Patents by Inventor Makoto Murata

Makoto Murata 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: 20210358520
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy substrate for a magnetic disk including an aluminum alloy containing 0.1 to 3.0 mass % of Fe, 0.005 to 1.000 mass % of Cu, and 0.005 to 1.000 mass % of Zn, with a balance of Al and inevitable impurities, wherein in an outer peripheral surface thereof, the number of holes having maximum diameters of 10 ?m or more is 200/mm2 or less, an aluminum alloy base disk for a magnetic disk and a magnetic disk, using the aluminum alloy substrate, and methods for manufacturing these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Takuya MURATA, Kotaro KITAWAKI, Makoto YONEMITSU, Hideyuki HATAKEYAMA, Ryo SAKAMOTO, Hiroki OTA
  • Publication number: 20210295831
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki OKAMURA, Makoto MURATA, Masafumi KATO, Kengo YOSHII, Naoki SHIBUYA
  • Patent number: 11110594
    Abstract: A fine work assistance system is configured such that a parallel link mechanism is used for a slave manipulator activated by a master operation, and a precise motion for microsurgery or the like is performed by remote control. In a slave unit of a master-slave manipulator, the parallel link mechanism with multiple degrees of freedom is used for a link mechanism in which an end effector is movable with respect to a base. Moreover, a tip operation part is driving by a hydraulic driving mechanism such that a plurality of linear actuators supported by the base move one ends of links so as to move the end effector, and the slave unit is activated in response to a user operation on the master unit. This achieves the precise motion of the end effector and causes the end effector to perform operations for a precise work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Kyushu University, National University Corp.
    Inventors: Susumu Oguri, Makoto Hashizume, Masaharu Murata
  • Publication number: 20210269591
    Abstract: A fluorinated ether compound and a composition capable of forming a light resistant surface layer and an article are provided. The fluorinated ether compound of the present invention has a poly(oxyfluoroalkylene) chain, a reactive silyl group and a group (A) represented by —NR—C(O)— (wherein R is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group), wherein the carbonyl carbon in the group (A) is bonded to a carbon atom, and the poly(oxyfluoroalkylene) chain is located at the nitrogen end of the group (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Keigo MATSUURA, Eiichiro ANRAKU, Ryuta TAKASHITA, Koki WATANABE, Makoto UNO, Koichi MURATA, Takafumi KAWAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11074034
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that can improve the convenience when checking audio information that is read aloud. The information processing apparatus includes an output control section that outputs information about a display screen for displaying text of audio information in chronological order with information granularity determined on the basis of a user operation at the time of reading aloud the audio information included in an acquired reading-aloud history of the audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Yoshii, Makoto Murata, Naoki Shibuya, Masafumi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210182487
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to easily impress on the user the important piece of the text data when the sound image outputs the voice for reading aloud the text data. The information processing apparatus includes a control section. The control section analyzes text data, determines importance levels of respective pieces of the text data, and varies a localization position of a sound image of speech voice of the text data with respect to a user in accordance with the importance levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji KITAZAWA, Makoto MURATA, Kazumi HIRANO, Naoki SHIBUYA, Shintaro MASUI
  • Patent number: 11016726
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an estimation section that, when it is determined that a user is able to receive vocal information presentation, estimates a duration for which it is possible to receive the information presentation and an adjustment section that adjusts an amount of information to be presented to the user in accordance with the estimated duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Shibuya, Makoto Murata, Masafumi Kato, Kengo Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10853650
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus for automatically generating information representing a context surrounding a user, the information processing apparatus including: a recognition processing unit configured to perform, on the basis of user environment information including at least any of location information representing a location where a user is present, image information relating to an environment surrounding a user, and audio information relating to the environment, an analysis process of at least any of the location information, the image information, and the audio information included in the user environment information, at a predetermined time interval, and to recognize a context surrounding the user, using the acquired result of analysis relating to the user environment; and a context candidate information generating unit configured to generate context candidate information representing a candidate of the context surrounding the user, the context candidate information including, a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Murata, Naoki Shibuya, Junko Takabayashi, Yuuji Takimoto, Koji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200264837
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an estimation section that, when it is determined that a user is able to receive vocal information presentation, estimates a duration for which it is possible to receive the information presentation and an adjustment section that adjusts an amount of information to be presented to the user in accordance with the estimated duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: NAOKI SHIBUYA, MAKOTO MURATA, MASAFUMI KATO, KENGO YOSHII
  • Patent number: 10739501
    Abstract: Provided is a light diffusion film laminate for a reflective display device which is capable of reducing the change in the brightness of the image without reducing the visibility not only from a predetermined observation position (for example, the front direction of the screen), but also from a slightly inclined direction from the predetermined observation position (for example, the front direction of the screen), thereby having excellent display characteristics, and a reflective display device including the light diffusion film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOMOEGAWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Murata, Hiroto Katagiri
  • Patent number: 10671340
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an estimation section that, when it is determined that a user is able to receive vocal information presentation, estimates a duration for which it is possible to receive the information presentation and an adjustment section that adjusts an amount of information to be presented to the user in accordance with the estimated duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Shibuya, Makoto Murata, Masafumi Kato, Kengo Yoshii
  • Publication number: 20200074179
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus for automatically generating information representing a context surrounding a user, the information processing apparatus including: a recognition processing unit configured to perform, on the basis of user environment information including at feast any of location information representing a location where a user is present, image information relating to an environment surrounding a user, and audio information relating to the environment, an analysis process of at least any of the location information, the image information, and the audio information included in the user environment information, at a predetermined time interval, and to recognize a context surrounding the user, using the acquired result of analysis relating to the user environment; and a context candidate information generating unit configured to generate context candidate information representing a candidate of the context surrounding the user, the context candidate information including, a
