Patents by Inventor Masataka Shinoda

Masataka Shinoda 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: 20200065962
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and an observation system with which images of cells under observation are efficiently captured. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes an image-capture controller unit, an image-capture area classifier unit, and an observation controller unit. The image-capture controller unit controls an image-capture mechanism to capture images of a culture vessel including a plurality of wells that house cells for each image-capture area. The image-capture area classifier unit applies image processing to the images captured by the image-capture mechanism and classifies the plurality of image-capture areas into a first image-capture area of which image-capturing is continued and a second image-capture area of which image-capturing is not continued on the basis of a result of the image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Shinoda, Tomoya Onuma, Takeshi Ohashi, Taro Azuma
  • Publication number: 20190376955
    Abstract: [Object] Provided are an information processing apparatus, an observation system, an information processing method, and a program, which are suitable for evaluating a fertilized ovum with a high accuracy. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes an image obtaining unit, an evaluation unit, and an image capturing controller unit. The image obtaining unit obtains an image of a cell, the image being captured by an image capturing unit. The evaluation unit evaluates a growth stage of the cell. The image capturing controller unit allows the image capturing unit to capture an image of the rotated cell, according to an evaluation result of the evaluation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Shinoda, Tomoya Onuma
  • Publication number: 20190331905
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an image acquisition apparatus, an image acquisition method, a program, and a culture vessel which are suitable for imaging a change in size due to a change of a cell over time at a suitable focus position and acquiring an image. [Solving Means] An image acquisition method includes: acquiring, by an imaging unit, an image of a cell in a culture vessel including a recess containing the cell; calculating an outer diameter of the cell on a basis of the image acquired by the imaging unit; and determines a focus position of the imaging unit on a basis of the calculation result of the outer diameter by referring to a table in which the plurality of focus positions of the imaging unit, which are different from each other, and outer diameters of the cell are associated with each other, the table being generated in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Shinoda, Takeshi Ohashi, Tomoya Onuma
  • Publication number: 20190272641
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for analyzing embryonic development images. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of embryonic development images captured in a time series, determining, for at least one of the plurality of embryonic development images, a time series of evaluation values for each of a plurality of evaluation items associated with the plurality of embryonic development images, and evaluating a characteristic of cells represented in one or more of the plurality of embryonic development images based, at least in part, on the time series of evaluation values for the plurality of evaluation items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taketo Akama, Jianing Wu, Masataka Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20190197445
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a controller. The controller generates an initial value of a first variable provided by indexing a value of a product on the basis of an attribute parameter group relating to an attribute of the product and controls. Also, the controller controls to cause to vary the first variable on the basis of a data group of growing conditions relating to the growing conditions of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohashi, Masataka Shinoda, Jianing Wu, Tomoya Onuma
  • Publication number: 20190162712
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a first extraction unit, a second extraction unit, and a comparison unit. The first extraction unit extracts, from observation data of a cell before transfer, a first feature quantity of the cell before transfer. The second extraction unit extracts, from observation data of a cell after transfer, a second feature quantity of the cell after transfer. The comparison unit compares the extracted first feature quantity and the extracted second feature quantity with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jianing Wu, Masataka Shinoda, Taketo Akama
  • Publication number: 20190045751
    Abstract: [Object] To further improve the efficiency of livestock management. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including: a display control unit that controls display of condition information indicating conditions of livestock; an acquisition unit that acquires task information indicating a task related to the livestock, which is input on a basis of the condition information; and an output unit that outputs command information for providing a command for the task indicated by the task information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: MASANORI MIYAHARA, TAKASHI OGATA, MASATAKA SHINODA, NOBUHIRO KIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180372741
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method for analyzing a cell is provided. The method includes trapping the cell by binding a first molecule to the cell. The method further includes binding a second molecule to the cell. The second molecule includes a binding portion capable of specific binding to a cell-surface molecule of the cell. The second molecule further includes an identifying portion, a labeling portion coupled to the identifying portion, and a stimulus-degradable linker between the binding portion and the identification portion. The method further includes detaching the identifying portion from the binding portion by stimulating the stimulus-degradable linker where the detached identifying portion is coupled to the labeling portion. The method further includes binding the detached identifying portion through specific binding to an identifying portion recognizing molecule and detecting the labeling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsumoto, Masataka Shinoda, Yuuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180054399
