Patents by Inventor Naoki NUMAGUCHI

Naoki NUMAGUCHI 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: 9229528
    Abstract: A block tool, which can be assembled by a user, is configured with multiple types of blocks and is shot by a camera for capturing a still image or a moving image. The position coordinates of a marker of the square-pillar block in a three-dimensional space are obtained by image recognition. Also, a connecting position and the type of each block, a gradient vector of the square-pillar block, an angle between two blocks constituting the square-pillar block, and the respective blocks' lengths are obtained so as to derive the shape, posture, and position of the block tool, and corresponding information processing is then performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki Numaguchi, Hiroshi Osawa, Takeshi Yamagishi, Keiji Togawa
  • Publication number: 20140015813
    Abstract: A block tool, which can be assembled by a user, is configured with multiple types of blocks and is shot by a camera for capturing a still image or a moving image. The position coordinates of a marker of the square-pillar block in a three-dimensional space are obtained by image recognition. Also, a connecting position and the type of each block, a gradient vector of the square-pillar block, an angle between two blocks constituting the square-pillar block, and the respective blocks' lengths are obtained so as to derive the shape, posture, and position of the block tool, and corresponding information processing is then performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki NUMAGUCHI, Hiroshi OSAWA, Takeshi YAMAGISHI, Keiji TOGAWA