality (AR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke Fujinawa, Tetsuo Ikeda, Seishi Tomonaga, Junji Otsuka, Atsushi Irie, Yugo Sato, Kenji Gotoh
  • Publication number: 20230222738
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus (500) including a control section (504) that dynamically changes each parameter related to display of a virtual object, the parameter controlling display of the virtual object on each display device according to a method of expressing an image, the method being assigned for display of the image to each of a plurality of display devices that display images related to the same virtual object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji OTSUKA, Matthew LAWRENSON, Harm CRONIE
  • Patent number: 11531431
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device that includes a control unit that sets an input auxiliary region based on an acquired sensing result of an operator and display a starting point of an input start within the input auxiliary region when the input start performed using the operator is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Gotoh, Atsushi Irie, Yugo Sato, Junji Otsuka, Tetsuo Ikeda, Seishi Tomonaga, Eisuke Fujinawa
  • Publication number: 20220137712
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of, when accepting hand-based operation inputs from a plurality of users, performing appropriate pairing of left and right hands for each user. An image of an operation surface from above is acquired, the operation surface being configured to accept a hand-based operation input from users, left and right hands of the users and arms corresponding to the respective hands are detected from the image, a base position of one of the arms is set as a benchmark position, a base position of the arm that is closest adjacent along a periphery of the operation surface is set as a reference position when the one of the arms is a left hand, and pairing of the hand of the arm at the benchmark position and the hand of the arm at the reference position is performed. The present disclosure can be applied to an information processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: YUGO SATO, ATSUSHI IRIE, KENJI GOTOH, JUNJI OTSUKA, TETSUO IKEDA, EISUKE FUJINAWA, SEISHI TOMONAGA
  • Publication number: 20220129109
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a recording medium that enable a more natural operation. On the basis of shape information of an operating body part that performs an operation on an operation surface, the shape information being acquired from a captured image, a setting unit fixes an acting region on which the operation by the operating body part acts, and sets a parameter to be used for a determination as to the operation in the acting region. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a display system that allows a user to operate a projection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: SEISHI TOMONAGA, TETSUO IKEDA, EISUKE FUJINAWA, KENJI GOTOH, ATSUSHI IRIE, JUNJI OTSUKA, YUGO SATO
  • Publication number: 20220091695
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for enabling improvement of operability in a case of performing a user operation on surfaces of various real objects. The information processing apparatus includes an operation pattern control unit configured to control an operation pattern in an operation area on a surface of a real object on the basis of information indicating a characteristic of the operation area. The operation pattern includes, for example, at least one of a method of inputting operation data in the operation area or a method of detecting the operation data. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a system using augmented reality (AR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke FUJINAWA, Tetsuo IKEDA, Seishi TOMONAGA, Junji OTSUKA, Atsushi IRIE, Yugo SATO, Kenji GOTOH
  • Publication number: 20220050550
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a control unit configured to set an input auxiliary region based on an acquired sensing result of an operator and display a starting point of an input start within the input auxiliary region when the input start performed using the operator is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: KENJI GOTOH, ATSUSHI IRIE, YUGO SATO, JUNJI OTSUKA, TETSUO IKEDA, SEISHI TOMONAGA, EISUKE FUJINAWA
  • Publication number: 20220019288
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that includes a relative velocity calculation unit that calculates, on the basis of data obtained by sensing of an operation body in chronological order, a relative velocity of a second point on the operation body with respect to a first point on the operation body, and a gesture recognition unit that recognizes a gesture of the operation body on the basis of the relative velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: ATSUSHI IRIE, KENJI GOTOH, YUGO SATO, JUNJI OTSUKA, TETSUO IKEDA, SEISHI TOMONAGA, EISUKE FUJINAWA
  • Patent number: 11216179
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit that determines an angle between at least a part of an upper limb of a user and one of a vector or a plane. The processing unit further determines whether an operation of the user is a pointing operation or a hover operation on the basis of the angle that is between at least the part of the upper limb of the user and one of the vector or the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Eisuke Fujinawa, Kosuke Yoshitomi, Masaki Handa, Junji Otsuka, Kenji Gotoh, Katsuji Miyazawa, Shoji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210181864
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that detects at least two candidate points positioned in a detected operation direction, switches the candidate points such that a predetermined candidate point is selected from the at least two candidate points, and displays at least the selected candidate point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji OTSUKA, Masaki HANDA, Kenji GOTOH, Tetsuo IKEDA, Eisuke FUJINAWA, Kosuke YOSHITOMI, Katsuji MIYAZAWA, Shoji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210107143
    Abstract: There is provided a recording medium having a program recorded thereon, the program causing a computer to function as: a learning section configured to learn an action model for deciding an action of an action body on a basis of environment information indicating a first environment, and action cost information indicating a cost when the action body takes an action in the first environment; and a decision section configured to decide the action of the action body in the first environment on a basis of the environment information and the action model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: JUNJI OTSUKA, TAMAKI KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200409547
    Abstract: [Problem] It is desired to provide a technology capable of conveniently determining the type of operation in a case where a non-contact operation is performed with a fingertip separated from an object. [Solution] Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit that determines whether an operation of a user is a pointing operation or a hover operation on the basis of an angle of at least a part of an upper limb of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: TETSUO IKEDA, EISUKE FUJINAWA, KOSUKE YOSHITOMI, MASAKI HANDA, JUNJI OTSUKA, KENJI GOTOH, KATSUJI MIYAZAWA, SHOJI WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190314983
    Abstract: There is provided a recording medium having a program recorded thereon, the program causing a computer to function as: a learning section configured to learn an action model for deciding an action of an action body on a basis of environment information indicating a first environment, and action cost information indicating a cost when the action body takes an action in the first environment; and a decision section configured to decide the action of the action body in the first environment on a basis of the environment information and the action model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: JUNJI OTSUKA, TAMAKI KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10255663
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes a storage and an image processor. The storage stores therein an input image. The image processor segments the input image into a plurality of regions by using a first convolutional neural network (CNN), generates a first image by converting pixel values of pixels in a first region included in the regions into a first value, and performs image processing on the first image by using a second CNN to generate a second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Junji Otsuka, Takuma Yamamoto, Nao Mishima
  • Publication number: 20180137605
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes a storage and an image processor. The storage stores therein an input image. The image processor segments the input image into a plurality of regions by using a first convolutional neural network (CNN), generates a first image by converting pixel values of pixels in a first region included in the regions into a first value, and performs image processing on the first image by using a second CNN to generate a second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Junji OTSUKA, Takuma YAMAMOTO, Nao MISHIMA
  • Patent number: 4795167
    Abstract: A mechanical seal in which fins for causing a positive flow of fluid to be sealed are provided on the outer periphery of a seal cover carrying a seal ring so as not to accumulate a large quantity of slurry contained in the fluid to be sealed in the neighborhood of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Eagle Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junji Otsuka