Patents by Inventor Shinichi Kariya

Shinichi Kariya 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: 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: 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: 20190065551
    Abstract: A data providing apparatus includes circuitry configured to store a query as a candidate query in a first memory in association with an execution plan and store data in a second memory when receiving the execution plan and the data from a database server in response to transmitting the query to the database server, perform searching the first memory for a first candidate query having content corresponding to content of a first query in response to receiving the first query from a first request source, when the first candidate query is detected by the searching, select a first execution plan associated with the first candidate query by referring to the first memory, extract specific data from the second memory on the basis of the selected first execution plan, and transmit the specific data to the first request source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidekazu Morimoto, Shinichi Kariya, TAKESHI RYUUTOU, Naoko Kitamura, Masakats Yamada, Masako Miyazawa, Toshinori Nanba
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9030463
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus inspects an application that is executed in a game device and displays a virtual space. The inspection apparatus comprises: an exposure indicator acquiring unit that acquires a first index relating to the exposure of an advertisement displayed in the virtual space from the game device, the index being calculated by the application that displays the virtual space from a user's point of view; an inspection image acquiring unit that acquires the virtual space, which is actually displayed on a screen on a frame by frame basis; an advertisement region extracting unit that extracts an advertisement displaying region from the image of the virtual space; an exposure indicator calculating unit that calculates a second index relating to the exposure of the advertisement based on the advertisement displaying region; and a verification unit that verifies the application by cross-checking the first index and the second index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Maegawa, Shinichi Kariya
  • Patent number: 8624914
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus specifies a region for displaying an advertisement from an image of a virtual space. The inspection apparatus comprises: an image mapping unit that maps an image, which uses a color that is not used in the virtual space and where the display status of the advertisement varies in accordance with a viewpoint of a user, on a region where the advertisement is to be displayed in the virtual space; an inspection image acquiring unit that acquires a virtual space that is actually displayed on a screen on a frame-by-frame basis; and an advertisement region extracting unit operative to extract, by color-filtering the acquired image of the virtual space, a region that is rendered with a color that is not used in the virtual space, as a region for displaying the advertisement perceived by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kariya, Jin Satoh, Hirotoshi Maegawa
  • Publication number: 20120216110
    Abstract: A data acquiring unit acquires provided data from an information providing server. A format retaining unit retains configuration format data of a page. The page reconfiguration unit generates page data wherein the acquired provided data is arranged in accordance with configuration format data. The hierarchical data generating unit generates a page image from the generated page data, and generates hierarchical data where page images of a plurality of resolutions are hierarchized by using the generated page image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kariya, Hirotoshi Maegawa
  • Publication number: 20110316869
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus specifies a region for displaying an advertisement from an image of a virtual space. The inspection apparatus comprises: an image mapping unit that maps an image, which uses a color that is not used in the virtual space and where the display status of the advertisement varies in accordance with a viewpoint of a user, on a region where the advertisement is to be displayed in the virtual space; an inspection image acquiring unit that acquires a virtual space that is actually displayed on a screen on a frame-by-frame basis; and an advertisement region extracting unit operative to extract, by color-filtering the acquired image of the virtual space, a region that is rendered with a color that is not used in the virtual space, as a region for displaying the advertisement perceived by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kariya, Jin Satoh, Hirotoshi Maegawa
  • Publication number: 20110050684
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus inspects an application that is executed in a game device and displays a virtual space. The inspection apparatus comprises: an exposure indicator acquiring unit that acquires a first index relating to the exposure of an advertisement displayed in the virtual space from the game device, the index being calculated by the application that displays the virtual space from a user's point of view; an inspection image acquiring unit that acquires the virtual space, which is actually displayed on a screen on a frame by frame basis; an advertisement region extracting unit that extracts an advertisement displaying region from the image of the virtual space; an exposure indicator calculating unit that calculates a second index relating to the exposure of the advertisement based on the advertisement displaying region; and a verification unit that verifies the application by cross-checking the first index and the second index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Maegawa, Shinichi Kariya
  • Patent number: 7328213
    Abstract: A transaction of processing a database distributed to a plurality of servers in a chain of local transactions individually processed by and in each server. In each server, when the processing of a local transaction in the server is completed, the local transaction is committed or rolled back, and the right to execute a process of an application is released. Until all chained transactions are completed, the exclusive control of data accessed in the local transactions and the data before update of updated data is managed in a log, thereby guaranteeing the consistency and integrity of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Kazuhiko Fujita, Shinichi Kariya
  • Patent number: 7233900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a word sequence output device in which emotional synthetic speech can be output. The device outputs emotional synthetic speech. A text generating unit 31 generates spoken text for synthetic speech by using text as a word sequence included in action command information in accordance with the action command information. An emotion checking unit 39 checks an emotion model value and determines whether or not the emotion of a robot is aroused based on the emotion model value. Further, when the emotion of the robot is aroused, the emotion checking unit 39 instructs the text generating unit 31 to change the word order. The text generating unit 31 changes the word order of the spoken text in accordance with the instructions from the emotion checking unit 39. Accordingly, when the spoken text is “Kimi wa kirei da.” (You are beautiful.), the word order is changed to make a sentence “Kirei da, kimi wa.” (You are beautiful, you are.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Kariya
  • Publication number: 20050004952
    Abstract: A transaction of processing a database distributed to a plurality of servers in a chain of local transactions individually processed by and in each server. In each server, when the processing of a local transaction in the server is completed, the local transaction is committed or rolled back, and the right to execute a process of an application is released. Until all chained transactions are completed, the exclusive control of data accessed in the local transactions and the data before update of updated data is managed in a log, thereby guaranteeing the consistency and integrity of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Kazuhiko Fujita, Shinichi Kariya
  • Publication number: 20040024602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a word sequence output device in which emotional synthetic speech can be output. The device outputs emotional synthetic speech. A text generating unit 31 generates spoken text for synthetic speech by using text as a word sequence included in action command information in accordance with the action command information. An emotion checking unit 39 checks an emotion model value and determines whether or not the emotion of a robot is aroused based on the emotion model value. Further, when the emotion of the robot is aroused, the emotion checking unit 39 instructs the text generating unit 31 to change the word order. The text generating unit 31 changes the word order of the spoken text in accordance with the instructions from the emotion checking unit 39. Accordingly, when the spoken text is “Kimi wa kirei da.” (You are beautiful.), the word order is changed to make a sentence “Kirei da, kimi wa.” (You are beautiful, you are.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventor: Shinichi Kariya