Patents by Inventor Shigeru Enomoto

Shigeru Enomoto 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: 10691305
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for acquiring menu display instructions from a user, and generating and outputting the operating system menu screens for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Higuchi, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20200139254
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiving section configured to receive an input of a usage purpose of the information processing device from a user, an identifying section configured to identify a procedure including one or more steps necessary for realizing the usage purpose, a first screen generating section configured to generate an operating screen for completing one step in the identified procedure, and a second screen generating section configured to generate an information screen including information regarding the identified procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: You ASAKURA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Daisuke KAWAMURA, Wataru KANEKO, Takashi HATAKEDA, Takeshi NAKAGAWA, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Toru YAMAMOTO, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Koichi AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200061471
    Abstract: Multiplayer video games involve multiple players playing using either a single computer system or multiple computer systems connected together. While a first player of the multiplayer game is playing the multiplayer game, the first player's actions are tracked and stored. When the first player quits or stops responding before the multiplayer game has completed, the first player is replaced by a computer-simulated version of the first player that selects its actions based on probabilities calculated from the tracked actions of the first player. The multiplayer game is thus able to continue without interruption or disruption, and the first player's playstyle is preserved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Shigeru Enomoto
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10525549
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a friction stir welding device with which the temperature in the proximity of a weld part on a member to be welded can be intermittently measured by enabling the temperature of a plurality of sites in a rotary tool (4) used for friction stir welding to be ascertained in real-time when welding. This rotary tool (4) for a friction stir welding device comprises: a hollow channel (26a) that extends from the upper end of a shoulder part (4c) to the proximity of the lower end of a probe (4d), and that is on substantially the same axis as the axis of rotation of the shoulder part (4c); and a hollow, outer periphery channel (26b) that is apart from the axis of rotation of the shoulder part (4c) in the radial direction and in proximity of the outer periphery of the shoulder part (4c), and that extends from the upper end of the shoulder part to the proximity of the lower end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAMOTO METAL TECHNOS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Yamamoto, Taizoh Yamamoto, Masafumi Araki, Shigeru Nakayama, Masatoshi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10514750
    Abstract: A mode control section 130 selects power saving mode as an operation mode, and a screen control section 120 generates a display screen. After the mode control section 130 switches the mode from power saving mode to normal mode, the screen control section 120 generates a display screen to match the type of screen that appeared before power saving mode was selected. If an application screen appeared before power saving mode is selected, the screen control section 120 generates the application screen after the mode is switched from power saving mode to normal mode. If a system screen appeared before power saving mode is selected, the screen control section 120 generates a given system screen after the mode is switched from power saving mode to normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akitsugu Tsuchiya, Shigeru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10512846
    Abstract: Multiplayer video games involve multiple players playing using either a single computer system or multiple computer systems connected together. While a first player of the multiplayer game is playing the multiplayer game, the first player's actions are tracked and stored. When the first player quits or stops responding before the multiplayer game has completed, the first player is replaced by a computer-simulated version of the first player that selects its actions based on probabilities calculated from the tracked actions of the first player. The multiplayer game is thus able to continue without interruption or disruption, and the first player's playstyle is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Shigeru Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20190344180
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for downloading application software from a server, including: downloading the application software from the server, where a first application software file contains only a portion of the application software, and a second application software file contains more than the portion of the application software; executing the application software and generating application images based thereon, where execution of the first application software file contains enough of the application software to execute a limited amount of the application software; and displaying the application images on a display screen based on the execution of the application software, where the acquisition unit begins downloading the second application software file in a background process after downloading the first application software file and at least partially during the execution of the first application software file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi lmai, Shigeru Enomoto, Hiroshi Saito, Toshimasa Aoki, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10434419
    Abstract: A login processing unit performs a login process of a user. An assignment processing unit assigns an inputting device connected to an information processing apparatus to a user. An assignment processing unit controls an assignment process of the inputting device in response to the number of users who are in a login state and executes an assignment process which is different between a case in which the number of users in a login state is one and another case in which the number of users in a login state is two or more. The assignment processing unit assigns, when the number of users in a login state is one, the inputting device connected to the information processing apparatus to the one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akitsugu Tsuchiya, Yoshihiko Suwa, Shigeru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10406443
    Abstract: When a content acquisition unit acquires a part of full-size application software, an installation processing unit installs the acquired part, and an execution unit sets the installed application software to be executable. While the execution unit is executing the application software, the content acquisition unit continues to download the application software. A display processing unit changes a display mode of an icon image differently when a part of the application software is installed and when the application software is installed in its entirety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shigeru Enomoto, Hiroshi Saito, Toshimasa Aoki, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10402130
    Abstract: A printing system includes an image forming apparatus that accepts a printing instruction from a mobile terminal, sends an inquiry to a server as to whether a printing reservation corresponding to the accepted printing instruction is managed by the server, and transmits connection information to the mobile terminal if the printing reservation is managed by the server. The image forming apparatus obtains printing data corresponding to the printing instruction from the mobile terminal set in the connected state, executes printing processing using the obtained printing data, and sets communication with the mobile terminal to an unconnected state after execution of the printing processing is complete. If the printing reservation corresponding to the accepted printing instruction is not managed by the server, the printing instruction accepted from the mobile terminal is rejected and the connection information is not transmitted to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayoshi Takahashi, Kazuhiko Okazawa, Shigeru Kameyama, Hisashi Enomoto, Tadashi Fukumuro, Yukio Numakami, Ryosuke Sato
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10272345
    Abstract: A storing section stores an invitation message giving an invitation to an application to be executed by another information processing apparatus. An information displaying section displays the invitation messages on a display device. At this point, the information displaying section displays a valid invitation message and an invalid invitation message in a manner different from each other. The information displaying section may further display an unread invitation message and a read invitation message in a manner different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Shigeru Enomoto, Nobukazu Koyama, Yuji Nakamura, Akitsugu Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20190114042
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for acquiring menu display instructions from a user, and generating and outputting the operating system menu screens for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Higuchi, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10191642
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a novel user interface capable of switching a number of images for display on a screen. The information processing apparatus displays a menu image representing one or more menu item images on a screen, displays, when any one of the one or more menu item images is selected, a selection target image associated with the selected menu item image on the screen, stores a selected order of already-selected ones of the one or more menu item images, displays, when one direction along one side of the screen is specified, another selection target image, which is selected in accordance with the stored selected order and the one direction, and redisplays the menu image when an opposite direction to the one direction is specified in a state in which the selection target image associated with the menu image selected most recently is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Shuji Hiramatsu, Shigeru Enomoto, Motoki Kobayashi, Toru Morita
  • Publication number: 20190022533
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a holding unit configured to hold setting information regarding parental control for each user in association with user identification information, and a limit processing unit configured to limit usage of a predetermined function or device by the user on a basis of the setting information held by the holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicants: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Itsuki ASANUMA, Makoto OSHITA, Seiichi ADACHI, Marc HORNE, Hidekazu Ii, Yoshihiko SUWA, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Syunsuke BAMBA, Kei SATO, Kenjiro KOMAKI, Fumikazu HATANAKA
  • Patent number: 10185470
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for acquiring menu display instructions from a user, and generating and outputting the operating system menu screens for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Higuchi, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10166480
    Abstract: When a communication unit receives a connection request from a device, a selection screen generating unit provides a selection screen for selecting a registered user. A login user storage unit separately stores information identifying a primary user who logged in first and information identifying one or more secondary users who logged in second or thereafter. Specifically, the login user storage unit stores the information identifying the primary user in association with information indicating initial login. An application startup unit starts an application upon receipt of a start instruction from the device used by the primary user but does not start the application when given the start instruction from the device used by the secondary user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akitsugu Tsuchiya, Shigeru Enomoto, Nobukazu Koyama
  • Patent number: 10088888
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technology for suitably generating a post-system-resume screen. An information processor includes: a mode control section adapted to select power saving mode as an operation mode; and a screen control section adapted to generate a display screen, in which when a user logs in after the mode control section switches the mode from power saving mode to normal mode, the screen control section generates a display screen to match the user who has logged in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akitsugu Tsuchiya, Shigeru Enomoto