Patents by Inventor Katsuyoshi Onishi

Katsuyoshi Onishi 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: 20200314850
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for continuously acquiring images of an environment in which at least one of a communication device and a communication partner for the communication device is placed; and upon the acquisition of each image, determining from among a plurality of communication standards of frequency bands of radio waves, and based on the acquired image, the communication standard to be used for communication between the communication device and the communication partner, where the communication partner is located physically away from an entertainment device which generates video and audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10721735
    Abstract: Provided are a frequency band determination device, a head-mounted display, a frequency band determination method, and a program that are capable of unprecedentedly quickly changing the frequency band used for communication in accordance with a change in an environment in which a communication device and a communication partner are placed. An image acquisition section acquires an image of an environment in which at least either an HMD or a communication partner for the HMD is placed. Based on the image acquired by the image acquisition section, a frequency band determination section determines the frequency band of radio waves used for communication between the HMD and the communication partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10623076
    Abstract: There are provided a main beam direction determining device, a main beam direction determining method, and a program each of which is capable of shortening a time required for determination of a main beam direction of a head-mounted display. A secondary candidate sector selecting portion selects a part of a plurality of primary candidates as secondary candidates in response to a posture of an HMD. A sector level sweep processing executing portion determines a main beam direction of the HMD based on communication qualities when communications by the respective secondary candidates are performed from the secondary candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Issei Chigusa, Kazuo Miura, Tatsuto Suetomi
  • Publication number: 20200112354
    Abstract: Provided are a main beam direction determining device, a main beam direction determining method, and a program which are able to shorten a time required to determine a main beam direction. A secondary candidate sector selection unit selects a second number of primary candidates or a third number of primary candidates as a secondary candidate or candidates in accordance with a communication quality of communication by an HMD, the second number being smaller than a first number, the third number being smaller than the second number. A first sector level sweep process performing unit determines one of the secondary candidate or candidates as the main beam direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Issei Chigusa, Masakazu Tanikawa, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 10546556
    Abstract: There are provided a communication path specifying device, a head mounted display, a communication path specifying method, and a program each capable of reducing a time required for specifying a communication path having high communication quality. An image acquiring unit (72) acquires an image of an environment where at least either a communication device or a communication partner of the communication device is disposed. A communication path specifying unit (74) specifies a communication path for communication between the communication device and the communication partner on the basis of the image acquired by the image acquiring unit (72), the communication path passing through reflection on a reflection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yoshio Miyazaki, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Publication number: 20190364564
    Abstract: Provided are a frequency band determination device, a head-mounted display, a frequency band determination method, and a program that are capable of unprecedentedly quickly changing the frequency band used for communication in accordance with a change in an environment in which a communication device and a communication partner are placed. An image acquisition section acquires an image of an environment in which at least either an HMD or a communication partner for the HMD is placed. Based on the image acquired by the image acquisition section, a frequency band determination section determines the frequency band of radio waves used for communication between the HMD and the communication partner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10402602
    Abstract: In a reader for an RFID tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an RFID tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the RFID tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tanikawa, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Publication number: 20180357980
    Abstract: There are provided a communication path specifying device, a head mounted display, a communication path specifying method, and a program each capable of reducing a time required for specifying a communication path having high communication quality. An image acquiring unit (72) acquires an image of an environment where at least either a communication device or a communication partner of the communication device is disposed. A communication path specifying unit (74) specifies a communication path for communication between the communication device and the communication partner on the basis of the image acquired by the image acquiring unit (72), the communication path passing through reflection on a reflection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshio MIYAZAKI, Katsuyoshi ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20180323508
    Abstract: There are provided an antenna control apparatus, a head-mounted display, an antenna control method, and a program that are capable of suppressing power consumption of the head-mounted display including a plurality of antennas. A selection unit (54) selects, as an antenna to be driven, a portion of the plurality of antennas in accordance with an attitude of the head-mounted display including the plurality of antennas. An antenna control unit (56) controls only the antenna to be driven to be driven and an antenna other than the antenna to be driven to be stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Issei Chigusa, Katsuyoshi Onishi, Kazuo Miura
  • Publication number: 20180287679
    Abstract: There are provided a main beam direction determining device, a main beam direction determining method, and a program each of which is capable of shortening a time required for determination of a main beam direction of a head-mounted display. A secondary candidate sector selecting portion selects a part of a plurality of primary candidates as secondary candidates in response to a posture of an HMD. A sector level sweep processing executing portion determines a main beam direction of the HMD based on communication qualities when communications by the respective secondary candidates are performed from the secondary candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Issei Chigusa, Kazuo Miura, Tatsuto Suetomi
