Patents by Inventor Ken Miyashita

Ken Miyashita 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: 10684751
    Abstract: A display method including the steps of displaying document data and/or content data including a plurality of objects, controlling an arrangement position of a translucent focus area on a display unit, where the focus area is provided to make the object enter a selection state, detecting a position on the display unit, where a user contacts the display unit at the position, and moving the focus area as the contact position is moved when the detected arrangement position of the focus area is approximately equivalent to the detected contact position is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Miyashita, Tatsushi Nashida, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10648815
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a movement data acquiring unit that acquires pieces of movement data including positional information for movement and time at which the positional information is acquired, a movement data analyzing unit that analyzes a velocity for movement on a specific route on the basis of the pieces of movement data, and a route dividing unit that divides the specific route on the basis of a result obtained by analyzing the velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Tanaka, Ken Miyashita, Jun Kimura, Osamu Ooba
  • Publication number: 20200073525
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating member with respect to the edge. The method still further comprises moving, if the edge is not in the location, the object in an object direction corresponding to the detected movement; and modifying, if the edge is in the location, the image in response to the detected movement, the modified image comprising the edge in the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke MIYAZAWA, Tetsuo IKEDA, Fuminori HOMMA, Reiko MIYAZAKI, Ken MIYASHITA, Shoichiro MORIYA
  • Patent number: 10572003
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to perform a process of generating preparation information on the basis of first output information regarding a first target acquired from a sensor that senses a predetermined range of an actual space and second output information regarding a second target acquired from a device carried by a user. The preparation information is used to generate operation information on the basis of third output information acquired from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Okubo, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10540002
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to perform a process of generating preparation information on the basis of first output information regarding a first target acquired from a sensor that senses a predetermined range of an actual space and second output information regarding a second target acquired from a device carried by a user. The preparation information is used to generate operation information on the basis of third output information acquired from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Okubo, Ken Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20200019278
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is used for processing a first image projected toward a target. The apparatus includes a processing unit for detecting that an object exists between a projector unit and the target, wherein when an object exists between the projector unit and the target, the apparatus determines an area of the object and generates a modified first image, based on the area of the object, for projection toward the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Ikuo Yamano, Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10514840
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating member with respect to the edge. The method still further comprises moving, if the edge is not in the location, the object in an object direction corresponding to the detected movement; and modifying, if the edge is in the location, the image in response to the detected movement, the modified image comprising the edge in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Tetsuo Ikeda, Fuminori Homma, Reiko Miyazaki, Ken Miyashita, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 10504706
    Abstract: A sputtering target which is made of an alumina sintered body having a purity of not less than 99.99% by mass %, a relative density of not less than 98%, and an average grain size of less than 5 ?m or is made of an alumina sintered body having a purity of not less than 99.999% by mass % and a relative density of not less than 98%. A sputtered film having an excellent insulation resistance and an excellent homogeneity can be obtained by using the sputtering target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Okamoto, Tadahisa Arahori, Akishige Sato, Sachio Miyashita, Eiji Kusano, Muneaki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20190340790
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus including a memory storing instructions, and a control unit configured to execute the instructions to detect an image of an object of interest within an image of real space, detect an orientation of the real space object image with respect to a real space user perspective, generate a modified image comprising an image of a modified object, corresponding to the real space object, such that an orientation of the modified object image corresponds to a desired user perspective, and display the modified image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi KASAHARA, Ken MIYASHITA
  • Patent number: 10459578
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is used for processing a first image projected toward a target. The apparatus includes a processing unit for detecting that an object exists between a projector unit and the target, wherein when an object exists between the projector unit and the target, the apparatus determines an area of the object and generates a modified first image, based on the area of the object, for projection toward the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Ikuo Yamano, Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190310771
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display section which displays, as a first layout state, an object group including a plurality of objects arranged in a first direction, a detection section which detects an operation input that is input to the display section, and a control section which, when the detection section detects an operation input in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, changes the first layout state into a second layout state in which tire respective objects constituting the object group which has been selected are spread and pieces of information associated with the plurality of objects, respectively, are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken MIYASHITA
  • Publication number: 20190265782
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to perform a process of generating preparation information on the basis of first output information regarding a first target acquired from a sensor that senses a predetermined range of an actual space and second output information regarding a second target acquired from a device carried by a user. The preparation information is used to generate operation information on the basis of third output information acquired from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: KIYOSHI YOSHIKAWA, ATSUSHI OKUBO, KEN MIYASHITA
  • Patent number: 10379736
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display section which displays, as a first layout state, an object group including a plurality of objects arranged in a first direction, a detection section which detects an operation input that is input to the display section, and a control section which, when the detection section detects an operation input in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, changes the first layout state into a second layout state in which the respective objects constituting the object group which has been selected are spread and pieces of information associated with the plurality of objects, respectively, are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10359837
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to perform a process of generating preparation information on the basis of first output information regarding a first target acquired from a sensor that senses a predetermined range of an actual space and second output information regarding a second target acquired from a device carried by a user. The preparation information is used to generate operation information on the basis of third output information acquired from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Okubo, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10360696
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus including a memory storing instructions, and a control unit configured to execute the instructions to detect an image of an object of interest within an image of real space, detect an orientation of the real space object image with respect to a real space user perspective, generate a modified image comprising an image of a modified object, corresponding to the real space object, such that an orientation of the modified object image corresponds to a desired user perspective, and display the modified image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20190209027
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus which is capable of encouraging behaviors that have an effect appropriate for the body of a measured person in accordance with the physical condition of the measured person. The information processing apparatus includes: a comparing section configured to perform a comparison using a blood flow velocity of a measured person in a predetermined state and a blood flow velocity of the measured person in a state other than the predetermined state; and an information presenting section configured to present information corresponding to a comparison result of the comparing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken MIYASHITA, Yoshihiro WAKITA, Ersin ALTINTAS, Yohei KAWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10339955
    Abstract: An information processing system that reads a current playback time of content reproduced by an output device; controls a display to display subtitle information corresponding to the content reproduced by the output device; acquires feature information corresponding to an attribute of the content based on the read current playback time of the content; and controls the display to apply a predetermined effect corresponding to the displayed subtitle information based on the acquired feature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuminori Homma, Yasushi Okumura, Ken Miyashita, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 10332519
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured to determine a position of a mouth of a user that is distinguishable among a plurality of people, and control an acquisition condition for collecting a sound based on the determined position of the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Okubo, Ken Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20190183358
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of obtaining accurate blood flow information while suppressing power consumption. The information processing apparatus includes: an estimation unit configured to estimate another kind of blood flow information associated with one kind of blood flow information from the one kind of blood flow information obtained through blood flow measurement on the basis of relation information indicating a relation between the two different kinds of blood flow information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro WAKITA, Ken MIYASHITA, Atsushi OKUBO, Yohei KAWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10229669
    Abstract: There is provided a speech processing apparatus including: a data obtaining unit which obtains music progression data defining a property of one or more time points or one or more time periods along progression of music; a determining unit which determines an output time point at which a speech is to be output during reproducing the music by utilizing the music progression data obtained by the data obtaining unit; and an audio output unit which outputs the speech at the output time point determined by the determining unit during reproducing the music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Ken Miyashita, Tatsushi Nashida