Patents by Inventor Masayuki Nishiguchi

Masayuki Nishiguchi 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: 20210033652
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor in which a current sensor that detects a current of a power line as a change in a magnetic field and a voltage sensor that detects a voltage of the power line using capacitive coupling are integrally formed. The transmission of signals related to substantially the same sections is omitted in order to effectively compress an output signal from the sensor and an output signal from the voltage sensor. When the amplitude and phase of a fundamental wave which are estimated from the output signal from the sensor and the amplitude and phase of harmonics are encoded, the amplitude and phase of the harmonics are relativized with a value for the fundamental wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji ARASHIMA, Takashi SHIBUYA, Mototsugu ABE, Masayuki NISHIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10816579
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor in which a current sensor that detects a current of a power line as a change in a magnetic field and a voltage sensor that detects a voltage of the power line using capacitive coupling are integrally formed. The transmission of signals related to substantially the same sections is omitted in order to effectively compress an output signal from the sensor and an output signal from the voltage sensor. When the amplitude and phase of a fundamental wave which are estimated from the output signal from the sensor and the amplitude and phase of harmonics are encoded, the amplitude and phase of the harmonics are relativized with a value for the fundamental wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Informetis Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Arashima, Takashi Shibuya, Mototsugu Abe, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Publication number: 20200221146
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a program enabling each reproduction equipment to reproduce an appropriate content in a simplified manner. A content data decoding unit decodes encoded metadata and outputs zoom area information, which is included in metadata acquired as a result thereof, designating an area to be zoomed. A zoom area selecting unit selects one or a plurality of pieces of zoom area information from among the zoom area information. A video segmenting unit segments a zoom area represented by the selected zoom area information in a video based on video data and outputs zoom video data acquired as a result thereof. An audio converting unit performs an audio converting process according to the selected zoom area information for audio data and outputs zoom audio data acquired as a result thereof. The present technology can be applied to a reproduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tsuji, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200135216
    Abstract: There is provided a decoding device including at least one circuit configured to acquire one or more encoded audio signals including a plurality of channels and/or a plurality of objects and priority information for each of the plurality of channels and/or the plurality of objects, and to decode the one or more encoded audio signals according to the priority information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Chinen, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Runyu Shi, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10631025
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a program enabling each reproduction equipment to reproduce an appropriate content in a simplified manner. A content data decoding unit decodes encoded metadata and outputs zoom area information, which is included in metadata acquired as a result thereof, designating an area to be zoomed. A zoom area selecting unit selects one or a plurality of pieces of zoom area information from among the zoom area information. A video segmenting unit segments a zoom area represented by the selected zoom area information in a video based on video data and outputs zoom video data acquired as a result thereof. An audio converting unit performs an audio converting process according to the selected zoom area information for audio data and outputs zoom audio data acquired as a result thereof. The present technology can be applied to a reproduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tsuji, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10613818
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor that controls display of a graphic including a single shape, where the single shape corresponds to a plurality of content output characteristic adjusting parameters. The processor also modifies the single shape included in the graphic displayed on the display based on input information, and adjusts at least one content output characteristic adjusting parameter of reproduced content based on the input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Suzuki, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Goro Shiraishi, Koyuru Okimoto, Masafumi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200053402
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for reproducing second content in synchronization with reproduction of first content by a second information processing apparatus different from the information processing apparatus, the first content comprising audio content. The information processing apparatus comprising circuitry configured to: extract a first feature from the audio content; obtain a second feature of the audio content, the second feature being together with the second content; compare the first feature with the second feature; and generate, based on results of the comparing, synchronization information used for reproducing the second content in synchronization with the first content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Inoue, Shusuke Takahashi, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 10484728
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for reproducing second content in synchronization with reproduction of first content by a second information processing apparatus different from the information processing apparatus, the first content comprising audio content. The information processing apparatus comprising circuitry configured to: extract a first feature from the audio content; obtain a second feature of the audio content, the second feature being together with the second content; compare the first feature with the second feature; and generate, based on results of the comparing, synchronization information used for reproducing the second content in synchronization with the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Inoue, Shusuke Takahashi, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 10244338
    Abstract: The information processing device includes: a feature amount extraction unit configured to extract a feature amount from sounds in a predetermined space; an identification unit configured to identify a type of a sound included in the sounds from the feature amount; an information combining unit configured to generate sound statistic information in which the feature amount, the type of the sound, and spatiotemporal information of the predetermined space at a time of acquisition of the sound are associated with each other; and a database establishing unit configured to establish a sound statistic database by using the sound statistic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Namba, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Kaneaki Fujishita, Shiro Suzuki, Toru Chinen, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Yuki Yamamoto, Hiroharu Kato
  • Publication number: 20180242030
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a program enabling each reproduction equipment to reproduce an appropriate content in a simplified manner. A content data decoding unit decodes encoded metadata and outputs zoom area information, which is included in metadata acquired as a result thereof, designating an area to be zoomed. A zoom area selecting unit selects one or a plurality of pieces of zoom area information from among the zoom area information. A video segmenting unit segments a zoom area represented by the selected zoom area information in a video based on video data and outputs zoom video data acquired as a result thereof. An audio converting unit performs an audio converting process according to the selected zoom area information for audio data and outputs zoom audio data acquired as a result thereof. The present technology can be applied to a reproduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tsuji, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180077508
