Patents by Inventor Kazuto Mugura

Kazuto Mugura 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: 20200184219
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a moving body that can appropriately display content on top of a scene viewed by a user. An aspect of the present technique provides an information processing apparatus that sets a frame as a superimposition location of content in a region corresponding to a surface of an object on the basis of a movement state of a user and generates visual information for displaying the content in the region corresponding to the set frame. The present technique can be applied to an apparatus that performs AR display of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto MUGURA, Ayaka SATOH, Satoshi AKAGAWA, Shoji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200050345
    Abstract: To provide a user interface capable of efficiently accessing to information presented in the past. An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit, a control unit, and an output unit. The detection unit detects behavior of a user. The control unit determines a current interest object of the user depending on the detected behavior and sequentially generates display information including content corresponding to the determined interest object. The output unit outputs the generated display information. The control unit optimizes a display mode of the display information depending on a change in the determined interest object on a basis of content of an interest object in the past of the user outputted from the output unit and content of the current interest object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUTO MUGURA, KAZUMA TAKAHASHI, OSAMU SAKURAI, SATOSHI AKAGAWA, SHINICHI IRIYA, MAKOTO IMAMURA, GORO TAKAKI
  • Patent number: 10299003
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 9924218
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus communicable with a plurality of content viewing devices via a network, including a viewing information receiving unit for receiving viewing information of a user in the past, present, and future from each of the content viewing devices, a user viewing content management unit for managing a user viewing content DB based on the viewing information received from each of the content viewing devices and a program guide, the user viewing content DB associating, in a form of program guide, past, present, and future contents represented in the program guide and identification information of users who have viewed the past content, those who are viewing the present content, and those who will view the future content, and a viewing information transmitting unit for transmitting the extracted viewing information of another user to the requesting content viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Publication number: 20180007441
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 9788066
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 9779523
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a search unit for searching for a second content related to a first content in accordance with at least part of metadata attached to each of the first content and the second content, a generating unit for generating a three-dimensional display model, the three-dimensional display model including a first layer and a second layer, the first layer having one of a first image and a first character representing the first content arranged therewithin, and the second layer having one of a second image and a second character representing the second content arranged therewithin, and a display control unit for controlling displaying one of the first image and the first character and one of the second image and the second character using the three-dimensional display model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Kazuto Mugura, Nobuki Furue, Wataru Tajika, Takashi Kitao, Meng Ni, Takatoshi Ono, Kei Tateno, Noriyuki Yamamoto, Tomohiro Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 9565478
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Publication number: 20170013317
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 9411503
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a main unit to be held; a display unit provided on the main unit such that an information display screen is positioned on a front face thereof, to display information on the information display screen; a touch position detection unit to detect a touch position on the information display screen, and generate touch position detection data represented in terms of coordinates based on two axes intersecting at the detected touch position; and a control unit to display predetermined information on the information display screen, in the event of detecting that the touch position on the information display screen is being continually displaced from within a predetermined region on the information display screen in a predetermined first diagonal direction as to two directions following the two axes, based on the touch position detection data generated by the touch position detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Satoshi Akagawa, Satoshi Asai, Takashi Kitao, Dan Li, Kazuto Mugura, Makoto Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160080818
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Yusuke SAKAI, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 9197935
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 9143830
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 8782559
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a search unit for searching for a second content linked to a first content and a display control unit for controlling display of a search history of content search performed in accordance with one of a first image and a first character, each indicating the first content, one of a second image and a second character, each indicating the second content and link information linking the first content to the second content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Kazuto Mugura
  • Publication number: 20140149941
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a search unit for searching for a second content linked to a first content and a display control unit for controlling display of a search history of content search performed in accordance with one of a first image and a first character, each indicating the first content, one of a second image and a second character, each indicating the second content and link information linking the first content to the second content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Kazuto Mugura, Nobuki Furue, Wataru Tajika, Takashi Kitao, Meng Ni, Taskaoshi Ono, Kei Tateno, Noriyuki Yamamoto, Tomohiro Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 8510784
    Abstract: In a cooperative processing system for performing cooperative process between a portable terminal and a television terminal through a service server and a device control server, content and content information separately managed by a content server connected to the television terminal and the service server are searched based on a search condition extracted from the content or the content information reproduced and displayed by the portable terminal, and the search result of the content and the content information is seamlessly displayed on the television terminal. Consequently, the convenience of the user in content usage can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Fukuda, Kazuto Mugura, Nariaki Satoh, Ippei Tambata, Goro Takaki, Rui Yamagami
  • Patent number: 8438598
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus communicable with a plurality of content viewing devices via a network, including a viewing information receiving unit for receiving viewing information of a user in the past, present, and future from each of the content viewing devices, a user viewing content management unit for managing a user viewing content DB based on the viewing information received from each of the content viewing devices and a program guide, the user viewing content DB associating, in a form of program guide, past, present, and future contents represented in the program guide and identification information of users who have viewed the past content, those who are viewing the present content, and those who will view the future content, and a viewing information transmitting unit for transmitting the extracted viewing information of another user to the requesting content viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 8307389
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information receiving unit that receives viewing information of the users, a user-viewing-content managing unit that manages a user viewing content database, a discriminating unit that discriminates, when a viewing information request of another user is received, the other users belonging to a group identical with a group to which the user of the content viewing apparatus at the request source belongs, an information extracting unit that extracts viewing information of the discriminated other users from the user viewing content database, and a viewing-information transmitting unit that transmits the viewing information to the content viewing apparatus at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Kazuto Mugura, Tomohiro Tsunoda, Tomohiro Ishii, Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 8103963
    Abstract: There is provided a graphical user interface that is displayed within one screen of a display device. The graphical user interface includes a matrix-shaped display area that is partitioned along a first axis by types of content and partitioned along a second axis by units of time. Items of information on the content that is processed within a specified unit of time are displayed within the matrix-shaped display area, closed together along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa, Kazuto Mugura, Mayu Irimajiri, Shinji Kimura, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Takashi Kitao, Shogo Sato, Dan Li
  • Publication number: 20100013780
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a main unit to be held; a display unit provided on the main unit such that an information display screen is positioned on a front face thereof, to display information on the information display screen; a touch position detection unit to detect a touch position on the information display screen, and generate touch position detection data represented in terms of coordinates based on two axes intersecting at the detected touch position; and a control unit to display predetermined information on the information display screen, in the event of detecting that the touch position on the information display screen is being continually displaced from within a predetermined region on the information display screen in a predetermined first diagonal direction as to two directions following the two axes, based on the touch position detection data generated by the touch position detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo IKEDA, Satoshi Akagawa, Satoshi Asai, Takashi Kitao, Dan Li, Kazuto Mugura, Makoto Nishimura