Patents by Inventor Shinpei Hirano

Shinpei Hirano 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: 11194103
    Abstract: A first optical connector, a second optical connector, a first lock member, and a second lock member are equipped. The first optical connector is attached to an electronic device, and corresponds to a receptacle. The second optical connector is attached to an end an optical cable, is fittable to the first optical connector, and corresponds to a plug. The first lock member is attached to the electronic device at a position corresponding to the first optical connector not to prevent fitting of the second optical connector to the first optical connector. The second lock member is attached to the optical cable at a position corresponding to the second optical connector not to prevent fitting of the second optical connector to the first optical connector. The second lock member is fittable to the first lock member in a state of fitting between the first optical connector and the first optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanari Yamamoto, Kazuaki Toba, Ryohei Takahashi, Shinpei Hirano, Yoshitaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10983283
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an optical communication connector, an optical communication cable, and an electronic device being novel and improved that have excellent maintenance properties and can prevent parallel light (collimated light) from being directly emitted to the outside of an optical connector during non-optical coupling. [Solution] There is provided an optical communication connector device including: a collimating lens configured to collimate light from an optical transmission path; a refracting section arranged on a leading end side with respect to the collimating lens, and configured to refract and eject light from the optical transmission path ejected from the collimating lens; and a scattering section configured to scatter at least a part of the light ejected from the refracting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Toba, Masanari Yamamoto, Ryohei Takahashi, Satoshi Muto, Tatsushi Nashida, Shinpei Hirano, Naofumi Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20210103107
    Abstract: A lock mechanism of an optical connector suited for practical use and having robustness is provided. A first optical connector, a second optical connector, a first lock member, and a second lock member are equipped. The first optical connector is attached to an electronic device, and corresponds to a so-called receptacle. The second optical connector is attached to an end portion of an optical cable, is fittable to the first optical connector, and corresponds to a so-called plug. The first lock member is attached to the electronic device at a position corresponding to the first optical connector in such a manner as not to prevent fitting of the second optical connector to the first optical connector. The second lock member is attached to the optical cable at a position corresponding to the second optical connector in such a manner as not to prevent fitting of the second optical connector to the first optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: MASANARI YAMAMOTO, KAZUAKI TOBA, RYOHEI TAKAHASHI, SHINPEI HIRANO, YOSHITAKA SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200110221
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an optical communication connector, an optical communication cable, and an electronic device being novel and improved that have excellent maintenance properties and can prevent parallel light (collimated light) from being directly emitted to the outside of an optical connector during non-optical coupling. [Solution] There is provided an optical communication connector device including: a collimating lens configured to collimate light from an optical transmission path; a refracting section arranged on a leading end side with respect to the collimating lens, and configured to refract and eject light from the optical transmission path ejected from the collimating lens; and a scattering section configured to scatter at least a part of the light ejected from the refracting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUAKI TOBA, MASANARI YAMAMOTO, RYOHEI TAKAHASHI, SATOSHI MUTO, TATSUSHI NASHIDA, SHINPEI HIRANO, NAOFUMI YONEDA
  • Publication number: 20200051356
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a locking control unit configured to execute a first process of processes for causing a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of detection of access of a first communication terminal; and a detection unit configured to detect an unlocking request by a user of the first communication terminal. The locking control unit executes a second process of the processes for causing the locking unit to unlock, when the unlocking request is detected and the first process is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika TANAKA, Tatsuhiro IIDA, Koichi SAKUMOTO, Takeo INAGAKI, Shinpei HIRANO, Tetsuro TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10553056
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a locking control unit configured to execute a first process of processes for causing a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of detection of access of a first communication terminal; and a detection unit configured to detect an unlocking request by a user of the first communication terminal. The locking control unit executes a second process of the processes for causing the locking unit to unlock, when the unlocking request is detected and the first process is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Iida, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10502902
    Abstract: An optical communication connector, an optical communication cable, and an electronic device that have excellent maintenance properties and can prevent parallel light (collimated light) from being directly emitted to the outside of an optical connector during non-optical coupling. There is provided an optical communication connector device that includes a collimating lens configured to collimate light from an optical transmission path; a refracting section arranged on a leading end side with respect to the collimating lens, and configured to refract and eject light from the optical transmission path ejected from the collimating lens; and a scattering section configured to scatter at least a part of the light ejected from the refracting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Toba, Masanari Yamamoto, Ryohei Takahashi, Satoshi Muto, Tatsushi Nashida, Shinpei Hirano, Naofumi Yoneda
  • Patent number: 10347059
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus provides an enhanced capability of authentication safety when unlocking. The information processing apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated based on a first secret key, from a first communication terminal and control circuitry configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking circuit to unlock, based on a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Ilda, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10317631
    Abstract: [Object] To have excellent maintenance properties and restrain parallel light (collimated light) from being directly emitted to the outside of an optical connector during non-optical coupling. [Solution] An optical communication connector according to the present disclosure includes: a collimating lens configured to collimate light from an optical transmission path; and a diffusion section arranged on a leading end side with respect to the collimating lens, and configured to diffuse the light from the optical transmission path output from the collimating lens. According to this configuration, in the optical communication in which insertion and removal are frequently performed, it is possible to achieve their safety during non-fitting at the same time while having an advantage because of a collimating signal since light from an optical transmission path is diffused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Toba, Masanari Yamamoto, Satoshi Muto, Takeo Arai, Tatsushi Nashida, Shinpei Hirano, Naofumi Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20180276918
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus provides an enhanced capability of authentication safety when unlocking. The information processing apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated based on a first secret key, from a first communication terminal and control circuitry configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking circuit to unlock, based on a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Ilda, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20180259724
    Abstract: [Object] To have excellent maintenance properties and restrain parallel light (collimated light) from being directly emitted to the outside of an optical connector during non-optical coupling. [Solution] An optical communication connector according to the present disclosure includes: a collimating lens configured to collimate light from an optical transmission path; and a diffusion section arranged on a leading end side with respect to the collimating lens, and configured to diffuse the light from the optical transmission path output from the collimating lens. According to this configuration, in the optical communication in which insertion and removal are frequently performed, it is possible to achieve their safety during non-fitting at the same time while having an advantage because of a collimating signal since light from an optical transmission path is diffused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUAKI TOBA, MASANARI YAMAMOTO, SATOSHI MUTO, TAKEO ARAI, TATSUSHI NASHIDA, SHINPEI HIRANO, NAOFUMI YONEDA
  • Publication number: 20180259715
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an optical communication connector, an optical communication cable, and an electronic device being novel and improved that have excellent maintenance properties and can prevent parallel light (collimated light) from being directly emitted to the outside of an optical connector during non-optical coupling. [Solution] There is provided an optical communication connector device including: a collimating lens configured to collimate light from an optical transmission path; a refracting section arranged on a leading end side with respect to the collimating lens, and configured to refract and eject light from the optical transmission path ejected from the collimating lens; and a scattering section configured to scatter at least a part of the light ejected from the refracting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUAKI TOBA, MASANARI YAMAMOTO, RYOHEI TAKAHASHI, SATOSHI MUTO, TATSUSHI NASHIDA, SHINPEI HIRANO, NAOFUMI YONEDA
  • Patent number: 10055913
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus provides an enhanced capability of authentication safety when unlocking. The information processing apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated based on a first secret key, from a first communication terminal and control circuitry configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking circuit to unlock, based on a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Iida, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20170372540
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and an information processing system, which are capable of enhancing safety of authentication when unlocking. [Solution] Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a communication unit configured to receive an unlocking request and first information generated on the basis of a first secret key, from a first communication terminal; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not to cause a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of a first public key corresponding to the first secret key and the generated first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika TANAKA, Tatsuhiro IIDA, Koichi SAKUMOTO, Takeo INAGAKI, Shinpei HIRANO, Tetsuro TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20170243424
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a locking control unit configured to execute a first process of processes for causing a locking unit to unlock, on the basis of detection of access of a first communication terminal; and a detection unit configured to detect an unlocking request by a user of the first communication terminal. The locking control unit executes a second process of the processes for causing the locking unit to unlock, when the unlocking request is detected and the first process is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo SHIRAI, Akichika TANAKA, Tatsuhiro IIDA, Koichi SAKUMOTO, Takeo INAGAKI, Shinpei HIRANO, Tetsuro TSUJI
  • Patent number: D692425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuki Kubota, Shinpei Hirano, Yuji Oikawa, Naoto Shimizu, Jun Katsumata, Shigeya Kuwao, Daisuke Ishii, Ken Yano, Katsuhisa Hakoda
  • Patent number: D698337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinpei Hirano
  • Patent number: D819569
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanari Yamamoto, Shinpei Hirano
  • Patent number: D902859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanari Yamamoto, Shinpei Hirano
  • Patent number: D910584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinpei Hirano