Patents by Inventor Takeo Inagaki

Takeo Inagaki 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: 20220091728
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to enable a user to intuitively perform an operation of setting a linked operation of hardware elements or software elements, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to cause a plurality of icons indicating hardware elements or software elements that perform a linked operation together, and a link connecting the plurality of icons to each other to be displayed. A spatial sequence of the plurality of icons formed by the link corresponds to a temporal sequence of operations of the software elements or the hardware elements indicated by the plurality of icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori KARASAWA, Takeo INAGAKI, Hiroyuki MASUDA, Hiromu TAKIZAWA, Takehiro HAGIWARA, Genta KONDO
  • Patent number: 11263843
    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: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Akichika Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Iida, Koichi Sakumoto, Takeo Inagaki, Shinpei Hirano, Tetsuro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11216153
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to enable a user to intuitively perform an operation of setting a linked operation of hardware elements or software elements, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to cause a plurality of icons indicating hardware elements or software elements that perform a linked operation together, and a link connecting the plurality of icons to each other to be displayed. A spatial sequence of the plurality of icons formed by the link corresponds to a temporal sequence of operations of the software elements or the hardware elements indicated by the plurality of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Karasawa, Takeo Inagaki, Hiroyuki Masuda, Hiromu Takizawa, Takehiro Hagiwara, Genta Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210405755
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more deformable interfaces which are able to pressurize a part of a user operating, in an actual environment, an operation target moving in a different environment and of which shapes are changeable; and one or more temperature changing units which are able to change a temperature perceived by the part of the user. A feedback system includes the electronic device; an actuator control unit configured to control an operation of an actuator that changes the shape of the deformable interface based on a change in a tactile sensation estimated to be obtained by the operation target; and a temperature control unit configured to control the temperature of the temperature changing unit capable of changing a temperature perceived by the part of the user based on a change in temperature estimated to be perceived by the operation target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeo INAGAKI, Kazuma TAKAHASHI, Miyuki SHIRAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210191537
    Abstract: To intuitively identify the state of an electronic device. There is provided an electronic device that implements a predetermined function, the electronic device including: an operation detection unit configured to detect a physical operation on the electronic device; a transmitter configured to transmit operation information indicating the operation to an external device; a receiver configured to receive feedback information indicating at least a type of feedback representing a state relating to the function, the feedback information being transmitted by the external device in response to the operation information; and a feedback unit configured to provide the feedback in accordance with the feedback information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukito INOUE, Hiromu TAKIZAWA, Takehiro HAGIWARA, Hidenori KARASAWA, Takeo INAGAKI, Daisuke ISHII
  • Patent number: 10996776
    Abstract: To intuitively identify the state of an electronic device. There is provided an electronic device that implements a predetermined function, the electronic device including: an operation detection unit configured to detect a physical operation on the electronic device; a transmitter configured to transmit operation information indicating the operation to an external device; a receiver configured to receive feedback information indicating at least a type of feedback representing a state relating to the function, the feedback information being transmitted by the external device in response to the operation information; and a feedback unit configured to provide the feedback in accordance with the feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukito Inoue, Hiromu Takizawa, Takehiro Hagiwara, Hidenori Karasawa, Takeo Inagaki, Daisuke Ishii
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20170300141
    Abstract: To intuitively identify the state o an electronic device. There is provided an electronic device that implements a predetermined function, the electronic device including: an operation detection unit configured to detect a physical operation on the electronic device; a transmitter configured to transmit operation information indicating the operation to an external device; a receiver configured to receive feedback information indicating at least a type of feedback representing a state relating to the function, the feedback information being transmitted by the external device in response to the operation information; and a feedback unit configured to provide the feedback in accordance with the feedback information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukito INOUE, Hiromu TAKIZAWA, Takehiro HAGIWARA, Hidenori KARASAWA, Takeo INAGAKI, Daisuke ISHII
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170052678
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to enable a user to intuitively perform an operation of setting a linked operation of hardware elements or software elements, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to cause a plurality of icons indicating hardware elements or software elements that perform a linked operation together, and a link connecting the plurality of icons to each other to be displayed. A spatial sequence of the plurality of icons formed by the link corresponds to a temporal sequence of operations of the software elements or the hardware elements indicated by the plurality of icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori KARASAWA, Takeo INAGAKI, Hiroyuki MASUDA, Hiromu TAKIZAWA, Takehiro HAGIWARA, Genta KONDO
  • Patent number: 9287937
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus may have a memory configured to store an identification information of an IC tag in association with a communication profile in a table. The information processing apparatus may also have a first communication unit configured to communicate with the IC tag using a first communication function. The information processing apparatus may also have a second communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus using a second communication function different from the first communication function. In addition, the information processing apparatus may have a controller, which may be configured to receive identification information from the IC tag through the first communication unit and to establish a connection with the external apparatus through the second communication unit based on the received identification information and the table stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Taku Sugawara, Takeo Inagaki, Junichi Rekimoto, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Yuji Ayatsuka
  • Patent number: 9191714
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a reception section configured to receive a television broadcast signal; a display section configured to display video information and a thumbnail image contained in the television broadcast signal; and a control section configured to control display on the display section of the video information and the thumbnail image contained in the television broadcast signal received by the reception section. The control section causes the thumbnail image to be displayed in accordance with an order of priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Inagaki, Gen Fujiki, Miwako Fujiki, Yoshihiro Nakanishi, Tsukasa Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8977322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus and method, and a program in which information can be reliably exchanged when performing wireless communication by allowing a user to know a communication distance at which devices can be connected. A communication unit 28 performs Bluetooth communication with a communication unit, which serves as a Bluetooth module, provided for a cellular telephone. A CPU 21 displays an image corresponding to the cellular telephone based on the input level of Bluetooth radio waves transmitted from the cellular telephone. For example, when the input level of the radio waves transmitted from the cellular telephone is equal to the maximum input, the CPU 21 sets the level of transparency to be 0, and displays the image corresponding to the cellular telephone on an LCD 32 so that a background image is not transmitted at all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Taku Sugawara, Takeo Inagaki, Junichi Rekimoto, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Yuji Ayatsuka
  • Patent number: 8812955
    Abstract: A hierarchical hysteresis menu area is such an area in which the hysteresis information from the hysteresis of past operations up to the current hierarchical layer is displayed responsive to an operation on an operating unit and in which selection by a user is made using the operating unit. As the hierarchy progresses, new rows such as “Top Menu”, “ . . . Menu A”, “ . . . Menu A-1” are created progressively, until the current layer [ . . . menu A-1 “ . . . menu A-1”] is demonstrated as the lowermost layer. Indents and marks are used to denote a hierarchical structure. If a cursor is moved by an operating unit to decide on a certain selected layer, reversion may be made directly to the layer. The current menu area indicates the item of the current layer. A folder mark is displayed for a menu having a further lower item. The current hierarchical layer is indicated in this manner in the operating menu system of a hierarchical structure employing a user interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Narioka, Takashi Kuwayama, Takeo Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20140225911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus and method, and a program in which information can be reliably exchanged when performing wireless communication by allowing a user to know a communication distance at which devices can be connected. A communication unit 28 performs Bluetooth communication with a communication unit, which serves as a Bluetooth module, provided for a cellular telephone. A CPU 21 displays an image corresponding to the cellular telephone based on the input level of Bluetooth radio waves transmitted from the cellular telephone. For example, when the input level of the radio waves transmitted from the cellular telephone is equal to the maximum input, the CPU 21 sets the level of transparency to be 0, and displays the image corresponding to the cellular telephone on an LCD 32 so that a background image is not transmitted at all.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo OBA, Taku SUGAWARA, Takeo INAGAKI, Junichi REKIMOTO, Nobuyuki MATSUSHITA, Yuji AYATSUKA