Patents by Inventor Kosei Yamashita

Kosei Yamashita 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: 20210000389
    Abstract: An information processing system includes processing circuitry that is configured to receive input data from a shock sensor which outputs data based on a shock on the shock sensor, and identify a target segment of time-series data that is output from a motion sensor that senses a motion of an object. The target segment includes a pre-shock portion that occurs before the shock event and a post-shock portion that occurs after the shock event, the shock event is recognized based on the data from the shock sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki MATSUNAGA, Kosei YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 10850176
    Abstract: To detect a motion of a hitting tool more precisely by a sensor, provided is a sensor device including: a base member configured to be mounted on a hitting tool via a fitting structure; a substrate joined to the base member; a sensor disposed on the substrate and configured to detect a motion of the hitting tool delivered via the base member and the substrate; a communication unit configured to transmit a detection result of the motion of the hitting tool to an external device; and an exterior member configured to cover the sensor and the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Oguchi, Toshiki Hashida, Kosei Yamashita, Hideyuki Matsunaga, Shinji Yamamura, Tatsuhiro Obara
  • Patent number: 10791968
    Abstract: An information processing system inclines processing circuitry that is configured to receive input data from a shock sensor which outputs data based on a shock on the shock sensor, and identify a target segment of time-series data that is output from a motion sensor that senses a motion of an object. The target segment includes a pre-shock portion that occurs before the shock event and a post-shock portion that occurs after the shock event, the shock event is recognized based on the data from the shock sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10769796
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to more accurately specify a type of event that is defined based on the sensor information and corresponds to the action of the user, the information processing apparatus including: a data acquiring section configured to acquire sensing data generated due to an action of a target; and an event specifying section configured to specify an event corresponding to the action based on a pattern shown in the sensing data and a context of the action. Provided is an information processing method, including: sensing an action of a target; transmitting sensing data acquired by the sensing; and performing, by a processor of an information processing apparatus that receives the sensing data, a process of specifying an event corresponding to the action based on a pattern shown in the sensing data and a context of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200074160
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a control unit to generate play event information based on a determination whether detected behavior of a user is a predetermined play event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200041877
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a technology capable of accurately controlling posture of an object to be held. [Solving Means] A posture control apparatus according to the present technology includes a control unit. The control unit determines, on the basis of a static acceleration component, a gravity direction in a holding apparatus holding an object to be held, the static acceleration component being computed on the basis of a first acceleration detection signal and a second acceleration detection signal, the first acceleration detection signal being acquired by detecting a dynamic acceleration component acting on the holding apparatus, the second acceleration detection signal being acquired by detecting the dynamic acceleration component and the static acceleration component acting on the holding apparatus, and controls, by controlling posture of the holding apparatus on the basis of the gravity direction, posture of the object to be held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Sho MURAKOSHI, Hidetoshi KABASAWA, Tomohiro MATSUMOTO, Masahiro SEGAMI, Kosei YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200016464
    Abstract: Provided is an analysis apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires vibration data showing a vibration generated in a first object by having a second object come into contact with a first position on the first object, a first analysis processing unit that specifies the first position by comparing a vibration characteristic shown by the vibration data, and a vibration characteristic defined for each position where the second object may come into contact with the first object, and a second analysis processing unit that estimates a velocity after the contact of the second object based on a velocity of the first object and the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEYUKI MATSUNAGA, KOSEI YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200004944
    Abstract: Provided is a user authentication method including reproducing sound data of which a sound source in a first position of a space around a user is virtually localized using a Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) of the user toward the user, acquiring a second position of the space around the user, the second position being estimated by the user who has listened to the reproduced sound data as a position of the sound source; and authenticating the user according to a coincidence between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: KOSEI YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20190391598
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a technology capable of accurately controlling an attitude of a flying object. [Solving Means] An attitude control device according to the technology includes a control unit. The control unit determines a gravity direction in a flying object on the basis of static acceleration components computed on the basis of a first acceleration detection signal obtained by detecting dynamic acceleration components acting on the flying object and a second acceleration detection signal obtained by detecting the dynamic acceleration components and the static acceleration components acting on the flying object, and controls an attitude of the flying object on the basis of the gravity direction. [Selected Drawing] FIG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sho MURAKOSHI, Hidetoshi KABASAWA, Tomohiro MATSUMOTO, Masahiro SEGAMI, Kosei YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 10508908
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor device including a sensor configured to output a vibration datum by detecting a change in a state of a vibration in a first object when a second object touches the first object, a holding section configured to hold, at a portion of the first object which is different from a portion where the second object touches, the sensor in a state where the vibration in the first object is transmitted, and a communication section configured to transmit the single vibration datum detected by the sensor to an analyzing device which identifies a touch position where the second object touches the first object by analyzing the vibration datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kosei Yamashita, Hideyuki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10463944
