Patents by Inventor Ryo Yokoyama

Ryo Yokoyama 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: 20210287497
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to reduce the difference in way of feeling a tactile sense in accordance with a state or situation, the information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire context information concerning a state or a situation user of an external environment or context information concerning a user; and a modulation unit configured to modulate a control signal for controlling a haptics unit for presenting haptics to a predetermined part of the user on the basis of the context information having been acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo YOKOYAMA, Ikuo YAMANO, Yusuke NAKAGAWA, Takeshi OGITA
  • Patent number: 11120674
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for performing more appropriate haptic presentations. The information processing apparatus includes a signal processing section configured such that in a case where the presentation timing of a first presentation with haptic sensation based on first data overlaps with the presentation timing of a second presentation with either haptic sensation or a sound based on second data, the signal processing section generates a haptic signal for controlling a haptic presentation device performing at least the first presentation based on sensory characteristic data regarding the haptic sensation and on the first data in such a manner that a combined sensory effect on a user receiving both the first presentation and the second presentation becomes an effect merging a first sensory effect of the first presentation with a second sensory effect of the second presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Osamu Ito, Ikuo Yamano
  • Publication number: 20210256821
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a recording medium that allow tactile presentation corresponding to content to be assigned to a device. A control unit controls, on the basis of content information regarding content presented to a user and device information regarding a plurality of devices that the user is carrying, each device having a tactile presentation unit that presents a tactile sensation to the user, output of a tactile signal for causing at least one of the plurality of devices having the tactile presentation units to make the tactile presentation unit present a tactile sensation corresponding to the content. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a tactile presentation control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayumi NAKAGAWA, Ryo YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210235871
    Abstract: There is provided a tactile presentation device capable of realizing easier wearing/removal and contact of a tactile stimulation unit in an appropriate position. The tactile presentation device is provided with an attaching unit to a back plate of a chair, and a wearing belt portion to a body provided so as to be extendable and contractable on the attaching unit, in which one or more first tactile stimulation units are provided on the attaching unit, and one or more second tactile stimulation units are provided on the wearing belt portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamoto TSUDA, Yusuke OTANI, Ikuo YAMANO, Osamu ITO, Ryo YOKOYAMA, Takeshi OGITA, Yohei FUKUMA
  • Publication number: 20210241586
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that can efficiently transmit a tactile signal for a plurality of tactile presentation units. A transmission apparatus breaks up a tactile signal included in content into a base tactile signal group, converts the base tactile signal group into encoded data including parameters defined for each of the broken up base tactile signals, and transmits the encoded data. A reception apparatus restores and combines the base tactile signals based on the parameters included in the encoded data to restore the tactile signal and makes a tactile presentation. The present disclosure can be applied to a content reproduction system including a tactile presentation apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo YOKOYAMA, Osamu ITO
  • Publication number: 20210214525
    Abstract: Provided are: an additive composition which has an excellent extruder feed stability as a result of having an excellent powder flowability, and can impart excellent transparency and mechanical properties to molded articles; a polyolefin resin composition containing the additive composition; a method of producing a polyolefin resin composition; and a molded article of the polyolefin resin composition. The additive composition contains (A) 1-[8-propyl-2,6-bis(4-propylphenyl)tetrahydro[1,3]dioxino[5,4-d]-1,3-dioxin-4-yl]ethane-1,2-diol and (B) an aromatic phosphate metal salt represented by Formula (1) where R1 to R4 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; n represents a number of 1 or 2; when n is 1, M1 represents an alkali metal; and when n is 2, M1 represents hydroxyaluminum. In this additive composition, the mass ratio of (A) and (B), (A)/(B), is in a range of 10/90 to 90/10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo YOKOYAMA, Yuri YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20210200301
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus includes a display control unit that generates display information for controlling a display device to display a first virtual object defined in a virtual space, and a second virtual object different from the first virtual object; and a controller that controls the display device to move the first virtual object in the virtual space on the basis of a reference position based on an operation input of a user, controls, when determining that the reference position of the first virtual object is located inside the second virtual object, the display device to display the first virtual object at a position at which the first virtual object is externally tangent to the second virtual object, and controls, when determining that an operation to space the first virtual object away from the second virtual object is performed, a display position of the first virtual object such that the reference position and the display position of the first virtual object gradually become the same
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: RYO YOKOYAMA, YUSUKE NAKAGAWA, IKUO YAMANO
  • Publication number: 20210191517
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to cause vibration to be generated suitable for a state between an information processing device including a vibrating device and a user, the information processing device including: corrected vibration data configured to generate corrected information for correcting a strength of vibration data for a vibrating device including a vibrator on a basis of information provided from a detecting unit configured to detect a contact state of the vibrating device; and an vibration signal generating unit configured to generate a vibration signal from the corrected vibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo YAMANO, Osamu ITO, Yosuke MATSUZAKI, Ryo YOKOYAMA, Shinsaku HIRANO, Yusuke NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11027195
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that enable a predetermined haptic stimulus to be presented to a number of corresponding input devices on the basis of inputs from the input devices and thereby realize an intuitive haptic interface that gives a deeper sense of realism. The information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of pointer information on the basis of one or a plurality of pieces of sensor data; a discrimination unit configured to discriminate an input device corresponding to each pointer on the basis of characteristics of the plurality of pieces of pointer information; and a generation unit configured to generate a predetermined haptic stimulation signal to be output to an input device corresponding to a pointer in a case in which a position of the pointer satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Ikuo Yamano, Osamu Ito, Yosuke Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11020748
