Patents by Inventor Peter Shintani

Peter Shintani 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: 20220094992
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering TV programming to hospitality establishments such as hotels without the need for set-top boxes or set-back boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Adam Michael Goldberg, Graham Clift, Luke Fay
  • Publication number: 20220070583
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method for enhancement of audio for users with a hearing impairment in a shared listening environment is provided. The electronic apparatus receives first audio content from a media source and detects a first user with a hearing disability as a wearer of the personal listening device. The electronic apparatus modifies one or more features of the first audio content based on an audio enhancement profile associated with the detected first user. Thereafter, the electronic apparatus generates second audio content based on the modification and shares the generated second audio content with the personal listening device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: MAHYAR NEJAT, BRANT CANDELORE, PETER SHINTANI
  • Patent number: 11211073
    Abstract: A display system includes a display device and a server. The server receives a plurality of audio segments from a plurality of audio-capture devices. The server receives a user-input that corresponds to a selection of a first user interface (UI) element that represents a first performer-of-interest or a first audio-capture device attached to the first performer-of-interest. The server detects a second performer-of-interest associated with a second audio-capture device within a threshold range of the first audio-capture device. The server extracts a first audio segment of a first vocal deliverance of the first performer-of-interest and a second audio segment of a second vocal deliverance of the second performer-of-interest. The server deduces new caption information from a first verbatim text that is common between the first audio segment and the second audio segment and controls display of the new caption information on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani, Robert Blanchard
  • Patent number: 11211074
    Abstract: An information processing device includes circuitry that receives a user-input for selection of one of a visual accessibility feature and an aural accessibility feature and further receives a first audio segment from an audio capturing device at a live event. The first audio segment includes a first audio portion of the audio content and a first audio closed caption (CC) information. The circuitry controls display of first text information for the first audio portion and second text information for the first audio CC information, based on received user-input for the selection of the visual accessibility feature. The circuitry generates a second audio segment from the first audio segment based on a first audio characteristic of the first audio segment. The circuitry controls a playback of the generated second audio segment, based on the received user-input for the selection of the aural accessibility feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani, Robert Blanchard
  • Publication number: 20210397405
    Abstract: A media control device is provided. The media control device includes a first output port and a second output port. The media control device receives a user input indicative of disability information of a user. Further, the media control device controls the first output port to output a first audio portion of media content. The media control device further retrieves a second audio portion which describes a first image portion of the media content based on the received user input. The first image portion is associated with the first audio portion. The media control device further controls the second output port to output the first audio portion and the second audio portion based on the received user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: MAHYAR NEJAT, BRANT CANDELORE, PETER SHINTANI
  • Publication number: 20210400168
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method for synchronization of wireless audio to video is provided. The electronic apparatus determines a first wireless audio processing delay associated with the electronic apparatus and receives media content comprising video content and audio content associated with the video content. The electronic apparatus transmits the audio content to the wireless audio device and controls playback of the video content on the display device based on the determined first wireless audio processing delay such that the playback of the video content is time-synchronized with playback of the audio content on the wireless audio device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: BRANT CANDELORE, MAHYAR NEJAT, PETER SHINTANI, ROBERT BLANCHARD
  • Patent number: 11196899
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method for synchronization of wireless audio to video is provided. The electronic apparatus determines a first wireless audio processing delay associated with the electronic apparatus and receives media content comprising video content and audio content associated with the video content. The electronic apparatus transmits the audio content to the wireless audio device and controls playback of the video content on the display device based on the determined first wireless audio processing delay such that the playback of the video content is time-synchronized with playback of the audio content on the wireless audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani, Robert Blanchard
  • Patent number: 11190835
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. Upon channel change, the existing broadcaster application for the service being tuned away from is unloaded only responsive to a determination that the new service being tuned to requires a different broadcaster app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 11183147
    Abstract: Various aspects of a video processing device and method for display control includes detection, from a sequence of image frames received from a video source, a transition from one or more frames associated with a first metadata to one or more other frames associated with a second metadata. First visual properties of the one or more frames are determined based on the first metadata. Second visual properties of the one or more other frames are determined based on the second metadata. The determined second visual properties of the one or more other frames are controlled in accordance with the determined first visual properties of the one or more frames to enable a smooth transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 11115725
    Abstract: Placement of Closed Captioning (CC) in content by a content provider is overridden by means of a user interface (UI) that allows the user to place CC on screen on top of the video. The CC may be derived directly from the audio and synchronized with play of the audio and video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani
  • Publication number: 20210258633
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. Upon channel change, the existing broadcaster application for the service being tuned away from is unloaded only responsive to a determination that the new service being tuned to requires a different broadcaster app.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 11042354
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for audio adjustment control for a wireless device is provided. The electronic device detects a new connection, that differs from a prior connection, between the electronic device and the wireless device. An audio communication through the prior connection is based on first audio information stored in the electronic device. The electronic device further receives second audio information from the wireless device based on the new connection. The second audio information is different from the stored first audio information and an audio setting of the wireless device is configured based on the second audio information. The electronic device further adjusts the stored first audio information based on the second audio information received from the wireless device and transmits an audio stream to the wireless device based on the adjusted first audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10984373
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method for information processing are disclosed herein. The method includes capturing a set of images associated with an item by a first electric device. The set of images comprises one or more images of the item and/or an associated location where the item is stored. A user input that corresponds to the captured set of images associated with the item is received. A first set of information is extracted from the captured set of images and the received user input. The extracted first set of information is communicated to the server. A second set of information associated with the item is retrieved by the server from the extracted first set of information in response to a query received from a second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Publication number: 20210110777
    Abstract: A method for controlling a light source of a display is provided. In the method, maximum frame rates are determined for different portions of video content to be displayed on the display. The light source of the display is controlled to blink according to a blinking frequency when a first portion of the video content having a first maximum frame rate is displayed. First metadata of high dynamic range is received. The light source of the display is controlled to not blink when a second portion of the video content having a second maximum frame rate is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10979687
    Abstract: Each of plural devices includes a laser emitter and a camera for detecting reflections of laser light emitted by the device, so that plural of the devices can generate their own depth maps showing images within the field of view of their cameras. The resolution of each depth map may be improved by accessing a data store of prior images of objects and combining the prior images using super-resolution with current images of the depth maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Jose Omar Gonzalez Hernandez, William Clay, Pablo Antonio Espinosa, Fred Ansfield, Bibhudendu Mohapatra, Keith Resch, Morio Usami
  • Patent number: 10979695
    Abstract: Parallax views of objects are used to generate 3D depth maps of the objects using time of flight (TOF) information. In this way, the deleterious effects of multipath interference can be reduced to improve 3D depth map accuracy without using computationally intensive algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Morio Usami, Kazuyuki Shikama, Keith Resch
  • Patent number: 10916159
    Abstract: An application on a mobile phone or tablet computer or eyeglasses listens to the speech of a profoundly deaf person and interprets it in real time. It can then repeat it in a “normal voice”. The voice recognition is trained to the voice of the profoundly deaf person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Robert Noel Blanchard, Hoda Sayyadinejad
  • Patent number: 10916250
    Abstract: An application on a mobile phone or tablet computer or eyeglasses listens to the speech of a profoundly deaf person and interprets it in real time. The voice recognition can be trained to the voice of the profoundly deaf person. A display such as a small tablet display which can be hung around the speaker's neck can present text output by the voice recognition module to allow someone to read the text. The application can then detect speech from the listener and display text converted from the speech to the deaf person through glasses or to a cell phone that is being held by hand or to the tablet, or to a different tablet that the previous listener has hung around his or her neck. In case of the same tablet the text from the listener's speech can be shown upside down so that the deaf person can look down and read the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Robert Noel Blanchard
  • Patent number: 10902797
    Abstract: A method for controlling a light source of a display is provided. Maximum frame rates for different portions of video content to be displayed on the display are determined. The light source of the display is controlled to blink according to a blinking frequency when a first portion of the video content having a first maximum frame rate is displayed. The light source of the display is controlled to not blink when a second portion of the video content having a second maximum frame rate is displayed. The first maximum frame rate exceeds a predetermined frame rate of the display. Further, the second maximum frame rate does not exceed the predetermined frame rate of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10885893
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display screen and circuitry. The circuitry receives a first frequency modulated (FM) signal from a first FM radio transmitter, via a first FM radio channel. The first FM signal comprises a broadcast data signal that includes an audio segment of aural information of a performer-of-interest at of a live event, text information associated with the audio segment, and synchronization information. The synchronization information is associated with the text information and the audio segment. The circuitry extracts the synchronization information from a plurality of data packets of the broadcast data signal. The circuitry extracts a portion of the text information from the extracted plurality of data packets of the broadcast data signal based on the extracted synchronization information. The circuitry controls display of the extracted portion of the text information on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani, Robert Blanchard