Patents by Inventor Shunichi Kasahara

Shunichi Kasahara 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: 20190138084
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that controls display of a virtual object displayed in an extended work space in which a real object and the virtual object are operable, the information processing apparatus including an operation deciding unit configured to decide an operation process to the virtual object displayed in the extended work space on the basis of a result of analysis of input information to the extended work space, the analysis being based on position information of an information terminal detected in the extended work space and display control trigger information for changing display of the virtual object, and a display control unit configured to execute a display control process of the virtual object on the basis of the decided operation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: OSAMU SHIGETA, SHUNICHI KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190132614
    Abstract: An information processing terminal apparatus for sending taken images and a distribution apparatus for controlling the distribution of taken images are provided. A display block 510 of a video providing apparatus image-synthesizes an archive video to be switched with a real-time video currently being taken and displays a synthesized video. Image processing such as edge processing or alpha blending may be executed on the archive video. A user of the video providing apparatus searches for a place at which the real-time video is superimposed on the archive video. Then, the distribution server executes switching to the archive video when sufficient superimposition is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: SHUNICHI KASAHARA, TOMOHIRO TSUNODA, TAKAHITO MIGITA, KEI TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190068749
    Abstract: To provide an information processing apparatus that provides content information, a control method thereof, and a computer program. In a case where a predetermined condition regarding a request of access such as capacity for a communication band and a number of requests of access is satisfied when requests of direct or indirect access to content information associated with a first user from information terminal apparatuses of a plurality of second users are received, the information processing apparatus controls provision of information to each of the information terminal apparatuses on a basis of priority set for each information terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10218897
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display controller executing display control to display, on a display screen of a display device displaying an image, a whole of a display target image that is to be displayed and that has an aspect ratio differing from an aspect ratio of the display screen, and to display a partial enlarged image, which is obtained by enlarging a partial image corresponding to a part of the display target image and which has a smaller size than the display screen, at a displayed position of the partial image in superimposed relation to the display target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Lyo Takaoka, Takashi Nunomaki, Ryoko Amano, Kenzo Nishikawa, Ritsuko Kano, Tomoya Narita, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10209770
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that controls display of a virtual object displayed in an extended work space in which a real object and the virtual object are operable, the information processing apparatus including an operation deciding unit configured to decide an operation process to the virtual object displayed in the extended work space on the basis of a result of analysis of input information to the extended work space, the analysis being based on position information of an information terminal detected in the extended work space and display control trigger information for changing display of the virtual object, and a display control unit configured to execute a display control process of the virtual object on the basis of the decided operation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Shigeta, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20190051019
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including an image acquiring section configured to acquire a moving image shot from a viewpoint changing from moment to moment, a spatial position specifying section configured to specify a spatial position in a first frame of the moving image, and a display control section configured to display the moving image, in such a manner to maintain the spatial position in a predetermined state in a second frame after the first frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi KASAHARA, Junichi REKIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10198867
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a memory storing instructions and a control unit is disclosed. The control unit may be configured to execute the instructions to: acquire an image of real space, detect an object of interest within the real space image, obtain a still image of the object. and display a virtual image relating to the object superimposed on the still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20190034034
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is used for processing a first image projected toward a target. The apparatus includes a processing unit for detecting that an object exists between a projector unit and the target, wherein when an object exists between the projector unit and the target, the apparatus determines an area of the object and generates a modified first image, based on the area of the object, for projection toward the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Ikuo Yamano, Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10180991
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a page switching unit for switching a display screen from a first Web page screen displayed on a display unit to a second Web page screen, and a switching information notification unit for notifying a page switching information on a notification screen before the second Web page screen is displayed while switching between the pages by the page switching unit, the page switching information is based on information included in at least the second Web page of the first and second Web pages, and the notification screen is a different screen from the first Web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Aoki, Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Mitsuru Nishibe, Takahiro Okayama, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20180352361
