Patents by Inventor Makoto Akagi

Makoto Akagi 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: 20200320920
    Abstract: There is provided a decorative apparatus, a drive control method, and a communication system that can provide a new way of enjoyment using a thin display. The decorative apparatus includes a thin-plate display arranged between a stone and a stone seat, and a drive control unit that controls display on the display. The present technology can be applied to accessories (jewelry) such as rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings, and the like, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki SUGIUE, Makoto AKAGI, Kenji ITOH, Yoichi ITO, Machiko TAKEMATSU, Masakazu MITSUGI, Masaki MIYAMOTO, Masaaki YAMAMOTO, Seigo YONEDA
  • Patent number: 10771957
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication apparatus that includes a communication unit that uses wireless communication to transmit and receive data related to a service provided by at least one of the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a designated range, and a control unit that associates service information for identifying the service with user information for identifying a user using a wireless communication apparatus that provides the service, and include and transmit the associated information in the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Takushi Kunihiro, Yoichiro Sako, Kouichirou Ono, Makoto Akagi, Katsuhito Ishida, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10498233
    Abstract: A bidirectional chopper circuit 1 is provided with: a main power converter 11 having a first switch 21-1 and a second switch 21-2 set up so that one switch is turned off when the other switch is turned on and connected in series with each other so as to line up in a conduction direction when turned on, the terminals on both sides of the main power converter 11 on the opposite sides to the connection sides for the first switch 21-1 and the second switch 21-2 being a pair of first external connection terminals; a plurality of single-phase full-bridge power converters 22-j and a pair of second external connection terminals provided on wiring that branches from wiring connecting the first switch 21-1 and the second switch 21-2 so that one or both are connected in cascade; and an inductor 13 connected in series with the single-phase full-bridge power converters 22-j on wiring that branches from wiring connecting the first switch 21-1 and the second switch 21-2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toshiba-Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Akagi, Makoto Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20190281444
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication apparatus including: a communication unit configured to use wireless communication to transmit and receive data related to a service provided by at least one of the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a designated range; and a control unit configured to associate service information for identifying the service with user information for identifying a user using a wireless communication apparatus that provides the service, and include and transmit the associated information in the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUYUKI SAKODA, TAKUSHI KUNIHIRO, YOICHIRO SAKO, KOUICHIROU ONO, MAKOTO AKAGI, KATSUHITO ISHIDA, MITSURU TAKEHARA, KENTO SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10356607
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication apparatus including: a communication unit configured to use wireless communication to transmit and receive data related to a service provided by at least one of the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a designated range; and a control unit configured to associate service information for identifying the service with user information for identifying a user using a wireless communication apparatus that provides the service, and include and transmit the associated information in the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Takushi Kunihiro, Yoichiro Sako, Kouichirou Ono, Makoto Akagi, Katsuhito Ishida, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10044692
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to cause a second information processing apparatus to output authentication key information for allowing a first information processing apparatus to make a wireless connection with the second information processing apparatus in order to conduct data transmission from the first information processing apparatus to the second information processing apparatus using wireless communication, and determine to allow the first information processing apparatus to make the wireless connection on the basis of authentication key information input into the first information processing apparatus and the output authentication key information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takushi Kunihiro, Kento Suzuki, Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Katsuhito Ishida, Makoto Akagi, Kouichirou Ono, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10003459
    Abstract: Security is simply and safely secured when communication is performed by an information processing device including: a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with another terminal; an identification information acquisition unit configured to acquire first identification information that is acquired through the communication unit and encrypted for specifying the other terminal, and that is decrypted with a first decryption key managed in a network service; and a key acquisition unit configured to acquire a first encryption key associated with the first identification information in the network service when second identification information for specifying an own terminal is associated with the first identification information in the network service. The communication unit transmits information encrypted with the acquired first encryption key to the other terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kento Suzuki, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Takushi Kunihiro, Katsuhito Ishida, Kouichirou Ono, Makoto Akagi
  • Patent number: 9992196
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, wireless communication system, information processing method, and storage medium which can mutually authenticate communication partners simply and safely. [Solution] The information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire first identification information for identifying another terminal; and a communication unit configured to transmit information for mutual authentication between an own terminal and the other terminal to the other terminal specified based on the first identification information through a network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhito Ishida, Kento Suzuki, Yoichiro Sako, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kouichirou Ono, Mitsuru Takehara, Takushi Kunihiro, Makoto Akagi
  • Publication number: 20180063699
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication apparatus including: a communication unit configured to use wireless communication to transmit and receive data related to a service provided by at least one of the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a designated range; and a control unit configured to associate service information for identifying the service with user information for identifying a user using a wireless communication apparatus that provides the service, and include and transmit the associated information in the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUYUKI SAKODA, TAKUSHI KUNIHIRO, YOICHIRO SAKO, KOUICHIROU ONO, MAKOTO AKAGI, KATSUHITO ISHIDA, MITSURU TAKEHARA, KENTO SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9826394
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication apparatus including: a communication unit configured to use wireless communication to transmit and receive data related to a service provided by at least one of the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a designated range; and a control unit configured to associate service information for identifying the service with user information for identifying a user using a wireless communication apparatus that provides the service, and include and transmit the associated information in the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Takushi Kunihiro, Yoichiro Sako, Kouichirou Ono, Makoto Akagi, Katsuhito Ishida, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9660724
