Patents by Inventor Shoichi Ikenoue

Shoichi Ikenoue 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: 10416758
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, a posture data acquiring section acquires output values from a motion sensor of a head-mounted display. Effective rates of acceleration are then obtained by correcting the output values based on correction formulas. A posture is calculated in reference to the axes of the motion sensor based on the acquired rates of acceleration. Thereafter, the posture of the head-mounted display is calculated by performing rotation correction based on previously acquired angle errors, the calculated posture being output to an information processing section. A correction data updating section acquires posture information based on markers of the head-mounted display imaged in a captured image, and updates correction data for use in acquiring the posture from the sensor output values through comparison with the marker-based posture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Tsuchie, Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 10362028
    Abstract: A picked up image displaying unit displays a picked up image on a display unit. A face authentication unit detects a face image of a registered user existing in the picked up image using face identification data retained in a registered user information retaining block. A position designation image processing unit displays a position designation image for designating a position of an object for the detected registered user on the display unit. An object authentication unit detects that an object image is included in the region designated by the position designation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nodoka Tokunaga, Keigo Tamura, Shoichi Ikenoue, Tomohiro Ogawa, Yoshihiko Suwa, Akitsugu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10334237
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an information processing section configured to detect a figure of a target object from an image captured from a movie of the target object so as to perform information processing on the detected image; a main data generating section configured to generate data of a main image to be displayed as a result of the information processing; an auxiliary data generating section configured to generate data of an auxiliary image including the captured image; and an output data transmitting section configured to transmit to an output device the main image data and the auxiliary image data in relation to each other such that the main image and the auxiliary image are displayed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Tetsugo Inada, Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 10248846
    Abstract: An image obtaining section 106 obtains an imaged image from an imaging device. A face authenticating section 132 detects a face image of a registered user present in the imaged image using face identifying data retained in a registered user information retaining section 180. A damage determining section 142 determines whether or not the face identifying data read from the registered user information retaining section 180 by a face data reading section 130 is damaged. If the face identifying data is determined to be damaged, a notifying section 144 notifies that the face identifying data is damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Nodoka Tokunaga, Keigo Tamura, Yoshihiko Suwa, Shoichi Ikenoue, Tomohiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10216987
    Abstract: First, the data of a moving image that is captured is read for each frame, and whether to start tracking is determined based on the presence or absence of a target object (S20, S22). An edge image of the image frame is created after it is determined to start tracking (S24). Meanwhile, a particle is distributed in a space of a coefficient set for each control point sequence when the control point sequence of a B-spline curve representing the shape of the target object is represented in a linear combination of control point sequence of a B-spline curve representing a plurality of reference shapes that are made available in advance (S26). A particle is also distributed in the space of a shape-space vector (S28), the likelihood of each particle is observed, and the probability density distribution is acquired (S30). A curve obtained by weighting parameters by the probability density distribution and then averaging the weighted parameters is created as a tracking result (S32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Publication number: 20180361240
    Abstract: As a user guide, the state of overlooking a real space including an imaging device and a user is presented by one of two images: an image in reference to the position of the imaging device, or an image in reference to the user's direction. In both images, a rectangle indicative of the imaging device and a circle representative of the user are presented in a manner reflecting the actual positional relations and directions involved. Also presented are an area denoting a play area in the horizontal direction determined by a camera angle of view for example, and an arrow pointing to the direction in which the user is to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shoichi IKENOUE, Tatsuo TSUCHIE, Tetsugo INADA, Masaki UCHIDA, Hirofumi OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180318704
    Abstract: In a real space that includes a user, predetermined rules are used to set boundary surfaces of a play area in reference to boundary surfaces of the field of view of an imaging device. If the user gets out of the play area 181, a warning state determining section determines that there is a need for a warning and superposes a warning image on a display image. A direction in the real space or the state therein, for example, is used to determine whether or not margin areas are to be set between the boundary surfaces of the play area and the boundary surfaces of the field of view, or how wide the margin areas are to be.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Yuji Nakamura, Yoshihiko Suwa
  • Publication number: 20180288400
    Abstract: When a device is started up in the first time, for example, an initial image and various kinds of information are displayed and setting inputs are received. In parallel with the above, a photographed image is acquired and calibration is performed. At this time, first, if there is no need for measures by a user such as a direction of a camera is corrected, the calibration is performed. If the measures by the user are needed or the calibration is ended unsuccessfully, the stage number n is advanced by one, and the calibration is repeated while presenting information on the measures in the order of a low burden on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Yoshihiko Suwa
  • Publication number: 20180253142
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, a posture data acquiring section acquires output values from a motion sensor of a head-mounted display. Effective rates of acceleration are then obtained by correcting the output values based on correction formulas. A posture is calculated in reference to the axes of the motion sensor based on the acquired rates of acceleration. Thereafter, the posture of the head-mounted display is calculated by performing rotation correction based on previously acquired angle errors, the calculated posture being output to an information processing section. A correction data updating section acquires posture information based on markers of the head-mounted display imaged in a captured image, and updates correction data for use in acquiring the posture from the sensor output values through comparison with the marker-based posture information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Tsuchie, Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Publication number: 20180167607
    Abstract: An information processing device causes an information processing section to perform information processing of a game for example, based on a user's operation received by an input information acquiring section and on images acquired by a stereo camera and obtained through an acquired image obtaining section. The information processing device causes an output data generating section to output the result of the information processing to a display device. At this point, a tracking processing section detects corresponding marker images from stereoscopic images and, based on a parallax therebetween, obtains position information about a target object. In accordance with vertical position misalignment between the detected marker images, a calibration determining section determines whether camera calibration is needed and requests the output data generating section to notify the user of the determined need.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Okamoto, Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 9922184
    Abstract: A taken-image display unit displays a taken image on a display. By use of face identification data held in a registered user information holding section, a face authentication unit detects a face image of a registered user existing in a taken image. A face frame processing unit displays a face frame on the display for the detected registered user. If, when the face frame is being displayed, the face authentication unit detects by use of the face identification data held in the user information holding section that the face image of the registered user is included in the face frame, a login processing unit lets this user log in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nodoka Tokunaga, Keigo Tamura, Shoichi Ikenoue, Tomohiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9921052
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an image acquirer that acquires a shot image of an object having a marker, a marker detector that detects an image of the marker from the shot image, and an information processing section that executes information processing based on a detection result by the marker detector. The marker detector identifies the image of the marker among color regions that are extracted from the shot image and have predetermined colors based on the positional relationship between a region that is assumed when one color region of the color regions extracted is a marker and is covered by an image of an object having the marker and another color region extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 9767568
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processor including: a depth image acquisition portion adapted to acquire a depth image for an image frame making up the movie, the depth image representing, as a pixel value on an image plane, a subject distance from an imaging device; an edge extraction portion adapted to generate an edge image for the image frame and identify a picture area of a tracked target in the depth image on the basis of an outline of the tracked target represented by tracking results for the image frame at a previous time so as to extract an edge in an area limited on the basis of the picture area; and a tracking section adapted to compare the extracted edge against an outline candidate for the tracked target to find a likelihood so as to estimate the outline of the tracked target and output the outline as tracking results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Publication number: 20170232334
    Abstract: A replay data acquisition section acquires replay data for reproducing a play status of a game. A replay image generation section generates a replay image of a game scene on the basis of the acquired replay data. A user determination section determines a user to be included in a combined image. A user image acquisition section acquires a user image obtained by imaging the determined user. A combination processing section generates the combined image by combining the acquired user image with the replay image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nodoka Tokunaga, Keigo Tamura, Toshimasa Aoki, Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 9727777
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquirer acquiring a shot image of a user; a registered user information holder holding face identification data of a registered user; a face authentication carrying out authentication of a face image in the shot image by using the face identification data held in the registered user information holder; an information processing section executing information processing on a basis of an authentication result by the face authentication section; a face identification data registration section updating the face identification data on a basis of a face image extracted from the shot image; and a provisionally-registered data holder temporarily holding data relating to the face image when the face image satisfies a predetermined condition. The face identification data registration section determines whether or not to update the face identification data on the basis of the face image by evaluating the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ozaki, Shoichi Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 9716712
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquirer configured to acquire a shot image of a user from an imaging device; a registered user information holder configured to hold face identification data of a registered user; a face authentication section configured to execute authentication processing of a face image in the shot image by using the face identification data held in the registered user information holder; a shooting condition controller configured to adjust a shooting condition to bring a characteristic of the face image close to a characteristic of a face image of an acquisition source of the face identification data and make the imaging device perform shooting in order to improve an authentication result in the face authentication section; and an information processing section configured to execute information processing on the basis of an authentication result of a face image obtained by adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Yoshihiko Suwa
  • Patent number: 9697610
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a shape modeling section detecting, from frames of an image captured from a movie of a target object, an image frame representing the target object captured from a predetermined direction, the shape modeling section acquiring a shape model of the target object based on a target object figure in the detected image frame; an information processing section determining a posture of the target object detected from the captured image based on the shape model, the information processing section performing information processing on a result of the determination; and an output data transmitting section outputting to an output device the data output as a result of the information processing. The shape modeling section generates data denoting presentation information indicating how an ongoing processing by the shape modeling section is progressing. The output data transmitting section transmits the data denoting the presentation information to the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Shotaro Hori
  • Publication number: 20170169287
    Abstract: An image obtaining section 106 obtains an imaged image from an imaging device. A face authenticating section 132 detects a face image of a registered user present in the imaged image using face identifying data retained in a registered user information retaining section 180. A damage determining section 142 determines whether or not the face identifying data read from the registered user information retaining section 180 by a face data reading section 130 is damaged. If the face identifying data is determined to be damaged, a notifying section 144 notifies that the face identifying data is damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nodoka TOKUNAGA, Keigo TAMURA, Yoshihiko SUWA, Shoichi IKENOUE, Tomohiro OGAWA
  • Patent number: 9552467
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an image acquirer that acquires a shot image of a user, a registered user information holder that holds face identification data of a registered user, and a face authentication section that detects a face image of a registered user existing in the shot image by using face identification data held in the registered user information holder. The information processing device further includes an information processing section that executes information processing based on a detection result by the face authentication section, and a face identification data registration section that updates the face identification data based on a face image extracted from a shot image of a user at predetermined timings. The face identification data registration section determines whether or not to update the face identification data with a condition corresponding to a situation in which the timing is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Naoyuki Onoe, Junichi Yamashita, Satoshi Ozaki, Natsuko Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20160301692
    Abstract: A picked up image displaying unit displays a picked up image on a display unit. A face authentication unit detects a face image of a registered user existing in the picked up image using face identification data retained in a registered user information retaining block. A position designation image processing unit displays a position designation image for designating a position of an object for the detected registered user on the display unit. An object authentication unit detects that an object image is included in the region designated by the position designation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nodoka Tokunaga, Keigo Tamura, Shoichi Ikenoue, Tomohiro Ogawa, Yoshihiko Suwa, Akitsugu Tsuchiya