Patents by Inventor Kentaro Ida

Kentaro Ida 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: 20190258369
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that provide a mechanism with which the display location of the operation object is able to be operated with a sensation of displacing an actual object. The information processing apparatus includes: a display control unit that controls display of an operation object for a device to be operated; and a reference control unit that controls a reference of a location at which the operation object is displayed such that the operation object is able to be visually recognized, on the basis of a predetermined operation performed to the operation object by an operation subject of the device to be operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji SUZUKI, Kentaro IDA, Yousuke KAWANA, Osamu SHIGETA, Maki IMOTO, Takuya IKEDA, Naoyuki SATO, Hirotake ICHIKAWA, Masato SHIMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190243460
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism capable of reducing a burden on the user for selecting a device to be operated that the user desires to operate. [Solution] An information processing apparatus includes: a display control unit that controls display of selection objects related to devices to be operated, which have been selected through first device selection based on information from which a form of a body of an operation subject directed to the devices to be operated is estimated; and a device control unit that controls the devices to be operated, which have been selected through second device selection based on information related to a selecting operation performed by the operation subject to the selection objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: OSAMU SHIGETA, SEIJI SUZUKI, KENTARO IDA, YOUSUKE KAWANA, TAKUYA IKEDA, MAKI IMOTO
  • Patent number: 10353312
    Abstract: A toner including a toner particle having a core-shell structure that has a core formed from a resin 1 and a shell formed from a resin 2 on the surface of the core, wherein the resin 1 contains more than 50 mass % of an ester group-containing olefin-based copolymer, the ester group-containing olefin-based copolymer has a monomer unit Y1 represented by formula (1) below, and at least one type of monomer unit Y2 selected from the group consisting of monomer units represented by formula (2) and formula (3) below, the ester group concentration in the ester group-containing olefin-based copolymer is from 2 mass % to 18 mass %, and the resin 2 is an amorphous resin having a Tg value of from 50° C. to 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Kamae, Ryuji Murayama, Junichi Tamura, Hayato Ida, Takashi Hirasa
  • Publication number: 20190205580
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus that can easily find a target object on the basis of information detected in searching. [Solution] Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a provision unit configured to provide marker information obtained when a marker on a route to a destination has been read, and information regarding an image captured when the marker has been read; and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding a marker to be read next, the information being generated on the basis of the provided marker information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke KAWANA, Ryuichi SUZUKI, Kentaro IDA, Mana SASAGAWA, Kaori IKEMATSU, Itiro SHIIO
  • Publication number: 20190050111
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an output control unit that outputs a display information item about an operation object on the basis of a result of detection of a pointing operation with respect to the operation object by a user. The output control unit outputs the display information item about the operation object such that the operation object is displayed in at least either one of a first display mode and a second display mode different from the first display mode in accordance with an operating condition of the pointing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu SHIGETA, Kunihito SAWAI, Masayuki YAMADA, Kentaro IDA, Takuya IKEDA, Yousuke KAWANA, Maki IMOTO, Akane YANO
  • Publication number: 20190034155
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that can improve satisfaction with a sound of a reflective speaker. An audio visual (AV) system includes an acoustic control unit that controls an output of an output sound from a reflective speaker on the basis of a reflection position of the output sound. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an AV system using a drive-type projector and a drive-type speaker. Further, the present technology can be applied to, for example, an AV system using a drive-type projector including a reflective speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro IDA, Takuya IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190025681
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for enabling stabilization of a position of an image projected by a projector. The information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire projection area information that is information regarding a range of a projection area of a projector, and an image control unit configured to control a display image range that is a range of contents to be displayed in the projection area on the basis of the projection area information. The present technology can be applied to an audio visual (AV) system using a drive-type projector or a handy-type projector, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro IDA, Takuya IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190004599
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an image processing unit configured to perform geometric correction on a target image instructed to be displayed in a display region capable of displaying an image, on a basis of direction information indicating a direction of a user viewing the display region with respect to the display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: TAKUYA IKEDA, KENTARO IDA, YOUSUKE KAWANA, OSAMU SHIGETA, SEIJI SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10140019
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input signal generated in response to user's input operation for specifying a predetermined position in an image displayed on a display unit, and a display control unit configured to allow display of a selection image for allowing a user to select display information that is newly displayed in a region according to the position, in a superimposed manner on the image. The display control unit controls display of the display unit in such a manner that the region and the selection image do not overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sakamoto, Kentaro Ida
  • Publication number: 20180275854
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a processing unit configured to perform switching processing on a basis of a determination result as to whether or not a determination region determined on a basis of a display region which becomes a target of operation of one operation system includes a pointed position pointed in response to the operation, the switching processing being processing of switching between a display control mode for changing a position or a shape of the display region on a basis of the operation and an execution mode for executing processing corresponding to a display object within the display region on a basis of the operation, in which the display region indicates a unit when the position or the shape of the display region is changed in the display control mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: TAKUYA IKEDA, KENTARO IDA, YOUSUKE KAWANA, OSAMU SHIGETA, SEIJI SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180169524
