Patents by Inventor Masashi Nakata

Masashi Nakata 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: 20210011292
    Abstract: A picture processing device includes a picture acquisition section that acquires data on a moving picture indicating a space to be viewed, an image extraction section that extracts an image of a target from a frame of the moving picture, and a magnification control section that causes the extracted image of the target to be displayed at a position corresponding to the target, at a magnification that is different from that of a remaining image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi NAKATA, Takashi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200412983
    Abstract: In a plane of a captured image 202, a gaze-corresponding point 204 corresponding to a user's gaze point with respect to a displayed image is identified. Then, an area of interest 206 is determined based on the identified gaze-corresponding point 204. A space imaging section determines rows or pixel blocks in an imaging plane 208 that include the area of interest 206 and reads out and outputs data in pixel columns included in the rows or pixel blocks prior to other areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Masashi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200410755
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus which includes a voice recognition section that recognizes a voice uttered by a user, a motion recognition section that recognizes a motion of the user, a text object control section that disposes an object of text representative of the contents of the voice in a three-dimensional virtual space, and varies text by implementing interaction based on the motion, and an image generation section that displays an image with the three-dimensional virtual space projected thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200404238
    Abstract: In a depth image compressing section of an image processing device, a depth image operation section generates a depth image by operation using photographed stereo images. A difference image obtaining section generates a difference image between an actually measured depth image and the computed depth image. In a depth image decompressing section of a content processing device, a depth image operation section generates a depth image by operation using the transmitted stereo images. A difference image adding section restores a depth image by adding the computed depth image to the transmitted difference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Nakata, Yasunori Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200402265
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including a hand recognizing section configured to recognize a state of a hand of a user, an item image superimposing section configured to superimpose images of items as selection targets attached to the fingers of the hand that are assigned to the items on either an image of the hand being displayed or an image representing the hand being displayed, and a selecting operation detecting section configured to detect that one of the items is selected on the basis of a hand motion performed on the images of the items before performing processing corresponding to the detected selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200386998
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display control apparatus including an image producing part that produces an image of a virtual space to be displayed on a head-mounted display, a display control part that causes the head-mounted display to display thereon the image of the virtual space, and a position selecting part that accepts a selection instruction for a position in the virtual space displayed on the head-mounted display, through an input apparatus used by a user. When the position selecting part accepts the selection instruction for the position from the user, the position selecting part causes the head-mounted display to display thereon an image of the input apparatus, and accepts the selection instruction for the position from a plurality of selectable positions in accordance with an input position relative to a touch pad included in the input apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Mihee KANG, Masashi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200374475
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus capable of improving detection sensitivity while enabling miniaturization of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: SHINPEI FUKUOKA, HIDEAKI TOGASHI, YOSHIHIRO ANDO, MASASHI NAKATA
  • Patent number: 10805560
    Abstract: Image quality can be improved. In a case where light is focused on the center of an opening, sensitivity can be decreased by extending any side of a light-shielding film to the center. Namely, in the case of adjusting the sensitivity to be decreased, there is no need to simultaneously change all the sides, but the adjusting may be achieved by moving only a specific side. Further, since each side is regarded as individual adjusting parameter, a complicated inside-angle-of-view distribution can be corrected. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS solid-state imaging device to be used in an imaging device such as a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 10784293
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging element, an electronic device, and an information processing device capable of more easily providing a wider variety of photoelectric conversion outputs. An imaging element of the present disclosure includes: a photoelectric conversion element layer containing a photoelectric conversion element that photoelectrically converts incident light; a wiring layer formed in the photoelectric conversion element layer on the side opposite to a light entering plane of the incident light, and containing a wire for reading charges from the photoelectric conversion element; and a support substrate laminated on the photoelectric conversion element layer and the wiring layer, and containing another photoelectric conversion element. The present disclosure is applicable to an imaging element, an electronic device, and an information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Ooki, Masashi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200295062
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging apparatus including a first imaging element and a second imaging element configured to perform imaging in the same direction. The second imaging element is different in pixel arrangement between a central part and a non-central part, such that the pixels in the non-central part are more sensitive than the pixels in the central part. Image signals from the non-central part of the second imaging element are used to correct for shading (vignetting) in image signals from the first imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200273898
