Patents by Inventor Masakazu Ukita

Masakazu Ukita 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: 20190094972
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a generation unit configured to generate tactile information indicating a tactile sense to be perceived by a user based on a relative moving direction of a reference position relative to a first virtual object in a virtual space, the reference position being moved in the virtual space in response to movement of an operation body in a real space; and an output unit configured to output tactile presentation information for making the user perceive the tactile sense with a tactile presentation device configured to perform tactile presentation based on the tactile presentation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: MASAKAZU UKITA
  • Patent number: 10001798
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an acquisition unit that acquires power supply request information that includes information on a supply period during which an electric power system is requesting supply of electric power, and reservation information for a vehicle, a calculation unit that, on the basis of the reservation information, calculates supply power to be supplied to the electric power system from the vehicle during the supply period, and a notification unit that notifies the electric power system of the calculated supply power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Publication number: 20180146050
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device capable of easily executing linkage processing between devices using a service on a network. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including: a control unit configured to transmit, when a relationship with a first device satisfies a predetermined condition defined by a predetermined service on a network, a user identifier used to identify a user and a device identifier used to identify the first device to the service and to request the service to perform processing related to linkage between the user identifier and the device identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiki TANAKA, Masakazu UKITA, Shin SAITO
  • Patent number: 9866024
    Abstract: An energy control device, an energy management device, an energy control method, and an energy management system are provided. The energy management system includes the energy management device and the energy control device. The energy management device includes an electric power management unit configured to generate an instruction specifying a supply destination for electric power generated by an electric power generator, and includes a communication unit configured to transmit the instruction to the energy control device. The energy control device includes a power conditioner configured to distribute the electric power to the supply destination based on the instruction, and includes a control unit configured to control an operation of the power conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Patent number: 9543785
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical-charging/discharging control apparatus composing an electric-power accumulation facility in conjunction with an electric-power accumulation battery and including: a communication section configured to receive a command to carry out either of electrical charging and discharging operations on the electric-power accumulation battery from an electric-power management apparatus for managing the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery; a control section configured to control the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery on the basis of the command; and a power conditioner for supplying electric power from an electric-power network to the electric-power accumulation battery and transferring electric power accumulated in the electric-power accumulation battery to the electric-power network in accordance with control carried out by the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Publication number: 20160313754
    Abstract: A power control device forms energy storage equipment together with a storage battery. The power control device includes: a communication portion that communicates with a power management device, which manages charge and discharge of the storage battery; a power conditioner that supplies electricity to a predetermined destination for supply; a control portion that controls operation of the power conditioner based on instructions from the power management device that are received by the communication portion; and an authentication processing portion that performs authentication processing with the power management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Masanobu KATAGI, Masakazu UKITA, Shiho MORIAI, Asami YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9386101
    Abstract: There is provided an analysis server including a first verifying unit that analyzes data acquired from a local power management system composed of an electronic appliance provided with a sensor and a power management apparatus managing power supply to the electronic appliance connected to a power network, by using history information of the local power management system or data acquired from another local power management system with a power usage state similar to that of the local power management system, a second verifying unit that analyzes the data acquired from the local power management system, by using an estimated value calculated by simulation using characteristics information and/or specification information of the electronic appliance, and a control unit that controls the first verifying unit and the second verifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Kawamoto, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9343905
    Abstract: A power control device forms energy storage equipment together with a storage battery. The power control device includes: a communication portion that communicates with a power management device, which manages charge and discharge of the storage battery; a power conditioner that supplies electricity to a predetermined destination for supply; a control portion that controls operation of the power conditioner based on instructions from the power management device that are received by the communication portion; and an authentication processing portion that performs authentication processing with the power management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu Katagi, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Asami Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9270947
    Abstract: A terminal device, which includes an encrypting section encrypting input data in a fully homomorphic encryption scheme to generate encrypted data. The terminal device includes an encrypted data transmission section transmitting the encrypted data generated by the encrypting section to a server. The terminal device includes an encrypted data reception section receiving the encrypted data on which the server implements a predetermined process and a decrypting section decrypting the encrypted data on which the predetermined process is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Tanaka, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda, Shiho Moriai
  • Patent number: 9263916
    Abstract: There is provided a power management system including a power receiving unit for receiving power from outside according to consumption of power, an electrical storage unit for storing the power received by the power receiving unit, and a discharge control unit for controlling a second power amount discharged from the electrical storage unit so that a first power amount provided by the power receiving unit attains a predetermined time-series pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda, Yu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9246602
    Abstract: Provided is a quantum encryption communication apparatus of a transmission side which performs a communication process based on quantum encryption, including: a light source unit which generates a light pulse; a polarization modulating unit which performs polarization modulation of the light pulse by using a variable wavelength plate; and a controller which drives the variable wavelength plate to convert a polarization state of the light pulse to one of a plurality of predetermined polarization bases at random.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Yohei Kawamoto, Yu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150214776