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a signal processing apparatus that can replicate, in a real space, an environment different from the real space by granting an acoustic characteristic different from that of the real space, to a sound released in the real space. [Solution] There is provided a signal processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to decide a predetermined acoustic characteristic for causing a user to hear a collected ambient sound of the user in a space having a different acoustic characteristic, in accordance with content being reproduced, or an action of a user, and to add the decided acoustic characteristic to the ambient sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: HEESOON KIM, MASAHARU YOSHINO, MASAHIKO INAMI, KOUTA MINAMIZAWA, YUTA SUGIURA, SHUNICHI KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180349083
    Abstract: To provide an information processing system and information processing method that control display of information input with a receiver of a captured image. In a case where a first Ghost and a second Ghost receive an image (first person view) captured by a Body and first information generated in accordance with input to the first Ghost and second information generated in accordance with input to the second Ghost are transmitted to the Body, a control unit 509 performs control such that an integrated image obtained by integrating the first information and the second information is displayed and output to a display unit 503.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto
  • Publication number: 20180342009
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including a display control part configured to display a human-figure virtual object image in a pose from which to extract information necessary for motion capture, the human-figure virtual object image being the object to be handled corresponding to a person targeted to be recognized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji SUZUKI, Shunichi KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 10120505
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is used for processing a first image projected toward a target. The apparatus includes a processing unit for detecting that an object exists between a projector unit and the target, wherein when an object exists between the projector unit and the target, the apparatus determines an area of the object and generates a modified first image, based on the area of the object, for projection toward the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Ikuo Yamano, Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10115210
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including an image acquiring section configured to acquire a moving image shot from a viewpoint changing from moment to moment, a spatial position specifying section configured to specify a spatial position in a first frame of the moving image, and a display control section configured to display the moving image, in such a manner to maintain the spatial position in a predetermined state in a second frame after the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10104149
    Abstract: There is provided a reception terminal including a display control section which performs control of displaying content data shared with a transmission terminal, and an acquisition section which acquires, from a server, event identification information for identifying an event occurred in the transmission terminal regarding the content data, wherein the display control section adds a display associated with the event identification information acquired by the acquisition section to the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nishibe, Yuya Aoki, Takahiro Okayama, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20180278888
    Abstract: To perform matching between a user who provides a first person view and a user who views the first person view. An icon indicating a current position of each Body is displayed on a map of a range that is currently specified. A Ghost can select a Body to whom the Ghost desires to perform JackIn by specifying an icon in a desired position by UI operation such as a touch or click. Further, when a keyword for limiting behavior or the like is input to a search field, only Bodies extracted on the basis of the behavior are displayed. Then, when selection is settled, a JackIn request is transmitted from the Ghost to the selected Body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto, Jun Kimura, Taizo Shirai
  • Publication number: 20180278838
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an emission unit for emitting a projection image onto a subject, which is to be photographed, so as to allow the subject to perform a predetermined operation, a recognizing unit for recognizing operation performed by the subject, and an execution unit for executing a predetermined processing according to the operation of the subject that is recognized by the recognizing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi KASAHARA, Ryo TAKAOKA, Atsushi MATSUTANI, Kanako YANA
  • Patent number: 10074216
    Abstract: A display control device includes a record reference unit configured to refer to a record in which an image, an object included in the image, and a position where the object is displayed or an orientation of the object in the image are associated with one another; and a display controller configured to perform a transition from display of a first image including the object to display of a second image including the object based on the record while maintaining the position where the object is displayed or the orientation of the object, the second image being different from the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10075644
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image obtaining unit for obtaining a captured image onto which an emission graphic image including a marker serving as a reference is emitted and a correction information generation unit for generating correction information, for making an emission range and an image capturing range be the same, from a difference between the emission range onto which the emission graphic image is emitted and the image capturing range of the captured image, based on the marker in the captured image and the marker in the emission graphic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20180232924
    Abstract: An apparatus including an image processor configured to receive a video including an object, determine a positional relationship between the apparatus and the object, and change a positional relationship between an image superimposed on the video and the object when the positional relationship between the apparatus and the object changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara