Patents by Inventor Katsuya Shirai

Katsuya Shirai 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: 20200162415
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Cororation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10587567
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10518161
    Abstract: A sound-output-control device including an acquisition unit which acquires an anaerobic threshold, a reception unit which receives an input about exercise intensity, a calculation unit which calculates a value indicating a target heart rate of a user on the basis of the acquired anaerobic threshold and the received exercise-intensity input, a detection unit which detects a value indicating the current tempo of a physical exercise done by the user, and a control unit that controls a sound output on the basis of a result of a comparison of the target heart-rate value calculated by the calculation unit and the current physical-exercise-tempo value detected by the detection unit, so as to lead a heart rate of the user so that the heart rate of the user attains the target heart rate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Makoto Inoue, Akane Sano
  • Patent number: 10493461
    Abstract: In a discharge portion liner attachment structure for a vertical shredder including a sweeper supported below a rotor in such a manner as to be coaxial with a rotation shaft, a discharge ring disposed on a circumference portion of the sweeper, and a discharge portion through which a shredding target object that has been swept out through an opening formed on a circumference wall of the discharge ring by a sweeping operation performed by the sweeper is discharged to outside, discharge portion liners are attached in such a manner as to protrude from a side of the discharge portion to a side of the discharge ring in such a manner as to cover edge portions of ones of the discharge ring liners on a side of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KUBOTA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Shirai, Katsuya Shibata
  • Patent number: 10384210
    Abstract: A breaker liner attachment structure for a vertical shredder including a rotor, a cylindrical shell, and a breaker, includes: a void that has an opening on an upper side and formed in an area between breaker liners in the breaker; and bolt insertion holes formed to extend from inner walls of the void to side surfaces of the breaker. Bolts are inserted into the bolt insertion holes via attachment holes formed in the breaker liners. The bolts are fastened with nuts from a side of the inner walls of the void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KUBOTA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Shirai, Katsuya Shibata
  • Publication number: 20190238496
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10291577
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9675866
    Abstract: A movement supporting method includes the following steps: detecting a movement tempo of a user; determining whether a movement tempo detection value is within a target range; and outputting a warning when the movement tempo detection value is out of the target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Hirofumi Tamori, Susumu Takatsuka, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Katsuya Shirai, Motoyuki Takai, Kenichi Makino, Takatoshi Nakamura, Akihiro Komori, Akane Sano, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9596581
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20170034679
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20160227389
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9338644
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9326130
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20150106450
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20150058732
    Abstract: A content playback apparatus includes: a display section that displays a plurality of indicators associated with a plurality of pieces of content, and a specifier to be used to specify one of the indicators; a playback section that plays back the piece of content associated with the indicator specified by the specifier; a switch section that switches, in accordance with a user's operation, what the specifier specifies to new the indicator; and a playback control section that controls the playback section such that if the user's operation switches, while the piece of content associated with the indicator specified by the specifier is played, what the specifier specifies to next the indicator and the user's subsequent operation switches, within a predetermined period of time from when the previous switch is completed, what the specifier specifies to subsequent the indicator, the playback section keeps playing back the piece of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Takatoshi NAKAMURA, Yuichi ABE, Yoichiro SAKO, Masamichi ASUKAI, Mitsuru TAKEHARA, Katsuya SHIRAI, Toru SASAKI, Toshiro TERAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140369522
    Abstract: A sound-output-control device including an acquisition unit which acquires an anaerobic threshold, a reception unit which receives an input about exercise intensity, a calculation unit which calculates a value indicating a target heart rate of a user on the basis of the acquired anaerobic threshold and the received exercise-intensity input, a detection unit which detects a value indicating the current tempo of a physical exercise done by the user, and a control unit that controls a sound output on the basis of a result of a comparison of the target heart-rate value calculated by the calculation unit and the current physical-exercise-tempo value detected by the detection unit, so as to lead a heart rate of the user so that the heart rate of the user attains the target heart rate is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Makoto Inoue, Akane Sano
  • Patent number: 8858453
    Abstract: A sound-output-control device including an acquisition unit which acquires an anaerobic threshold, a reception unit which receives an input about exercise intensity, a calculation unit which calculates a value indicating a target heart rate of a user on the basis of the acquired anaerobic threshold and the received exercise-intensity input, a detection unit which detects a value indicating the current tempo of a physical exercise done by the user, and a control unit that controls a sound output on the basis of a result of a comparison of the target heart-rate value calculated by the calculation unit and the current physical-exercise-tempo value detected by the detection unit, so as to lead a heart rate of the user so that the heart rate of the user attains the target heart rate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Makoto Inoue, Akane Sano
  • Patent number: 8861930
    Abstract: A content playback apparatus includes: a display section that displays a plurality of indicators associated with a plurality of pieces of content, and a specifier to be used to specify one of the indicators; a playback section that plays back the piece of content associated with the indicator specified by the specifier; a switch section that switches, in accordance with a user's operation, what the specifier specifies to new the indicator; and a playback control section that controls the playback section such that if the user's operation switches, while the piece of content associated with the indicator specified by the specifier is played, what the specifier specifies to next the indicator and the user's subsequent operation switches, within a predetermined period of time from when the previous switch is completed, what the specifier specifies to subsequent the indicator, the playback section keeps playing back the piece of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nakamura, Yuichi Abe, Yoichiro Sako, Masamichi Asukai, Mitsuru Takehara, Katsuya Shirai, Toru Sasaki, Toshiro Terauchi
  • Patent number: RE46481
    Abstract: A content reproducing apparatus is disclosed which includes: a sensor; a discrimination circuit configured to discriminate whether a movement of a user is a first movement or a second movement based on a detection output from the sensor; a storage configured to store contents; a reproduction circuit configured to reproduce the contents; and a control circuit configured to supply the reproduction circuit with contents retrieved from the storage in accordance with a discrimination output from the discrimination circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Kenichi Makino, Akane Sano, Katsuya Shirai, Motoyuki Takai, Makoto Inoue
  • Patent number: RE47948
    Abstract: By allowing the movement of a user to affect the playback of content, the entertainment characteristic or uplifting spirits derived from content playback itself can be enhanced. The timing at which the user places his/her foot on the ground while walking or the timing at which the user shakes or changes from swinging in one direction to swinging to another direction is detected. Then, content, such as a music piece or moving pictures, is played back by allowing the timing of beats or bars of the music piece or the timing of scene changes or cut changes of the moving pictures to be synchronized with the timing of the movement of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Motoyuki Takai, Toshiro Terauchi, Yoichiro Sako, Yasushi Miyajima, Kosei Yamashita, Makoto Inoue, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Kenichi Makino