Patents by Inventor Masaru Miyamoto

Masaru Miyamoto 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).

  • Patent number: 9253432
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a recording apparatus and a portable device, wherein the recording apparatus includes a recording control section, a selection section, a creation section, a digest information transfer control section, an operation information reception control section, and an operation information reflection section, and wherein the portable device includes a digest information reception control section, and an operation information transfer control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Miyamoto, Hiroshige Okamoto, Shunji Yoshimura, Noboru Murabayashi, Tsutomu Seki, Daisuke Negi
  • Patent number: 8634699
    Abstract: An information signal processing method is provided which is to be used for special playback operations to make summary (digest) playback of image/voice data signals of a broadcast program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8554057
    Abstract: There is provided an information signal processing method used when performing a special reproduction operation for digest reproduction of a video/audio information signal of a broadcast program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8422853
    Abstract: An information signal processing method is provided which is destined for processing feature data and making summary (digest) playback and various chapter data-based operations efficiently to attain a high effectiveness of the summary (digest) playback or chapter processing with the feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8340475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a database production method including: a representative image selection step of selecting certain images each as a representative image which represents an image content from the image content; a display processing step of causing a display apparatus to display the representative image; an operation inputting step of allowing a user to input image text information corresponding to the representative image; and a database production step of registering representative characteristic information extracted from the representative image in accordance with a predetermined extraction method and the image text information inputted at the operation inputting step in an associated relationship with each other to produce a database for acquiring, using arbitrary image characteristic information for each image extracted from an arbitrary image content in accordance with the extraction method, substance character information corresponding to an image which the arbitrary image content has.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8325803
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a signal processing apparatus including a first feature detection unit configured to detect a plurality of first feature data each representing a different feature from video and audio signals of a content; a setting unit configured to set a weight for each of the plurality of first feature data detected by the first feature detection unit, the weight corresponding to the feature for detecting data on the basis of said first feature data, the weight being varied either from one content to another or from one content genre to another; and a second feature detection unit configured to detect a plurality of second feature data each representing a different feature on the basis of the plurality of first feature data for which the weights have been set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto, Sho Murakoshi, Masaru Miyamoto, Tsutomu Seki
  • Patent number: 8320614
    Abstract: A scene switching point detector includes: a feature-information generating unit that generates feature information indicating a feature of each of target frames; a backward-similarity calculating unit that sets each of the target frames as a similarity calculation frame in order and calculates backward similarity on the basis of the feature information of the similarity calculation frame and the feature information of the target frames temporally located before the similarity calculation frame; a forward-similarity calculating unit that sets each of the target frames as a similarity calculation frame in order and calculates forward similarity on the basis of the feature information of the similarity calculation frame and the feature information of the target frames temporally located after the similarity calculation frame; and a scene switching point detector that detects the target frame forming a scene switching point on the basis of the backward similarity and the forward similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8233769
    Abstract: A content data processing device includes: a stability score computing unit to compute a stability score corresponding to the stability of an image for each frame, based on the image data of each frame making up content data; and a playing segment selecting unit to select a playing segment from the content data based on the stability score computed with the stability score computing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20110297305
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coloring composition which comprises pigment particles whose average particle size is not more than 200 nm and binder polymer particles. The composition permits the formation of a thin and uniform colored and coated layer on the surface of a fibrous structure without forming any color spot and without impairing the aesthetic properties and the flexibility of the fibrous structure and it has a good color-developing ability and excellent fastness of color. The method for coloring a fibrous structure using this composition permits the coloration of even a mixed material using a single coloring composition and at a single coloration step and the method is quite simple, it can ensure a high working efficiency, a high energy efficiency and quite effective use of water resources and it is free of any environmental pollution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Masaru Miyamoto, Tadashi Kamagata
  • Patent number: 7730104
    Abstract: A method of extracting information from a structured document includes the steps of assigning a partial tree identifier inclusive of a tag identifier to a selected partial tree wherein the tag identifier includes a name of a tag corresponding to a root of the selected partial tree, a name of at least one format attribute of the tag, and a value of the at least one format attribute, arranging names of format attributes in a predetermined order in the tag identifier if the at least one format attribute of the tag includes two or more format attributes, and identifying a partial tree having a partial tree identifier identical to the partial tree identifier of the selected partial tree from a list of partial tree identifiers of partial trees that exist in the structured document after updating thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Tadasu Uchiyama, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7685157
    Abstract: A method of extracting information from a structured document includes the steps of assigning a partial tree identifier inclusive of a tag identifier to a selected partial tree wherein the tag identifier includes a name of a tag corresponding to a root of the selected partial tree, a name of at least one format attribute of the tag, and a value of the at least one format attribute, arranging names of format attributes in a predetermined order in the tag identifier if the at least one format attribute of the tag includes two or more format attributes, and identifying a partial tree having a partial tree identifier identical to the partial tree identifier of the selected partial tree from a list of partial tree identifiers of partial trees that exist in the structured document after updating thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Tadasu Uchiyama, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20100054705