    Abstract: There is provided a sensor device capable of operating and reducing electric power consumption effectively, in response to sensing data of a state of the hitting tool used by the user, the sensor device including: a sensor unit configured to directly or indirectly detect sensing data indicating a motion and an orientation of a hitting tool, a communication unit configured to transmit the sensing data detected by the sensor unit to an external device, and a control unit configured to control operation of the sensor unit and the communication unit. The control unit or the sensor unit changes at least one of the sensor unit and the control unit to an electric power saving mode, upon detecting that the hitting tool has a specific orientation for a certain amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Fukasawa, Hideyuki Matsunaga, Takaomi Kimura, Ryo Mukaiyama, Kosei Yamashita, Renji Tamura
  • Publication number: 20190331983
    Abstract: [Object] Provided are a camera control device and an imaging device capable of improving camera shake correction accuracy. [Solving Means] A camera control device according to an aspect of the present technology includes a control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: HIDETOSHI KABASAWA, KOSEI YAMASHITA, SHO MURAKOSHI, TOMOHIRO MATSUMOTO, MASAHIRO SEGAMI
  • Patent number: 10460157
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a control unit to generate play event information based on a determination whether detected behavior of a user is a predetermined play event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10445480
    Abstract: Provided is a user authentication method including reproducing sound data of which a sound source in a first position of a space around a user is virtually localized using a Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) of the user toward the user, acquiring a second position of the space around the user, the second position being estimated by the user who has listened to the reproduced sound data as a position of the sound source; and authenticating the user according to a coincidence between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190308481
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a control unit. The control unit generates a control signal for controlling behavior of a vehicle body on a basis of a first acceleration detection signal and a second acceleration detection signal, the first acceleration detection signal including information relating to an acceleration acting on the vehicle body, the first acceleration detection signal having an alternating current waveform corresponding to the acceleration, the second acceleration detection signal including information relating to the acceleration, the second acceleration detection signal having an output waveform, an alternating current component corresponding to the acceleration being superimposed on a direct current component in the output waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: HIDETOSHI KABASAWA, KOSEI YAMASHITA, SHO MURAKOSHI, TOMOHIRO MATSUMOTO, MASAHIRO SEGAMI
  • Patent number: 10406413
    Abstract: Provided is an analysis apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires vibration data showing a vibration generated in a first object by having a second object come into contact with a first position on the first object, a first analysis processing unit that specifies the first position by comparing a vibration characteristic shown by the vibration data, and a vibration characteristic defined for each position where the second object may come into contact with the first object, and a second analysis processing unit that estimates a velocity after the contact of the second object based on a velocity of the first object and the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190265270
    Abstract: An information processing system according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a controller unit. The controller unit calculates, on a basis of a dynamic acceleration component and a static acceleration component of a detection target moving within a space that are extracted from an acceleration in each direction of three axes of the detection target, a temporal change of the dynamic acceleration component with respect to the static acceleration component, and determines a motion of the detection target on a basis of the temporal change of the dynamic acceleration component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kosei YAMASHITA, Hidetoshi KABASAWA, Sho MURAKOSHI, Tomohiro MATSUMOTO, Masahiro SEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190265269
    Abstract: A motion measurement apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a controller unit. The controller unit extracts, from an acceleration in each direction of three axes that includes a dynamic acceleration component and a static acceleration component of a detection target that moves within a space, the dynamic acceleration component of the detection target, and generates, as a control signal, a change in kinematic physical quantity of a posture of the detection target from the dynamic acceleration component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kosei YAMASHITA, Hidetoshi KABASAWA, Sho MURAKOSHI, Tomohiro MATSUMOTO, Masahiro SEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190150797
    Abstract: An information processing system inclines processing circuitry that is configured to receive input data from a shock sensor which outputs data based on a shock on the shock sensor, and identify a target segment of time-series data that is output from a motion sensor that senses a motion of an object. The target segment includes a pre-shock portion that occurs before the shock event and a post-shock portion that occurs after the shock event, the shock event is recognized based on the data from the shock sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki MATSUNAGA, Kosei YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: RE47948
    Abstract: By allowing the movement of a user to affect the playback of content, the entertainment characteristic or uplifting spirits derived from content playback itself can be enhanced. The timing at which the user places his/her foot on the ground while walking or the timing at which the user shakes or changes from swinging in one direction to swinging to another direction is detected. Then, content, such as a music piece or moving pictures, is played back by allowing the timing of beats or bars of the music piece or the timing of scene changes or cut changes of the moving pictures to be synchronized with the timing of the movement of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Motoyuki Takai, Toshiro Terauchi, Yoichiro Sako, Yasushi Miyajima, Kosei Yamashita, Makoto Inoue, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Kenichi Makino