Patents by Inventor Kohtaro Sabe

Kohtaro Sabe 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: 20190037141
    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: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10104297
    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: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180273201
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device which enables a flight vehicle device to obtain a highly precise image. [Solution] Provided is the control device including an illuminating control unit configured to adjust a light amount of an illuminating device according to an inclination of a body of a flight vehicle device that has an imaging device configured to photograph a photographing target and the illuminating device configured to illuminate the photographing target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Kayoko Tanaka, Kousuke Suzuki, Masaaki Masuda, Takekazu Kakinuma, Kazunori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180259652
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system including: a plurality of survey markers each including a GNSS reception unit that receives a signal from a GNSS satellite; a first position measurement unit that measures a ground position of at least one survey marker on the basis of the signals received by the plurality of survey markers; and a processing unit that detects the survey marker from a captured image captured by a UAV and including the survey marker, and associates a position of the detected survey marker in the captured image with the ground position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Aerosense Inc.
    Inventors: Satoru SHIMIZU, Kohtaro SABE, Tomohiro MAESHIRO, Kousuke SUZUKI, Sho MURAKOSHI
  • Patent number: 10049325
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a learning part performing learning of a model of an environment in which an agent performs action, using an observed value observed in the agent when the agent capable of action performs action, an action determining part determining action to be performed by the agent, based on the model, and a user instruction output part outputting instruction information representing an instruction from a user according to the instruction from the user, wherein the action determining part determines the action performed by the agent according to the instruction information when there is an instruction from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Shimomura, Kenta Kawamoto, Kohtaro Sabe
  • Patent number: 10011371
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device which enables a flight vehicle device to obtain a highly precise image. [Solution] Provided is the control device including an illuminating control unit configured to adjust a light amount of an illuminating device according to an inclination of a body of a flight vehicle device that has an imaging device configured to photograph a photographing target and the illuminating device configured to illuminate the photographing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Kayoko Tanaka, Kousuke Suzuki, Masaaki Masuda, Takekazu Kakinuma, Kazunori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9898442
    Abstract: A data processing device includes: a data obtaining section obtaining time series data on a total value of current consumed by a plurality of electric apparatuses; and a parameter estimating section obtaining a model parameter when states of operation of the plurality of electric apparatuses are modeled by a factorial HMM on a basis of the obtained time series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hidai, Kohtaro Sabe, Takashi Hasuo, Naoki Ide
  • Publication number: 20170324907
    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: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170308088
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes at least one imaging device attached to a vehicle and that captures multiple images, and a control circuit that generates a composite image from the multiple images and displays the composite image on a display unit. The vehicle is operated according to a user operation on a portion of the display unit on which the composite image is being displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Peter Duerr
  • Publication number: 20170292841
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to more favorably estimate the position of a flight vehicle. [Solution] Provided is a device including: an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle; and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: KOHTARO SABE, HARUTO TAKEDA, PETER DUERR, SATORU SHIMIZU, TSUTOMU SAWADA, KOUSUKE SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170283088
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device which enables a flight vehicle device to obtain a highly precise image. [Solution] Provided is the control device including an illuminating control unit configured to adjust a light amount of an illuminating device according to an inclination of a body of a flight vehicle device that has an imaging device configured to photograph a photographing target and the illuminating device configured to illuminate the photographing target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Kayoko Tanaka, Kousuke Suzuki, Masaaki Masuda, Takekazu Kakinuma, kazunori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9767415
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and programs for monitoring electrical devices. A method for monitoring an electrical device may include obtaining data representing a sum of electrical signals of electrical devices; processing the data with a Factorial Hidden Markov Model (FHMM) to produce an estimate of an electrical signal of a first of the electrical devices; and outputting the estimate of the electrical signal of the first electrical device. The FHMM may have a factor corresponding to the first electrical device. The factor may have three or more states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Informetis Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ito, Kohtaro Sabe
  • Patent number: 9749540
    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: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20170169582
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a novel and improved information processing device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including an imaging position information acquisition unit configured to acquire imaging position information at a time when a structure is imaged which is acquired by an imaging device configured to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of certain flight information, and a damage data generating unit configured to use a captured image of the structure imaged by the imaging device and the imaging position information and to generate data related to damage of the structure including position information of damage of the structure included in the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Peter Duerr, Miki Shibuya, Hironari Mizumura
  • Patent number: 9589082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a data processing device, a data processing method, and a program which enable prediction to be performed even when there is a gap in the current location data to be obtained in real time. A learning main processor 23 represents movement history data serving as data for learning, as a probability model which represents a user's activity, and obtains a parameter thereof. A prediction main processor 33 uses the probability model obtained by learning to estimate a user's current location from movement history data to be obtained in real time. In the event that there is a data missing portion included in movement history data to be obtained in real time, the prediction main processor 33 generates the data missing portion thereof by interpolation processing, and estimates state nose series corresponding to the interpolated data for prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Ide, Masato Ito, Kohtaro Sabe
  • Publication number: 20170010615
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is a control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Miki Shibuya, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Masaomi Nabeta, Takekazu Kakinuma, Hironari Mizumura
  • Patent number: 9390069
    Abstract: A data processing device includes: a data obtaining section obtaining time series data on a total value of current consumed by a plurality of electric apparatuses; and a parameter estimating section obtaining a model parameter when states of operation of the plurality of electric apparatuses are modeled by a factorial HMM on a basis of the obtained time series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: INFORMETIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Hidai, Kohtaro Sabe, Takashi Hasuo, Naoki Ide
  • Patent number: 9361590
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a manipulation model learning unit configured to learn a manipulation model regarding manipulation of a first object by a second object, by use of an actual image that is an actually observed image including the first object and the second object, the manipulation model associating a position and a change in state of the second object, when a state of the second object changes at a position in an object reference coordinate system with the first object regarded as a reference, with a change in state of the first object caused by the change in state of the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kuniaki Noda, Kenta Kawamoto, Peter Duerr, Kohtaro Sabe
  • Patent number: 9336610
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a face detection unit that detects a face area from a target image, a feature point detection unit that detects a feature point of the detected face area, a determination unit that determines an attention area that is an area to which attention is paid in the face area based on the detected feature point, a reference color extraction unit that extracts a reference color that is color setting obtained from the target image in the determined attention area, an adjustment unit that adjusts the extracted reference color to a color setting for a modified image generated from the target image as a base, and a generation unit that generates the modified image from the target image by drawing the attention area using the color setting for the modified image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohashi, Kohtaro Sabe
  • Patent number: RE46186
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: model learning means for self-organizing, on the basis of a state transition model having a state and state transition to be learned by using time series data as data in time series, an internal state from an observation signal obtained by a sensor; and controller learning means for performing learning for allocating a controller, which outputs an action, to each of transitions of a state or each of transition destination states in the state transition model indicating the internal state self-organized by the model learning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Katsuki Minamino, Kenta Kawamoto, Hirotaka Suzuki, Kenichi Hidai