    Abstract: [Object] To simplify a procedure of an action between users in a virtual space. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including: a display control unit configured to display an image of a virtual space in which a first user acts; an action information generation unit configured to generate action information indicating an action from the first user to a second user in the virtual space; and a light modulation control unit configured to control modulation of light for displaying the image of the virtual space according to the action information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Teppei KURITA, Tomoo MITSUNAGA, Kensei JO, Makoto SATO, Kentaro IDA, Tomoya NARITA
  • Publication number: 20170322639
    Abstract: To provide a technology capable of calculating a position of an image displayed on a screen more flexibly. Provided is an information processing device including: a first reception unit configured to receive a first signal from a first input device; a second reception unit configured to receive a second signal different from the first signal from a second input device; a calculation unit configured to calculate a position of an image to be displayed on a screen on the basis of the first or second signal; and a display control unit configured to display the image at the position. The calculation unit has a first mode in which the position of the image is calculated on the basis of the first signal and a second mode in which the position of the image is calculated on the basis of the second signal, and switches a mode from the first mode to the second mode when a user manipulation event is detected in the first mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: KENTARO IDA, KAZUYUKI YAMAMOTO, SHIN SHIROMA, KUNIHITO SAWAI
  • Publication number: 20170251162
    Abstract: [Object] To enable more advanced utilization of the captured image by utilizing the flicker component that is generated in the captured image. [Solution] There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image; a key information acquisition unit that acquires key information for extracting a light temporal modulation component included in the captured image; and a modulation component extraction unit that extracts the modulation component from the captured image on the basis of the key information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: DAISUKE ISO, TOMOO MITSUNAGA, KENSEI JO, MAKOTO SATO, KENTARO IDA, TOMOYA NARITA
  • Patent number: 9678608
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a touch panel display. The touch panel display may include one or more sensors for detecting an input operation on the touch panel display. The input operation may correspond to bending the touch panel display. The apparatus may include circuitry configured to determine a distribution pattern corresponding to sensor values and coordinates output when the input operation is detected. The circuitry may determine, based on the distribution pattern, one or more features of the bending of the touch panel display. The circuitry may execute a predetermined function or process corresponding to the features of the bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communication Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Fujii, Kentaro Ida
  • Publication number: 20170068417
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which causes a prescribed pattern to be displayed on a screen in a state where a device having a camera is arranged so that the camera faces the screen, and a position acquisition section which acquires a relative position of the camera with respect to the screen determined based on an image of the pattern captured by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: KENTARO IDA, TOMOYA NARITA, IKUO YAMANO
  • Patent number: 9473808
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which causes a prescribed pattern to be displayed on a screen in a state where a device having a camera is arranged so that the camera faces the screen, and a position acquisition section which acquires a relative position of the camera with respect to the screen determined based on an image of the pattern captured by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Ida, Tomoya Narita, Ikuo Yamano
  • Publication number: 20160299604
    Abstract: An apparatus includes circuitry configured to determine, based on an output of a sensor, that an instruction object is within a predetermined distance of a surface of a display. The circuitry may be configured to determine, based the sensor output, a grip pattern corresponding to a position of one or more of a finger and a thumb on a user's hand with respect to the display surface. The circuitry may be configured to execute a predetermined function or process based on the determined grip pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro IDA, Hiromitsu FUJII
  • Patent number: 9310925
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a touch panel display having one or more sensors for detecting an input operation on the touch panel display, the input operation corresponding to a bending operation whereby the touch panel display is bent and/or a touch operation whereby an instruction object contacts a surface of the touch panel display. The apparatus includes circuitry configured to detect, when the bending operation is detected, a presence of a stripe pattern based on sensor values output when the bending operation is detected. The circuitry determines, when the stripe pattern is detected, one or more features of the detected stripe pattern, and based on the one or more features of the detected stripe pattern, determines whether the detected stripe pattern matches a predetermined pattern stored in a memory. The circuitry executes a predetermined function or process corresponding to the predetermined pattern when the detected stripe pattern matches the predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Fujii, Kentaro Ida
  • Publication number: 20150324086
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input signal generated in response to user's input operation for specifying a predetermined position in an image displayed on a display unit, and a display control unit configured to allow display of a selection image for allowing a user to select display information that is newly displayed in a region according to the position, in a superimposed manner on the image. The display control unit controls display of the display unit in such a manner that the region and the selection image do not overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Noriaki SAKAMOTO, Kentaro IDA
  • Publication number: 20150169085
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which causes a prescribed pattern to be displayed on a screen in a state where a device having a camera is arranged so that the camera faces the screen, and a position acquisition section which acquires a relative position of the camera with respect to the screen determined based on an image of the pattern captured by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: KENTARO IDA, TOMOYA NARITA, IKUO YAMANO