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical-charging/discharging control apparatus composing an electric-power accumulation facility in conjunction with an electric-power accumulation battery and including: a communication section configured to receive a command to carry out either of electrical charging and discharging operations on the electric-power accumulation battery from an electric-power management apparatus for managing the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery; a control section configured to control the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery on the basis of the command; and a power conditioner for supplying electric power from an electric-power network to the electric-power accumulation battery and transferring electric power accumulated in the electric-power accumulation battery to the electric-power network in accordance with control carried out by the control section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu UKITA, Asami YOSHIDA, Shiho MORIAI, Masanobu KATAGI
  • Patent number: 9085241
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including: a managed appliance registering unit carrying out authentication on an electronic appliance connected to a power network and registering an electronic appliance for which the authentication has succeeded as a managed appliance, a control unit controlling operation of the managed appliance and supplying of power to the managed appliance, a managed appliance information acquiring unit acquiring, from the managed appliance, as managed appliance information, at least any of appliance information including identification information that is unique to the electronic appliance, information indicating an operation state of the electronic appliance, information indicating an usage state of the electronic appliance and power information of the electronic appliance, and an appliance state judging unit judging a state of the managed appliance based on the managed appliance information acquired by the managed appliance information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Yohei Kawamoto, Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20150188716
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a portable communication terminal operated by a user; a service providing apparatus providing a service to the user, and a server managing the service providing apparatus, wherein the service providing apparatus calculates a response using a challenge, and the portable communication terminal transmits a challenge generated by the server to the service providing apparatus subjected to a legitimacy check of the service providing apparatus and presents a result of the legitimacy check based on a response calculated by the service providing apparatus subjected to the legitimacy check using the transmitted challenge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda, Shiho Moriai
  • Patent number: 9035598
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical-charging/discharging control apparatus composing an electric-power accumulation facility in conjunction with an electric-power accumulation battery and including: a communication section configured to receive a command to carry out either of electrical charging and discharging operations on the electric-power accumulation battery from an electric-power management apparatus for managing the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery; a control section configured to control the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery on the basis of the command; and a power conditioner for supplying electric power from an electric-power network to the electric-power accumulation battery and transferring electric power accumulated in the electric-power accumulation battery to the electric-power network in accordance with control carried out by the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Patent number: 9021274
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including: a managed appliance registering unit carrying out authentication on an electronic appliance connected to a power network and registering an electronic appliance for which the authentication has succeeded as a managed appliance, a control unit controlling operation of the managed appliance and supplying of power to the managed appliance, a managed appliance information acquiring unit acquiring, from the managed appliance, as managed appliance information, at least any of appliance information including identification information that is unique to the electronic appliance, information indicating an operation state of the electronic appliance, information indicating an usage state of the electronic appliance and power information of the electronic appliance, and an appliance state judging unit judging a state of the managed appliance based on the managed appliance information acquired by the managed appliance information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Yohei Kawamoto, Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8968094
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including a game service providing unit providing, to an electronic appliance, a service using game contents whose theme is power. The game service providing unit includes a game control unit controlling execution of the game contents, a real world constructing unit constructing a setting of a game reflecting a real-world environment, based on managed appliance information stored in a database, and a virtual world constructing unit constructing a setting of the game reflecting a virtual environment, based on a setting set in advance in the game contents. The game control unit is operable to initialize the game contents by combining the setting of the game constructed by the real world constructing unit and the setting of the game constructed by the virtual world constructing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Shiho Moriai, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Yohei Kawamoto, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8914638
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic watermark generating apparatus including an appliance characterizing information generating unit that generates appliance characterizing information that characterizes an electronic appliance, by using physical data acquired by a sensor that measures characteristics of the electronic appliance, an electronic watermark generating unit that generates, in relation to the appliance characterizing information, electronic watermark information that is used for detecting whether information has been tampered with or not, an embedded position deciding unit that analyzes the appliance characterizing information, and decides an embedded position for the electronic watermark information in the appliance characterizing information, and an electronic watermark embedding unit that embeds the electronic watermark information generated by the electronic watermark generating unit in a position on the appliance characterizing information decided by the embedded position deciding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Kawamoto, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8749376
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a similar tag list acquiring unit that acquires a similar tag list from which wireless tags having similar tracking information are extracted, a tracker extracting unit that extracts users permitted to access information of the wireless tags included in the similar tag list, a determining unit that determines whether a suspicious tag, which is a wireless tag included in the similar tag list that does not permit the user to access the information of the wireless tag, is included, with respect to each of the extracted users, and a notifying unit that transmits a notification to the user for whom it is determined that the suspicious tag is included in the similar tag list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Masanobu Katagi, Shiho Moriai
  • Publication number: 20140100708
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an acquisition unit that acquires power supply request information that includes information on a supply period during which an electric power system is requesting supply of electric power, and reservation information for a vehicle, a calculation unit that, on the basis of the reservation information, calculates supply power to be supplied to the electric power system from the vehicle during the supply period, and a notification unit that notifies the electric power system of the calculated supply power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi