Patents by Inventor Naoya Sazuka

Naoya Sazuka 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: 20180039751
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to initiate a providing of guidance on at least one selected from a group consisting of a speed, a pitch, and a stride of a user's movement, based on a movement characteristic representing a relation among a combination of the speed, the pitch, and the stride during the user's movement, wherein the guidance is provided based on sensing information associated with the user's movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya SAZUKA, Yoshihiro WAKITA, Kazuyuki KANOSUE
  • Patent number: 9259159
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an eardrum recognition unit configured to recognize a position of an eardrum based on image information regarding the eardrum, a temperature measurement unit configured to acquire a temperature within an external ear canal including the eardrum, and a temperature processing unit configured to determine a temperature of the eardrum based on a recognition result of the eardrum recognition unit and a measured temperature of the temperature measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Akichika Tanaka, Takeshi Asakawa, Naoya Sazuka, Seiji Wada
  • Publication number: 20150032668
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a processor which executes a function of acquiring activity information indicating at least an activity of a subject, the activity information being inputted by an inputter, a function of generating support information supporting the activity of the subject on the basis of the activity information, and a function of controlling an output of the support information to the inputter or an observer who is different from the subject and the inputter on the basis of the support information or the activity information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Naoya SAZUKA, Shinako MATSUYAMA, Jingjing GUO, Jin PAN
  • Patent number: 8924405
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention including a history information obtaining unit and a reference value determining unit. The history information obtaining unit obtains history information about predetermined operation. The history information includes identification information and time information at which a predetermined operation is performed by/on a classification subject. The identification information and the time information are associated with each other. The reference value determining unit calculates operation number information based on the obtained history information. The operation number information includes the number of operations performed by/on the single classification subject. The operation number information further includes the number of classification subjects having the same number of operations. The number of operations and the number of classification subjects are associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Naoya Sazuka
  • Publication number: 20140194756
    Abstract: There is provided a biological rhythm disturbance degree calculating device, including a physiological index time series data acquiring unit which acquires time series data of a physiological index calculated from a biomedical signal of a subject, a calculation period deciding unit which decides a calculation period which is a time length corresponding to substantially a half of a cycle with which daily-life physiological index time series data calculated from the biomedical signal measured in daily life fluctuates, a calculating unit which calculates, during the calculation period, a phase shift amount between inspected physiological index time series data calculated from the biomedical signal measured during an inspection and the daily-life physiological index time series data, and a disturbance degree deciding unit which decides a disturbance degree of a biological rhythm during the inspection of the subject based on the phase shift amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Naoya Sazuka
  • Publication number: 20140152970
    Abstract: Provided is a distance detecting apparatus including a detecting unit that is inserted in an external auditory canal and includes a light emitting unit that emits light onto an eardrum and a plurality of light receiving units that each receive the light emitted from the light emitting unit and reflected by a light cone of the eardrum, and a distance estimating unit configured to estimate a distance from a target inserted in the external auditory canal together with the detecting unit to the eardrum based on light intensity and distribution detected by each of the light receiving units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Wada, Takeshi Asakawa, Naoya Sazuka, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Akichika Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140114143
    Abstract: Provided is an estimation device for a jet lag symptom, including an acquiring unit acquiring an estimation criterion set in a manner that each of feature quantities of a physiological index of a core body temperature system and a physiological index of an activity system is classified according to the severity of the jet lag symptom, and a feature quantity range is specified according to a classification of the severity of the jet lag symptom, an extracting unit extracting the feature quantities of the physiological index of the core body temperature system and the physiological index of the activity system on a subject, and an estimating unit determining which feature quantity range of the estimation criterion includes a feature quantity of a physiological index of the subject, and estimates a jet lag symptom of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akane Sano, Naoya Sazuka
  • Publication number: 20130296685
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an eardrum recognition unit configured to recognize a position of an eardrum based on image information regarding the eardrum, a temperature measurement unit configured to acquire a temperature within an external ear canal including the eardrum, and a temperature processing unit configured to determine a temperature of the eardrum based on a recognition result of the eardrum recognition unit and a measured temperature of the temperature measurement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Akichika Tanaka, Takeshi Asakawa, Naoya Sazuka, Seiji Wada
  • Publication number: 20130178720
    Abstract: Provided is a biorhythm estimation device including a reference rhythm curve storage unit configured to store a reference rhythm curve that is created as a biorhythm curve representing a property of intra-day fluctuation of an indicator value of biological information based on experimental subject samples, a biological information measurement unit configured to noninvasively measure the biological information of an experimental subject, an indicator value calculation unit configured to calculate the indicator value from a measurement value of the biological information, an experimental-subject rhythm curve creation unit configured to fit the reference rhythm curve to the indicator value of the experimental subject to create an experimental-subject rhythm curve whose target is the experimental subject, an experimental-subject rhythm curve storage unit configured to store the experimental-subject rhythm curve, and a biorhythm estimation unit configured to apply the indicator value to the experimental-subject rh
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Sazuka, Akane Sano
  • Patent number: 8396673
