Patents by Inventor Motoki Kobayashi

Motoki Kobayashi 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: 20220329686
    Abstract: A program causes an information processing apparatus to activate a second application that provides an extended function to a first application, superimpose and display a menu of the second application on the first application in response to a predetermined operation at a predetermined position on a screen where the first application is displayed and the second application is not displayed, and execute processing corresponding to the extended function selected from the menu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kento TAKURA, Motoki SASAKI, Kumiko TSUKAHARA, Fumihiko NISHIO, Hyumin SEUL, Sho KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11466440
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a toilet device includes a detector and a controller. The detector is detecting whether or not flush water is at a position lower than a full level and higher than a seal level at a surface of a bowl of a flush toilet. The controller is determining a clog state of the flush toilet based on a detection result of the detector after a flush water supplier is closed. The flush water supplier is located in a flow channel discharging flush water into the bowl. The position of the detection region of the detector at the surface of the bowl is separated from flush water flowing in a vertical direction from a water discharge port of the flow channel toward a bottom portion of the bowl after the flush water supplier is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Shoichi Tsuiki, Yuya Masahira, Hirofumi Nagatomi, Yasuo Nambu
  • Publication number: 20220214471
    Abstract: A liquid object detector (160) includes a liquid object dispensing part (500), a sensor (161, 162, 163) configured to detect a liquid object dispensed by the liquid object dispensing part, and a sensor moving part (130, 165) configured to move the sensor in a direction crossing a dispensing direction of the liquid object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Motoki TAKATA, Motoji AOKI, Yohei KOBAYASHI, Yusuke OKAMOTO, Takenori OKAMURA, Kazunari ANAI
  • Publication number: 20220124216
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220120070
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a toilet device includes a toilet, a flow channel, a wash water supply unit a sensing unit and a controller. The sensing unit is configured to sense whether or not the wash water is at a position lower than a full water level and higher than a sealing water level on a surface of a bowl of the toilet. The controller is configured to determine a clogging state of the toilet based on a sensing result of the sensing unit following the closing of the wash water supply unit. A sensing region of the sensing unit is a position on the surface of the bowl through which the wash water flowing in a vertical direction from a water discharge port of the flow channel to a bottom portion of the bowl passes after the wash water supply unit is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Motoki KOBAYASHI, Yuya MASAHIRA, Yuichi KAWASAKI
  • Patent number: 11277538
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210112173
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10958804
    Abstract: A method of controlling multiple imaging devices includes wirelessly communicating with the imaging devices, and displaying identifiers corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Iki, Hidenori Karasawa, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210062490
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a toilet device includes a detector and a controller. The detector is detecting whether or not flush water is at a position lower than a full level and higher than a seal level at a surface of a bowl of a flush toilet. The controller is determining a clog state of the flush toilet based on a detection result of the detector after a flush water supplier is closed. The flush water supplier is located in a flow channel discharging flush water into the bowl. The position of the detection region of the detector at the surface of the bowl is separated from flush water flowing in a vertical direction from a water discharge port of the flow channel toward a bottom portion of the bowl after the flush water supplier is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Shoichi Tsuiki, Yuya Masahira, Hirofumi Nagatomi, Yasuo Nambu
  • Patent number: 10934634
    Abstract: A support substrate 2 is a polycrystalline SiC substrate formed of polycrystalline SiC. Assuming that one of the two sides of the polycrystalline SiC substrate is a first side and that the other side is a second side, a substrate grain size change rate of the polycrystalline SiC substrate, which is a value obtained by dividing a difference between the average value of crystal grain sizes of the polycrystalline SiC on the first side and the average value of crystal grain sizes of the polycrystalline SiC on the second side by a thickness of the polycrystalline SiC substrate, is 0.43% or less. A radius of curvature of the polycrystalline SiC substrate is 142 m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SICOXS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Yagi, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200409536
    Abstract: A screen generating unit generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor. The screen generating unit further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a library icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro YAMANAKA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Taku SUGAWARA, Shinji KIMURA, Yumiko TANAKA, George ARRIOLA, Carsten SCHWESIG
  • Patent number: 10802688
    Abstract: A screen generating unit generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor. The screen generating unit further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a search icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu, Shigeru Enomoto, Taku Sugawara, Shinji Kimura, Yumiko Tanaka, George Arriola, Carsten Schwesig
  • Publication number: 20200123752
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a toilet device includes a detector configured to detect at least one of a water level inside a flush toilet or an indicator associated with the water level, a clog determiner determining a clog state of the flush toilet based on a detection result of the detector, and a controller determining, based on a determination result of the clog determiner, whether or not to prohibit a flushing water supply to the flush toilet. The controller sets a flush prohibition time at least after the flushing water supply to the flush toilet has ended. A flush operation for flushing the flush toilet not is accepted temporarily in the flush prohibition time. The clog determiner determines the clog state of the flush toilet based on the detection result of the detector within the flush prohibition time or directly after the flush prohibition time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Shoichi Tsuiki, Motoki Kobayashi, Yuya Masahira
  • Patent number: 10531145
    Abstract: A home screen display unit displays a home screen indicating a plurality of menus. If an execution menu of a game application is selected in the home screen, a game screen display unit displays in full screen a game screen indicating an execution result of the game application. If an execution menu of an application other than a game is selected in the home screen, a browser screen display unit displays in full screen a browser screen indicating an execution result of the application other than a game. A screen transition control unit allows a direct transition from the game screen to the browser screen if a predetermined operation is performed while the game screen is displayed, and allows a direct transition from the browser screen to the game screen if the predetermined operation is performed while the browser screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Morita, You Asakura, Shigeru Enomoto, Motoki Kobayashi, Shuji Hiramatsu, Yasuhiro Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20190179517
    Abstract: A screen generating unit generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor. The screen generating unit further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a search icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: c/o Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro YAMANAKA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Taku SUGAWARA, Shinji KIMURA, Yumiko TANAKA, George ARRIOLA, Carsten SCHWESIG
  • Patent number: 10318124
    Abstract: A screen generating unit 287 generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor 204. The screen generating unit 287 further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a search icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu, Shigeru Enomoto, Taku Sugawara, Shinji Kimura, Yumiko Tanaka, George Arriola, Carsten Schwesig
  • Publication number: 20190153616
    Abstract: A support substrate 2 is a polycrystalline SiC substrate formed of polycrystalline SiC. Assuming that one of the two sides of the polycrystalline SiC substrate is a first side and that the other side is a second side, a substrate grain size change rate of the polycrystalline SiC substrate, which is a value obtained by dividing a difference between the average value of crystal grain sizes of the polycrystalline SiC on the first side and the average value of crystal grain sizes of the polycrystalline SiC on the second side by a thickness of the polycrystalline SiC substrate, is 0.43% or less. A radius of curvature of warpage of the polycrystalline SiC substrate is 142 m or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kuniaki YAGI, Motoki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: D912084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hama, Jia Han, Motoki Kobayashi, Masao Kondo, Kenichi Yamaura
  • Patent number: D945470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hama, Motoki Kobayashi, Yohei Nakajima, Masanori Matsushima, Emika Kaneko
  • Patent number: D958837
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Hama, Emika Kaneko, Masanori Matsushima