Patents by Inventor Shinya Ohtani

Shinya Ohtani 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: 11420679
    Abstract: A steering assist apparatus is configured to, when performing a steering assist control for parking, perform one or both of the following processes (a) and (b): (a) a first setting process for setting a movement path when an oncoming lane is present, the first setting process being a process for setting the movement path in such a manner that a vehicle body does not enter the oncoming lane side from an own lane across a center line or a predetermined line obtained by translating the center line; and (b) a second setting process for setting the movement path when a following vehicle is present, the second setting process being a process for setting the movement path in such a manner that a distance between the vehicle body and a parking-possible region is less than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtani, Shinya Sannodo, Yuki Minase
  • Publication number: 20220157125
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming machine that can achieve a balance between a profit given to a player and a profit of a gaming facility. The gaming machine is provided with: a display that displays a game result by scrolling a video reel including a plurality of symbols and then rearranging the plurality of symbols; and a controller that executes a base game and a plurality of chance games that require betting, and a plurality of free games that require no betting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: SAMMY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya YONEDA, Shinya OHTANI, Yusuke HASHIMOTO, Teppei HIGASHI, Taiji SUGAI, Jun NISHIOKA, Kazuaki UTSUNOMIYA, Hiroyuki ITO
  • Publication number: 20220157124
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming machine that can allow active participation in a game without loss of interest even in the midst of a free game. The present invention includes: an operation reception device that receives an operation by a player; a display that scrolls a video reel on which a plurality of symbols are aligned, and then display a game result by rearranging the plurality of symbols; and a controller that executes a base game and a plurality of chance games that require betting, and a plurality of free games that require no betting. The controller executes, during execution of a free game, a skill game in which a video reel being scrolled is stopped in accordance with an operation by a player on the operation reception device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: SAMMY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya YONEDA, Shinya OHTANI, Yusuke HASHIMOTO, Teppei HIGASHI, Taiji SUGAI, Jun NISHIOKA, Kazuaki UTSUNOMIYA, Hiroyuki ITO
  • Publication number: 20210338008
    Abstract: A server device, characterized by comprising: comprising: a memory and at least one processor configured to: detect a second cooking process performed by a user who is cooking according to a cooking recipe involving a first cooking process; and in a case where a predetermined condition that the second cooking process detected by the detection unit deviates from the first cooking process is met, performs control for outputting a modified cooking recipe resulting from subjecting the first cooking process to at least one of reordering relevant steps, adding a step, or removing a step based on a configuration of the first cooking process and a configuration of the second cooking process that meets the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Cookpad Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Masayuki IOKI, Akihisa KANEKO, Tomomichi SUMI, Jun HARASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210316788
    Abstract: Provided is a steering assist apparatus configured to perform a steering assist control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle moves along a target path; determine whether a newly-detected object is a stationary object or a moving object; cancel the steering assist control and inform a driver that the steering assist control is cancelled when the newly-detected object is the stationary object and a cancel condition is satisfied; pause the steering assist control and inform the driver that the steering assist control is paused when the newly-detected object is the moving object and a pause condition is satisfied; and resume the steering assist control when a resume condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Shinya Sannodo, Yuki Minase
  • Publication number: 20210312830
    Abstract: A server device includes a memory that stores recipe information, and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to transmit, via a network, the recipe information to a terminal device; receive, via the network, user attribute information regarding an attribute of a user of the terminal device; receive, via the network, information regarding an information output mode available by the terminal device or a cooking appliance device; and perform control for outputting the recipe information by at least one of the terminal device or the cooking appliance device, based on the received information regarding the information output mode and the received user attribute information, the recipe information being output, by the cooking appliance device or the terminal device, in an output mode that matches the attribute of the user indicated by the user attribute information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Cookpad Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Masayuki IOKI, Akihisa KANEKO, Tomomichi SUMI, Jun HARASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210312142
    Abstract: A recipe translation server, for translating quantitative recipe information into a second language based on recipe information written in a first language, comprising: a memory and at least one circuitry configured to acquire quantitative recipe information, wherein ,the quantitative recipe information being made by converting qualitative expressions described in the recipe information into quantitative expressions and the quantitative recipe information includes nodes each representing information on an ingredient of a dish and edges each provided between nodes and representing information on an action necessary for a cooking process of the dish; separate the quantitative recipe information into the nodes and the edges; acquire edge information made by translating the edges written in the first language into the second language from an edge translation unit associating the edges written in the first language with the edges in the second language; and acquire node information made by translating the n
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Cookpad Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Masayuki IOKI, Akihisa KANEKO, Tomomichi SUMI, Jun HARASHIMA
  • Patent number: 11106769
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to perform a predetermined process on the basis of first information about a user that is acquired by a first apparatus from around a body of the user, and second information about a user that is acquired by a second apparatus different from the first apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtani, Yuya Hirano, Katsuyoshi Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 11074326
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to perform a predetermined process on the basis of first information about a user that is acquired by a first apparatus from around a body of the user, and second information about a user that is acquired by a second apparatus different from the first apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtani, Yuya Hirano, Katsuyoshi Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 11072367
    Abstract: Provided is a steering assist apparatus configured to perform a steering assist control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle moves along a target path; determine whether a newly-detected object is a stationary object or a moving object; cancel the steering assist control and inform a driver that the steering assist control is cancelled when the newly-detected object is the stationary object and a cancel condition is satisfied; pause the steering assist control and inform the driver that the steering assist control is paused when the newly-detected object is the moving object and a pause condition is satisfied; and resume the steering assist control when a resume condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtani, Shinya Sannodo, Yuki Minase
  • Publication number: 20210216603
    Abstract: A recipe suggestion apparatus which includes a memory that stores a plurality of recipes, and circuitry that obtains, via the internet, spec information on a cooking appliance of a predetermined user from a user terminal of the predetermined user or the cooking appliance, the spec information indicating a performance upper limit of the cooking appliance, identifies, from the plurality of recipes, at least one target recipe in which a value of a cooking operation corresponding to a quantitative description falls within a predetermined range of the performance upper limit indicated by the spec information, and sends, via the internet, the identified target recipe to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Cookpad Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Masayuki IOKI, Akihisa KANEKO, Tomomichi SUMI
  • Publication number: 20210212504
    Abstract: A server apparatus which includes a memory that stores recipe information including a plurality of cooking processes, and circuitry that acquires the recipe information, specifies, in the acquired recipe information, a cooking process described with a qualitative expression, searches the recipe information stored in the memory for the qualitative expression described in the specified cooking process, converts the qualitative expression described in the specified cooking process into a quantitative expression based on a result of the search, and sends, to a user terminal via the internet, quantitative recipe information including the quantitative expression which corresponds to the acquired recipe information, for controlling a cooking appliance based on the quantitative recipe information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Cookpad Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Masayuki IOKI, Akihisa KANEKO, Tomomichi SUMI
  • Patent number: 10661711
    Abstract: A warning output device includes a rear sensor unit and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to, when a shift position is an R range, based on information from the sensor unit indicating that a first obstacle is detected, output a warning for informing an occupant of the presence of the first obstacle, in a first state, output first predetermined warning display and first predetermined warning sound; and in a second state, output second predetermined warning display and second predetermined warning sound. The ECU is configured to, in the second state, output the second predetermined warning sound for a predetermined time, then stop the output of the second predetermined warning sound, and output the second predetermined warning display for a longer time than the second predetermined warning sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtani, Masato Okuda, Akihiro Kida, Yuka Takagi, Toshihiro Takagi
  • Patent number: 10621656
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to divide an amount of contribution to a plurality of creators in association with content into a first part and a second part on the basis of a certain division ratio, the first part being distributed on the basis of a first distribution ratio, the second part being distributed on the basis of a second distribution ratio, and to calculate distribution amounts of the contribution to the respective creators on the basis of an amount corresponding to the first part, an amount corresponding to the second part, the first distribution ratio, and the second distribution ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruto Takeda, Yoshihiro Wakita, Shinya Ohtani
  • Patent number: 10601936
    Abstract: A server, a client, a control method, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that can promote social interactions of users attending a specific event. The server includes a communication unit configured to receive a profile of a user or an interest signal indicating interest in a specific event along with identification information of the user from a client; an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the profile of the user in association with the identification information of the user; and a control unit configured to control the identification information to be stored in the accumulation unit in association with the specific event according to the interest signal, to search for a user having a profile similar to the received profile based on the identification information and create a group users of similar interests, and transmit information of the created group to the client before an opening of the specific event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Tateno, Shinya Ohtani
  • Patent number: 10417576
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: evaluation information extracting means extracting evaluation information from evaluation of every user for an item; preference information creating means for creating preference information indicating a preference of every user on the basis of the evaluation information extracted by the evaluation information extracting means and an item characteristic amount indicating a characteristic of the item; space creating means for creating a space in which the user is located, according to the preference information; and display control means for controlling display of the user located in the space, according to the space created by the space creating means and the preference information. The apparatus may be applied to, for example, an image display apparatus which displays server images for providing a variety of items and information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Tateno, Shinya Ohtani, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Mari Saito
  • Publication number: 20190248414
    Abstract: Provided is a steering assist apparatus configured to perform a steering assist control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle moves along a target path; determine whether a newly-detected object is a stationary object or a moving object; cancel the steering assist control and inform a driver that the steering assist control is cancelled when the newly-detected object is the stationary object and a cancel condition is satisfied; pause the steering assist control and inform the driver that the steering assist control is paused when the newly-detected object is the moving object and a pause condition is satisfied; and resume the steering assist control when a resume condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Shinya SANNODO, Yuki MINASE
  • Publication number: 20190225267
    Abstract: A steering assist apparatus is configured to, when performing a steering assist control for parking, perform one or both of the following processes (a) and (b): (a) a first setting process for setting a movement path when an oncoming lane is present, the first setting process being a process for setting the movement path in such a manner that a vehicle body does not enter the oncoming lane side from an own lane across a center line or a predetermined line obtained by translating the center line; and (b) a second setting process for setting the movement path when a following vehicle is present, the second setting process being a process for setting the movement path in such a manner that a distance between the vehicle body and a parking-possible region is less than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Shinya SANNODO, Yuki MINASE
  • Patent number: 10082928
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a contribution action detecting unit configured to detect a contribution action representing a contribution from a user to a target, a contribution degree giving unit configured to give the user a contribution degree in accordance with the contribution action, a virtual distance setting unit configured to set a virtual distance which is a virtual distance between the user and the target on the basis of an integrated value of the given contribution degree of the user, and a contribution degree notification screen display control unit configured to control a display of a contribution degree notification screen in which the set virtual distance is visually expressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruto Takeda, Shinya Ohtani, Ryoki Honjo, Yoshihiro Wakita
  • Publication number: 20180178720
    Abstract: A warning output device includes a rear sensor unit and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to, when a shift position is an R range, based on information from the sensor unit indicating that a first obstacle is detected, output a warning for informing an occupant of the presence of the first obstacle, in a first state, output first predetermined warning display and first predetermined warning sound; and in a second state, output second predetermined warning display and second predetermined warning sound. The ECU is configured to, in the second state, output the second predetermined warning sound for a predetermined time, then stop the output of the second predetermined warning sound, and output the second predetermined warning display for a longer time than the second predetermined warning sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Masato OKUDA, Akihiro KIDA, Yuka TAKAGI, Toshihiro TAKAGI