    Abstract: A gene assaying method includes the steps of: acquiring two or more data which should be compared and represents expression levels of a plurality of target genes; converting the expression levels represented by the acquired two or more data into ratios based on the expression level of one of the two or more data; extracting a minimum ratio and a maximum ratio of each target gene; and classifying the plurality of target genes using as a classification border at least one of a first ratio with the peak in a frequency distribution of the minimum ratios and a second ratio with the peak in a frequency distribution of reciprocals of the maximum ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Sazuka, Takeshi Asakawa, Tetsuya Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20130035607
    Abstract: There is provided an in-ear information acquiring apparatus including: an information acquiring unit that is inserted in the ernal auditory canal and acquires information inside the ear; and a fixing mechanism that fixes the information acquiring unit inside the ernal auditory canal, wherein the fixing mechanism includes: a rod portion having a plurality of support portions, which are erected toward a wall surface of the ernal auditory canal, provided on an outer side surface thereof around an outer circumference thereof at at least one location along the ernal auditory canal; and an adjusting portion adjusting an erect state of the support portions provided on the rod portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji WADA, Takeshi Asakawa, Naoya Sazuka, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Akichika Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130010997
    Abstract: An auricle-installed apparatus, including: a device configured to be installable to a user's ear and have an electric conversion function; and a main body including a supporting portion configured to support the device, and a first curved portion and a second curved portion that are configured to be installable to a user's auricle, the first curved portion and the second curved portion having a first state configured to maintain a first curved shape and a second state configured to maintain a second curved shape different from the first curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akichika TANAKA, Takeshi ASAKAWA, Naoya SAZUKA, Toshimitsu TSUBOI, Seiji WADA
  • Patent number: 8321146
    Abstract: A gene classifying method is provided and includes acquiring expression levels of a plurality of genes at a plurality of observation points, generating a binary string by taking a positive or negative difference in expression level in a temporal passage direction of the observation points for each gene, and classifying the genes on the basis of all plus and minus patterns that the binary strings can have and the generated binary strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Sazuka, Takeshi Asakawa
  • Patent number: 8265880
    Abstract: A gene expression level analyzing method includes the steps of: acquiring expression levels of a plurality of target genes in a target cell every measurement time; extracting a maximum expression level and a minimum expression level from the expression levels of the target genes every measurement time; calculating a correlation coefficient of a frequency distribution of the gene having the maximum expression level at each measurement time and a frequency distribution of the gene having the minimum expression level at each measurement time; and comparing the correlation coefficient with a threshold value of the correlation coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Asakawa, Naoya Sazuka, Tetsuya Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20110161047
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a parameter setting unit that sets a parameter to be used for calculating a given statistic based on event occurrence time information related to a time when a certain event occurred, a period dividing unit that divides a calculation period for which the given statistic is calculated into a plurality of unit periods based on a base unit time set by the parameter setting unit, a count unit that counts a number of occurrences of the certain event for each of the plurality of unit periods based on the event occurrence time information, and a statistic calculation unit that calculates a statistic indicating a pattern of occurrences of the certain event by using a count result of the count unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Naoya SAZUKA
  • Publication number: 20110035395
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention including a history information obtaining unit and a reference value determining unit. The history information obtaining unit obtains history information about predetermined operation. The history information includes identification information and time information at which a predetermined operation is performed by/on a classification subject. The identification information and the time information are associated with each other. The reference value determining unit calculates operation number information based on the obtained history information. The operation number information includes the number of operations performed by/on the single classification subject. The operation number information further includes the number of classification subjects having the same number of operations. The number of operations and the number of classification subjects are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Naoya Sazuka
  • Publication number: 20100049446
    Abstract: A gene classifying method is provided and includes acquiring expression levels of a plurality of genes at a plurality of observation points, generating a binary string by taking a positive or negative difference in expression level in a temporal passage direction of the observation points for each gene, and classifying the genes on the basis of all plus and minus patterns that the binary strings can have and the generated binary strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Sazuka, Takeshi Asakawa
  • Publication number: 20100009370
    Abstract: A gene assaying method includes the steps of: acquiring two or more data which should be compared and represents expression levels of a plurality of target genes; converting the expression levels represented by the acquired two or more data into ratios based on the expression level of one of the two or more data; extracting a minimum ratio and a maximum ratio of each target gene; and classifying the plurality of target genes using as a classification border at least one of a first ratio with the peak in a frequency distribution of the minimum ratios and a second ratio with the peak in a frequency distribution of reciprocals of the maximum ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Sazuka, Takeshi Asakawa, Tetsuya Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20100009369
    Abstract: A gene expression level analyzing method includes the steps of: acquiring expression levels of a plurality of target genes in a target cell every measurement time; extracting a maximum expression level and a minimum expression level from the expression levels of the target genes every measurement time; calculating a correlation coefficient of a frequency distribution of the gene having the maximum expression level at each measurement time and a frequency distribution of the gene having the minimum expression level at each measurement time; and comparing the correlation coefficient with a threshold value of the correlation coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Asakawa, Naoya Sazuka, Tetsuya Shiraishi