Patents by Inventor Kenta Kawamoto

Kenta Kawamoto 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: 20210124956
    Abstract: The object is to provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of appropriately handling a difference between detection results of sensors. The solution is an information processing apparatus including: a detection section configured to detect first information regarding a mobile object; an acquisition section configured to acquire second information regarding the mobile object, the second information being detected by an external apparatus; and a control section configured to control processing based on a comparison result of the first information and the second information detected for the same mobile object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo TAKAMATSU, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Naoki IDE, Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210078166
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta KAWAMOTO, Yoshiaki IWAI, Satoru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210072752
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10906531
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device that enables to perform parking according to a desired parking method, and relates to an information processing method, and a program. For respective modes corresponding to parking methods of automatic parking that automatically parks a vehicle, the information processing device calculates respective required times until the automatic parking is completed, and controls displaying of the respective required times corresponding to the modes, thereby enabling to perform desired parking according to the required time until the automatic parking is completed. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an automatic parking system that is incorporated as a part of an automatic driving system with which a vehicle capable of performing automatic driving is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Fujita, Kenta Kawamoto, Shinji Igarashi, Atsushi Noda
  • Patent number: 10891495
    Abstract: The object is to provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of appropriately handling a difference between detection results of sensors. The solution is an information processing apparatus including: a detection section configured to detect first information regarding a mobile object; an acquisition section configured to acquire second information regarding the mobile object, the second information being detected by an external apparatus; and a control section configured to control processing based on a comparison result of the first information and the second information detected for the same mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Takamatsu, Kenta Kawamoto, Naoki Ide, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10890884
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. The system includes a communications interface that exchanges information with the autonomous robot. A user interface displays a scene of a location in which the autonomous robot is positioned, and also receives an indication of a user selection of a user selected area within the scene. The communications interface transmits an indication of said user selected area to the autonomous robot for further processing of the area by said autonomous robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10863096
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200379462
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driving control apparatus, a driving control method, and a program that can resolve a conflict between a deliberate action and a reflex action during determination of a next action in autonomous driving. During autonomous driving, a reflex action is determined as a simplified action on the basis of detection results detected by a variety of sensors provided in a vehicle, and a deliberate action ranked higher than a reflex action is determined through elaborate processing. A plurality of resolution modes are made available to deal with a possible conflict between the reflex action and the deliberate action, and by which of the resolution modes the conflict is resolved is specified in advance so that the conflict is resolved by the specified resolution mode. The present disclosure is applicable to motor vehicles that drive autonomously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10843337
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10827230
    Abstract: To propose an information processing apparatus and information processing method and program capable of allowing users to share their viewpoints or lines of sight in a situation where a plurality of users share content for which the users can move their viewpoints or line-of-sight directions. Provided is an information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire line-of-sight information indicating a first user's line of sight detected in response to presentation of a content; and a management unit configured to associate the acquired line-of-sight information with the content as control information for controlling the presentation of the content to a second user different from the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Shimura, Kenta Kawamoto, Asako Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10782687
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driving control apparatus, a driving control method, and a program that can resolve a conflict between a deliberate action and a reflex action during determination of a next action in autonomous driving. During autonomous driving, a reflex action is determined as a simplified action on the basis of detection results detected by a variety of sensors provided in a vehicle, and a deliberate action ranked higher than a reflex action is determined through elaborate processing. A plurality of resolution modes are made available to deal with a possible conflict between the reflex action and the deliberate action, and by which of the resolution modes the conflict is resolved is specified in advance so that the conflict is resolved by the specified resolution mode. The present disclosure is applicable to motor vehicles that drive autonomously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10768617
    Abstract: Provided is a drive assistance device for assisting driving of a vehicle by using an automatic driving function. Assuming various conditions of the driver, a plurality of notification timings to notify of switching from an automatic driving mode to a manual driving mode is set. Notifying a driver who is drowsing at a notification timing of long premature time allows the driver to have sufficient time margin to be ready for manual driving and to shift to driving action more safely. A driver who is reading a book or operating a smartphone is expected to be able to shift to driving action immediately after a notification, and thus it is sufficient to notify at a notification timing of short premature time, which can reduce inconvenience for the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Igarashi, Naoki Ide, Kenta Kawamoto, Takuya Fujita, Takashi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10719950
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that provides screen information to be displayed on an image display apparatus that is worn by a user on the head or face and used for viewing an image. On the basis of an image of a head mount display (HMD) captured by a camera mounted on an information terminal, the mutual positional relationship and posture between the HMD and the information terminal are grasped, and screen information transmitted from the information terminal is superimposed and displayed in a contents reproducing screen of the HMD being viewed with an appropriate posture at an appropriate position on the reproducing screen. Since only the information terminal is present with the same position and posture as in the real world in the contents reproducing screen, a user can perform a screen operation of the information terminal with the HMD on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10717189
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on as display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10699569
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of efficiently using information regarding a user evaluation of a target vehicle. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: a recognition section configured to automatically recognize information of a target vehicle from environment information of a user; an acquisition section configured to acquire a user evaluation of the recognized target vehicle; and a generation section configured to generate information for issuing a notification of the acquired user evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Kenta Kawamoto, Naoki Ide, Shingo Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 10692300
    Abstract: A wide angle image to be displayed on a screen fixed on the head or the face of a user is processed. When a display view angle reaches a boundary of an original wide angle image 701, an indicator 703 indicating reaching the boundary is added to a free viewpoint image 702. The indicator 703 is a part of the free viewpoint image 702 which is in contact with a boundary 704 of the wide angle image 701 or protrudes from the boundary 704 and is displayed as a black-painted frame. By observing such the indicator 703, the user can intuitively understand that the display area reaches the limit of the wide angle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichiro Koyama
  • Patent number: 10663736
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided with a frame 20 that is mounted to the head portion of an observer 10, and an image display device 20 which is attached to the frame 20, an image display device 30 is provided with an image forming device 40, an optical system 50 that guides an image from the image forming device 40 to a pupil of an observer, and a support member 601 that supports the image forming device 40. When a direction of the support member 601 that corresponds to a first direction of an image is set as an X direction, and a direction of the support member 601 that corresponds to a second direction of the image, which is different from the first direction, is set as a Y direction, a support surface 61 of the support member 60 that supports the image forming device 40 is curved along the X direction and/or the Y direction, and therefore, the image forming device 40 is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Shin Hasegawa, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10602068
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10564424
    Abstract: An image display device including: an image formation device; and an optical system that brings an image from the image formation device to an eyeball of an observer. 0 (degrees)??2<?1?25 is satisfied where an image-formation-device first strike point is where an extended line of an optical axis of the optical system intersects with an image exit surface of the image formation device, a first normal line is normal to the image exit surface of the image formation device passing through the first strike point, an image-formation-device second strike point is where an extended line of a pupil center line of the eyeball of the observer intersects with the image exit surface of the image formation device, a second normal line is normal to the image exit surface of the image formation device passing through the second strike point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20200045233
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO