Patents by Inventor Shinichi Honda

Shinichi Honda 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: 20210258710
    Abstract: A captured image obtaining unit 50 of an output control device 10 obtains a captured image such as a polarization image from an imaging device 12. A space information obtaining unit 54 obtains a normal line and a position of a surface of an actual object in a space and a sound absorption coefficient at the surface. A correction coefficient obtaining unit 56 calculates energy of sound reaching a listener including sound reflected at the actual object and obtains a correction coefficient to be given to a level of a sound signal on the basis of the sound energy. An output unit 60 adjusts the sound signals by using the correction coefficient 62 and outputs the adjusted sound signals to speakers 16a and 16b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Morio USAMI, Shinichi HONDA
  • Patent number: 10839800
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus by which smooth communication with a user by voice can be implemented is provided. The information processing apparatus presents a plurality of choices to the user, recognizes utterance contents of the user for selecting one of the plurality of choices, and specifies the choice selected by the user based on whether or not a phrase included in the recognized utterance contents of the user corresponds to a phrase included in a dictionary corresponding to each of the plurality of choices prepared in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Megumi Kikuchi, Takashi Satake
  • Patent number: 10755704
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus identifies, by using an audio signal acquired by collecting a user's voice, evaluation target time that includes at least either time not including the user's voice or time during which the user is producing a meaningless utterance and produces an output appropriate to the identified evaluation target time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Hiroyuki Segawa, Shinichi Kariya
  • Patent number: 10729737
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a safe muscle-enhancing agent by which a muscle mass and muscular strength can be effectively increased or maintained and by which a decrease of a muscle mass and muscular strength can be suppressed, a muscle-enhancing composition containing the muscle-enhancing agent, and a method for enhancing muscle by using the muscle-enhancing agent or muscle-enhancing composition. The muscle-enhancing agent according to the present invention is characterized in comprising an extract derived from lemon myrtle as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Shinichi Yokota, Mineko Ogura, Masanori Kato
  • Publication number: 20200114520
    Abstract: A feeling deduction unit 100 deduces a user's feeling. An internal state management unit 110 manages an internal state of an object and an internal state of a user on the basis of the deduced user's feeling. An action management unit 120 determines an action of the object on the basis of the internal state of the object. An output processing unit 140 causes the object to perform the action determined by the action management unit 120.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichi HONDA, Akio OHBA, Hiroyuki SEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10394791
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processor including: a behavioral data acquisition section adapted to acquire behavioral data about behaviors performed by a user of interest including dates and times of the behaviors; a feature quantity calculation section adapted to calculate feature quantities indicating features of the behaviors performed by the user of interest at least during each of first and second periods which are different from each other by using the acquired behavioral data; and an evaluation section adapted to evaluate similarity between the user of interest and other users by using at least some of the calculated feature quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Shinichi Kariya
  • Publication number: 20190130910
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus determines, on the basis of a speech of a user to be evaluated, a reference feature quantity representing a feature of the user's speech at normal times, acquires audio feature quantity data of a target speech to be evaluated made by the user, and evaluates the feature of the target speech on the basis of a comparison result between the audio feature quantity of the target speech and the reference feature quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichi KARIYA, Shinichi HONDA, Hiroyuki SEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190096401
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus by which smooth communication with a user by voice can be implemented is provided. The information processing apparatus presents a plurality of choices to the user, recognizes utterance contents of the user for selecting one of the plurality of choices, and specifies the choice selected by the user based on whether or not a phrase included in the recognized utterance contents of the user corresponds to a phrase included in a dictionary corresponding to each of the plurality of choices prepared in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Megumi Kikuchi, Takashi Satake
  • Publication number: 20190070243
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a safe muscle-enhancing agent by which a muscle mass and muscular strength can be effectively increased or maintained and by which a decrease of a muscle mass and muscular strength can be suppressed, a muscle-enhancing composition containing the muscle-enhancing agent, and a method for enhancing muscle by using the muscle-enhancing agent or muscle-enhancing composition. The muscle-enhancing agent according to the present invention is characterized in comprising an extract derived from lemon myrtle as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Shinichi Yokota, Mineko Ogura, Masanori Kato
  • Publication number: 20180350362
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus identifies, by using an audio signal acquired by collecting a user's voice, evaluation target time that includes at least either time not including the user's voice or time during which the user is producing a meaningless utterance and produces an output appropriate to the identified evaluation target time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Hiroyuki Segawa, Shinichi Kariya
  • Publication number: 20180316911
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus allows a video display apparatus (40) worn on a head and used by a user to display a stereoscopic video including an object to be operated, and receives a gesture operation to the object by moving a hand by the user, when there is a match between a recognition position in which the user recognizes that the object is present in a real space and a shifted position deviated from a position of the hand of the user by a predetermined amount in the real space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki ISHIDA, Yasuhiro WATARI, Akira SUZUKI, Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Hiroshi KATOH, Tetsugo INADA, Shinichi HONDA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 9947214
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus includes an authentication unit configured to perform authentication processing according to power generation information from a power generation unit configured to generate electric power from ambient energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kohei Shimizu, Hideo Niikura, Takayuki Hirabayashi, Hidetoshi Kabasawa, Masakazu Yajima, Shinichi Honda
  • Patent number: 9754386
    Abstract: An information processing system in which an object corresponding to each of two or more users are arranged in a virtual space and moving image information indicative of a moving image indicative of a manner in which the virtual space is viewed from a predetermined viewpoint arranged in the virtual space is generated, this information processing system comprising activity information acquisition means for sequentially acquiring activity information indicative of an action of at least one of the two or more users, arrangement region determination means for determining a partial region in the virtual space, in the partial region of which the object is arranged in accordance with the acquired activity information, motion data acquisition means for acquiring motion data stored as related with the activity information in accordance with the acquired activity information, and object control means for making the object act in the partial region in accordance with the acquired motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Yoshikatsu Kanemaru, Norio Nagatsuka, Shinichi Kariya, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9736341
    Abstract: To provide a technology for offering new communication and entertainment options using speakers that are flexible enough to change their shapes. There is provided an electroacoustic transducer including an oscillator formed in a film shape, a detection section adapted to detect the apparent change in shape of the oscillator resulting from a user's act, and an audio output section adapted to output audio based on audio data stored in a given storage area via the oscillator if the change in shape is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Shinichiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 9559922
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has login information acquisition means for acquiring a plurality of pieces of login information with user IDs for identifying users related with terminal IDs for identifying terminals for use by the users; terminal ID registration means for registering the acquired login information by relating each of the user IDs with the plurality of terminal IDs; delivery information generation means for generating different pieces of delivery information to be delivered to each terminal that are identified by the plurality of terminal IDs for each of the user IDs; and delivery means for delivering the generated different pieces of delivery information to the each terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Yoshikatsu Kanemaru, Norio Nagatsuka, Shinichi Kariya, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20160212555
    Abstract: To provide a technology for offering new communication and entertainment options using speakers that are flexible enough to change their shapes. There is provided an electroacoustic transducer including an oscillator formed in a film shape, a detection section adapted to detect the apparent change in shape of the oscillator resulting from a user's act, and an audio output section adapted to output audio based on audio data stored in a given storage area via the oscillator if the change in shape is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Shinichiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20160199739
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided wherein a user can be evaluated by a information processing apparatus acquires action result data indicative of a result of an action executed between a plurality of users or user groups, and executes a trace process by a plural number of times and calculate an evaluation value of each of the users or user groups in response to a number of times by which the user or user group is selected as a target in the plural number of times of the trace process. The trace process includes a starting point selection process for randomly selecting a target from among the plurality of users or user groups, and a target selection process for repetitively performing a process for newly selecting, as a next target, an opponent of an action carried out by the target at present on the basis of the action result data until a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Shinichi Kariya
  • Publication number: 20160026669
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processor including: a behavioral data acquisition section adapted to acquire behavioral data about behaviors performed by a user of interest including dates and times of the behaviors; a feature quantity calculation section adapted to calculate feature quantities indicating features of the behaviors performed by the user of interest at least during each of first and second periods which are different from each other by using the acquired behavioral data; and an evaluation section adapted to evaluate similarity between the user of interest and other users by using at least some of the calculated feature quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Shinichi HONDA, Shinichi KARIYA
  • Publication number: 20150178952
    Abstract: An information processing system in which an object corresponding to each of two or more users are arranged in a virtual space and moving image information indicative of a moving image indicative of a manner in which the virtual space is viewed from a predetermined viewpoint arranged in the virtual space is generated, this information processing system comprising activity information acquisition means for sequentially acquiring activity information indicative of an action of at least one of the two or more users, arrangement region determination means for determining a partial region in the virtual space, in the partial region of which the object is arranged in accordance with the acquired activity information, motion data acquisition means for acquiring motion data stored as related with the activity information in accordance with the acquired activity information, and object control means for making the object act in the partial region in accordance with the acquired motion data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Yoshikatsu Kanemaru, Norio Nagatsuka, Shinichi Kariya, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20150142959
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has login information acquisition means for acquiring a plurality of pieces of login information with user IDs for identifying users related with terminal IDs for identifying terminals for use by the users; terminal ID registration means for registering the acquired login information by relating each of the user IDs with the plurality of terminal IDs; delivery information generation means for generating different pieces of delivery information to be delivered to each terminal that are identified by the plurality of terminal IDs for each of the user IDs; and delivery means for delivering the generated different pieces of delivery information to the each terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Yoshikatsu Kanemaru, Norio Nagatsuka, Shinichi Kariya, Kouichi Matsuda