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling a milling roll machine capable of accurately monitoring a surface temperature of a roll and preventing a high temperature abnormality occurring on a roll surface from being overlooked are provided A temperature sensor S that monitors surface temperatures of a pair of rolls 4 and 5 and a temperature of a milled product after passing through the rolls is provided in the vicinity of the pair of rolls 4 and 5, and opening/closing control of the gap between the rolls 4 and 5 or flow rate control of the raw material stock is performed according to the surface temperatures of the rolls and the temperature of the milled product after passing through the rolls detected by the temperature sensor S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SATAKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sumio Tagawa, Ryo Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20210152931
    Abstract: [Object] To prevent appropriately that a user perceives sound emitted by a tactile stimulus (second sound). [Solving Means] To provide an information processing device including a generation section that generates, on the basis of information regarding a first perception characteristic of a user with respect to a first sound emitted from an acoustic presentation section and information regarding a second perception characteristic of the user with respect to a second sound emitted by a tactile stimulus presented from a tactile data presentation section, tactile data to be used for presentation of the tactile stimulus of emitting the second sound that is not perceived by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: RYO YOKOYAMA, OSAMU ITO, IKUO YAMANO
  • Publication number: 20210152962
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to present a sensation to a user taking a delay occurring before sound is perceived by the user appropriately into consideration. [Solving Means] An information processing device is provided which includes a generation section that generates, on the basis of a difference between a first timing at which a sound is to be outputted from an acoustic presentation section and a second timing at which the sound is to be perceived by a first user, first data to be used for presentation of a sensation to the first user by a sensation presentation section worn by the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: RYO YOKOYAMA, OSAMU ITO, IKUO YAMANO
  • Patent number: 11009956
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an arithmetic processing unit. The arithmetic processing unit generates a first haptic-feedback presentation signal, which is to be supplied to a first haptic-feedback presentation device of a plurality of haptic-feedback presentation devices, based on the first characteristic information extracted from a first sound signal corresponding to a first channel among sounds of a plurality of channels output from a sound output device capable of outputting the sounds of the plurality of channels, and generates a second haptic-feedback presentation signal, which is to be supplied to a second haptic-feedback presentation device of the plurality of haptic-feedback presentation devices, based on the second characteristic information extracted from a second sound signal corresponding to a second channel among the sounds of the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogita, Ryo Yokoyama, Ikuo Yamano
  • Publication number: 20210141484
    Abstract: [Solving Means] An input device includes a manipulation panel and a pressing-amount determination unit. The pressing-amount determination unit is configured to determine a pressing amount due to an input manipulation performed on the manipulation panel, using a plurality of different determination thresholds corresponding to respective regions of the manipulation panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: TAKESHI OGITA, IKUO YAMANO, RYO YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210132695
    Abstract: Provided are an information processing apparatus, a method. for processing information, and a program capable of adjusting a perceptual position of a tactile stimulus even with one tactile stimulus unit. The information processing apparatus (20) includes an output control unit (120) that performs output control of a vibration on at least one tactile stimulus unit (130), in which the output control unit changes a frequency of the vibration to be output from the tactile stimulus unit depending on a position of the tactile stimulus unit and predetermined positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo YOKOYAMA, Takeshi OGITA, Yohei FUKUMA, Ikuo YAMANO
  • Patent number: 10976821
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of changing an output of a tactile stimulus adaptively to positional information, the information processing device including: an output control unit configured to control output of a tactile stimulus to at least two tactile stimulus units. The output control unit changes the output of the tactile stimulus unit corresponding to predetermined positional information in accordance with the predetermined positional information and information regarding tactile output related to the positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10942573
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to cause vibration to be generated suitable for a state between an information processing device including a vibrating device and a user, the information processing device including: corrected vibration data configured to generate corrected information for correcting a strength of vibration data for a vibrating device including a vibrator on a basis of information provided from a detecting unit configured to detect a contact state of the vibrating device; and an vibration signal generating unit configured to generate a vibration signal from the corrected vibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Osamu Ito, Yosuke Matsuzaki, Ryo Yokoyama, Shinsaku Hirano, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20210048889
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes an information acquisition unit and a signal output unit. The information acquisition unit acquires electronic information. The signal output unit outputs a first haptic signal for presenting haptic feedback with respect to an object, the haptic feedback with respect to the object being set corresponding to the acquired electronic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: MIKIO TAKENAKA, RYOSUKE MURAKAMI, HIDEAKI HAYASHI, AKIRA ONO, RYO YOKOYAMA, RYOSUKE TAKEUCHI, SEIJI MURAMATSU, MIOKO AMBE, KAZUTOSHI OHNO, TETSUYA NARUSE, TETSUYA TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10916123
    Abstract: A control system according to the present technology includes a control apparatus and a control-subject apparatus. The control-subject apparatus includes a first execution unit and a first output unit. The first execution unit performs a predetermined operation in response to a control signal output from the control apparatus. The first output unit outputs a tactile-sensation-related information item relating to the predetermined operation. The control apparatus includes a detection unit, a second output unit, and a second execution unit. The detection unit detects a state of the control apparatus. The second output unit outputs the control signal corresponding to the detected state. The second execution unit performs, on the basis of the tactile-sensation-related information item output from the first output unit, a tactile-sensation presentation operation for presenting a tactile sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Akira Ono, Mikio Takenaka, Ryosuke Murakami, Hideaki Hayashi, Mioko Ambe, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Kazutoshi Ohno, Seiji Muramatsu, Tetsuya Naruse, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10901814
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus includes a vibration device. The information processing apparatus further includes a control unit that detects a tap operation of a user for instructing to perform information notification. The control unit further generates notification information when the tap operation is detected. The control unit further converts the generated notification information into a vibration waveform, and causes the vibration device to vibrate in the vibration waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogita, Ikuo Yamano, Ayumi Nakagawa, Ryo Yokoyama