  • Publication number: 20180255349
    Abstract: Provided are a communication system, a transmission apparatus, a reception apparatus, a communication system control method, and a program that permit selection of an appropriate communication path in accordance with the amount of time until data generated by the transmission apparatus is rendered available for use by the reception apparatus. A first transmission section sends encoded data to a first reception section. A second transmission section sends encoded data to a second reception section. The first transmission section has a higher maximum possible transmission rate than the second transmission section. A pre-transmission process execution section encodes data at a higher compression ratio at the time of transmission by the second transmission section than the compression ratio at the time of transmission by the first transmission section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20180129840
    Abstract: In a reader for an RFID tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an RFID tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the RFID tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tanikawa, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 9959436
    Abstract: In a reader for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an RFID tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the RFID tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tanikawa, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Publication number: 20160004894
    Abstract: In a reader for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an RFID tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the RFID tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tanikawa, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 7715189
    Abstract: A laptop-type personal computer operable on power supplied from at least one of an AC adaptor and a battery pack includes a memory card loader configured to detachably load a memory card powered by at least one of the AC adaptor and the battery pack; a cover mechanism configured to cover and uncover the memory card loader; a detector configured to detect whether the memory card loader is covered by the cover mechanism; and a controller configured to control the power supply to a memory card loaded on the memory card loader when the cover mechanism uncovers the memory card loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiko Iida, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Publication number: 20070121284
    Abstract: A laptop-type personal computer operable on power supplied from at least one of an AC adaptor and a battery pack includes a memory card loader configured to detachably load a memory card powered by at least one of the AC adaptor and the battery pack; a cover mechanism configured to cover and uncover the memory card loader; a detector configured to detect whether the memory card loader is covered by the cover mechanism; and a controller configured to control the power supply to a memory card loaded on the memory card loader when the cover mechanism uncovers the memory card loader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiko Iida, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 7170455
    Abstract: An attachment structure for an antenna which assures a good performance of the antenna and an electronic apparatus which can be miniaturized while assuring a good performance of an antenna are disclosed. The includes a display block capable of displaying various display screens thereon, and an attachment base made of a metal and having the display block attached thereto. The attachment base is positioned at least on the rear face side of the display block. The electronic apparatus further includes an antenna for performing radio communication therethrough. Each of the attachment base and the antenna has a positioning element provided thereon such that the positioning element of the antenna is positioned on and with respect to the positioning element of the attachment base to attach the antenna to the attachment base positioned on the rear face side of the display block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomi Ozaki, Katsuyoshi Onishi, Hiroki Tamai
  • Publication number: 20050237262
    Abstract: An attachment structure for an antenna which assures a good performance of the antenna and an electronic apparatus which can be miniaturized while assuring a good performance of an antenna are disclosed. The includes a display block capable of displaying various display screens thereon, and an attachment base made of a metal and having the display block attached thereto. The attachment base is positioned at least on the rear face side of the display block. The electronic apparatus further includes an antenna for performing radio communication therethrough. Each of the attachment base and the antenna has a positioning element provided thereon such that the positioning element of the antenna is positioned on and with respect to the positioning element of the attachment base to attach the antenna to the attachment base positioned on the rear face side of the display block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomi Ozaki, Katsuyoshi Onishi, Hiroki Tamai
  • Patent number: 5581278
    Abstract: A display control system provided between a computer and a display device includes a plurality of display control LSI's for data transfer and also displays image data stored in a plurality of image memories having planes on the display device by controlling plane groups which include one or more planes. Each display control LSI includes an enable generator for generating a synchronization enabling signal in accordance with LSI designation information and an input/output buffer for outputting a synchronization signal in response to the enabling signal. A synchronization signal from one of the plurality of display control LSI's designated by the LSI designation information is supplied to the plurality of display control LSI's inclusive of the designated display control LSI through a signal line to allow the plurality of display control LSI's to operate with each other, thereby making it possible to produce and display data to be simultaneously on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Sugai, Hisaaki Shibata, Kazuko Ito, Ken Watanabe, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 5434863
    Abstract: An internetworking apparatus which handles a scale of a network flexibly without degrading high speed operation. A router manager and a plurality of routing accelerator modules for performing routing are connected to one another through a high speed bus, and a plurality of communication ports are connected to the respective routing accelerators independently of one another. The plurality of routing accelerators can perform the routing for reception data packet at high speed. If more routing accelerators are provided, the disposal to the networks having a small scale to a large scale can be readily realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Naoya Ikeda, Osamu Takada, Toshiaki Koyama, Hiromichi Enomoto