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device capable of establishing a sound statistic database with high usability. [Solution] The information processing device includes: a feature amount extraction unit configured to extract a feature amount from sounds in a predetermined space; an identification unit configured to identify a type of a sound included in the sounds from the feature amount; an information combining unit configured to generate sound statistic information in which the feature amount, the type of the sound, and spatiotemporal information of the predetermined space at a time of acquisition of the sound are associated with each other; and a database establishing unit configured to establish a sound statistic database by using the sound statistic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: RYUICHI NAMBA, MASAYUKI NISHIGUCHI, KANEAKI FUJISHITA, SHIRO SUZUKI, TORU CHINEN, MITSUYUKI HATANAKA, YUKI YAMAMOTO, HIROHARU KATO
  • Publication number: 20180033440
    Abstract: There is provided a decoding device including at least one circuit configured to acquire one or more encoded audio signals including a plurality of channels and/or a plurality of objects and priority information for each of the plurality of channels and/or the plurality of objects, and to decode the one or more encoded audio signals according to the priority information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Chinen, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Runyu Shi, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9762193
    Abstract: A sound processing apparatus includes a sound determination portion operable to determine whether an input sound includes a first sound emitted from a particular source based on location information of the source, a sound separation portion operable to separate the input sound into the first sound and a second sound emitted from a source different from the particular source if the sound determination portion determines that the input sound includes the first sound, and a sound mixing portion operable to mix the first sound and the second sound separated by the sound separation portion at a prescribed volume ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Namba, Mototsugu Abe, Akira Inoue, Keisuke Toyama, Shusuke Takahashi, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 9595998
    Abstract: There is provided a sampling point adjustment apparatus including: a frequency conversion unit that converts a first signal and a second signal into a first narrow band signal and a second narrow band signal through frequency conversion; a central position determination unit that determines a central position of a window of the frequency conversion for the second signal based on an estimated value of a sampling interval offset between the first narrow band signal and the second narrow band signal; and a phase control unit that controls a phase of the second narrow band signal based on the estimated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mototsugu Abe, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 9510126
    Abstract: A sound field control device according to the present disclosure includes a display target object position information acquisition unit for acquiring position information of a viewer from information obtained by imaging, and a virtual sound source position control unit for controlling a virtual sound source position on the basis of the position information. Thus, it becomes possible to optimally adjust virtual sound source reproduction in consideration of size or orientation of a head. Accordingly, it becomes possible to provide a sound field without unnatural feeling to viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Takahashi, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Publication number: 20160269762
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for reproducing second content in synchronization with reproduction of first content by a second information processing apparatus different from the information processing apparatus, the first content comprising audio content. The information processing apparatus comprising circuitry configured to: extract a first feature from the audio content; obtain a second feature of the audio content, the second feature being together with the second content; compare the first feature with the second feature; and generate, based on results of the comparing, synchronization information used for reproducing the second content in synchronization with the first content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Inoue, Shusuke Takahashi, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 9398387
    Abstract: There is provided a sound processing device including an input signal processing unit configured to calculate a first acoustic feature quantity indicating a likelihood being of a sinusoidal wave of a signal in each time frequency domain and a second acoustic feature quantity different from the first acoustic feature quantity based on an input signal of content to be identified, a reference signal processing unit configured to calculate the first acoustic feature quantity and the second acoustic feature quantity based on a reference signal of content prepared in advance, and a matching processing unit configured to calculate a similarity between the input signal and the reference signal based on the first and second acoustic feature quantities of the input signal and the first and second acoustic feature quantities of the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Shibuya, Mototsugu Abe, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150331025
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor in which a current sensor that detects a current of a power line as a change in a magnetic field and a voltage sensor that detects a voltage of the power line using capacitive coupling are integrally formed. The transmission of signals related to substantially the same sections is omitted in order to effectively compress an output signal from the sensor and an output signal from the voltage sensor. When the amplitude and phase of a fundamental wave which are estimated from the output signal from the sensor and the amplitude and phase of harmonics are encoded, the amplitude and phase of the harmonics are relativized with a value for the fundamental wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji ARASHIMA, Takashi SHIBUYA, Mototsugu ABE, Masayuki NISHIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9109971
    Abstract: A respiratory condition analysis apparatus includes a respiratory signal acquisition section configured to acquire a time-series respiratory signal including respiratory sound of a living body, a respiratory segment identification section configured to identify a respiratory segment that is a time segment including the respiratory sound in the respiratory signal, a feature value generation section configured to generate a predetermined feature value of the respiratory signal for the identified respiratory segment, and a respiratory abnormality degree generation section configured to generate a degree of abnormality of the respiratory sound included in the respiratory signal on the basis of the feature value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mototsugu Abe, Chika Myoga, Masayuki Nishiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150169280
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor that controls display of a graphic including a single shape, where the single shape corresponds to a plurality of content output characteristic adjusting parameters. The processor also modifies the single shape included in the graphic displayed on the display based on input information, and adjusts at least one content output characteristic adjusting parameter of reproduced content based on the input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Suzuki, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Goro Shiraishi, Koyuru Okimoto, Masafumi Takahashi