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an interface that receives detection data detected by a sensor terminal including one or more sensors that physically detect a condition of a dialogue partner, the detection data indicating a physical condition of the dialogue partner; and a controller that judges the condition of the dialogue partner from the received detection data, generates first-person statement data from the judged condition, generates a transmission message for an interactive-type SNS, that includes the statement data, and transmits the transmission message to a specific user on the interactive-type SNS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Shinoda, Katsuhiko Takushige, Yuuki Watanabe, Masashi Yoshida, Daisuke Izaki
  • Patent number: 9861984
    Abstract: A microchip includes a channel permitting a sheath liquid to flow therethrough; and a microtube for introducing a sample liquid into a laminar flow of the sheath liquid flowing through the channel; wherein liquid feeding is performed in the condition where a laminar flow of the sample liquid introduced through the microtube is surrounded by the laminar flow of the sheath liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Shinoda, Toru Takashimizu
  • Patent number: 9588036
    Abstract: A microchip is provided that includes a flow path through which a liquid containing a micro particle flows, an orifice through which the liquid flowing through the flow path is discharged into a space outside the microchip, and a light-irradiated portion provided at a predetermined location of the flow path and configured to be irradiated with light. A width of the flow path and a depth of the flow path at the orifice are set to be smaller than a width of the flow path and a depth of the flow path at the light-irradiated portion, and the flow path is configured to gradually decrease from upstream of the orifice in a cross-section area perpendicular to a liquid-delivering direction between the light-irradiated portion and the orifice. A cartridge including the microchip is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masataka Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20160332162
    Abstract: A microchip includes a channel permitting a sheath liquid to flow therethrough; and a microtube for introducing a sample liquid into a laminar flow of the sheath liquid flowing through the channel; wherein liquid feeding is performed in the condition where a laminar flow of the sample liquid introduced through the microtube is surrounded by the laminar flow of the sheath liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Masataka Shinoda, Toru Takashimizu
  • Patent number: 9409172
    Abstract: A microchip includes a channel permitting a sheath liquid to flow therethrough; and a microtube for introducing a sample liquid into a laminar flow of the sheath liquid flowing through the channel; wherein liquid feeding is performed in the condition where a laminar flow of the sample liquid introduced through the microtube is surrounded by the laminar flow of the sheath liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Shinoda, Toru Takashimizu
  • Publication number: 20160121280
    Abstract: To provide a substance mixing apparatus that is capable of uniformly mixing a certain amount of trace substances and also mixing minute particles. [Solving Means] Provided is a substance mixing apparatus including: two or more flow paths (11, 12, 13) in which orifices (111, 121, 131), from which a fluid that flows therethrough is externally discharged, are formed; oscillation devices (112, 122, 132) that form droplets of the fluid discharged from each of the orifices (111, 121, 131) by oscillating at least the orifice (111, 121, 131) part of the flow paths at a predetermined oscillation frequency and discharge the droplets; and means for causing the droplets (A, B, C) discharged from the orifices (111, 121, 131) of the flow paths (11, 12, 13) to collide with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Masataka Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20160084748
    Abstract: A microchip is provided that includes a flow path through which a liquid containing a micro particle flows, an orifice through which the liquid flowing through the flow path is discharged into a space outside the microchip, and a light-irradiated portion provided at a predetermined location of the flow path and configured to be irradiated with light. A width of the flow path and a depth of the flow path at the orifice are set to be smaller than a width of the flow path and a depth of the flow path at the light-irradiated portion, and the flow path is configured to gradually decrease from upstream of the orifice in a cross-section area perpendicular to a liquid-delivering direction between the light-irradiated portion and the orifice. A cartridge including the microchip is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventor: Masataka SHINODA
  • Patent number: 9233346
    Abstract: A substance mixing apparatus that is capable of uniformly mixing a certain amount of trace substances and also mixing minute particles. A substance mixing apparatus includes two or more flow paths (11, 12, 13) in which orifices (111, 121, 131), from which a fluid that flows therethrough is externally discharged, are formed, oscillation devices (112, 122, 132) that form droplets of the fluid discharged from each of the orifices (111, 121, 131) by oscillating at least the orifice (111, 121, 131) part of the flow paths at a predetermined oscillation frequency and discharge the droplets, and a device for causing the droplets (A, B, C) discharged from the orifices (111, 121, 131) of the flow paths (11, 12, 13) to collide with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masataka Shinoda
  • Patent number: 9207160
    Abstract: A micro-particle sorting apparatus is provided including a microchip in which a flow path through which liquid containing a micro particle flows and an orifice; an oscillating element configured to transform the liquid into a liquid drop; a charge means for adding an electric charge to the discharged liquid drop; an optical detection means; paired electrodes sandwiching the moving liquid drop; and at least a container that collects the liquid drop, and wherein the flow path is configured to gradually decrease, from upstream of the orifice, in cross-section area perpendicular to the liquid-delivering direction between the location at which the optical property is detected and the location of the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masataka Shinoda
  • Patent number: D757580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Akiyama, Shoji Akiyama, Gakuji Hashimoto, Hiroto Kasai, Masaya Kakuta, Takeshi Yamasaki, Tatsumi Ito, Masataka Shinoda
  • Patent number: D795724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Akiyama, Shoji Akiyama, Gakuji Hashimoto, Hiroto Kasai, Masaya Kakuta, Takeshi Yamasaki, Tatsumi Ito, Masataka Shinoda
  • Patent number: D869308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Akiyama, Shoji Akiyama, Gakuji Hashimoto, Hiroto Kasai, Masaya Kakuta, Takeshi Yamasaki, Tatsumi Ito, Masataka Shinoda