    Abstract: A content data processing device includes: a stability score computing unit to compute a stability score corresponding to the stability of an image for each frame, based on the image data of each frame making up content data; and a playing segment selecting unit to select a playing segment from the content data based on the stability score computed with the stability score computing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7602445
    Abstract: Letting fp be the frequency of a pixel clock, fs be the audio sampling frequency, and fa be the frequency of an audio clock to be reproduced, fa=384 fs=(N/M)fp, where N and M are frequency dividing ratios between the pixel clock and the audio clock of a frequency corresponding to the audio sampling frequency. When fs=48 kHz, M=27000 and N=18432, and when fs=44.1 kHz, M=30000 and N=18816. A VCO control unit detects a change in the audio sampling frequency fs from a control voltage Vctl output from a loop filter or from the frequency fo of an output clock of an oscillating unit, and then selects one of at least two VCOs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20090190836
    Abstract: A scene switching point detector includes: a feature-information generating unit that generates feature information indicating a feature of each of target frames; a backward-similarity calculating unit that sets each of the target frames as a similarity calculation frame in order and calculates backward similarity on the basis of the feature information of the similarity calculation frame and the feature information of the target frames temporally located before the similarity calculation frame; a forward-similarity calculating unit that sets each of the target frames as a similarity calculation frame in order and calculates forward similarity on the basis of the feature information of the similarity calculation frame and the feature information of the target frames temporally located after the similarity calculation frame; and a scene switching point detector that detects the target frame forming a scene switching point on the basis of the backward similarity and the forward similarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige Okamoto, Masaru Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7528891
    Abstract: An AV signal transmission/reception apparatus and a digital signal transmission system and method. A reception apparatus and method that can reproduce an audio reference clock of a plurality of different frequencies from a video reference clock. A pixel clock is divided by a divider into a signal of a constant frequency for phase comparison by a phase comparator. A sample frequency (Fs) decoder determines division ratio information based on Fs information representing the frequency of an audio clock transmitted from a transmission unit. The division ratio information is supplied to a first variable divider and a second variable divider. As a result, even if the frequency of the audio clock changes, the oscillation frequency of the a VCO unit can be kept constant, and the second variable divider can output a signal of a constant frequency for keeping constant the frequency of the signal transmitted to the phase comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20090080868
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a signal processing apparatus including a first feature detection unit configured to detect a plurality of first feature data each representing a different feature from video and audio signals of a content; a setting unit configured to set a weight for each of the plurality of first feature data detected by the first feature detection unit, the weight corresponding to the feature for detecting data on the basis of said first feature data, the weight being varied either from one content to another or from one content genre to another; and a second feature detection unit configured to detect a plurality of second feature data each representing a different feature on the basis of the plurality of first feature data for which the weights have been set by the setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Murabayashi, Hiroshige Okamoto, Sho Murakoshi, Masaru Miyamoto, Tsutomu Seki
  • Publication number: 20090049625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coloring composition which comprises pigment particles whose average particle size is not more than 200 nm and binder polymer particles. The composition permits the formation of a thin and uniform colored and coated layer on the surface of a fibrous structure without forming any color spot and without impairing the aesthetic properties and the flexibility of the fibrous structure and it has a good color-developing ability and excellent fastness of color. The method for coloring a fibrous structure using this composition permits the coloration of even a mixed material using a single coloring composition and at a single coloration step and the method is quite simple, it can ensure a high working efficiency, a high energy efficiency and quite effective use of water resources and it is free of any environmental pollution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Masaru Miyamoto, Tadashi Kamagata
  • Publication number: 20090041439
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a recording apparatus and a portable device, wherein the recording apparatus includes a recording control section, a selection section, a creation section, a digest information transfer control section, an operation information reception control section, and an operation information reflection section, and wherein the portable device includes a digest information reception control section, and an operation information transfer control section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Miyamoto, Hiroshige Okamoto, Shunji Yoshimura, Noboru Murabayashi, Tsutomu Seki, Daisuke Negi
  • Patent number: 7474358
    Abstract: Letting fp be the frequency of a pixel clock, fs be the audio sampling frequency, and fa be the frequency of an audio clock to be reproduced, fa=384fs=(N/M)fp, where N and M are frequency dividing ratios between the pixel clock and the audio clock of a frequency corresponding to the audio sampling frequency. When fs=48 kHz, M=27000 and N=18432, and when fs=44.1 kHz, M=30000 and N=18816. A VCO control unit detects a change in the audio sampling frequency fs from a control voltage Vctl output from a loop filter or from the frequency fo of an output clock of an oscillating unit, and then selects one of at least two VCOs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20080166051
    Abstract: The present invention provides a database production method including: a representative image selection step of selecting certain images each as a representative image which represents an image content from the image content; a display processing step of causing a display apparatus to display the representative image; an operation inputting step of allowing a user to input image text information corresponding to the representative image; and a database production step of registering representative characteristic information extracted from the representative image in accordance with a predetermined extraction method and the image text information inputted at the operation inputting step in an associated relationship with each other to produce a database for acquiring, using arbitrary image characteristic information for each image extracted from an arbitrary image content in accordance with the extraction method, substance character information corresponding to an image which the arbitrary image content has.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Masaru MIYAMOTO