    Abstract: A solid state imaging device that includes a phase difference detection pixel which is a pixel for phase difference detection; a first imaging pixel which is a pixel for imaging and is adjacent to the phase difference detection pixel; and a second imaging pixel which is a pixel for imaging other than the first imaging pixel. An area of a color filter of the first imaging pixel is smaller than an area of a color filter of the second imaging pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAYANAKA, Yuuji INOUE, Masashi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200267340
    Abstract: There is provided an image sensor including a pixel unit, the pixel unit including a photodiode, a first color filter and a second color filter each disposed in a different position on a plane above the photodiode, and a first on-chip lens disposed over the first color filter and a second on-chip lens disposed over the second color filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200213487
    Abstract: In a pixel 110, a microlens layer 112 includes a microlens for each pixel region. A color filter layer 114 allows passage of light of a given color. A polarizer layer 116 includes a polarizer that allows passage of a polarization component in a given direction in some or all pixel regions and acquires a normal vector of a subject through a detection value thereof. A photoelectric conversion layer 118 includes a plurality of photodiodes in the pixel regions. A distance to a feature point of the subject is acquired through phase difference based on the detection value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: Masashi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200201048
    Abstract: A line-of-sight direction detection section 32 detects a direction of a line of sight of a user wearing a head-mounted display. A main image generation section 42 generates a first image regarding main content selected by the user as an item to be displayed on the head-mounted display. A display control section 50 causes the head-mounted display to display a second image regarding content different from the main content for promoting recognition of a given thing or service together with the first image. The display control section 50 controls a manner in which the second image is displayed on the head-mounted display in accordance with the direction of the user's line of sight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi NAKATA, Yasushi OKUMURA, Yurika MULASE
  • Publication number: 20200204786
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a large imaging section, a plurality of small imaging sections, and an image processing section. The plurality of small imaging sections are smaller in optical size than the large imaging section. The large imaging section captures an image of a subject outside the imaging apparatus. The plurality of small imaging sections are provided at positions around the large imaging section to capture images of the subject. The image processing section generates data to be output on the basis of the image captured by the large imaging section and the images captured by the plurality of small imaging sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 10687008
    Abstract: There is provided an image sensor including a pixel unit, the pixel unit including a photodiode, a first color filter and a second color filter each disposed in a different position on a plane above the photodiode, and a first on-chip lens disposed over the first color filter and a second on-chip lens disposed over the second color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 10680022
    Abstract: A solid state imaging device that includes a phase difference detection pixel which is a pixel for phase difference detection; a first imaging pixel which is a pixel for imaging and is adjacent to the phase difference detection pixel; and a second imaging pixel which is a pixel for imaging other than the first imaging pixel. An area of a color filter of the first imaging pixel is smaller than an area of a color filter of the second imaging pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tayanaka, Yuuji Inoue, Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 10661176
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing system including an imaging section, an identification section, a setup section, and a display control section. The imaging section captures an image of a user-designated body and outputs multispectral data regarding a subject. The multispectral data indicates light intensity in four or more wavelength bands. The identification section identifies the type of the subject in accordance with the multispectral data regarding the subject. The setup section sets, based on the type of the subject, an object corresponding to the subject appearing in a game. The display control section causes the object to be displayed in the game in a manner based on the type of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masashi Nakata, Takashi Imamura
  • Publication number: 20200128172
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image sensor and an electronic apparatus which enable higher-quality images to be obtained. Provided is an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including one on-chip lens, and a plurality of photoelectric conversion layers formed below the on-chip lens. Each of at least two of the plurality of photoelectric conversion layers is split, partially formed, or partially shielded from light with respect to a light-receiving surface. The pixels are phase difference detection pixels for performing AF by phase difference detection or imaging pixels for generating an image. The present technology can be applied to a CMOS image sensor, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi NAKATA
  • Patent number: 10594970
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image sensor and an electronic device that can reduce occurrence of a problem not only in a case of adding and using outputs of a plurality of PDs that share one of on-chip lenses but also in a case of using them individually. An image sensor according to a first aspect of the present disclosure includes: a light receiving element that generates charges by photoelectric conversion; an on-chip lens that is shared by a plurality of light receiving elements and condenses incident light onto the plurality of light receiving elements; and an AD convertor that converts charges generated by the light receiving element to a digital signal. Exposure timings of the plurality of light receiving elements sharing one of the on-chip lenses are the same. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to image pickup devices having an image-plane phase-difference detection AF function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gota Sato, Masashi Nakata