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto MURATA, Naoki SHIBUYA, Junko TAKABAYASHI, Yuuji TAKIMOTO, Koji SATO
  • Patent number: 10565510
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a sensor data generator sensing a user behavior and generating sensor data corresponding to the user behavior; a behavior recognizing unit performing a predetermined threshold value process on the sensor data to recognize the behavior exhibited by the user and generating behavior information that is information indicating the behavior exhibited by the user; a behavior manager managing the behavior information generated by the behavior recognizing unit in correspondence with the time point at which the behavior corresponding to the behavior information is exhibited; and a behavior information post-processing unit performing a predetermined post-process on the behavior information managed by the behavior manager, wherein the behavior recognizing unit further includes a plurality of behavior determination units specified to specific behaviors exhibited by the user and generates the behavior information based on the determination results of the plur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Fukumoto, Makoto Murata, Masatomo Kurata, Masanori Katsu
  • Publication number: 20190302327
    Abstract: Provided is a light diffusion film laminate for a reflective display device which is capable of reducing the change in the brightness of the image without reducing the visibility not only from a predetermined observation position (for example, the front direction of the screen), but also from a slightly inclined direction from the predetermined observation position (for example, the front direction of the screen), thereby having excellent display characteristics, and a reflective display device including the light diffusion film laminate. A light diffusion film laminate for a reflective display device has optical diffusibility that changes depending on an incident angle of light, and at least transmitting reflected light occurring when incident light is reflected by a reflective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto MURATA, Hiroto KATAGIRI
  • Patent number: 10380773
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an edit command receiving unit and an editing unit. The edit command receiving unit is configured to receive a command with respect to a first image to edit a comic style page layout including a plurality of images. The editing unit is configured to edit the comic style page layout in accordance with the command and with respect to at least one of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatomo Kurata, Koji Sato, Yusuke Sakai, Tomohiro Ishii, Makoto Murata, Naoki Shibuya
  • Publication number: 20190236368
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus for automatically generating information representing a context surrounding a user, the information processing apparatus including: a recognition processing unit configured to perform, on the basis of user environment information including at least any of location information representing a location where a user is present, image information relating to an environment surrounding a user, and audio information relating to the environment, an analysis process of at least any of the location information, the image information, and the audio information included in the user environment information, at a predetermined time interval, and to recognize a context surrounding the user, using the acquired result of analysis relating to the user environment; and a context candidate information generating unit configured to generate context candidate information representing a candidate of the context surrounding the user, the context candidate information including, a
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto MURATA, Naoki SHIBUYA, Junko TAKABAYASHI, Yuuji TAKIMOTO, Koji SATO
  • Patent number: 10311303
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus for automatically generating information representing a context surrounding a user, the information processing apparatus including: a recognition processing unit configured to perform, on the basis of user environment information including at least any of location information representing a location where a user is present, image information relating to an environment surrounding a user, and audio information relating to the environment, an analysis process of at least any of the location information, the image information, and the audio information included in the user environment information, at a predetermined time interval, and to recognize a context surrounding the user, using the acquired result of analysis relating to the user environment; and a context candidate information generating unit configured to generate context candidate information representing a candidate of the context surrounding the user, the context candidate information including, a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Murata, Naoki Shibuya, Junko Takabayashi, Yuuji Takimoto, Koji Sato
  • Publication number: 20190107993
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of controlling the amount of audio information such that listening to the audio information is finished within the time within which information can be presented, and improving the convenience of the audio information presentation. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: an estimation section configured to, when it is determined that a user is able to receive vocal information presentation, estimate a duration for which it is possible to receive the information presentation; and an adjustment section configured to adjust an amount of information to be presented to the user in accordance with the estimated duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: NAOKI SHIBUYA, MAKOTO MURATA, MASAFUMI KATO, KENGO YOSHII
  • Publication number: 20190073183
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that can improve the convenience when checking audio information that is read aloud. The information processing apparatus includes an output control section that outputs information about a display screen for displaying text of audio information in chronological order with information granularity determined on the basis of a user operation at the time of reading aloud the audio information included in an acquired reading-aloud history of the audio information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo YOSHII, Makoto MURATA, Naoki SHIBUYA, Masafumi KATO
  • Patent number: 9828318
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a method for the highly selective production of dipropylene glycol containing 1,1?-oxybis-2-propanol in a proportion of 0.10 to 0.70 and/or tripropylene glycol containing 1,1?-[(1-methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)bis(oxy)]bis-2-propanol in a proportion of 0.10 to 0.70. The present invention is a method for producing dipropylene glycol containing 1,1?-oxybis-2-propanol in a proportion of 0.10 to 0.70 and/or tripropylene glycol containing 1,1?-[(1-methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)bis(oxy)]bis-2-propanol in a proportion of 0.10 to 0.70, the method comprising a reaction step of making a reactant comprising propylene oxide and water react in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the catalyst comprises at least one element selected from the group consisting of vanadium, niobium, and tantalum, and the Hammett acidity function (H) of the catalyst satisfies H?9.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shinjiro Ishihara, Shoko Ikeda, Masayuki Yoshii, Makoto Murata