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including a communication unit having an optical communication scheme and a different communication scheme from the optical communication scheme, a level setting unit configured to set a security level in data communication, and a communication scheme switching unit configured to switch communication schemes of the communication unit in accordance with the security level that is set by the level setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Takushi Kunihiro, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki, Makoto Akagi, Kouichirou Ono, Katsuhito Ishida, Tomoya Onuma, Michihiro Kobayashi, Akira Tange, Takatoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya
  • Publication number: 20160285839
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, its information processing method, and a program causing a computer to execute the method, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to cause a second information processing apparatus to output authentication key information for allowing a first information processing apparatus to make a wireless connection with the second information processing apparatus in order to conduct data transmission from the first information processing apparatus to the second information processing apparatus using wireless communication, and decide whether or not to allow the first information processing apparatus to make the wireless connection on the basis of authentication key information input into the first information processing apparatus and the output authentication key information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: TAKUSHI KUNIHIRO, KENTO SUZUKI, YOICHIRO SAKO, MITSURU TAKEHARA, KATSUHITO ISHIDA, MAKOTO AKAGI, KOUICHIROU ONO, TOMOYA ONUMA, AKIRA TANGE, KAZUYUKI SAKODA, MICHIHIRO KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160156463
    Abstract: Security is simply and safely secured when communication is performed by an information processing device including: a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with another terminal; an identification information acquisition unit configured to acquire first identification information that is acquired through the communication unit and encrypted for specifying the other terminal, and that is decrypted with a first decryption key managed in a network service; and a key acquisition unit configured to acquire a first encryption key associated with the first identification information in the network service when second identification information for specifying an own terminal is associated with the first identification information in the network service. The communication unit transmits information encrypted with the acquired first encryption key to the other terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Kento SUZUKI, Kazuyuki SAKODA, Yoichiro SAKO, Mitsuru TAKEHARA, Takushi KUNIHIRO, Katsuhito ISHIDA, Kouichirou ONO, Makoto AKAGI
  • Publication number: 20160132933
    Abstract: Content is to be provided at an appropriate time. An information processing device is an information processing device including a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit receives and transmits content through wireless communication. After reception of content, the control unit performs control to transfer the content to another information processing device from a location where a predetermined condition based on the location of the first transmission of the content is satisfied, the other information processing device existing in a predetermined range that is based on the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takushi KUNIHIRO, Yoichiro SAKO, Kazuyuki SAKODA, Makoto AKAGI, Kouichirou ONO, Tomoya ONUMA, Katsuhito ISHIDA, Mitsuru TAKEHARA, Kento SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20160105433
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, wireless communication system, information processing method, and storage medium which can mutually authenticate communication partners simply and safely. [Solution] The information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire first identification information for identifying another terminal; and a communication unit configured to transmit information for mutual authentication between an own terminal and the other terminal to the other terminal specified based on the first identification information through a network service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhito ISHIDA, Kento SUZUKI, Yoichiro SAKO, Kazuyuki SAKODA, Kouichirou ONO, Mitsuru TAKEHARA, Takushi KUNIHIRO, Makoto AKAGI
  • Publication number: 20150327056
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication apparatus including: a communication unit configured to use wireless communication to transmit and receive data related to a service provided by at least one of the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus with other wireless communication apparatuses present within a designated range; and a control unit configured to associate service information for identifying the service with user information for identifying a user using a wireless communication apparatus that provides the service, and include and transmit the associated information in the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: KAZUYUKI SAKODA, TAKUSHI KUNIHIRO, YOICHIRO SAKO, KOUICHIROU ONO, MAKOTO AKAGI, KATSUHITO ISHIDA, MITSURU TAKEHARA, KENTO SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20140140703
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including a communication unit having an optical communication scheme and a different communication scheme from the optical communication scheme, a level setting unit configured to set a security level in data communication, and a communication scheme switching unit configured to switch communication schemes of the communication unit in accordance with the security level that is set by the level setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Takushi Kunihiro, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki, Makoto Akagi, Kouichirou Ono, Katsuhito Ishida, Tomoya Onuma, Michihiro Kobayashi, Akira Tange, Takatoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya
  • Patent number: 7623210
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus according to the present embodiment has pixel electrodes arranged in a first and a second directions crossed each other; a signal line formed in a lower layer of the pixel electrode and extending in the second direction between the pixel electrodes arranged in the first direction; a scan line formed in a lower layer of the pixel electrode and extending in the first direction; a switching device formed so as to correspond to the pixel electrodes and connected to the signal line, the scan line, and the pixel electrode; and an insulating layer formed between the pixel electrode and a lower layer including the signal line and the scan line, and having a surface step in a region between the pixel electrodes. An edge portion of the pixel electrode is formed to overlap the surface step of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kaida, Toshinobu Sekiuchi, Makoto Akagi
  • Publication number: 20070238395
    Abstract: A substrate polishing apparatus wherein a semiconductor substrate is held by a top ring 10-2 or 11-2 and is pressed against a polishing surface of a polishing table 10-1 or 10-2. A surface to be polished of the semiconductor substrate is polished by a relative movement between the semiconductor substrate and the polishing surface. The apparatus includes a pressing force changing mechanism for changing a pressing force for pressing the semiconductor substrate, a relative movement seed changing mechanism for changing the number of revolutions of the top ring and/or the polishing table, and a control mechanism. The control mechanism performs the polishing through plural polishing processes on the polishing table 10-1 or 10-2 while changing the pressing force and the number of revolutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Norio Kimura, Tatsuya Kohama, Makoto Akagi
  • Patent number: 7207864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polishing apparatus for polishing a workpiece, such as a semiconductor wafer, to a flat mirror finish. The polishing apparatus comprises a polishing table having a polishing surface, and a top ring, and the workpiece is interposed between the polishing table and the top ring and pressed at a predetermined pressure to polish the workpiece. The polishing apparatus comprises at least two dressing units for dressing the polishing surface by being brought into contact with the polishing surface, which is a surface of a polishing cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kamimura, Norio Kimura, Satoshi Okamura, Hideo Aizawa, Makoto Akagi, Katsuhiko Tokushige, Hisanori Matsuo, Manabu Tsujimura